If it is local and useful, it is on en-us <![CDATA[City contracts out parking enforcement for new downtown program]]> If there's one thing that's more frustrating for downtown residents than finding parking on their congested streets, it's waiting for City Hall to fix this worsening problem. But on Monday, the City Council offered a hopeful sign that a solution will be in place this fall when it approved an enforcement contract for downtown's new Residential Parking Permit Program.]]> <![CDATA[City pledges funds to save Buena Vista]]> They haven't had much to cheer about over the past two years, but on Monday night about 300 residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park stood up to applaud the City Council after it voted to pledge $14.5 million in city funds to preserve the park.]]> <![CDATA[Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention?]]> An internationally known suicide prevention researcher visited the Stanford University School of Medicine on Monday to share her work on how social media can be used to prevent suicide, offering insight into alternative avenues for addressing teen mental health concerns. ]]> <![CDATA[Shop Talk: 520 Chef's Table now more affordable]]> Chef Clive Berkman of the Garden Court Hotel has decided to offer his monthly, gourmet, multi-course meal for half the previous price. ]]> <![CDATA[Man arrested in Palo Alto package-theft case]]> Mountain View police arrested a man early Wednesday morning who was found to have a package allegedly stolen from a Palo Alto resident, according to police.]]> <![CDATA[Off Deadline: Impending sea-level rise will affect us all]]> Next month federal officials will release new rates for flood insurance in areas at risk for future flooding, and they will shock many residents required to have such insurance.]]> <![CDATA[Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws]]> The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread implications, legal experts at Stanford Law School said Friday. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto teen booked for allegedly cooking hash oil, starting fire]]> A teenager who police said was cooking hash oil in his Palo Alto apartment was arrested Thursday night after he started a fire that displaced several residents in the apartment complex.]]> <![CDATA[Supreme Court allows same-sex marriage]]> The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote today, June 26, that the federal Constitution provides a right to same-sex marriage — an action Assemblyman Rich Gordon called historic "for all Americans who value fairness and equality." ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista, parking-permit program, greenhouse-gas reduction plans]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of June 29.]]> <![CDATA[Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise]]> The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding sea-level rise: Get with the program.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Rising hopes for Buena Vista]]> With the Palo Alto City Council's final vote a month ago confirming that the Jisser family had met all the legal prerequisites to close the mobile-home park they own in the Barron Park neighborhood, efforts to raise public and private funds to buy and preserve the property have now kicked into high gear.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto's Eichler uprising]]> With the real estate market surging and building on the rise in Palo Alto, residents are increasingly challenging proposed developments that they believe degrade their neighborhood character.]]> <![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.]]>