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SPORTS

Palo Alto wins softball showdown with Castilleja

The stage was set for Castilleja senior softball pitcher Sammy Albanese to make history. All she needed to do was throw a...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Amy, on May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 2424 Views

AROUND TOWN

State audit blasts High-Speed Rail Authority

California's controversial high-speed-rail project risks major delays because of poor planning, a shaky business plan and...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Frank, on May 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 3301 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Altan among trio arrested for insurance fraud

The owners and the accountant/controller of the Posh Bagel and Posh Bakery chain have been arrested on suspicion of under-reporting...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by Well., on May 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm | 9 comments | 3177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fixes eyed for flood-prone bridges along creek

Seeking to protect Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park from the volatile San Francisquito Creek, a regional flood-control...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 17 comments | 2428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pilot alerted of dangers before plane crash

Pilot Doug Bourn was warned by the air traffic controller at Palo Alto Airport just before his Feb. 17 takeoff that there...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Mel, on May 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 38 comments | 2736 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: 31st annual Palo Alto Tall Tree awards

Palo Alto's 2010 Tall Tree awards recognized suicide-prevention and mental health advocates Victor and Mary Ojakian; local...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3869 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soap Box Derby 'Rally Race' held in Palo Alto

About 35 young racers from throughout California and Arizona competed Saturday in Palo Alto in a Soap Box Derby "Rally Race"...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by McGrude, on May 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 2132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Growing Up Asian' panel to share stories

In the last decade, the Asian student population in Palo Alto has grown by 1,500 children. On Wednesday (March 31), more...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Palo Alto Asian American Mom, on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | 57 comments | 8477 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Speier introduces $1 billion bay-restoration bill

A bill to spend $1 billion over 10 years to restore and clean up San Francisco Bay has been introduced in Congress by Rep....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 3101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Everything old is art again

Sorting out bottles and cans from the trash? Anyone can do that. Heidi Paul recycles cashmere. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 3, 2010 at 3:45 am | 2 comments | 2434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Todd, on May 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 42 comments | 3144 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic May Fete parade celebrates the young

Palo Alto's historic May Fete and Parade has celebrated the area's youth each first Saturday in May since the 1920s -- meaning...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by Derrick Fellows, on May 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 1931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain's survival: Is it high-speed rail or bust?

While Menlo Park and Atherton contest in court the state's decision to run its high-speed-rail system along the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Insight, on May 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 19 comments | 2538 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tall Tree Awards

What a great evening at the Tall Tree awards last evening. Must have been the biggest event to date. Great honorees and community...

Original post made by bambi on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lost, on May 2, 2010 at 7:47 am | 1 comment | 2014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council trio rips firefighters' petition

Three members of the City Council are urging Palo Alto voters to refrain from signing a circulating petition that would make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Andrea, on May 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 96 comments | 4737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund targets programs for kids, families

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is giving $260,000 in grants this year to 38 community organizations that serve children...

Original post made on May. 1, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Turning garbage into gold

Throughout Palo Alto, a movement has been brewing. People serious about helping the environment are turning to composting...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by zachary, on May 1, 2010 at 10:31 am | 15 comments | 4389 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toys banned for 'unhealthy' fast-food meals

Tuesday was a sad day for the McDonald's Happy Meal. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to ban toys and other...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by If you need yet one more example of Big Brother..., on May 1, 2010 at 4:06 am | 53 comments | 4631 Views

BOOKS

Foothill-De Anza receives award for online texts

Foothill-De Anza Community College District received a statewide technology award for developing a national consortium to...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on May 1, 2010 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 5546 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local police bust nets $100,000 in pot plants

Mountain View police say they seized more than $100,000 worth of marijuana plants growing in a house near Aptos after a local...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by health warning..4 Dopey, on May 1, 2010 at 1:44 am | 5 comments | 2240 Views
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