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RESTAURANTS

Documenting nature and time

While most see the Sacramento Valley as a flat and uninteresting place miles and miles of open landscape, scattered trees...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 22, 2008 at 7:21 am | 4 comments | 3084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford stem-cell funding surpasses all others

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Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by Victoria Harris, on Dec 22, 2008 at 5:10 am | 8 comments | 2088 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Assault charges dismissed in Palo Alto 'Taser case'

A judge ruled Wednesday morning that Palo Alto police officers acted illegally when they used a ruse to convince Joseph Anthony...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by The.Good.The.Bad.The.PAPD.UGLY, on Dec 21, 2008 at 10:42 pm | 89 comments | 3775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Color of Palo Alto Vote Results

The voting for the Color of Palo Alto ended more than two weeks ago. What are the results? How many people in Palo Alto...

Original post made by Kermit on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by Herb Borock, on Dec 21, 2008 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 1805 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fields provides another threat for unbeaten Stanford men's hoops

Landry Fields reached double figures in scoring five times in his first two years as a member of the Stanford men's basketball...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Hoop fan, on Dec 21, 2008 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1868 Views

RESTAURANTS

What it takes to open a restaurant

As many in the industry will attest, operating a restaurant is a tough business, with a low profit margin, high overhead,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2008
Last comment by govjefstate, on Dec 21, 2008 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 3038 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla Motors sells 100th electric roadster

Tesla Motors today honored Menlo Park businessman Sam Perry, known nationally for being the man Oprah Winfrey clung to during...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Dec 21, 2008 at 9:00 am | 11 comments | 2054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Composting violations need full investigation

The dense smoke that blanketed south Palo Alto and neighboring communities to the south last July 23 may have been caused...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Compost was Smoldering for Days, on Dec 21, 2008 at 3:21 am | 4 comments | 2350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eight hospitalized for monoxide poisoning

Eight people, including five children, are recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning at two local hospitals after Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2008
Last comment by Another Parent, on Dec 21, 2008 at 1:22 am | 9 comments | 1939 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County considers fee for plastic and paper bags

Santa Clara County officials next year will consider an ordinance that would require retailers such as grocery stores to...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 20, 2008 at 8:27 pm | 27 comments | 3051 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bank robber walks away from Wachovia Bank

A man robbed a Wachovia Bank in Palo Alto late Friday afternoon and escaped on foot, police reported. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Dec 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm | 8 comments | 2041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green forces clash in city's composting debate

A four-hour-long debate on the future of composting in Palo Alto ended in a stalemate at Monday night's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by iGreen, on Dec 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1999 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Memorial marks site of Peers Park crash

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Original post made on Oct. 9, 2008
Last comment by take down, on Dec 20, 2008 at 2:09 pm | 8 comments | 2535 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama's atomic umbrella: U.S. nuclear strike if Iran nukes Israel

Obama has said that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. He will go over there and talk to them, and they will dismantle their...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by The emperor has no clothes, on Dec 20, 2008 at 6:33 am | 16 comments | 2133 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Survey of sound

We go crazy for touch-screens. We're wild about Wii. But as cool as these new gadgets are, they have nothing on the theremin....

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by gordon, on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:24 pm | 2 comments | 2636 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver in Tongan royalty deaths goes to jail

A Redwood City woman convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the 2006 crash deaths of two Tongan royal family...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by TMarie, on Dec 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm | 3 comments | 2077 Views

RESTAURANTS

What it takes to open a restaurant

As many in the industry will attest, operating a restaurant is a tough business, with a low profit margin, high overhead,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Anthony Manning, on Dec 19, 2008 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 3275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Engagement Ring as a Christmas gift?

Noooo! Don't do it! The memory of the big ask should be a stand alone event. If you must do it this time of year, please...

Original post made by Dream Maker on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Enough already, on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1937 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1552 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford professor Steven Chu named energy secretary

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Director Steven Chu to serve as Secretary of Energy,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 9 comments | 2006 Views
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