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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City remains split on composting options

Palo Alto's heated debate over whether to keep composting in the city ended in a stalemate Monday night, with each side claiming...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Park lover, on Dec 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm | 16 comments | 2645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bleak bond market 'needn't slow PA library work'

Today's bleak municipal bond market, hit hard by the national economic crisis, doesn't have to slow down the rebuilding of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by No thanks, on Dec 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 18 comments | 2499 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PAPD launches ambitious racial 'action plan'

Still reeling from accusations of racial profiling, the Palo Alto Police Department has prepared an ambitious "action plan"...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Fed Up, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm | 36 comments | 3583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police sirens tonight

I have been hearing lots of sirens tonight, both from police and ambulance. Does anyone knows what is happening? I live in...

Original post made by Ann on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by qq, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 1 comment | 2083 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Arco gas station on the corner of Middlefield and San Antonio roads in Palo Alto was robbed at gunpoint last Saturday...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by alleged, on Dec 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1917 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged Menlo Park street robber to stand trial

There is enough evidence to charge Jeffrey Owen Smith of East Palo Alto in the Nov. 18 street robbery of a woman in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Really now, on Dec 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm | 6 comments | 1845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposition 8 foes to stop in Palo Alto

Two lesbians from Los Angeles who are marching across the state in their fight for equal rights will make a stop in Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by informed citizen, on Dec 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm | 8 comments | 2098 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who killed Daniel Pearl?

For more than a year, a group of Georgetown University students has been poring over documents, searching for cellphone numbers...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Angelina, on Dec 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1928 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Gift Ideas For A Green Christmas

With the current problem of recycled waste piling up, and a goal of reducing waste to our landfill, we can help by choosing...

Original post made by Jody on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 17, 2008 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1961 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alcohol was a factor in Oct. 2 Palo Alto crash

The driver of the van that crashed into a tree at Peers Park in Palo Alto in the early morning hours of Oct. 2 was impaired...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by knew it, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:50 am | 10 comments | 1907 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Late to launch

They are called "generation Y," "the global generation," "the millennials," "the net generation" — even "the dumbest...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 2211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board plans to reopen Garland

With K-5 enrollment up by 200 students this year, plans are underway to change school boundaries and reopen Garland Elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Hindsight is easy, on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:56 am | 32 comments | 3708 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Census workers sought in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County residents looking for extra cash during hard economic times are being encouraged to apply to be census...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by lingxia Meng, on Dec 17, 2008 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 2090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect named in EPA shooting

Tyrone "Ty" Bradford, 23, has been identified as the prime suspect in one of a wave of recent shootings in East Palo Alto....

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by reality, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:43 pm | 6 comments | 2160 Views

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A white Christmas; in Palo Alto

An overnight snowstorm blanketed Skyline Ridge above Palo Alto, resulting in hazardous driving conditions for residents heading...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by McCain, on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:07 pm | 3 comments | 2113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reopening Garland Elementary is a top priority

Pushed by new housing, the Palo Alto Unified School District is likely to grow by 1,221 students in the next five years:...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 2482 Views

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no one looks up

I've been to Cantor many times, but I haven't walked the Stanford campus in many years until this last Friday. I grew up...

Original post made by Jen on Dec. 14, 2008
Last comment by rob, on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm | 7 comments | 1921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA man sentenced for drug possession

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco this week to eight years and four months in prison...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm | 18 comments | 2026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Centers to assist people in digital TV switch

Three regional centers in the Bay Area, including one in San Jose, will open to assist people in converting their televisions...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by ota, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 1924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown housing project 'too dense, too tall'

A proposal to build 98 affordable-housing units and some stores along Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto won a small but hard-fought...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:22 am | 36 comments | 2538 Views
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