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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown housing project 'too dense, too tall'

A proposal to build 98 affordable-housing units and some stores along Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto won a small but hard-fought...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:22 am | 36 comments | 2549 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A need for waterboarding and plausible deniability?

The current situation in India makes me think about the need to get immediate information (the 'ticking time bomb' scenario)....

Original post made by Gary on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:07 am | 34 comments | 2611 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Double shooting reported near IKEA in EPA

A barrage of 14 or 15 bullets felled and may have killed a man and woman in East Palo Alto about 8:20 p.m. Friday. Police...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by FORSHAMEPALOALTO, on Dec 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm | 21 comments | 3323 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman on bicycle shot, killed in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police are investigating the murder of a 39-year-old East Palo Alto woman who was shot while riding her bike...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2008
Last comment by Cara's Sister, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm | 21 comments | 2307 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen Bikes in PA?

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Original post made by KSkel on May. 17, 2008
Last comment by Shannon, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:52 pm | 25 comments | 4120 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford offers early admission to 689 students

Stanford University has offered early admission to 698 prospective students of the class of 2013 after receiving a record...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest suspect in Dec. 4 chase in Palo Alto -- in Kansas City

The man who backed into a Palo Alto motorcycle officer then eluded police after a high-speed chase through Palo Alto neighborhoods...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by careful reader, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:36 pm | 13 comments | 2225 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

An unpublished federal history of the U.S.-led reconstruction of Iraq depicts the effort as crippled by poor planning, waste...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:32 pm | 7 comments | 2108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Late to launch

They are called "generation Y," "the global generation," "the millennials," "the net generation" — even "the dumbest...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by Bonnie Goodman, on Dec 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm | 7 comments | 3802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission rejects Alma Plaza plan

Developer John McNellis' decade-long quest to replace the boarded-up Alma Plaza shopping center with homes and a mixed-use...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by Woodland neighbors, on Dec 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm | 37 comments | 3265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Knights bring home medals from football playoffs

Members of the Palo Alto Knights' football team are back home, ready to start a new week with just a few more days of school...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Anne, on Dec 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 2136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Setting the wrong example

My Nov. 7 column about school bullying in Palo Alto generated some thoughtful responses and triggered a thread on Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Ken, on Dec 15, 2008 at 11:15 am | 112 comments | 4643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves $8 million for Paly fields

Nearly $8 million for a major rebuilding of Palo Alto High School fields and bleachers was approved unanimously Tuesday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:35 am | 20 comments | 2486 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Palo Alto Therapist, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:32 am | 18 comments | 5885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developments are Water Dependent

For the attention of the Palo Alto City Council: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2008 10:52 AM CONTACT: Council...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Linda Corwin, on Dec 15, 2008 at 7:03 am | 4 comments | 1897 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama HUD Pick Presages Palo Alto's Housing Future

Related to Paul's post about Chicago politics, below, here's the Obama HUD appointment http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-12-13-obama-cabinet_N.htm...

Original post made by Growth Ain\'t That Bad on Dec. 14, 2008
Last comment by R Wray, on Dec 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget cuts could 'derail' Ravenswood schools

While the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto likely will not have to layoff teachers, it is looking at chopping...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Tellmeplease, on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:15 pm | 3 comments | 2249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City leaders surprised by composting violations

Palo Alto's ongoing effort to keep a composting site within city borders may be derailed by a newly discovered report detailing...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 13, 2008 at 7:33 pm | 38 comments | 3925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kikis?

What is being built at the Kiki's location (Bayshore)? They have torn the place down .. completely gone within a day....

Original post made by MidtownMom on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by resident, on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1935 Views

AROUND TOWN

Davis: 'We cannot tolerate our babies being shot'

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis vowed swift action in response to a series of five shootings in six days that left...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by JustMe, on Dec 13, 2008 at 11:04 am | 21 comments | 2363 Views
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