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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Todd Burpee's girlfriend won't testify in trial

Todd Burpee's girlfriend took the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination during a closed hearing on Monday...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by His Ex Girlfriend, on May 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 7 comments | 2304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto City Council could see big shift in 2010

The nine-person Palo Alto City Council could potentially seat five new members next year, as Vice Mayor Jack Morton and Councilwoman...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on May 20, 2009 at 11:13 am | 7 comments | 2125 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foothills fire-management plan stalls

A long-awaited proposal to reduce fire danger in the Foothills by creating evacuation trails, trimming fire-prone vegetation...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by Ed Whisler, on May 20, 2009 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 1882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeling sheepish...?

Sheep and goats take a sunbathing break from grazing at the Emily Renzel Marshlands along East Bayshore Road Tuesday. The...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 7994 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: How to fund high-speed rail AND tunneling

With the passage of Proposition 1A last November and Congress's approval of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Clem, on May 20, 2009 at 12:17 am | 7 comments | 2213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Palo Alto

Blossoming magnolia trees grace the streets, offering sweet fragrances in early spring. An abundance of multi-colored azaleas,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by charles chisom, on May 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm | 1 comment | 2706 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Large Fire Behind East Bayshore Post Office

PAPD, PAFD, EPA, and Menlo are all responding code 3 to a large fire in the creek near the East Bayshore Post Office, The...

Original post made by qq on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 2310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

College Terrace Centre rejection challenged

After being rebuffed by Palo Alto's planning commission last month, a developer is now taking his proposal for a block-wide,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Poor Mr Smailey, on May 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 1987 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls swim to silver on golden day at CCS

It was the fastest swimming meet in Central Coast Section history and Palo Alto's Jasmine Tosky and Sarah Liang were wearing...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by SwimMom, on May 19, 2009 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 2381 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

baylands scoop

This morning about 8 police cars were speeding to the baylands. Then a crashed car was towed away. What's the scoop?...

Original post made by Stacy on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm | 3 comments | 1883 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee faces further charges from Oct. 30 attack

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Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by JT, on May 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 8 comments | 2774 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting engaged

After more than a century of marginalization in the United States, residents of Asian descent are increasingly exercising...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by aha, on May 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 24 comments | 2791 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Critics Still Haven't Read the 'Torture' Memos

WSJ Today http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124243020964825531.html Ms. Toensing was chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on May 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 1798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain may cut weekend service, raise fares

Caltrain has announced possible service and fare changes to be implemented as early as October. At a board of directors meeting...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 18, 2009 at 11:13 am | 23 comments | 2424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Low-achiever program intrigues school board

Excited by the apparent early success of a pilot program to narrow the "achievement gap," Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by another alum, on May 18, 2009 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teen was smart, gentle, sweet, parents recall

Surrounded by a score of comforting relatives, Jean-Paul "JP" Blanchard's parents looked back on the life of their son late...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Adam She, on May 18, 2009 at 8:38 am | 46 comments | 8167 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rumsfeld's administration peer are suddenly speaking out and it isnít pretty.

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 18, 2009 at 2:31 am | 1 comment | 1999 Views

MOVIES

Star Trek question

Peter Canavese, how do you figure that Sulu's sword is "unearned?" In the original show, Sulu is an expert fencer....

Original post made by Sarah on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on May 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 4204 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kitchens not confidential

Woman's Club's spring tour invites the public into five Palo Alto kitchens Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=12242...

Original post made on May. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2064 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senate passes smoking ban at beaches, parks

A smoking ban on state beaches and parks passed the California state Senate on Thursday and could make the state the first...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Betty, on May 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 24 comments | 1935 Views
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