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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Witness describes an aggressive Alvarez

Alberto Alvarez moved aggressively forward while East Palo Alto Police Officer Richard May retreated in the seconds before...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Toni Stark, on Dec 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 1884 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain offering free rides New Year's Eve

Caltrain is offering free rides to passengers after 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve to encourage revelers not to drive, according...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 3 comments | 1920 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A leader's challenge

How do you change the culture of a school district? That is the task Maria De La Vega saw before her when she became superintendent...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by previous teacher at Ravenswood School District, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 6 comments | 2629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver escapes before Caltrain smashes his car

Peninsula Caltrain commute service was delayed most of Monday evening when a driver escaped from her stalled car just before...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by A Mother, on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 23 comments | 2224 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Christmas Tree Lane to open

Palo Alto's Christmas Tree Lane on Fulton Street will light up Saturday and will stay lit from 5 to 11 p.m. daily through...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by No new net car trips, on Dec 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm | 12 comments | 3901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architect calls for design contest for high-speed rail

Joseph Bellomo has a simple proposal for the California High-Speed Rail Authority: Leave the design of the proposed high-speed...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm | 43 comments | 4272 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An exoneree's story continues

Six-and-a-half years after Rick Walker's release from prison, where he had served 12 years for a murder he didn't commit,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by PAPD - Critic, on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 12 comments | 3024 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton family honors Richard May

Family and friends of slain East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, including his stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton, plan...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by greg, on Dec 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 2547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members say tax renewal is critical

Members of the Palo Alto Board of Education made it clear Tuesday night that renewal of the district's parcel tax is critical...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Dec 28, 2009 at 9:59 am | 43 comments | 3159 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four young men arrested for five car burglaries

Two teenagers and two young adults are facing prosecution for burglary after they were arrested in Palo Alto early Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by stool, on Dec 28, 2009 at 3:20 am | 12 comments | 2305 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's football season ends in CCS loss to Leland

If Gunn could pick one football game to do a do over this season, its 51-13 opening-round playoff loss to host Leland would...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by Miami, on Dec 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm | 7 comments | 2360 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Smit shatters two world swim records

Julia Smit of the United States set the short-course world record in the women's 200-meter individual medley on Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by michaelapujals, on Dec 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 2349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jurors deliberated hard, but did 'the right thing'

Alberto Alvarez showed no emotion when the jury's recommendation for the death penalty was announced. But the jurors who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by reti, on Dec 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 20 comments | 2532 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Countywide campaign nets 189 DUI arrests

Law enforcement agencies across Santa Clara County will be setting up sobriety checkpoints in Palo Alto and other Peninsula...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 26, 2009 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 2264 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer sues Palo Alto over affordable-housing

A Palo Alto policy that requires developers to dedicate portions of their residential projects to affordable housing is facing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by live nearby, on Dec 26, 2009 at 8:28 am | 23 comments | 2762 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the air' day is declared

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a winter "Spare the Air" alert for today, banning wood burning both...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 2797 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alert a possibility for Christmas

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to check before burning any wood fires this week, as roasting...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Humbug, on Dec 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 13 comments | 2461 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Senate Health Takeover Bill will affect every one of us...

Here is a link to the Heritage Foundation's analysis of the Senate Bill that is being rammed down our throats through every...

Original post made by Health Care Reform the Wrong Way on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous post, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 16 comments | 1628 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto bicyclist killed on road where Caltrans refused to add bike lanes

Article in the Daily Journal: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=121565 The victim was hit by a passing...

Original post made by Sarah on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Dec 25, 2009 at 11:41 am | 4 comments | 1933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Defense to request new trial after Alvarez sentence

Defense attorneys for Alberto Alvarez plan to ask the court to set aside the death-penalty verdict a jury recommended Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Andres, on Dec 25, 2009 at 8:10 am | 19 comments | 2226 Views
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