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[Uber driver arrested for alleged sexual assault]]> East Palo Alto police have arrested an Uber driver for sexually allegedly assaulting his passenger after an incident that began in Palo Alto, police Commander Jeff Liu said in a statement.]]> <![CDATA[Outage left nearly 5,000 customers without power]]> An early morning power blackout struck thousands of Palo Alto residents on Saturday and lasted several hours, a Palo Alto Utilities representative said.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto police investigate pedestrian fatality]]> A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Saturday morning, July 23, leading to an investigation by Palo Alto police, according to a department press release.]]> <![CDATA[Off Deadline: Journalism teacher takes aim at critical thinking, internationally]]> Esther Wojcicki -- "Woj" to her friends and the Palo Alto High School journalism and English students she has taught for nearly a third of a century -- has embarked on an international mission some see as akin to flying to the moon, a "moonshot" dream. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son]]> The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew Pearl. Andrew walked out of a group home for persons disabled by mental illness on July 11 at around 5 p.m. and has not been heard from since.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Race, policing and reconciliation]]> On this week's webcast, guests Pastor Paul Bains of the Saint Samuel Church of God in Christ and Commander Jeff Liu of the East Palo Alto Police Department join Weekly Editor Jocelyn Dong and reporter Sue Dremann to talk about the local reaction to the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Dallas, the role of community policing, fear and support of law enforcement within minority communities, and the steps needed to bridge underlying tension. ]]> <![CDATA[Postal inspector probes theft of birthday money]]> The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday cards that some victims believe may be an inside job.]]> <![CDATA[Housing eyed near busy Palo Alto intersection]]> After seeing its initial bid rebuffed by Palo Alto officials, the development team looking to construct a four-story building at the bustling intersection of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road is having another go.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Facebook's big expansion]]> A diverse parade of nonprofit, union and civic leaders turned out Tuesday night to a meeting of the Menlo Park City Council to give their enthusiastic support for a development proposal that would eventually almost double the number of employees working at Facebook's growing campus in east Menlo Park.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: secondary-dwelling units, school budget]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 25.]]> <![CDATA[Hangin' with the Best of Palo Alto]]> After casting more than 25,000 votes, Palo Alto Weekly readers have selected what they feel are the top spots and service providers in the Palo Alto area across 83 categories, and today the top vote-getters receive sought-after distinction as 2016 Best of Palo Alto winners.]]> <![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.]]>