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AROUND TOWN

When are they going to outlaw burning fires in fireplaces?

I haven't been able to open my windows for fresh air all evening because someone has been burning wood since this afternoon...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Think About It, on Dec 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 147 comments | 5993 Views

AROUND TOWN

Positive comments about Palo Alto here please

We are constantly criticized here for being a town of whiners, which I don't think is true, but we definitely have opinions...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 19 comments | 1126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Baylands buildings - old becomes new and new left to rot?

Why, I wonder, at the Baylands have they just redone the old Scout building and opened it as something new and special and...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Important article about school enrollment buried in Around Town and copied here.

GROWTH OR FLUKE? ... Seventy-six new students have enrolled in Palo Alto schools with a start date of Jan. 7 the first...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 15 comments | 1391 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two robbed at gunpoint near downtown Palo Alto

A man and woman walking near downtown Palo Alto were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night, Palo Alto police said. The victims...

Original post made by resident on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Jan 24, 2013 at 11:17 pm | 41 comments | 1886 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto driver hits bicyclist and flees

Police caught the driver, but did not identify her for some reason. Incident was at 4:15 this afternoon. Story in the Mercury-News:...

Original post made by resident on Jan. 28, 2013
There are no comments yet. 690 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Make the Bay Area a single Silicon Valley Region

This is the sort of idea that makes so much sense to me. I am glad that the powers that be are starting to think along these...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 9, 2013
Last comment by identity, on Feb 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 4 comments | 724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gov Chris Christie holding fundraiser in Palo Alto tonight

Stop by Mark Zuckerberg's house and say hi. CBS News report: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/02/13/protest-planned-as-facebook-founder-hosts-chris-christie-fundraiser/...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:07 am | 20 comments | 887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

former HP engineer threatens to assassinate pro-gun-control State Senator

California State Senator Leland Yee is pushing for tougher gun control in this state. In response, former HP engineer Everet...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Ah, yes, on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 748 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly you need a Daily

Editor, The Daily Post today ran a headline story today which I thought was shoddy and mean spirited. "Bully confesses"...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by anecdote annie, on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm | 11 comments | 944 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

suspect in Palo Alto armed robberies arrested

Suspect has previously been described as a tall skinny white male with a scar next to his right eye. News report and mug...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 28, 2013
There are no comments yet. 831 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local news not being reported - flood control measure approved

I heard on the radio about the City Council approving some flood control measures last night at the meeting and have come...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 5 comments | 718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chopper?

Anyone know what the deal is with the helicopter currently hovering over the Addison School area?...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by anonymouse, on Apr 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 5 comments | 709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

It looks like KQED has heard about the Greenmeadow Trash Experiment

I just came across this from KQED http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201304050900 This seems a bit misleading and somewhat far...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by resident of, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 656 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

I am polite, yet I get my post removed.

I am deeply hurt. Looking at the thread with my posts deleted it appears I must have said something horrendous. I in...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by CrunchyCookie, on Apr 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 11 comments | 777 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Antonio Safeway now open

New Safeway in San Antonio now open. Traffic is very heavy, parking lot has people in yellow jackets directing traffic. I...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by cards, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm | 39 comments | 2223 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boxes instead of bags

Now that we are getting more and more places where there will be no plastic bags and being charged for paper bags, a good...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is the definition of a park?

Is a park a large green area where we can walk, hike, play sports, picnic, children play? Or is it a tiny green area with...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on May 12, 2013 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 858 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for beating Portola Valley boy with a baseball bat

Surprised this hasn't been reported here yet. Story in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23107144/palo-alto-man-charged-clubbing-boy-da-says...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jean, on Apr 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 1 comment | 744 Views

SPORTS

former Stanford basketball star Jason Collins on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week

Read the article here if you don't subscribe to the magazine: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/magazine/news/20130429/jason-collins-gay-nba-player/ "I...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by So Happy and...., on Apr 29, 2013 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 917 Views
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