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AROUND TOWN

Texting while driving becomes illegal Jan. 1

A new California law authored by state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, makes it illegal beginning Thursday for people to...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Joe Blow, on Jan 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm | 9 comments | 1790 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Major-injury crash sends five to hospital

A crash that injured five people and sent a vehicle off a cliff in San Mateo County Sunday morning shut down state Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2009
Last comment by cid, on Jan 1, 2009 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 1962 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Helicopter rescues people stranded on rock

Authorities used a California Highway Patrol helicopter to rescue two people stranded at Pescadero State Beach in unincorporated...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Melinda, on Dec 31, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 1 comment | 1931 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-N-Run at the Ross Rd YMCA

Hi all, Tonight(5:15 pm)Tuesday 12/30/08 while I was at the Ross Rd YMCA my van was hit and the driver kept going(South...

Original post made by Tamy Lindemeyer on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 31, 2008 at 5:18 pm | 4 comments | 2167 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by fireman, on Dec 31, 2008 at 3:37 pm | 8 comments | 2034 Views

SPORTS

Give Johnson another assist in Stanford victory

Senior guard Mitch Johnson scored 14 points and matched his season high with eight assists as the Stanford men's basketball...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2008
Last comment by Vecgon, on Dec 31, 2008 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown area loses power on Saturday night

The Midtown area of Palo Alto was without power for more than an hour on Saturday night when a transformer reportedly fire...

Original post made by Without power on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by Kate, on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm | 16 comments | 2633 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two East Palo Alto men arrested for shooting

Two East Palo Alto residents were arrested Tuesday after officers saw them shooting at a moving car near a city intersection. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by sickofit, on Dec 30, 2008 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 2256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mountain lion reportedly spotted in Woodside

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in Woodside on Wednesday night, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 1780 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police release sketch of suspect in attempted abduction of boy

Palo Alto police have released a sketch of a woman who attempted to abduct an 11-year-old boy outside a karate studio on...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 30, 2008 at 3:17 pm | 5 comments | 2055 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Gunn student killed in drunk-driving accident

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Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by mijan, on Dec 30, 2008 at 8:56 am | 37 comments | 5311 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Anti-DUI officers out in force through New Year's

Law enforcement agencies participating in the regional Avoid campaign will continue to patrol Bay Area streets and freeways...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 30, 2008 at 12:29 am | 5 comments | 2053 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car crash kills one along Page Mill Road

A crash involving two vehicles along Page Mill Road has left one person dead and four others injured. The accident at Old...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 29, 2008 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 1828 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Breastfeeding moms to protest Facebook

Breastfeeding mothers who claim that Facebook is treating them like pornographers are staging a "nurse-in" on Saturday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 29, 2008 at 5:15 pm | 33 comments | 3552 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thieves targeting really expensive bicycles

Palo Alto police are seeking thieves who tarket high-end bicycles, worth between $1,000 and $10,000, Agent Dan Ryan reported...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm | 23 comments | 2717 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars hit four Palo Alto businesses

Four businesses along East Bayshore Road in Palo Alto were burglarized over the weekend, Detective Brian Philip reported. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 2114 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mass Transportation: Another view

In view of California's recent(?) love with public transportation and its bond funding, come hell or high (economic) water,...

Original post made by Wolf on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 29, 2008 at 1:46 am | 3 comments | 2017 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Couple lauded for staying put under power line

A man and woman who were trapped on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View on Tuesday evening after power lines fell on their...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by Residentis Maximus, on Dec 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm | 10 comments | 1908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 31986 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Danger! Elitest Push for Another Constitutional Convention!

Danger! A group of elitest have dreamed for a long time about overthrowing our Constitution and its creator-endowed rights...

Original post made by food for thought on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by food for thought, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm | 5 comments | 1893 Views
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