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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

$100,000 stolen from local philanthropists

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced Monday it had terminated an employee who allegedly stole $100,000 from...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by stool, on Dec 31, 2009 at 2:19 am | 10 comments | 3352 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How it happened: California Avenue tree-cutting timeline

A timeline of events surrounding the California Avenue tree-removal project, constructed from internal correspondences of...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Greg Hargrove, on Dec 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 11 comments | 2542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside attorney named Superior Court judge

Woodside resident and trial attorney Theodore C. Zayner has been appointed as a judge on the Superior Court of Santa Clara...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Steven & Susan, on Dec 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 2425 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Year's Eve: from reverence to revelry

New Year's Eve celebrants will have a variety of options to welcome 2010 this Thursday as restaurants, clubs and religious...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by partygirl, on Dec 30, 2009 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 5895 Views

RESTAURANTS

Flavorful food found fast (usually)

I made a big mistake. The first day I cruised over to Lulu's in the refurbished Town & Country Village for a Mexican take-out...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by mmmmmmmmMom, on Dec 29, 2009 at 9:22 pm | 7 comments | 4861 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Year's Eve Party with Kids?

Where can we find New Year's Eve parties that will allow slightly older kids (13 & 9) to attend? Most parties/balls I know...

Original post made by PAMom on Dec. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2052 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Witness describes an aggressive Alvarez

Alberto Alvarez moved aggressively forward while East Palo Alto Police Officer Richard May retreated in the seconds before...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Toni Stark, on Dec 29, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 1961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain offering free rides New Year's Eve

Caltrain is offering free rides to passengers after 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve to encourage revelers not to drive, according...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 3 comments | 2068 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A leader's challenge

How do you change the culture of a school district? That is the task Maria De La Vega saw before her when she became superintendent...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by previous teacher at Ravenswood School District, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:59 pm | 6 comments | 2905 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver escapes before Caltrain smashes his car

Peninsula Caltrain commute service was delayed most of Monday evening when a driver escaped from her stalled car just before...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by A Mother, on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 23 comments | 2312 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Christmas Tree Lane to open

Palo Alto's Christmas Tree Lane on Fulton Street will light up Saturday and will stay lit from 5 to 11 p.m. daily through...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by No new net car trips, on Dec 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm | 12 comments | 4389 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architect calls for design contest for high-speed rail

Joseph Bellomo has a simple proposal for the California High-Speed Rail Authority: Leave the design of the proposed high-speed...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm | 43 comments | 4676 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An exoneree's story continues

Six-and-a-half years after Rick Walker's release from prison, where he had served 12 years for a murder he didn't commit,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by PAPD - Critic, on Dec 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 12 comments | 3181 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton family honors Richard May

Family and friends of slain East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, including his stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton, plan...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by greg, on Dec 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 2699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members say tax renewal is critical

Members of the Palo Alto Board of Education made it clear Tuesday night that renewal of the district's parcel tax is critical...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Dec 28, 2009 at 9:59 am | 43 comments | 3270 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four young men arrested for five car burglaries

Two teenagers and two young adults are facing prosecution for burglary after they were arrested in Palo Alto early Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by stool, on Dec 28, 2009 at 3:20 am | 12 comments | 2386 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's football season ends in CCS loss to Leland

If Gunn could pick one football game to do a do over this season, its 51-13 opening-round playoff loss to host Leland would...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by Miami, on Dec 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm | 7 comments | 2510 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Smit shatters two world swim records

Julia Smit of the United States set the short-course world record in the women's 200-meter individual medley on Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by michaelapujals, on Dec 26, 2009 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 2576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jurors deliberated hard, but did 'the right thing'

Alberto Alvarez showed no emotion when the jury's recommendation for the death penalty was announced. But the jurors who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by reti, on Dec 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 20 comments | 2724 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Countywide campaign nets 189 DUI arrests

Law enforcement agencies across Santa Clara County will be setting up sobriety checkpoints in Palo Alto and other Peninsula...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 26, 2009 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 2374 Views
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