PaloAltoOnline.com http://www.paloaltoonline.com If it is local and useful, it is on PaloAltoOnline.com. en-us <![CDATA[Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards]]> Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce has decided. The Chamber announced the two Athena Award recipients on Monday, Sept. 15.]]> <![CDATA[State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect]]> A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today, Sept. 16. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto approves new fines for water wasters]]> Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's warnings to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement strategy that the City Council adopted on Monday night.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes]]> A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer John Arrillaga, they took a step toward making sure similar blunders won't happen in the future.]]> <![CDATA[Guest Opinion: Mug shots and mental illness]]> How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages of mental illness and the toll it has taken on our family, as well as millions of other families throughout the country.]]> <![CDATA[National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named]]> Sixteen thousand semifinalists for this year's National Merit Scholarship Program have been announced, with dozens from local high schools qualifying.]]> <![CDATA[Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers]]> Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has hired an advisor to "explore strategic alternatives," which could include the selling the company or one or more of its regional outlets.
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<![CDATA[Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles]]> Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes and add buses to the existing crosstown service.]]> <![CDATA[Gunn High community marks school's half-century]]> Gunn High School celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend, with events ranging from a BBQ to a field day.
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<![CDATA[School board debate recap: Candidates answer 20 questions]]> A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to watching the video of the entire two-hour debate, posted on Palo Alto Online.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto police advise how to identify real or fake cops]]> The Palo Alto Police Department has issued an advisory for how residents can distinguish a real police officer from an impersonator after a man claiming to be an officer approached two teens and displayed a gun.]]> <![CDATA[Two shootings, one man killed in East Palo Alto]]> A man was killed in one of two shootings in East Palo Alto Saturday, Sept. 13, a police spokesman said.]]> <![CDATA[Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.]]> The City of Palo Alto has streamlined its processes to help new businesses open more quickly, but some restaurateurs say improvements are still needed. ]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>