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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher, staff bonus on board agenda

Palo Alto school employees will vote soon on a proposed pay raise described as a "one-time, off-the-salary-schedule payment"...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 54 comments | 8715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students win Siemens competition prize

Two Palo Alto students have won a Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology prize, which is the nation's top science...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Dec 19, 2012 at 10:46 am | 7 comments | 1566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lonely Shopping Carts

For months, commuters at the California Avenue train station have been treated to the sight of shopping carts dumped into...

Original post made by Gene Coan on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by feed back, on Dec 19, 2012 at 9:40 am | 6 comments | 1811 Views

AROUND TOWN

City pay, pension costs rising

While other cities are reducing the pension and government cost, why the pension costs are rising significantly in Palo Alto!...

Original post made by @taxpayer on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 779 Views

SPORTS

Gunn wrestlers pin down second place in tourney

Despite getting a pair of individual victories, the Gunn wrestling team came up short in its bid for back-to-back team titles...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 843 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DUI driver strikes hydrant on Sand Hill Road

A portion of Sand Hill Road near Stanford University in Palo Alto was temporarily closed Tuesday morning after a DUI driver...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 9 comments | 869 Views

AROUND TOWN

CEO of Jewish Community Center to leave Palo Alto

Alan Sataloff, the CEO of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center since 2004, is quitting to take a position in Chicago,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 6 comments | 968 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: High altitude, high risk

When Chris Klinke and a group of fellow mountaineers started up K2, they knew the risks of climbing the second highest, and...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by radar, on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 12 comments | 1300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much solar on new PAUSD construction?

With all the new PAUSD buildings, how many have Solar Photovoltaic Panels as part of their plans? What's PAUSD electric...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by lowest bidder = CHEAP work, on Dec 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm | 11 comments | 976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mobile-home park closure would displace 400

The planned closing of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto to make way for an apartment complex took a step forward...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Literally, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 5 comments | 1220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A needed step back

A growing public concern about the magnitude of a proposal made by developer and Stanford benefactor John Arrillaga and the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01 am | 22 comments | 1966 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Children murdered in Connecticut grade school

Earlier today there was a story from China that 22 children in a grade school were wounded by a nut with a big knife. The...

Original post made by maguro_01 on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mensch, on Dec 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 18 comments | 1205 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

please slow down when driving in the rain

Sections of both Hwy 101 and Hwy 280 were closed this morning due to serious car crashes. Please folks, slow down when the...

Original post made by reckless driving is not an accident on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students riding bikes on wrong side of Churchill

Paly students do ride their bikes the wrong way down Churchill but not excusing them, it is quite apparent why they do it....

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 7 comments | 1223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Getting to 'yes'

There's a phrase that Brodie Hamilton uses to describe people's reluctance to switch from commuting by car to taking an alternate...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 1023 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Assault on pedestrian - what should I have done?

I witnessed a disturbing incident yesterday afternoon. A pedestrian was crossing Bryant Street in a crosswalk and was about...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by DC, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 29 comments | 4958 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why would anyone, with a mentally challenged child, have weapons in their home?

Mentally unbalanced kids cannot be trusted around weapons, of any type, including hammers and knives. What was this mother...

Original post made by Sally on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm | 4 comments | 910 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharon Hofstedt: Hot chocolate and community building

As a pre-teen in small-town Minnesota, Sharon Hofstedt delivered the Minneapolis Star Tribune door to door seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 1321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto poised to embark on trash experiment

Those black carts filled with trash may soon disappear from the curbside of one Palo Alto neighborhood as part of the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 24 comments | 1329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters duck gunfire in East Palo Alto

Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Enough!, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 16 comments | 1179 Views
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