If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Storm causes power outage, minor pooling of water]]> Despite local agencies' warnings that a storm Wednesday could cause flash floods and dangerous winds, Palo Alto weathered the initial rainstorm with only a power outage and some ponding of water on roadways as of Wednesday night. ]]> <![CDATA[Man with dementia missing since Wednesday morning]]> Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a man with dementia who has been missing since Wednesday morning.]]> <![CDATA[Local food pantries prepare for more clients if government shutdown continues]]> Bay Area families that depend on federal programs for their basic food needs could find themselves without a lifeline by the end of February, according to local food pantries concerned about a sudden influx of new clients.]]> <![CDATA[City declines to interfere in President Hotel evictions]]> Residents of the President Hotel Apartments made a last-ditch plea on Monday night to the City Council to help them obtain an extension, a request that city officials indicated they are unlikely to entertain.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto Unified settles Title IX case for $190K]]> The school board approved unanimously on Tuesday night a $190,000 settlement agreement with the family of a former Palo Alto High School student who said she was sexually assaulted on campus in 2015.]]> <![CDATA[School board backs teacher housing proposal]]> A proposal to build affordable housing for local teachers and staff in Palo Alto took another step forward on Tuesday with the Palo Alto Unified school board directing staff to identify a funding source to contribute to the project.]]> <![CDATA[Major storm bears down on Bay Area, flooding possible]]> Flash floods and high winds are expected in the Bay Area starting Wednesday morning as a major storm bears down on the region, according to the National Weather Service, which has issued warnings.]]> <![CDATA[Geo Blackshire tapped as interim fire chief]]> Geo Blackshire, a 21-year veteran of the Palo Alto Fire Department, has taken over as fire chief on an interim basis while the city considers a permanent replacement for Eric Nickel, who departed this month for Santa Barbara.]]> <![CDATA[Police: Man robbed of phone near Caltrain station]]> Palo Alto police are looking for three youths who reportedly robbed a man of his cellphone near the Caltrain station on University Avenue Monday evening, police said.]]> <![CDATA[City plans to build garage, remove trees]]> As Palo Alto looks to launch construction of a parking garage near California Avenue, city crews are preparing to remove 35 trees to accommodate the structure as well as the new police headquarters.]]> <![CDATA[Ceremony honoring emergency volunteers marks 10 years]]> Three residents and two organizations will receive honors for their work to prepare the community for an emergency this Thursday during the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen Corps Council's 2018 Community Partnership Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Restraining order filed against school superintendent's husband]]> Marielena Gaona-Mendoza, a trustee on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, has filed a restraining order against the superintendent's husband, alleging he verbally harassed her on multiple occasions at a district food bank.]]> <![CDATA[First affordable-housing project in seven years wins approval]]> On Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council approved the city's first development for low-income residents in more than seven years.]]> <![CDATA[Piano teacher arrested for sex crimes against relative]]> Nicholas Robinson has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse on an underage relative. He is also a piano teacher who gives lessons from his home, leading police to call on the public for tips of any other victims.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Transportation program update; staff/teacher housing proposal]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 14.]]> <![CDATA[Priscilla Chan's The Primary School combines health care with academics]]> At a glance, The Primary School looks like any other elementary school: reading corners in classrooms, drawings tacked to walls, swings and play structures outside. But its structure is dramatically different.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>