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AROUND TOWN

19-year-old Palo Alto native becomes youngest person to ski to South Pole

Inspiring story for adventurers and couch potatos alike. Report in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24791176/n-19-year-old-resident-becomes-youngest-per...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 24, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Realignment drives property-crime increase, report says

Property crimes across the state rose 7.6 percent this year, and Santa Clara County was hit the worst, with an increase of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 4692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tesla wins approval for new signs

Three days after Palo Alto officials approved a large, illuminated sign for the Grocery Outlet store at Alma Village, the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Pants on fire..., on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 37 comments | 6122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toys that teach

Forget the Xboxes and the Wiis. Building toys — from Lego sets to tiny robots that light up — have always been...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by opus, on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 7120 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yuletide trees spread joy in Old Palo Alto

Debbie Nichols' remembrances of her Old Palo Alto neighborhood at Christmas time do not include colored lights and boughs...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crosbie W, on Dec 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under the tree, a gift for Jesus

When the Galbraith family of Palo Alto unwraps Christmas presents on Dec. 25, the first box they'll open is one for Jesus. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:25 am | 3 comments | 5911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws plan for office complex, police HQ

The Jay Paul Company has withdrawn its proposal to build an office complex at 395 Page Mill Road and a new police headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Big Picture, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 40 comments | 9761 Views

AROUND TOWN

TP'd last night

Did anyone else's house get TP'd last night? Our front tree was well-draped with toilet paper, and I'm trying to rule out...

Original post made by TP_in_my_tree on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Dec 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 8 comments | 1042 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep standouts head All-CCS water polo teams

Sacred Heart Prep seniors Harrison Enright and Caitlin Stuewe earned top honors on their respective teams to highlight the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mike Dunn (parent), on Dec 23, 2013 at 8:17 am | 17 comments | 10099 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park assault: Ex-49er Kwame Harris sentenced

Four days in county jail and three years of probation are ahead for Kwame Harris, the former San Francisco 49er offensive...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 22, 2013 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 2976 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sharing, and surviving, the holidays with children

While school is closed this holiday season, check out some activities to keep the family occupied — and jolly. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by C is for Craft, on Dec 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 3 comments | 2199 Views

AROUND TOWN

New emergency-operations center unveiled

Palo Alto's Emergency Operations Center has gone from a dusty, closet-like space only staffed during emergencies to a fully...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Can't have it both ways, on Dec 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 10 comments | 5730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Researchers find radioactivity in migratory tuna

More than a year after a tsunami in Japan flooded the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, researchers from Stanford and...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Alastair, on Dec 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 14 comments | 6425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commissioners push for more traffic data

Palo Alto residents' ongoing frustration over worsening traffic surfaced again Wednesday night, even as city transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by We've seen it in MV, on Dec 22, 2013 at 12:34 am | 28 comments | 3464 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto in no hurry to recoup Maybell loan

Palo Alto's plan to bring an affordable-housing complex to Maybell Avenue may have dissolved on Election Day, but the city...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Dec 21, 2013 at 10:26 pm | 5 comments | 1064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto in no hurry to recoup Maybell loan

Palo Alto's plan to bring an affordable-housing complex to a Maybell Avenue orchard may have dissolved on Election Day, but...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Dec 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm | 21 comments | 3214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman found dead in Heritage Park

She was known to neighbors as the woman who sat every morning on a park bench in Heritage Park in Palo Alto. She was found...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Dec 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm | 9 comments | 5840 Views

AROUND TOWN

A vegetarian oasis

Six blocks off Castro Street, Yam Leaf Bistro is like a time-out. No fighting for parking, no scrum of restaurants vying...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm | 6 comments | 3406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open address to Ken Dauber – PLEASE, reconsider forming a Shadow PAUSD Board.

Dear Mr. Dauber, I addressed you back in March calling on you to form a PAUSD Shadow Board http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2013/03/21/open-address-to-ken-dauber—please-form-...

Original post made by village fool on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by parent is full of it, on Dec 21, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 7 comments | 1352 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest massage therapist for sexual battery

Police arrested a Palo Alto massage therapist for the sexual battery of four young women in 2012. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
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