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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman victim of 'pigeon drop' scam

A woman played the unwitting role Thursday in what Palo Alto police Agent Dan Ryan called a classic "pigeon drop" scam. The...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2009
Last comment by jack, on Apr 20, 2009 at 1:59 pm | 7 comments | 2385 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

America and Israel: Friends No More?

Does anyone find Obama's willingness to allow Iran to continue its nuclear buildups odd? It also seems that America and...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 18, 2009
Last comment by Inquisitive, on Apr 20, 2009 at 1:28 pm | 3 comments | 2007 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

78-year-old woman jewel thief lands in jail

A 78-year-old woman who laughs as she recalls her half-century career as an international jewelry thief is behind bars in...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2009
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Apr 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 10 comments | 2775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ofek named principal at JLS Middle School

Palo Alto school superintendent Kevin Skelly will recommend to the school board that Sharon Ofek, a former math and science...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Apr 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 4790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Los Altos

Irene and Barry Grenier consider themselves the "current stewards" of their Craftsman-style home on Orange Avenue, which...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2009
Last comment by TOM WATKINS, on Apr 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm | 1 comment | 3211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does Palo Alto test for pharmaceudicals in water?

I just read an interesting AP article about the need for measurement of pharmaseudical redidue in municipal water sources....

Original post made by Fresh Water on Apr. 19, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Doom, on Apr 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 1858 Views

AROUND TOWN

How good is our public transit?

Useful website which shows how useless public transit is in Palo Alto http://www.healthierplanethealthieryou.com/ Just...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 19, 2009 at 2:14 pm | 17 comments | 1822 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Republican steals from Don Henley, then mocks the victim

Charles DeVore is running against Barbara Boxer for the US Senate. He claims that he has a constitutional right to steal...

Original post made by Don on Apr. 18, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 19, 2009 at 7:16 am | 3 comments | 2274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Walkable Neighborhoods - What does that phrase mean to you?

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Original post made by Resident on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by RMT of Rex Manor, on Apr 19, 2009 at 1:59 am | 25 comments | 3277 Views

AROUND TOWN

Giant sculpture to get its own park in Palo Alto

A huge modern, bent-steel sculpture at San Antonio Road and Alma Street will be moved two blocks to its own "pocket park,"...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Gus L., on Apr 18, 2009 at 11:07 pm | 3 comments | 2122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees to discuss primary math text options

Facing protest over their choice of a new elementary school math textbook, Palo Alto school administrators have invited parents...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomathtextbooks, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 47 comments | 5957 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver loses control, barrels into Woodside bank

Woodside's Wells Fargo bank was not built with a drive-up window, but the driver of a black Mercedes on Tuesday, April 14,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Senior with a manual transmission, on Apr 18, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 2274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford drops plans for mall expansion

Stanford University has dropped its ambitious plan to expand the Stanford Shopping Center and to add a hotel to the mall...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by menlo park observer, on Apr 18, 2009 at 11:18 am | 44 comments | 3721 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sentencing put off for Walgreens arsonist

Despite Donald Ray Williams' conviction in January on charges of torching the downtown Palo Alto Walgreens building in 2007,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by John, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:50 am | 5 comments | 2189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"affirmative action for whites" at UC?

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12014954 A new University of California admissions policy, adopted to increase campus diversity,...

Original post made by Rush on Mar. 29, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Apr 18, 2009 at 8:48 am | 70 comments | 3228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arraignment set for attempted-murder suspect

An alleged gang member arrested last month for his suspected involvement in the attempted murder of two Redwood City police...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by chris, on Apr 18, 2009 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 2162 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VIDEO: Tall Tree awardees honored Thursday

Hundreds of Palo Altans paused Thursday night to recognize the power of individuals to better their community, as two organizations...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Alice Smith, on Apr 18, 2009 at 12:09 am | 2 comments | 3961 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mourning by candlelight

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Original post made on Mar. 13, 2008
Last comment by Mother, on Apr 17, 2009 at 8:44 pm | 3 comments | 3403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No coverage of latest Alma Plaza issue

I am really surprised that the Weekly has had no stories about the latest development in Alma Plaza saga. [Portion removed...

Original post made by Alma Plaza watcher on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by I like Mr Moss, on Apr 17, 2009 at 5:46 pm | 4 comments | 1916 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

El Camino Real & California Street - Mystery Wheelchair Accident

Hello everyone- I'm hoping that someone can help me. On Saturday, April 11th I was driving down el camino real and stopped...

Original post made by Daniel J. Pinna on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Apr 17, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 3 comments | 2113 Views
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