PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us Copyright 2016 PaloAltoOnline.com Palo Alto Online http://PaloAltoOnline.com/art/top_logo.png http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/rss.php <![CDATA[Grants available to replace wood-burning heating devices]]> Money will be available starting Friday morning for roughly 1,500 Bay Area homeowners and landlords to help them upgrade their wood-burning heating devices with cleaner ones to reduce winter air pollution, officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said today.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections]]> Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion Tuesday on how to plan for a $3.3 million budget shortfall -- the result of overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues -- with at least two trustees pressing for a more comprehensive list of potential areas to cut now rather than put off hard decisions.]]> <![CDATA[Age-discrimination lawsuit filed against HP]]> Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard companies for age discrimination, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose.
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<![CDATA[Stanford prohibits hard alcohol at undergraduate parties]]> Stanford University has banned hard alcohol at undergraduate parties and limited the size of liquor containers students are allowed to have in campus housing, university officials announced Monday.]]> <![CDATA[UPDATE: Hillary Clinton in Bay Area for fundraising events]]> Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising event not in Palo Alto as previously reported.]]> <![CDATA['All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor]]> California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all genders starting next year if a bill authored by Assemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is signed into law.]]> <![CDATA[Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case]]> Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, has recused himself from an upcoming hearing in a child-pornography case.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion]]> Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts pay, according to new data the school board will discuss Tuesday night as part of an ongoing discussion on how to manage an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall.
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<![CDATA[City looks to change, cement retail-protection law]]> Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of downtown, and encourage property owners to convert the vacated buildings to the much more lucrative office use.]]> <![CDATA[Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died]]> The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has died, according to close sources.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: retail ordinance, budget shortfall, dog parks]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Aug. 22.]]> <![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.]]>