If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Palo Alto joins call for governance change at VTA]]> Palo Alto this week endorsed a scathing report calling for governance changes at the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority, though the city has yet to determine what reforms it wants to see.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park man accused of sexual assault of minors arrested again]]> Randolph Haldeman, who was arrested last month on allegations of sexually assaulting children and then released on bail, was arrested Wednesday at his Menlo Park home on 20 sexual assault charges.]]> <![CDATA[Online program helps East Palo Alto mayor fulfill dream of earning a bachelor's degree]]> East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Gauthier can officially add college graduate to her list of accomplishments after achieving her lifelong goal of earning a bachelor's degree earlier this month. ]]> <![CDATA[Survey: Nearly one in three Santa Clara County teens have tried vaping]]> While cigarette use among high school students in Santa Clara County has hit an all-time low, vaping is on the rise, a survey released Wednesday has found. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto looks to business tax to fund shuttles, rail improvements]]> As Palo Alto prepares to join the recent wave of cities that have adopted a business tax, transportation is emerging as the highest priority for how the revenues would be used.]]> <![CDATA[A family came to Stanford Hospital chasing a lifesaving treatment for a rare disease. Now they may be forced to leave.]]> An Armenian family is trying to change their visa status to allow them to stay and work in the U.S. so their 19-month-old son can continue to receive treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Festival for the Arts features functional, beautiful pieces for the home]]> The Palo Alto Festival of the Arts, taking place this weekend in downtown Palo Alto, features the creations of 300 artists with works that can add up to many opportunities for that "double look."]]> <![CDATA[Hope fades for housing at Fry's site]]> With its ambitious effort to revitalize the Ventura neighborhood in danger of faltering, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to raise the budget and lower the expectations for the complex planning process.]]> <![CDATA[Newsom signs landmark police use-of-force bill]]> California will soon have a tougher new legal standard for the use of deadly force by police, under legislation Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Monday that was inspired by last year's fatal shooting of a young, unarmed man in Sacramento.]]> <![CDATA[School district raises questions about Palo Alto's intention to renew Cubberley lease]]> The city of Palo Alto and school district's joint effort to redevelop Cubberley Community Center has hit a bump, with questions arising about whether the city intends to renew its $5 million lease.]]> <![CDATA['I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat]]> Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and old trustees are struggling to find common ground.]]> <![CDATA[Longtime Palo Alto free lunch, dinner program for the needy ends]]> Homeless people who have been eating free lunches and dinners through the Breaking Bread program in Palo Alto now have to find a meal elsewhere, as the organizer switched to offering only breakfasts.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Palo Alto's superintendent, one year in]]> Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin joins Weekly journalists to discuss his vision for the district and upcoming issues for the new school year.]]> <![CDATA[Superintendent: School district to use data to solve ongoing issues]]> Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin said his staff will give timely and accurate reports on 12 districtwide goals throughout the year, enabling educators to shift tactics as they go to ensure progress. ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: City responds to VTA governance report; Study session on school facilities]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Aug. 19.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>