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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

San Jose man charged with robberies in Palo Alto

A man who police believe used a handgun to rob stores and banks throughout the region, including a Walgreens and a bank in...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Gonzo, on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 10 comments | 1467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla announces first-quarter profitability

Tesla Motors today announced March 31 that it will achieve profitability in the first quarter after selling more of its Model...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by John is Right, on Apr 1, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 15 comments | 937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greendale to lead city's organic-wast experiment

South Palo Alto neighborhood chosen for a pilot project in which black trash bins will give way to green ones. For...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
There are no comments yet. 655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly students explore 'teen themes' in Young Playwrights Project

Mother-daughter relationships, divorce, autism, gay teen relationships — even dementia — are among the themes...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jake Arky, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 1853 Views

SPORTS

NCAA party ends abruptly for Stanford women

The magic vanished for nearly six minutes of the second half, and, with it, a shot at a sixth straight trip to the NCAA...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Stew Plock, on Apr 1, 2013 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 5920 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Solar Impulse embarks on historic flight from Moffett

The Solar Impulse, an airplane powered entirely by energy harvested from the sun, will soon take off from Moffett Field --...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Apr 1, 2013 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 7611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators parse new state math standards

Concerns about new state standards in mathematics on the horizon for 2014 attracted 300 local educators to a gathering Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by albert einstein, on Mar 31, 2013 at 10:21 pm | 23 comments | 2811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air pollutants linked to higher risk of birth defects

Breathing traffic pollution in early pregnancy is linked to a higher risk for certain serious birth defects, according to...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Earlier study, on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 7418 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

JJ&F Market renovation on hold

While residents are still absorbing the shock that Miki's Farm Fresh Market will close just six months after it opened at...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Old Teacher, on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 44 comments | 501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford leaps ahead on creating biological computers

A team of Stanford University bioengineers has created a biological transistor that allows engineers to compute inside living...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 5 comments | 1457 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly students explore identity, stress in art show

Local teens reflect on their identities and on growing up in Silicon Valley in "Youth Speaks Out," an art-and-narrative exhibit...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Anne Hillman, on Mar 31, 2013 at 7:56 am | 3 comments | 1988 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 6th boys' hoop team wins All-Net title

The Palo Alto NJB 6th grade boys' All-Net basketball team capped off a very successful season by winning the championship...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Jason Peery, on Mar 31, 2013 at 12:18 am | 2 comments | 969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blossom Valley

Once a field of orchards, Blossom Valley is now filled with houses, many with young children. Families stroll with their...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Mar 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm | 3 comments | 166 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local Boy Scouts want change in sexual-orientation policy

The national Boy Scouts of America policy prohibiting homosexual people from becoming members or leaders is out of touch,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Tony Porterfield, on Mar 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm | 13 comments | 1450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mod costumes help move Oscar Wilde play into swinging '60s

TheatreWorks artistic director Robert Kelley huddles with designers in the costume shop, peering at purple swatches of wool...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2013
Last comment by Oscar fan, on Mar 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 3560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto locals march to support gun control

Members of the Silicon Valley Community Against Gun Violence and Organizing For Action marched downtown during the National...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by also t, on Mar 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm | 13 comments | 1063 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Nation's budget problems slow NASA's toxic cleanup

Until budget problems are sorted out, NASA officials say they plan to simply put a fence around piles of contaminated soil...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments | 1396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Developer offers $13 million for school land

A housing developer has offered to pay $13 million to the Palo Alto school district for a 2.6-acre parcel at 525 San Antonio...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 5 comments | 1956 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: For now, a required 'public benefit' slips away

There is plenty of blame to go around in any assessment of why Miki's Farm Fresh Market will have to close its doors next...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by South PA resident, on Mar 29, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 8 comments | 1220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Palo Alto the Charter for Troop 57 of the Anti-Gay Boy Scouts?

From the article in the Weekly - "charter organizations sign a contract with the troop to provide a meeting place, sometimes...

Original post made by palo alto parent on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by bigoted is bigoted, on Mar 29, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1163 Views
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