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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City treads cautiously against 'Citizens United'

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen up campaign-finance restrictions for corporations won't win any popularity...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | 24 comments | 5284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar advisory committee on agenda

Composition of an advisory committee to evaluate Palo Alto's new school calendar will be among discussion topics at the Board...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 1491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers Citizens United

Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. These maxims have become a rallying cry for opponents of the recent decision...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by anonymous donations to the c4 superpacs, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:05 am | 31 comments | 1585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Living large

Some Palo Altans are bucking the trends, opting to raise large families in a world where small is considered beautiful --...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm | 43 comments | 1854 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Search for Walgreens robber continues

It's not Halloween yet, but that didn't stop a man from donning a fake moustache before robbing a Walgreens in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 6 comments | 897 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Credit union robbed on El Camino Real in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly vaulted over a counter at Star One Credit Union, removed cash from...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm | 13 comments | 1930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honors English Class at Paly

Today an email was sent to the American Classics Honors English Class stating that due to a mistake this class is no longer...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 23, 2012 at 7:23 pm | 17 comments | 2393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Rocket Fizz set to open downtown

Imagine this: soda that tastes like bacon. "And if you add a little salt, it tastes exactly like a crisp strip of sizzling...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by MN, on Oct 23, 2012 at 4:45 pm | 9 comments | 2735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banking on a leaner Fire Department

Palo Alto's effort to transform its Fire Department into a leaner and more flexible organization with a greater emphasis...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Alphonso, on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm | 31 comments | 1513 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Workers break gas line at Foothill Expressway

Workers broke a natural gas pipeline at Foothill Expressway and Hillview Avenue early Friday morning, Oct. 19, causing Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2012
Last comment by Decline to state, on Oct 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm | 3 comments | 1597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Students Weigh in on School Board Candidates

Paly Students Have Spoken!! The Campanile, Paly�s award-winning student newspaper, has published their recommendations...

Original post made by Student Advocate on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 23, 2012 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 1693 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Change in 408 area code begins Saturday

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is reminding South Bay residents that they will have to dial area codes...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2012
Last comment by No change, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:43 am | 8 comments | 1370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto in 'uncharted' territory on compost

The future of organic waste in Palo Alto remains hazy, but city officials hope to solve this messy and divisive dilemma by...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by carla carvalho, on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 18 comments | 3562 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meteor zips over Bay Area, lands with sonic boom

A large meteor streaked across the night sky Wednesday night and was seen and heard throughout the Bay Area. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by melissa, on Oct 22, 2012 at 7:41 pm | 12 comments | 1648 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View council says no to Chick-Fil-A

Mountain View's City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday evening against allowing a Chick-Fil-A to open at 1962 El Camino Real, saying...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by art, on Oct 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm | 25 comments | 1356 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Does Romney have a chance in California?

I know it seems next to impossible, but Romney is on a big run at this point. Can he, possibly, beyond all hope, even win...

Original post made by Sean on Oct. 21, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Oct 22, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 995 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuits settled for East Palo Alto plane crash

More than 2.5 years after a small plane slammed into an East Palo Alto neighborhood and cut power to Palo Alto, three lawsuits...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2012
Last comment by Brattle, on Oct 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm | 10 comments | 1470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment rates drop in California, Bay Area

Unemployment rates fell sharply across California in September, including in the Bay Area where one county's rate fell below...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by 10% is Good?, on Oct 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 5 comments | 1087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scouts files allege molestation in Palo Alto camp

A former director at a Boy Scouts camp based in Palo Alto is among the thousands of people accused of sexually molesting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Mom, on Oct 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm | 61 comments | 1838 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Impacts of genetically engineered crops on pesticide use in the U.S. -- the first sixteen years

Genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant and insect-resistant crops have been remarkable commercial successes in the United...

Original post made by pa resident on Oct. 20, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:02 am | 10 comments | 3889 Views
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College applications: round three
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Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
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PAUSD Leadership Challenges
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