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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain electrification meeting set for tonight

Caltrain's voyage toward electrification of its Peninsula corridor will make a stop at Palo Alto tonight, where officials...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 1790 Views

AROUND TOWN

Camera catches burglary suspect in the act

Police arrested a maintenance worker Thursday, Feb. 28, after he was photographed by a surveillance camera burglarizing an...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Victim, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:23 am | 14 comments | 4741 Views

SPORTS

Second straight title offers historic finish for Gunn girls

The Gunn girls' basketball team made some history by winning its second straight Central Coast Section championship on Saturday...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Jim H, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 2854 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza rebirth could be delayed

It took years of neighborhood meetings, litigation, zoning hearings and squabbles over the meaning of "historical" before...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 46 comments | 1802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto releases salary data

The City of Palo Alto's payroll fell by 3 percent in 2012, though the rising costs of employee benefits kept the overall...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 17 comments | 2841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One dead, one injured in East Palo Alto shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in East Palo Alto that left a 22-year-old man dead and a boy injured on Friday evening,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Carol, on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 26 comments | 1440 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook seeks land for housing in Menlo Park

Like the city itself, Facebook's hunting for spots to build homes in Menlo Park. The social media company either needs to...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 2446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Believe me, sooner or later the Mitchell Park library will open

Believe me, sooner or later the Mitchell Park library will open Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18492...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by The Obvious, on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:24 am | 14 comments | 1693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ... </B>Three years ago, artist <B>Sam Yates</B> was a local hero of sorts. After years of snapping...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 1037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you experienced the "hidden" PAUSD's manual reconstructed by "Cardinal"?

I found this brilliant posting of "Cardinal" under the article "School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe "...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 am | 4 comments | 1252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

In a country where more than one-third of adults are obese, a growing number of people are exploring hypnotherapy as an alternative...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Shannon Tobin, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:36 am | 1 comment | 2181 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Groupon CEO: 'I was fired'

After a poor earnings report sent Groupon's stock down by 24 percent, the company fired its CEO, Andrew Mason, Thursday,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 4, 2013 at 12:54 am | 17 comments | 1309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gym teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by N.D., on Mar 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 34 comments | 2466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 3217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe

Critics of Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing perspectives...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | 115 comments | 7142 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sophia's

This was my favorite restaurant in Midtown. Does anyone know why Sophia's closed?...

Original post made by nat on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Geri SIGLER Mcgilvray, on Mar 3, 2013 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 1766 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Acterra executive director to retire

Michael Closson, who has led the Palo Alto environmental nonprofit Acterra for a decade, will retire as executive director...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by , on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 1392 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: State ballot recommendations

The Weekly's recommendations on state Propositions 30-40, as well as Foothill-De Anza College Board, Santa Clara County Board...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | 34 comments | 1587 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Potential gift for Paly gym: $20 million

School board members Tuesday lauded an anonymous family who is considering a possible $20 million donation to renovate Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by World B. Free, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm | 22 comments | 3727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City misspending money

The City Council & City Manager have been crying poverty when it comes to the city budget; here's what they are spending...

Original post made by common sense on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 2030 Views
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