If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2022 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Eid Festival aims to bring peace, neighborly love in tense times]]> In the face of life-changing events that have weighed down the world, Palo Alto's Eid Festival this Sunday seeks to show that happiness can be attainable if people make the effort to join together.]]> <![CDATA[Family donates $1 million to develop youth mental health resources]]> The family of a Palo Alto man who died by suicide in October 2021 has made a $1 million donation to create a scholarship fund at Santa Clara University with a special purpose.]]> <![CDATA[Rising COVID-19 infections hit Palo Alto schools]]> Local schools are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, mirroring trends seen across Santa Clara County and in many parts of the U.S.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Reviews of Castilleja's rebuilding project, student achievement plan]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 23.]]> <![CDATA[Fatal car crash on I-280 kills pickup truck driver]]> A 66-year-old man died in a car crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Los Altos Hills near the Palo Alto city border on Wednesday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.]]> <![CDATA[Is Palo Alto ready for campaign finance reform?]]> Everyone agrees that there's too much money in Palo Alto politics, even those who benefit the most from this trend. As advocates push to limit campaign spending, they face resistance from city leaders.]]> <![CDATA[City reaches settlement with victim of violent arrest outside Happy Donuts]]> Palo Alto reached a settlement on Wednesday with Julio Arevalo, who suffered a facial bone fracture at the hands of a city police officer during an arrest outside Happy Donuts in July 2019.]]> <![CDATA[East Palo Alto sends message to shooters: 'We're not going to tolerate this']]> East Palo Alto police, city officials and faith leaders vowed on Wednesday, in the aftermath of a deadly shooting the night before, that they will not allow the city to slip back into the violence of the early 1990s. ]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto looks to restore positions in police and fire departments]]> After two years of attrition, the Palo Alto City Council is preparing to boost spending in the city's police and fire departments and restore positions that were cut over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.]]> <![CDATA[One killed, three injured in park shooting believed to be 'targeted attack']]> A shooting at the popular Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto that injured four people sent three of them to the hospital on Tuesday evening. One died while he was being transported by ambulance.]]> <![CDATA[Google opens the doors on its massive Bay View campus next to NASA Ames]]> Google's eye-catching, 1.1 million-square-foot campus on the edge of the bay is complete and open to employees, marking a major expansion of the tech giant's Peninsula office footprint.]]> <![CDATA[As City Council prepares for decision, Castilleja plan continues to polarize]]> ??As the City Council prepares to rule on the school's contentious proposal to rebuild its campus and raise student enrollment, both sides are raising fresh concerns about the prolonged approval process.]]> <![CDATA[Planned bike lane on Cal. Ave. hits dead end]]> While California Avenue will remain a pedestrian promenade for the foreseeable future, city officials narrowly rejected on Monday a proposal to create a dedicated bike lane in the middle of the commercial street.]]> <![CDATA[Couple's cross-country bike trip focuses on stroke and aphasia awareness]]> What Steve Zuckerman calls a "wacky cross-country trip" for him and his wife Debra Meyerson may also be a first -- a tandem bike ride to raise awareness about the impact of stroke and aphasia. ]]> <![CDATA[Scores gather at 'Bans Off Our Bodies' protest]]> Protesters came together in downtown Mountain View Saturday to voice their support for abortion rights as part of a nationwide day of demonstrations opposing the overturning of Roe v. Wade.]]> <![CDATA[Elderly woman accosted by robbers in roadside attack]]> Two people attempted to rob an elderly Palo Alto woman of her wedding ring on Saturday afternoon, causing her injuries, Palo Alto police said in a press release.]]> <![CDATA[Alison Cormack will not seek second term on Palo Alto City Council]]> Alison Cormack, who was elected to the City Council in 2018 and who has been a vocal advocate for building more housing and redeveloping Cubberley Community Center, said Friday that she will not seek a second term.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Our election recommendations]]> The Palo Alto Weekly editorial board offers its recommendations in the races for Congressional District 16 and Santa Clara County sheriff, district attorney and assessor, plus Measure A.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto voters: Here's how to cast your primary election ballot by mail, in person]]> Under Santa Clara County's Voter's Choice Act, all registered voters will be sent mail-in ballots for the June 7 primary election starting this Monday.]]> <![CDATA[Not sure how to vote in the June primary? Upcoming forums give voters a chance to hear from the candidates]]> With the June primary election less than two months away, community groups are planning to host a series of local candidate forums in the coming weeks to help voters decide who to support on their ballots.]]> <![CDATA[Life under the coronavirus]]> Take a visual tour of the resilience, determination and character of Midpeninsula residents coping with the COVID-19 threat that has disrupted our lives, as seen through the lens of our visual journalist. ]]> <![CDATA[Coronavirus central: State boosts 'test and treat' capacity, urges booster shots]]> COVID-19 testing capacity will expand across the state in the coming weeks as public health officials aim to make it easier to access both testing and prescription treatments.]]>