If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Second seat in school board race still up for grabs]]> Six days past Election Day, the race for the second seat on the Palo Alto school board is still undecided, though attorney Shounak Dharap pulled slightly ahead on Sunday evening.]]> <![CDATA[Arson charges for man rescued at Compadres fire]]> Palo Alto police arrested a man Saturday night, Nov. 10, on suspicion of starting two fires that afternoon within 50 minutes of each other along El Camino Real. ]]> <![CDATA[Off Deadline: Does Palo Alto really need a 'Parking Entrapment Zone'?]]> Given what Palo Alto collects in parking-ticket revenues, can't the city afford to post modest signs in front of each restricted space so they are clearly visible to the person behind the wheel? ]]> <![CDATA[Structure fire erupts at former Compadres Bar and Grill site]]> Palo Alto firefighters rescued one person from an abandoned building after a two-alarm structure fire erupted at 3877 El Camino Real in Palo Alto, the former site of Compadres Bar and Grill, a little after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. ]]> <![CDATA[Unhealthy air quality and fire risk trigger weekend outdoor space closures]]> Due to poor air quality expected throughout much of the Bay Area through the weekend and fire danger in some areas, a number of outdoor open spaces in the region will be closed this weekend. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto audit finds flaws in code enforcement]]> Palo Alto's ever evolving and much maligned code-enforcement program will face fresh scrutiny from city leaders next week after a new audit from the office of City Auditor Harriet Richardson uncovered a rash of problems and inconsistencies with the ways the city accepts and resolves complaints.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Analyzing the election]]> Palo Alto Weekly journalists analyze the results so far in the general election, including the clear winners, the race outcome that's still pending and the significance of local voters' choices.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: City agencies, groups to observe Veterans Day]]> Find out which local and regional offices in Palo Alto will be closed or offering limited services in observance of Veterans Day.]]> <![CDATA[Facing tight housing market, tenants worry over uncertain future]]> Over the past five months, the plight of the President Hotel tenants has put a spotlight on the difficult, and sometimes hostile, rental market in Palo Alto. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: The voters speak]]> Tuesday's local election should send a strong message to current office holders about what will help them win -- and lose -- local races. ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: State exam performance report; grade-separation analysis review]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Nov. 12.]]> <![CDATA[Nearly 800 rally to keep Mueller investigation open]]> An estimated 800 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo’s Palo Alto office and at City Hall on Thursday night to protest the replacement of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his replacement with Matthew Whitaker, a close ally of President Donald Trump.]]> <![CDATA[New leader picked to head Silicon Valley Community Foundation]]> Nicole Taylor, a Bay Area native with extensive experience with local nonprofits, has been picked to take the helm of the influential $13.5 billion charity group Silicon Valley Community Foundation. ]]> <![CDATA[Sea lion found outside Palo Alto Animal Services]]> It could be the start of a bad joke. A California sea lion tried to cross East Bayshore Road in Palo Alto early Thursday morning but was intercepted by staff from the Palo Alto Animal Services Center.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>