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AROUND TOWN

Old Palo Alto

Blossoming magnolia trees grace the streets, offering sweet fragrances in early spring. An abundance of multi-colored azaleas,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by charles chisom, on May 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm | 1 comment | 2667 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Large Fire Behind East Bayshore Post Office

PAPD, PAFD, EPA, and Menlo are all responding code 3 to a large fire in the creek near the East Bayshore Post Office, The...

Original post made by qq on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 2292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

College Terrace Centre rejection challenged

After being rebuffed by Palo Alto's planning commission last month, a developer is now taking his proposal for a block-wide,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Poor Mr Smailey, on May 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 1956 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls swim to silver on golden day at CCS

It was the fastest swimming meet in Central Coast Section history and Palo Alto's Jasmine Tosky and Sarah Liang were wearing...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by SwimMom, on May 19, 2009 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 2341 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

baylands scoop

This morning about 8 police cars were speeding to the baylands. Then a crashed car was towed away. What's the scoop?...

Original post made by Stacy on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm | 3 comments | 1870 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee faces further charges from Oct. 30 attack

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Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by JT, on May 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 8 comments | 2749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting engaged

After more than a century of marginalization in the United States, residents of Asian descent are increasingly exercising...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by aha, on May 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 24 comments | 2763 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Critics Still Haven't Read the 'Torture' Memos

WSJ Today http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124243020964825531.html Ms. Toensing was chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on May 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 1790 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain may cut weekend service, raise fares

Caltrain has announced possible service and fare changes to be implemented as early as October. At a board of directors meeting...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 18, 2009 at 11:13 am | 23 comments | 2393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Low-achiever program intrigues school board

Excited by the apparent early success of a pilot program to narrow the "achievement gap," Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by another alum, on May 18, 2009 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teen was smart, gentle, sweet, parents recall

Surrounded by a score of comforting relatives, Jean-Paul "JP" Blanchard's parents looked back on the life of their son late...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Adam She, on May 18, 2009 at 8:38 am | 46 comments | 8045 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rumsfeld's administration peer are suddenly speaking out and it isnít pretty.

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 18, 2009 at 2:31 am | 1 comment | 1987 Views

MOVIES

Star Trek question

Peter Canavese, how do you figure that Sulu's sword is "unearned?" In the original show, Sulu is an expert fencer....

Original post made by Sarah on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on May 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 4175 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kitchens not confidential

Woman's Club's spring tour invites the public into five Palo Alto kitchens Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=12242...

Original post made on May. 17, 2009
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senate passes smoking ban at beaches, parks

A smoking ban on state beaches and parks passed the California state Senate on Thursday and could make the state the first...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Betty, on May 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 24 comments | 1910 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tribute honors officers killed in line of duty

Dozens of Santa Clara County police officers and sheriff's deputies paid tribute Friday to the 38 area peace officers killed...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Observant, on May 17, 2009 at 6:47 am | 8 comments | 1787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Increase in air traffic?

Is it just me, or has there been a significant increase in aircraft noise over Palo Alto starting early in the morning and...

Original post made by Resident on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2009 at 12:26 am | 5 comments | 2221 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion reported near University Avenue

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in San Francisquito Creek near University and Woodland avenues in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 35 comments | 2133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman killed by train in Palo Alto Monday identified

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office has identified 29-year-old Heather Russell of Palo Alto as the person killed by a...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 22 comments | 3029 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council: State taking Palo Alto funds is 'dumb'

Calling it "dumb" and "irresponsible," Palo Alto officials condemned a state Department of Finance proposal to use local...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by brian wilson, on May 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm | 28 comments | 2403 Views
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