If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Students displaced by North Bay fires eligible for assistance]]> Families with students who have relocated to the South Bay in the aftermath of blazes across the North Bay are eligible to apply for assistance, according to the Santa Clara County Office of Education.]]> <![CDATA[Efforts emerge to address sexual violence in Palo Alto school district]]> In a school district troubled by sexual misconduct among students and teachers, a district-level task force and a grassroots parent effort have launched to address the problem in Palo Alto's schools.
<![CDATA[Bay Area forecast: rain expected on Thursday]]> Rain is expected to fall in the Bay Area on Thursday and could help firefighters put out the several wildfires burning in the North Bay, National Weather Service officials said.]]> <![CDATA[Obituary: John Freidenrich dies at 80]]> Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich -- a major supporter of Stanford University, a well-respected attorney and an early investor in many Silicon Valley companies -- died on Oct. 11. He was 80.]]> <![CDATA[Could the North Bay inferno happen here?]]> An aerial video of the suburban Coffey Park neighborhood in Santa Rosa shows parcels that are now the color of ash. Could such a fire happen here?]]> <![CDATA[Council members propose adding housing in commercial areas]]> Three City Council members are looking to revise the zoning code to allow more new residences downtown and in other prominent commercial districts.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook's plans win Planning Commission OK]]> A debate over the aesthetics of a proposed eight-story parking garage dominated the Menlo Park Planning Commission's discussion of Facebook's revised plans for its development along Bayfront Expressway. ]]> <![CDATA[Proposal would augment background checks for ride-share drivers]]> New proposals on background checks for ride-share drivers could considered by the California Public Utilities Commission as early as next month. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto tries to get a grip on pension problem]]> The city faces an unpaid pension bill that stands at more than $300 million and keeps on growing.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Film, panel on life for East Palo Alto families]]> Life in East Palo Alto and Belle Haven will be on display Oct. 24 at a film screening showcasing in-depth interviews and focus groups.]]> <![CDATA[Stanford University sees rise in car burglaries]]> About 20 car break-ins have been recorded at Stanford University since the start of the month, including eight on Thursday and Friday, according to the university's Department of Public Safety.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto cuts Fire Department positions]]> The Palo Alto City Council voted early Tuesday to eliminate 11 positions in the Fire Department -- a move that drew staunch opposition from the firefighters' union.]]> <![CDATA[Plan to boost renter protections fizzles]]> Palo Alto's foray into rent stabilization blew up at the starting line Monday night after the City Council struck down a proposal to strengthen the city's tenant-protection laws.]]> <![CDATA[Wrong-way driver causes major crash]]> A man who drove the wrong way on southbound Interstate 280 early Sunday morning and crashed into van, resulting in lane closures, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, the California Highway Patrol said.]]> <![CDATA[Where to donate for victims of North Bay wildfires]]> For people interested in assisting victims of the North Bay wildfires, the Weekly has compiled a list on groups that are providing help and in need of donations.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Fire Department job cuts; ordinance for taxi services]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 16.]]> <![CDATA[Deputy fire chief sues city of Palo Alto]]> The Fire Department's second in command is suing the city for being suspended last year by the department for three days for alleged misconduct, according to court documents.]]> <![CDATA[North Bay fires spark Spare the Air alert]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday and Wednesday because of smoke from multiple wildfires in the North Bay.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>