Palo Alto Online If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2023 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Public comment abuse leads to changes in Redwood City's meeting protocols]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Citing high costs, Palo Alto treads cautiously on new holidays]]> Despite a stated goal to celebrate diversity by marking more holidays, Palo Alto officials rejected on Monday, Oct. 2, a recommendation to designate both Juneteenth and Cesar Chavez Day as paid days off for city workers.]]> <![CDATA[Police calls: 6 arrests, 1 hit and run]]> This is a roundup of incidents reported to law enforcement during Sept. 16-22. The hit-and-run was not fatal, police confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[California Clean Air Day returns to the Bay Area on Oct. 4]]> The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is inviting residents to participate in the sixth annual California Clean Air Day, a statewide initiative, on Oct. 4. Residents are encouraged to take the Clean Air Day pledge.]]> <![CDATA[How much density? Palo Alto debates zone changes to meet housing goals]]> As Palo Alto prepares to update its zoning code to meet its targets for new housing, city officials remain undecided on a critical question: How far should they go when it comes to loosening density limits in residential zones?]]> <![CDATA[Firefighters file lawsuit against NASA, alleging they were pushed out because of age and union activities]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Local athletes turn out in droves Friday for the annual Moonlight Run]]> Back for its 39th year, the Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk drew runners, walkers and canines to the Palo Alto Baylands Friday night, Sept. 29.]]> <![CDATA[Local leaders share statements on the late U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's 'trailblazing' leadership]]> U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the longest-serving woman senator in the country's history and the first woman to be San Francisco's mayor, has died at the age of 90. Local leaders share their thoughts on her groundbreaking career.]]> <![CDATA[Public Agenda: new city holidays, zoning for electrification]]> Here's a preview of issues that will be discussed at Palo Alto government meetings the week of Oct. 2.]]> <![CDATA[Rinconada dog park? Palo Alto eyes new sites for pet projects]]> Dog owners in south Palo Alto have plenty of reasons to get excited as they watch the city add new fenced play areas for their furry companions. But things are different in the north, where supply hasn't kept up with demand.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto quietly abandons decades-long program to put overhead utilities underground]]> With little public debate, Palo Alto has largely abandoned its once popular program that buries power lines underground in residential neighborhoods. Some residents want to see the effort continue.]]> <![CDATA[Trainer connected with Palo Alto dog's death charged in Massachusetts case]]> A woman who was under investigation for the disappearance and death of a Palo Alto family's beloved German shepherd in January has been arrested and charged in Massachusetts in connection with a dog-training scam.]]> <![CDATA[Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison]]> John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the 1970s on Stanford University land, has died in state prison, San Mateo County's district attorney confirmed.]]> <![CDATA[Saying they want a seat at the table, Palo Alto Weekly journalists join effort to form a company-wide union]]> Newsroom employees at Embarcadero Media announced that they are forming a union on Tuesday. The proposed Embarcadero Community News Guild includes reporters, editors, visual journalists and designers. ]]> <![CDATA[Property owner seeks city's help to fill vacancy in Homer Avenue building]]> Citing anemic demand for downtown office space in the aftermath of the pandemic, a Palo Alto developer is asking the city to remove a long-standing restriction on the space that a tenant can occupy in its Homer Avenue building.]]> <![CDATA[Eichler-style fire station approved near Mitchell Park]]> Palo Alto passed a critical milestone Thursday, Sept. 21, in its plan to replace the aged and undersized fire station near Mitchell Park when the city's Architectural Review Board approved the design for the Eichler-style project.]]>