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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bomb threat empties Palo Alto City Hall

An anonymous caller warned city officials Thursday morning (Jan. 7) -- at nearly the same 10:05 a.m. time a moderate earthquake...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jan 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm | 14 comments | 5618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Business owners create bike rack that's state of the arc

About a year ago, Jeff Selzer launched an ambitious crusade: to get the bicycles parked in downtown Palo Alto the respect...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by AC, on Jan 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 10 comments | 2975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Ave. tree replanting begins Monday

Following the surprise removal of 63 mature street trees on Palo Alto's California Avenue in September, workers will begin...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Jimmy, on Jan 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm | 40 comments | 2605 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping what matters

Palo Alto developer Roxy Rapp tried to save the Palo Alto Bowl. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12222...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Thanks for nothing, on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:35 am | 5 comments | 2386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FML is the second most common user status on Facebook

According to our neighbors at Facebook, the second most common user status on their system is "FML": http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=215076352130 Personally,...

Original post made by FML on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by sophie, on Jan 8, 2010 at 9:09 am | 4 comments | 2105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Youth group files complaint on Romic

An East Palo Alto youth group has filed a federal civil rights complaint alleging “environmental racism” on the part...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:43 am | 7 comments | 1747 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

air pollution warning for Friday, January 8

A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been called for tomorrow, Friday, January 8, in the Bay Area. The burning of wood and...

Original post made by spare the air on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by More worried about Fireplaces than Health Care, on Jan 8, 2010 at 5:41 am | 1 comment | 2220 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Top high-speed rail executive to retire

Mehdi Morshed, the executive director of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, announced today that he will retire at...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by howard, on Jan 8, 2010 at 12:51 am | 2 comments | 2294 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mi Pueblo market gets approval from retailers

Retail store owners in Ravenswood 101 Retail Center in East Palo Alto have voted to approve Mi Pueblo Food Market moving...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2009
Last comment by Nicole, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 13 comments | 2615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders tougher water-efficiency standards

Seeking to conserve water and comply with a new state law, Palo Alto officials are considering adopting stricter regulations...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:27 pm | 25 comments | 2423 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Detection camera' to help ease traffic near Paly

Installation of a "vehicle detection camera," possibly by next week, should ease snarls at the new traffic signal on Embarcadero...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Mark, on Jan 7, 2010 at 7:45 pm | 31 comments | 2802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rave reviews for 'Everyday Mathematics'

Teachers and administrators from top school districts in Illinois and one in California report strong results after using...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jan 7, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 11 comments | 2553 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judo champ arrested in Menlo Park assault

A judo champion was arrested Thursday after two men were severely beaten at the Caltrain station in Menlo Park, the Associated...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Frank Smith, on Jan 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 14 comments | 3616 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anyone been on a plane since Christmas?

Anyone feel like giving their experience of the new safety measures? We have allowed the terrorists to take away our freedoms...

Original post made by Flyer on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by Revisionist, on Jan 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 34 comments | 2742 Views

MOVIES

Cinematic saints and sinners

The year in film offered moviegoers an array of characters to cheer for and cringe at. This year's list of notable heroes...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Wm, on Jan 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 4444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools: growth, budget cuts in 2010

With rising enrollment and shrinking revenues, cuts in the Palo Alto Unified School District will be necessary in 2010 --...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 7, 2010 at 10:40 am | 8 comments | 3030 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Gender inequity the moral challenge of century'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof kicked off Castilleja's fourth annual "Global Week" Monday, a week in...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 7, 2010 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 1971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newsmakers of the Year: 2009

The Palo Alto Weekly's Newsmakers of the Year have shaped and influenced Palo Alto's residents, and the city itself, in 2009. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Too Much Traffic, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:20 am | 17 comments | 4837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View transient attacked with scissors

A dispute between two homeless men living in the Old Ron's Farmhouse building on El Camino Real in Mountain View turned violent...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by WOW, on Jan 7, 2010 at 4:16 am | 1 comment | 1899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parental Communication With Paly Online

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Original post made by Parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm | 25 comments | 4968 Views
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