If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2018 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Palo Alto Utilities tries to keep pace with technological change]]> Palo Alto Utilities is having difficulty recruiting and retaining workers, while simultaneously contending with a rapidly changing technological landscape and growing customer demands.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Airplane noise]]> Palo Alto Deputy City Manager Michelle Poché Flaherty discusses the topic of worsening airplane noise -- and Palo Alto's response to the problem -- with Weekly journalists. ]]> <![CDATA[San Jose lawyer enters recall race]]> Despite the fact that attorney Angela Storey opposes the effort to recall Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, she has decided to run for his seat.]]> <![CDATA[Developer sues College Terrace Market owners]]> The now-defunct College Terrace Market was apparently facing steep financial challenges, a lawsuit filed in January against the store's owners indicates.]]> <![CDATA[County seeks rescue plan for preschool services]]> The fate of the Ravenswood City School District's state-funded preschool program hangs in the balance as the district negotiates with the county and state to assume operations of the Child Development Center in East Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Repairs begin at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park]]> Leaking pipes, faulty electrical switches and other badly needed repairs are underway this month at more than 100 homes in Buena Vista Mobile Home Park.]]> <![CDATA[Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement honorees announced]]> The people honored with this year's Avenidas Lifetimes of Achievement Award have engaged in meaningful and creative efforts to create change in their local communities and beyond.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Missing a housing opportunity]]> The single greatest obstacle to creating additional housing in Palo Alto for anyone other than highly paid professionals is the high cost of land.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: hydroelectric rate-adjustment; draft Eichler guidelines]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 19.]]> <![CDATA[What's open, closed on Presidents Day]]> A list of local and regional service closures in observance of Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 19.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford's Zimbardo asks: Is President Trump mentally ill?]]> President Donald Trump has shown signs of a mental health disorder and he should be evaluated and diagnosed by mental health professionals, according to Stanford University psychology Professor Emeritus Philip Zimbardo.]]> <![CDATA[Commissioners spar over affordable-housing zone]]> A proposal to create a new zoning district to promote construction of affordable-housing developments hit a snag Wednesday, when the Planning and Transportation Commission voted to defer its decision.]]> <![CDATA[Teachers union agrees to reallocate bonus to schools]]> The Palo Alto school district and teachers union have tentatively agreed that if the union foregoes a 2 percent one-time bonus this year, the funds -- about $2.2 million -- will be reallocated to increase schools' per-student funding.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto flustered over airplane noise]]> As airplane noise continues to plague Palo Alto, city officials agreed on Tuesday night to seek alliances, lobby hard and -- if necessary -- go to court to get the Federal Aviation Administration to change flight paths.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto takes stand against Wiener's housing bill]]> A state bill that would increase zoning densities, relax parking requirements and curb cities' abilities to limit building heights in transit-rich areas is proving to be a tough sell in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>