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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting to the basics of 'civic engagement'

Seeking to promote civic engagement, Palo Alto city officials are preparing to unveil a comprehensive "civic action plan"...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by FYI, on Apr 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm | 21 comments | 2581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students post college rejections for all to see

In something of a tradition at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools, some seniors this week chose to post their college rejection...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 13 comments | 20866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

can anyone clarify the Terman issue?

Hi new neighbors -- we recently moved to Palo Alto - love the sunny skies and friendly welcomes we've gotten...finally crawling...

Original post made by new girl in town on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by thrilled with Terman/Gunn, on Apr 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm | 14 comments | 2569 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Young Mountain View woman killed in Oakland

A young woman who was killed in Oakland early Tuesday was identified as 17-year-old Mountain View resident Tamara Thompson,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by adan, on Apr 7, 2009 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 1905 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What did the Vatican Know?

looks like the Vatican knew about the pedophile priest problem for over 50 years and did nothing about it. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/us/03church.html?_r=1&hpw "The...

Original post made by Vatican watcher on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Vatican watcher, on Apr 7, 2009 at 7:05 am | 12 comments | 1777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior Dogs: arthritis medication -> Etodolac

Hi, Have you used Etodolac for your pet? If so, I am interested in finding out if your pet experienced any adverse reaction? My...

Original post made by Doggie\'s Mom on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by Nora charles, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:24 am | 1 comment | 1911 Views

SPORTS

Women's hoops season ends in the Final Four

For the next few days it may be hard for senior Jillian Harmon and her Stanford teammates to recognize their accomplishments...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Nora charles, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:20 am | 3 comments | 2132 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foothill-De Anza Chancellor Martha Kanter tapped by Obama

President Barack Obama has named Martha Kanter, chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District serving northerly...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Martha fan, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:04 am | 9 comments | 2317 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Soccer Club - Palo Alto Blue Thunder, GU10 (Born After 7/31/99)

Palo Alto's only Class 1 girls U10 soccer team (Palo Alto Soccer Club 00G Blue Thunder, born after 7/31/99) is looking for...

Original post made by Walter Leclerc on Apr. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2677 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Doctor convicted in Internet prescriptions case

A Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressants to a Stanford student who later committed suicide has...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Clotho, on Apr 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm | 5 comments | 2009 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The One Banker Who Got It

http://www.forbes.com/2009/04/03/banking-andy-beal-business-wall-street-beal.html Fascinating story about this banker...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Perepective, on Apr 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 1854 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feds accuse Lozano's of bilking workers

A local car wash has been cheating workers out of their pay on slow business days, the U.S. Department of Labor reported...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by rr, on Apr 6, 2009 at 5:55 pm | 4 comments | 2027 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Palo Alto firefighter pleads no contest to fraud

A former City of Palo Alto firefighter could face four years in prison for scamming on her worker's compensation claim, according...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by rr, on Apr 6, 2009 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 1937 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto firefighter pleads guilty to workers' compensation fraud

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/04/06/BA9Q16TIV3.DTL ...

Original post made by Rush on Apr. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1989 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Projector fire forces Stanford Theatre evacuation

The Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto will likely be closed Friday due to a small fire that prompted an evacuation of the theater...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by musical, on Apr 5, 2009 at 8:45 pm | 7 comments | 3335 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama outlines sweeping goal of nuclear-free world

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090405/ap_on_go_pr_wh/eu_obama By AP press, a link to an article about Pres Obama's plan...

Original post made by Perspective on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Apr 5, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 2 comments | 1868 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Baffled No More on Why Buffet wanted Bailouts and Obama

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/6358451.html Link to Chron on Buffet's companies getting megabailoutbucks. TADA!...

Original post made by Perspective on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Apr 5, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 1930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 208 comments | 38386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are Moderated Threads a Good Idea?

I notice that Stephen Levy is starting a blog, but wants not only to limit comments to registered users, but also to look...

Original post made by Anna on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Adam, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:21 pm | 20 comments | 2124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents share concerns over MySpace

Local parents recently got a wake-up call about the dangers of the Internet, in the form of a PTA meeting about MySpace,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Adam, on Apr 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm | 4 comments | 2292 Views
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