PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Guest Opinon: A different solution for Buena Vista families]]> For the city's relocation assistance ordinance to have any meaning, the extraordinary education provided by Palo Alto schools must be a factor in the comparable housing determination. It is my belief that there is a relocation assistance formula that will fairly address the needs and concerns of both sides in this dispute.]]> <![CDATA[With new president and programs, Sofia University enters new era]]> More than a year after the fallout from a president's surprise resignation and financial crisis, Palo Also psychology school Sofia University is looking to a new president with deep pockets and a broader vision to usher Sofia University, formerly known as the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, into a new era. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto students take new state tests]]> Students across the Palo Alto school district are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's new Smarter Balanced Assessments, which for the first time this year will yield an entirely different set of standardized test scores, marking a shift in how the state measures its students's performance.]]> <![CDATA[Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto officials' requests]]> While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent future suicides, Caltrain has expressed concern about the cost and challenges that some safety upgrades could present.]]> <![CDATA[Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire]]> Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer early this morning, fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said.
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<![CDATA[Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent]]> Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending a site visit in Mountain View, where he is currently interim superintendent, the San Mateo district announced Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Comprehensive plan update, drought response, minimum wage]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 27.]]> <![CDATA[Best Of Palo Alto voting launches]]> The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite haunts and new rising retail stars.]]> <![CDATA[Battle over Measure A heats up]]> With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support for what they see as a critical financial injection for Palo Alto schools, while others in the community are calling the vote a referendum on school-district leadership.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Yes on Measure A]]> Let us keep our frustrations and criticisms of the Palo Alto school district leadership separate from the need of funding to maintain the educational opportunities and experiences of our kids, ensure that class sizes don't grow and implement additional programs directed at closing the achievement gap and increasing mental health resources, and vote to approve Measure A.]]> <![CDATA[Payday at City Hall: What's driving Palo Alto's growing payroll?]]> The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile and a half south of the old one. But an equally striking economic resurgence has been taking place behind the scenes in City Hall, in the obscure world of budget amendments, reserve funds, salary adjustments and closed-door labor negotiations.]]> <![CDATA[School documents and source materials]]> In addition to documents and other original source material linked within news stories, other material obtained from the Palo Alto school district in the course of our reporting that may be of interest the public is posted here.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>