If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[Palo Alto, fired library contractor exchange 'cover up' accusations]]> The court battle between the City of Palo Alto and the contractor it has accused of badly botching the long-delayed construction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center has taken on clandestine elements over the past month, with each side accusing the other of illegally hiding crucial documents.]]> <![CDATA[Man punched, knocked unconscious in downtown Palo Alto]]> Palo Alto police are seeking witnesses to a battery that occurred in downtown Palo Alto last Thursday, July 17, when a man allegedly punched another man on the side of the head, causing him to lose consciousness. ]]> <![CDATA[New head of East Palo Alto rent program resigns]]> East Palo Alto's Rent Stabilization Program administrator has resigned less than two weeks after his introduction to the rent board, City Manager Magda Gonzalez has confirmed. The resignation is yet another blow for the rent program, which lost its longtime head, Carol Lamont, in May.]]> <![CDATA[Police find missing East Palo Alto man with dementia]]> Police located a man in his 70s Thursday morning who had last been seen on foot walking away from the Stanford Hospital early Wednesday morning after receiving discharge papers. ]]> <![CDATA[Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race]]> The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and Victor Frost -- signaled their willingness to join the fray, bringing the candidate field to 12.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto to bolster emergency medical services]]> With demand for emergency medical services on the rise, the Palo Alto Fire Department is preparing to add a fourth ambulance to its fleet and rebrand itself to reflect its changing role.]]> <![CDATA[District to hire temporary water-conservation enforcers]]> The Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors last night unanimously approved the hiring of up to 10 temporary water enforcers who will be charged with investigating water waste throughout the county.]]> <![CDATA[Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race]]> The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat in November, raising the number of candidates to 10 and further underscoring community anxieties about new developments.]]> <![CDATA[Current council members pull papers for East Palo Alto council race]]> The East Palo Alto City Council race has stayed relatively quiet so far, with only current council members Ruben Abrica and Donna Rutherford pulling nomination papers, according to City Clerk Nora Pimentel. ]]> <![CDATA[President arrives in Bay Area for Los Altos Hills event]]> President Barack Obama flew into San Francisco International Airport Tuesday night for a short fundraising visit Wednesday in the South Bay.]]> <![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.]]>