If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Hollywood actor found dead in Palo Alto]]> Hollywood actor John Heard, 71, best known as the dad from "Home Alone," died in a Palo Alto hotel room on Friday afternoon, according to the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office. ]]> <![CDATA[Lyft to open Palo Alto research center for self-driving cars]]> Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park will soon be home to another company pursuing the Holy Grail of the auto industry: self-driving cars. Lyft announced on Thursday that it would be opening a facility this year in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Peninsula economy labor growth stalled]]> A midyear analysis of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Peninsula economic trends shows unemployment at its lowest rate since the dot-com boom, but job growth has slowed and growth in the labor force has stopped, according to a July update by the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies.]]> <![CDATA[Behind the Headlines: Inside code enforcement]]> Weekly journalists Anna Medina, Gennady Sheyner and Linda Taaffe break down how code enforcement works in Palo Alto and discuss what the city is doing to strengthen it.]]> <![CDATA[Federal judge declines to lift injunction blocking Trump order on sanctuary cities]]> A federal judge in San Francisco Thursday denied a request by President Donald Trump's administration to lift an injunction blocking the president's executive order on sanctuary cities. ]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Community Resource Fair]]> Twenty local organizations will provide information on immigration resources available to community members at a community resource fair in East Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[City cracks down on tenants at First Baptist]]> The city has sent out notices to First Baptist Church and to 11 organizations that rent space within the Old Palo Alto neighborhood workship place, informing them that they are violating the zoning code.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford buys homes in College Terrace, raising questions]]> In order to meet the housing needs of its faculty, Stanford University has stepped up buying single-family homes throughout Palo Alto and other nearby cities in the last two years, according to county records.]]> <![CDATA[New affordable-housing project proposed in Ventura]]> The nonprofit Palo Alto Housing is hoping for a better reception -- and outcome -- for its new proposal: a 67-unit development on El Camino Real, in the Ventura neighborhood.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: proposed dog park; Stanford GUP application]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of July 24.]]> <![CDATA[Maybell Avenue development moves ahead]]> A developer's plan to build 16 homes on a former orchard site on Maybell Avenue scored a major victory Thursday morning, when Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board signed off on the project.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: staged protest; brick and mortality]]> In this week's Around Town column, find out why the city has butted heads with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and other tidbits collected by the Weekly staff.]]> <![CDATA[Rape reported at Stanford University student residence]]> The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is investigating an alleged rape that occurred at a student residence on campus early Wednesday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Five-story hotel eyed for Su Hong site]]> The latest hotel proposal on south El Camino Real in Palo Alto calls for a five-story hotel to take over a site currently occupied by the popular Chinese restaurant, Su Hong.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]> <![CDATA[Felon arrested after three-car crash, manhunt]]> A wanted felon out for a night of partying was arrested after a three-car crash and a manhunt in Palo Alto early Monday morning.]]>