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AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto seeks to revise its rent-control law

After suffering legal setbacks last year, East Palo Alto officials are once again looking to revamp the city's much disputed...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 9, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 2152 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A class where the light bulb goes on

What do you do with shop class in a community where all the children are above average? For local advocates of "vocational...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 6 comments | 5815 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire causes $400,000 damage to Menlo Park home

A one-alarm fire caused about $350,000 in structural damage and $50,000 in damage to contents of a single-story home in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by antonebraga, on Mar 9, 2010 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 1881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power outage hits 700 homes in Palo Alto

About 700 Palo Alto homes will be without power until approximately 2 p.m. today because of downed power lines, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Eva, on Mar 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1928 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victim: Murder suspect 'infatuated with killers'

Bulos Zumot, who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, wanted to "plan the perfect murder...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by MatthMcDowell, on Mar 9, 2010 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 2173 Views

SPORTS

Four local teams open NorCal hoops at home

The quests to reach CIF Northern California championship games in basketball begin this week for five local teams, with four...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Correction, on Mar 9, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 2070 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pentagon shooter had run-in with MV police

John Patrick Bedell, the man killed after opening fire on two officers at the Pentagon last Thursday, had been arrested in...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 9, 2010 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 1940 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial in Palo Alto's 'downtown murder' begins

The trial of Otto Emil Koloto for killing of a South San Francisco man next to the Palo Alto police station began this morning...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by unknown, on Mar 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm | 14 comments | 2219 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guns

If you have a hammer in your hand, everything is a nail. If you have a gun, everything is a target....

Original post made by Jon S on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm | 28 comments | 2062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto selects new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is planning to hire a new assistant city manager as part of a broader reorganization of...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by SuperD, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 27 comments | 5749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Helping Henry

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Original post made on Aug. 23, 2007
Last comment by Cialis, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 7619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Phil Lacy's gold chain was his 'pride and joy'

Homicide victim Philip Lacy was enamored of the long, gold chain and heavy diamond-encrusted crucifix that played a central...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by what?, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 1714 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power outage leaves 54 homes without Oscars

A relatively small power outage knocked out power to 54 homes in southwesterly Palo Alto Sunday evening, disrupting the Academy...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Who Cares?, on Mar 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm | 14 comments | 1956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School, city leaders rebuff queries by 'Dr. Phil'

Palo Alto school and city officials have rebuffed efforts by a producer for the "Dr. Phil" TV show to gather Palo Alto students...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on Mar 8, 2010 at 6:16 am | 90 comments | 4680 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

College enrollment suffers under budget cuts

California's community colleges saw a drop in enrollment for the 2009-10 school year, but not due to lack of demand, according...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Shadenfreude- NOT, on Mar 8, 2010 at 6:06 am | 3 comments | 1922 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two kidnap man in stolen U-Haul, police say

Two men kidnapped another man and drove him around Menlo Park and East Palo Alto in a stolen U-Haul van Thursday night, making...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by LOL, on Mar 8, 2010 at 3:36 am | 6 comments | 2127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can we get on the grid please!

Why is it that Palo Alto has a single point of failure for power to the whole city? Aren't electrical transmission systems...

Original post made by SG on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by An Engineer, on Mar 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 6 comments | 1598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting passed an ordinance banning smoking in public places, including ATM lines...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 7, 2010 at 10:52 am | 32 comments | 2263 Views

AROUND TOWN

geography question

I am new to Palo Alto abd trying to make sense of the map, understand areas, neighborhoods, etc. One specific name of area...

Original post made by E.G. on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Where to get information, on Mar 6, 2010 at 11:07 pm | 6 comments | 1571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council to debate new cuts tonight

A proposed budget that would defer salary increases for police officers, impose new parking fees for Foothill College students...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Mar 6, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 13 comments | 2025 Views
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