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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury convicts M-A track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday convicted a longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country coach...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 22, 2009 at 1:54 am | 25 comments | 1934 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alvarez jury still weighing life or death

Jurors in San Mateo County who are deliberating a possible death sentence for Alberto Alvarez versus a life in prison failed...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by ernie, on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 9 comments | 2254 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

2.2-magnitude quake hits in Santa Clara County

The U.S. Geological Survey is reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 struck Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 8 comments | 1995 Views

SPORTS

No. 2 Stanford women all set for No. 1 UConn

Tara VanDerveer decided to put things into perspective after the Stanford women's basketball team put together one of its...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Online, on Dec 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 2 comments | 2198 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Honduras

The OAS is now expelling Honduras because its democratically elected Congress, and Supreme Court, are trying to stick with...

Original post made by Perspective on Jul. 5, 2009
Last comment by update, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 35 comments | 2336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey: Palo Altans more vigilant about trees

Palo Altans see their city as a mecca for parks, schools and quality jobs, but most believe the city's child care services...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Facts, on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:54 am | 13 comments | 2944 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Trouble in Denmark

As a fan of Obama I want my President to lead, but my disappointment with him is has been measured by his lack of achievements....

Original post made by Ready Kilowatt on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 21, 2009 at 8:41 am | 22 comments | 1994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encore

Ensconced in her family's living room, Starr Johanssen stared peacefully down at the black and white keys that lay silent...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Quincy Delp, on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 1 comment | 2366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax vote likely in May, not April

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to ask voters to replace the current school parcel...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jim H., on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm | 3 comments | 1944 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CHP issues 20,000-plus 'cell-phone citations'

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Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:41 am | 7 comments | 2320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Theft triggers outpouring of frogs

Palo Alto school children gave the mother of a 4-year-old boy who died in 2005 more than a dozen frog sculptures Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by MILLIE, on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:59 am | 8 comments | 2577 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 4055 Views

AROUND TOWN

Widespread errors led to clearcutting of Cal Ave trees

Insufficient public outreach, miscommunication within Palo Alto's Public Works Department and the department's widespread...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Daddywarbucks, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 70 comments | 5680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A bad initial process on global warming

In the face of massive budget cuts confronting Palo Alto city officials, the City Council this week took a time out to pass...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Dec 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 32 comments | 2858 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman surprises burglar in her bedroom, leading to arrest

A suspected residential burglar and convicted car thief was surprised in the bedroom of a Palo Alto woman in her Sierra Court...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Set the Record Straight, on Dec 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 50 comments | 2806 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

For decades, loud TV commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by good grief, on Dec 19, 2009 at 11:40 am | 19 comments | 2771 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drunk-driving crackdown starts this weekend

Bay Area law-enforcement agencies Friday are kicking off a winter-holiday crackdown on drunk drivers this week by stepping...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by MADDC - Mad Against Drunk Driving Cops, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:18 am | 25 comments | 3929 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police auditors urge overall review of Taser use

Palo Alto police zapped an allegedly bellicose man with a Taser outside a bar early Saturday morning, two days after a police...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by mike, on Dec 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 29 comments | 3348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Decision on Paly portables postponed to Jan. 12

Palo Altans need another month or so to understand better why 13 portable classrooms should occupy the main quad at Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 18, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 8 comments | 1969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Win-win: energy savings + historical renovation

When Marc Porat walks the renewable-energy walk, he's serious about cutting back on his carbon footprint. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Monty Anderson, on Dec 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 2256 Views
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