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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Building communities within our high schools.

I attended a meeting about teen depression a few weeks ago. One of the speakers was a basketball coach at Paly. The point...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by A Mom, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm | 23 comments | 2847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain/PCJPB Request Safety Waivers from FRA

Per Clem at the Caltrain HSR Compatibility Blog http://caltrain-hsr.blogspot.com/ "Caltrain's petition for a waiver of...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jan 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm | 6 comments | 1610 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Watergate, the sequel

Four Republican "plumbers" are caught trying to bug a US Senator's office. One of them is the son of a US Attorney. Another...

Original post made by Haldeman on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gregory, on Jan 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 22 comments | 1993 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Would-be burglars tried to run down cop

Mountain View police say a group of men tried to run over a police officer in their getaway car after attempting to steal...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by BIGGstool, on Jan 28, 2010 at 5:50 am | 5 comments | 1897 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man gets 13 years for firing into Menlo Park home

A man accused of using a semi-automatic, 9 millimeter handgun in 2007 to fire several bullets into a Menlo Park home was...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by rogue.edu, on Jan 28, 2010 at 5:39 am | 6 comments | 1967 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View woman mugged walking to work

A Mountain View woman talking on her cell phone while walking to work Monday morning was attacked by a man who slapped her...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by CLEAR, on Jan 28, 2010 at 3:35 am | 7 comments | 1886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another Palo Alto train death at West Meadow

An unidentified 19-year-old male died when he was hit by a train at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto shortly before midnight...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm | 125 comments | 8060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Life is a carnival

Carnival in Venice: Revelers in costumes of all colors are gathered in a piazza. A lady in pink and blue holds a fan and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Linda Stone, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 1 comment | 2322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will songbirds return to Palo Alto?

This morning I had a very delightful experience when I looked outside and saw a large flock of cedar waxwings in my yard....

Original post made by Brian on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm | 8 comments | 1903 Views

SPORTS

Trotter helps fill the void for the Stanford men's basketball team

By the time Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins contacted then Campolindo High senior Jack Trotter in late April of 2008, it was...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by garyruppel, on Jan 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 2458 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee defense challenges evidence handling

The trial of Palo Alto High School graduate Todd David Burpee, who is accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Arev, on Jan 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm | 20 comments | 3547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax campaign will be positive, chairs say

Three parents leading the effort to renew Palo Alto's school parcel tax Tuesday vowed to mount a campaign that will unite...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by a mom, on Jan 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 72 comments | 4098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Verde Elementary principal to retire

Lupe Garcia, the principal at Palo Verde Elementary School in Palo Alto, will retire at the end of the school year, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Dipti Joshi, on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm | 7 comments | 2238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hate Group is schedululed to picket Gunn High School Friday

The Westboro Baptist Church is scheduled to picket Gunn High School this Friday, 1/29/2010 , from 7:25 a.m. until 7:55...

Original post made by Julie Hurst on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 29 comments | 2667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly senior is finalist in Intel science competition

Palo Alto High School senior Lynnelle Ye learned this morning that she has been named as a finalist in a prestigious national...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 2087 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car crashes into house in Menlo Park

A car crashed into a house in Menlo Park this afternoon, but according to initial reports nobody was hurt, Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm | 6 comments | 1776 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen car crashes in Los Altos, driver flees

An unidentified driver fled after crashing a stolen car into a tree in a residential Los Altos neighborhood early Sunday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sheesh, on Jan 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 1899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla gets federal loan to build Palo Alto plant

A $465 million low-interest federal loan will help Tesla Motors build its planned powertrain production facility in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by This explains a lot, on Jan 27, 2010 at 6:31 am | 25 comments | 3954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Banking on a turnaround

As Bank of America assumes ownership of the second largest newspaper company in the nation, what does the future hold for...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Jan 27, 2010 at 1:38 am | 7 comments | 2301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Principal McEvoy to resign June 30

Palo Alto High School Principal Jacquie McEvoy has announced she will resign effective June 30, Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Paly Student, on Jan 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm | 38 comments | 4119 Views
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