If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2016 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Rain expected Thursday in Bay Area]]> Showers will leave the North Bay Tuesday, but another storm is due to arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday and possibly over the weekend, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials said this morning.]]> <![CDATA[California Avenue gets the Halloween treatment]]> Witches, wizards, and creatures of all ages are expected to turn out for the 22nd annual Trick-or-Treat and Blossom Halloween Carnival on California Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 30.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto council candidates trade barbs over negative ads]]> City Council candidate Adrian Fine is pushing back against a series of negative ads that his opponents Arthur Keller and Lydia Kou have issued in recent weeks, calling them unfair, dishonest and factually incorrect.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto moves ahead with ban on outdoor pot growth]]> Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize the practice elsewhere in the state, thanks to a ordinance that the City Council passed Monday night.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Palo Alto to honor veterans Nov. 7]]> To honor local veterans and those currently serving in the United States Armed Forces, as well as the families and caregivers who support them, the City of Palo Alto is hosting a Veterans Day Recognition Event on Monday, Nov. 7.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto to explore new zoning for affordable housing]]> Three years after it suffered a stinging rebuff from Palo Alto voters, the city's leading affordable-housing developer is preparing for a comeback. On Monday, the City Council signaled that it's ready to welcome Palo Alto Housing back, even if it means revising zoning rules to accommodate new developments.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto landlord accused of trying to force tenants out]]> An East Palo Alto landlord has been charged with felony destruction of property in an attempt to force his rent-controlled tenants out, according to a police department press release. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Forward claims 'impersonation' over PAC]]> Since Palo Alto Forward came into existence in 2014, its members have been among the city's staunchest advocates for more housing options and transportation improvements. So its members were displeased when they recently learned that the group's name was registered as a political action committee by a former council candidate who until recently was affiliated with a different citizens group.]]> <![CDATA[Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations]]> A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San Francisco International Airport has released preliminary proposed recommendations.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Palo Alto election, East Palo Alto evictions]]> On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporters Sue Dremann and Gennady Sheyner discuss the recent cash contributions and political fissures in the Palo Alto City Council race and East Palo Alto's effort to address evictions from red-tagged and illegal dwellings.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: outdoor pot cultivation, transportation projects, special events]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 24.
<![CDATA[2016 Election Central: Palo Alto City Council]]> Eleven candidates, including planning commissioners, past contenders and a few political newcomers, are vying for four seats on the Palo Alto City Council in this November's election.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>