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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 | 2241 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An unpublished federal history of the U.S.-led reconstruction of Iraq depicts the effort as crippled by poor planning, waste...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 | 2118 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 | 4613 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 | 3300 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 | 2149 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 | 4689 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 | 2507 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 | 5950 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 | 1912 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 | 1971 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 | 2276 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 | 4469 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 | 1948 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 | 2387 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Chicago Politics and Obama Governance

I perceive a fascinating development as Obama announces his senior team. He is taking "the City that works" philosophy...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 13, 2008 at 7:55 am | 28 comments | 2420 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: The best gift of all for the holidays ...

I recently attended a full-day workshop sponsored by Kara, our Palo Alto-based nonprofit devoted to grief support for children...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2008
Last comment by Lanny, on Dec 13, 2008 at 6:29 am | 3 comments | 2004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eminent Domain and more is on the way for Palo Alto

The high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto (or worse - the state may just seize...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 13, 2008 at 2:09 am | 147 comments | 9667 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wind, water and sun beat other energy alternatives, Stanford study finds

http://news-service.stanford.edu/news/2009/january7/power-010709.html...

Original post made by Green, Greener, Greenest on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 13, 2008 at 1:12 am | 1 comment | 1999 Views

AROUND TOWN

'They opened the doors'

Behind the turquoise doors of Cubberley Community Center's classrooms, men and women of all ages, from Asia, Europe and other...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Naturalized Citizen, on Dec 12, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 2 comments | 2260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto water may be a little murky

The City of Palo Alto announced Wednesday that residents might notice a slight change in the quality of the city's water...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Hetch Hetchy fan, on Dec 12, 2008 at 5:13 pm | 5 comments | 2026 Views
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