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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council aims for less talk, more action

The topic of too much talking at City Council meetings has become an irksome problem for Palo Alto's council members, prompting...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Scharff and Klein, on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 1077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math, music are passions for home-schooled Intel finalist

The world is a classroom for 15-year-old Palo Alto resident Sahana Vasudevan. On a given day the home-schooled teen -- recently...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kasi's Coworker, on Feb 8, 2013 at 11:57 am | 7 comments | 6483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mountain View parking dispute leads to fisticuffs

A man punched a woman in the face after she slapped him inside a Mountain View supermarket Monday afternoon, police said....

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 8, 2013 at 11:33 am | 40 comments | 1097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopes to spur affordable housing

With affordable housing in short supply, Palo Alto's planning officials debated on Wednesday night ways to fulfill this need...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter, on Feb 8, 2013 at 8:56 am | 11 comments | 1283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arastradero arson suspect deemed unfit for trial

Damon Luce, the man accused of setting several fires at the Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto, was found mentally unfit to...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:28 am | 2 comments | 1379 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents debate Greer Road traffic-calming project

The results of a neighborhood traffic-calming trial are in, but residents along Greer Road in Palo Alto are wondering what...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 8, 2013 at 1:56 am | 43 comments | 1774 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One way to combat crime

With burglaries on the uptick throughout Palo Alto in 2012, Crescent Park stands out among the most targeted neighborhoods....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 8, 2013 at 1:36 am | 3 comments | 991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paralyzed cyclist, champion against cancer, dies at 54

Lawrence Viariseo, who survived a fall off a 100-foot Sierra cliff, triumphed over bladder cancer and became an avid bicyclist...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm | 7 comments | 1377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads toward health care reform

As medical costs continue to soar, Palo Alto officials are exploring ways to revamp the health care plans the city offers...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by who cares, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 4118 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man attempts to grab girl on bicycle in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who attempted to grab an 11-year-old girl's arm as she rode her bicycle past him after...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Phony, on Feb 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 25 comments | 1825 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ching Chong Chinaman (City Lights Theater, San Jose)

Here's a review of a a stage production in San Jose. It starts with the Wongs, a Chinese American family from Palo Alto........

Original post made by Interesting on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Feb 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 1088 Views

AROUND TOWN

This weekend's events (Feb. 9-10)

[http://www.paloaltojcc.org/events/2013/02/09/cultural-arts/musical-journeys-love-s-journey-with-lauren-bandman/ Music: 'Love's...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 7, 2013 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free Presidential Autograph Exhibition

From Noon until 4 pm on Sunday and Monday February 17 & 18 in All Saints' Parish Hall at Hamilton & Waverley, I will exhibit...

Original post made by Joe Baldwin on Feb. 7, 2013
There are no comments yet. 777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man cited for attack at Cogswell Plaza

A 49-year-old man was cited for assault and battery after he allegedly tore a man's shirt and kicked the victim in the shins...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cagey, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:41 am | 5 comments | 994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's 2013 priorities: infrastructure, downtown, technology

Casting aside years of broad, vague and feel-good "priorities," Palo Alto officials on Saturday selected infrastructure repairs,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by Matt, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:32 am | 24 comments | 1866 Views

SPORTS

M-A athletes announce college commitments

While letter-of-intent signing day was pretty much focused on football at the national level, Menlo-Atherton had its share...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ms. Snow, on Feb 7, 2013 at 3:41 am | 2 comments | 1102 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley job growth biggest since 'dotcom' boom

Last year's rebound in technology added the highest number of jobs to the Bay Area since the dotcom boom of the late 1990s,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by moo, on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 3 comments | 5768 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gregory Elarms, alleged killer of David Lewis, could face death

Gregory Elarms, the longtime friend accused of murdering East Palo Alto community activist David Lewis, could face the death...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by CareBear, on Feb 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm | 6 comments | 2244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Mitchell Park library slips further behind

Already more than a year behind schedule, the new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center will be even later than that,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by fact checker, on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 66 comments | 3010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly team headed to National Science Bowl

Five Palo Alto High School students will spend five days in Washington, D.C. in April -- courtesy of the U.S. government...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Another mom, on Feb 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 43 comments | 1285 Views
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