If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2017 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Small fire at Opportunity Center displaces seven]]> Seven residents were displaced by a kitchen fire at the Opportunity Center on Saturday that resulted in significant water damage, a fire official said.]]> <![CDATA[Council approves pared-down sustainability plan]]> The City Council approved a four-pronged revision to its 2018-2020 Sustainability Implementation Plan on Monday, which will initially focus on reducing carbon dioxide and protecting potable water sources.]]> <![CDATA[Fifth straight Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday]]> A fifth consecutive Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Tuesday because of continued dry and calm weather conditions.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto prepares to adopt new priorities]]> The Palo Alto City Council is preparing to adopt new priorities for 2018, even as it acknowledges the need to stay focused on the issues of traffic and housing, which have dominated discussions throughout the past year.]]> <![CDATA[Around Town: pricey landscaping; new additions]]> Learn about damage from landscaping work that cost the Palo Alto school district nearly $11,000, dozens of Korean-language books donated to the City Library and Tinder's recent property purchase downtown.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard]]> Chris Corrao, a city of Palo Alto senior transportation planner, explains the reasons behind street modifications on Ross Road and various methods to improve traffic and bicycle safety.]]> <![CDATA[Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting in marshland area]]> Police have named Dagoberto Franco-Penaloza, 24, as the suspect in a Nov. 22 shooting of a transient in the marshland area near the Menlo Park-East Palo Alto border.]]> <![CDATA[For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing]]> Residents say recent changes to make Ross Road more accommodating for bicyclists and other commuters are making the street more dangerous.]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: History Museum update; taxicab ordinance]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Dec. 11.]]> <![CDATA[District log reveals reports of discrimination]]> As of Dec. 1, the Palo Alto school district has logged nearly 100 reports related to sexual and racial misconduct, harassment and discrimination.]]> <![CDATA[Holiday Fund: Giving students the gift of knowledge]]> St. Elizabeth Seton School was able to provide new Glencoe Series science textbooks and additional LearnSmart software for 90 students through the Weekly's Holiday Fund. ]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: The risks of secrecy]]> A new policy at the Palo Alto Unified is a clever attempt to appear to construct safeguards against improper influence of anonymous donors, but in fact would likely lead to rumors, suspicions and controversy.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto man charged in tech-theft conspiracy case]]> Four executives, including one from Palo Alto, have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to steal technology from Applied Materials, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.]]> <![CDATA[Woman receives five-year sentence for embezzling $736K]]> A woman received five years in prison at her sentencing Thursday for embezzling more than $736,000 from a Palo Alto landscaping company, Santa Clara County prosecutors said.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto looks to loosen rules for taxi fares]]> With ride-sharing companies changing the transportation landscape, city officials are preparing to pass a new law to make life a little easier for taxi drivers.]]> <![CDATA[History Museum seeks to rev up fundraising effort]]> A decade after Palo Alto officials set out to transform the historic Roth Building into a history museum, the effort is starting to pick up momentum, with museum officials hoping for a grand opening in 2019.]]> <![CDATA[Community Notebook: Holiday Giving]]> A number of local organizations are working to make this holiday season brighter for those in need, and they depend on donations and volunteers to make it all possible.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>