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MOVIES

And the Oscar goes to...

LEGO characters were the stars when Brendan Bellomo made his first films as a kid growing up in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 5867 Views

SPORTS

One more construction job for Stanford football

Chris Marinelli and the rest of the Stanford football team's Tunnel Workers Union have their work cut out for them one more...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Fan, on Dec 24, 2009 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 2429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara bus, light-rail service cuts coming

Major cutbacks in bus and light-rail service will hit Santa Clara County transit riders in January, the Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 24, 2009 at 9:19 am | 18 comments | 2784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Review of Taser use is timely and necessary

No fatalities have occurred from the seven instances in which Palo Alto police officers have used Tasers to help subdue or...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by bill, on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 12 comments | 2131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train has been stopped just south of Chareston for the past hour

Does anyone have confirmation on why? I assume its another suicide. ...

Original post made by Glenn on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm | 3 comments | 1882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A changing vision

Most Palo Altans never hear about the Comprehensive Plan. If they do, they're usually livid about a proposed new building...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Civitas, on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 24 comments | 3427 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boy in Florida Killed by Weimaraner

Given all the pit bull hysteria I have seen on Town Square, I wanted to link an article as a reminder that all dogs can bite,...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 2253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Long jury wait could mean death for Alvarez

The longer a jury takes to decide the sentence for Alberto Alvarez, the stronger the possibility the jurors could recommend...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2301 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: New Lytton Plaza opens in Palo Alto

Lytton Plaza is back and it's cleaner, busier and splashier than ever. City officials celebrated the plaza's reopening with...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by buddy, on Dec 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 3249 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Body of local nurse found, one year later

The body of Donna Dowell, an El Camino Hospital nurse who went missing a year ago, has been found by a hiker near Calaveras...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by TMM, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:08 am | 4 comments | 2061 Views

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 | 1979 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 | 2326 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 | 2031 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 | 2253 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 | 2370 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 | 3006 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 | 2028 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 | 2467 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 | 1962 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 | 2353 Views
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Death by Diet
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I am Voting Yes on Measure B the Sales Tax for Transportation
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Mountain View Oktoberfest returns this weekend
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The timing is wrong
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Preparing for college interviews
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