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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers to get 1-percent bonus

With three dozen Palo Alto educators sitting in the room, all five members of the Board of Education Tuesday said they would...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by debatable, on Dec 24, 2012 at 9:15 am | 38 comments | 2532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Survey shows residents want Newell Bridge removed

Even as plans proceed to replace the Newell Road bridge that connects Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, Palo Alto residents who...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Screw growth, on Dec 24, 2012 at 12:51 am | 72 comments | 3003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is there a water problem ?

The water is awfully deep on University around Chaucer St. I just tried to drive over to the Chaucer St. Bridge to see...

Original post made by Anon. on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm | 2 comments | 1407 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Unattended pot on stove sparks midnight blaze

Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Redwood City and Woodside firefighters were able to extinguish a two-alarm blaze that had a female...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Time-For-NextGen-Stoves, on Dec 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1042 Views

SPORTS

Foothill College football coach Doug Boyett passes away

Doug Boyett was a football man and a family man. That was evident when he traveled to Pasadena earlier this month to watch...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Pepin, on Dec 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 24 comments | 5179 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA scientist flooded with doomsday questions

On his Web page, "Ask an Astrobiologist," local NASA scientist David Morrison has received more than 5,000 questions about...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Dec 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 1052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where is Walter E. Wallis?

Walter E. Wallis. Long time poster from a view point atypical of Palo Alto. Does anyone know what happened to him? ...

Original post made by Outside Observer on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 23, 2012 at 12:45 am | 9 comments | 1253 Views

AROUND TOWN

why so many invisible pedestrians crossing Alma going to the train?

Now that it's darker earlier in the evening, the number of invisible pedestrians running across Alma to catch the train is...

Original post made by Keifer on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm | 10 comments | 1437 Views

SPORTS

Stanford moves up in Directors' Cup standings

After winning the past 18 straight titles, Stanford is battling some stiff competition in this year's Division I Learfield...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by area man, on Dec 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 1010 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hill, Leno push for disclosure in political ads

Political advertisements would have to clearly identify their top three funders under legislation that state Sens. Jerry...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by corporations are not people, on Dec 22, 2012 at 9:37 am | 4 comments | 950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Building inspector fell after climbing guard rails

A City of Palo Alto-contracted building inspector who plunged to his death down an elevator shaft had climbed on two guardrails...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by pete bennett, on Dec 22, 2012 at 6:27 am | 2 comments | 1707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man arrested after housecleaner interrupts burglary

A Palo Alto resident, alerted by his housecleaner, came home to find a man allegedly trying to steal his vehicle Monday afternoon,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by the650nerd, on Dec 22, 2012 at 3:02 am | 29 comments | 1485 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Zuckerberg donates $500 million to local foundation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he is giving nearly $500 million in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm | 16 comments | 1505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community rallies to find bone-marrow match for professor

The Bay Area's South Asian community, technology companies and universities across the country are rallying to save the life...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 2576 Views

AROUND TOWN

When are they going to outlaw burning fires in fireplaces?

I haven't been able to open my windows for fresh air all evening because someone has been burning wood since this afternoon...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Think About It, on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 6758 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused killer of East Palo Alto activist can't beat weapons trial

Gregory Elarms Sr., the man who was accused of gunning down East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis at the Hillsdale...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Pitful, on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1042 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man faces more felonies after highway shooting

An East Palo Alto man who is charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at a vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 faces...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Sylvia, on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm | 4 comments | 1332 Views

SPORTS

Stanford bowled over by historic response for postseason tickets

Just 24 hours after the 2012 Pac-12 Champion Cardinal was officially selected to play in the 99th Rose Bowl Game presented...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Stanford Fan, on Dec 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 2 comments | 1149 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to express support for Newtown families

The Postal Service in Newtown, Conn., has set up a post office box for cards and letters of support for shooting victim families,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Dec 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm | 9 comments | 1247 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Prayer Services for Children & Staff of Sandy Hook Elementary

There will be two services on Friday, a week after this terrible incident that has made so many feel afraid and sad during...

Original post made by Austen Heydon on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by non denominational, on Dec 20, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 3 comments | 919 Views
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