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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Binkley found not guilty by reason of insanity

A jury concluded Tuesday morning that Sargent Binkley was legally insane during his armed robbery of a Mountain View Walgreens...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by OneWhoKnows, on Jan 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm | 8 comments | 2172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan Liz Kniss named Board of Supervisors chair, uh, president

Liz Kniss of Palo Alto has been elected "president" — no longer "chair" at her request — of the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Jan 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm | 5 comments | 1957 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Purse-snatching unrelated to other robberies

Palo Alto police are investigating a Monday afternoon purse snatching carried out several weeks after a series of street...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by To PA Walker, on Jan 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 1983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cops to offer Citizens Police Academy

The Palo Alto Police Department is inviting community members to participate in its 23rd Citizens Police Academy, which begins...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by lol, on Jan 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 10 comments | 2022 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Pink-ribbon sweatshop' sale on Sunday

The NorCal Gals — otherwise known as Gunn High School teachers — are throwing a fundraiser Sunday to sponsor...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2137 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The power of words

Jeff Mendelman continues pacing the stage with a firm grip on his microphone, even though his voice has broken with emotion....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2860 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Role of Public Libraries in Children's Literacy Development

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Original post made by Concerned parent on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Paly, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 24 comments | 2226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trying to stop bullying

Duveneck Elementary School in Palo Alto has a freshly repainted playground for games the kids play during recess. It's a...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2008
Last comment by paly reporter, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 126 comments | 6005 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Could uncounted ballots affect Prop. 8?

It could depend on hanging chads, I hope the ballots are well guarded! Roughly 2.7 million ballots from Tuesday’s election...

Original post made by Anne on Nov. 8, 2008
Last comment by Paly reporter, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 32 comments | 2217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stress, calendar, school size on board agenda

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Original post made on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by Paly reporter, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 2197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial of doctor for illegal prescription delayed

A trial in San Mateo County Superior Court for a Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressant pills to...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Clotho, on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 2186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Broken Traffic Signal: City Employee refuses to have fixed

As you can read below, one of our employees has failed to do her job and get the traffic lights in Palo Alto working. As...

Original post made by Stephen Rock on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 2660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

it's a matter of pride

WOW, proud of the rescue boat, proud of the maps I feel better alraedy, wow it's a matter of pride, begging for million...

Original post made by fireman on Jan. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

So what do you think about, THE RESCUE BOAT?

Think the POWERS to be in Palo Alto might want to get to the BOTTUM of this program? I like the part where for years...

Original post made by fireman on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 14, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 1851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto OKs compost-technology task force

Palo Alto leaders remain as split as ever over the city's composting options, but they agreed Monday night to create a new...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Jan 14, 2009 at 8:49 am | 6 comments | 1959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police recover counterfeit money

Palo Alto police arrested two people early Sunday morning on drug charges and ended up recovering more than $2,000 in counterfeit...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Dave Flohr, on Jan 14, 2009 at 12:37 am | 6 comments | 2079 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man pleads not guilty in toddler shooting

Sergio Sanchez pleaded not guilty in court Monday in connection with the accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old last Thursday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2009 at 7:48 pm | 4 comments | 1936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Little League juniors, Babe Ruth 13s, or both?

I am perplexed as to where to register my 13 year old baseball player for spring. There seems to be two options, but confused...

Original post made by Confused Parent on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by annoyed, on Jan 13, 2009 at 6:03 pm | 8 comments | 2383 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bridge Painting/Tazer Deployment in Bol Park

Seeing that EPA recently had an issue with a previously deported ex-felon, I thought this story would go along well with...

Original post made by qq on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Gennady Sheyner, on Jan 13, 2009 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 2091 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

License-plate scanners worry civil libertarians

Palo Alto police officers will soon be able to collect and store license-plate numbers from passing cars without lifting...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 1813 Views
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