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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 | 3104 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 | 1341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A child shall lead the way -- with a good deal of help

When the Opportunity Center officially opens on Sunday, the ribbon-cutter will be my 7-year-old son, Isaac. He's been waiting...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 982 Views

BOOKS

New interest in book inspired by sensational Stanford murder

A novel inspired by a sensational 1933 murder on Stanford's Faculty Row is the subject of Stanford's "Another Look" Book...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 9751 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mistrial in case involving threat against principal

A San Mateo County judge has declared a mistrial in a case against an East Palo Alto mother who allegedly threatened to kill...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2013
Last comment by tired of the BS, on Feb 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm | 8 comments | 1191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Edgewood Plaza wins final approval

Edgewood Plaza, the only shopping area created by Palo Alto homebuilder Joseph Eichler, will soon welcome a new grocery store...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Compliant, on Feb 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm | 4 comments | 1394 Views

RESTAURANTS

Italian eatery to replace Mike's Cafe in Ladera

Owner Mike Wallau is transforming Mike's Cafe in Ladera into an Italian eatery, but don't call it a ristorante or trattoria....

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by sheila, on Feb 5, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 9 comments | 2731 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys pull into tie for first place in WBAL soccer

==B Monday's prep roundup== The Menlo School boys' soccer team pulled into a tie for first place in the West Bay Athletic...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by soccer fan, on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 2865 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Just do it! Biking will make you healthy, wealthy and on time

How are you doing on your New Year's resolutions? It's not too late to start a lifelong habit to truly make you healthier,...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Tell me, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:03 am | 12 comments | 3942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spare the Air alert issued for Saturday

The 10th "Winter Spare the Air" alert of the season has been issued for Saturday, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 4, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 6 comments | 1192 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest Oregon man for indecent exposure

Police arrested a 22-year-old Oregon man for indecent exposure and lewd conduct in public on Jan. 20 after a victim said...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 4, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 7 comments | 1047 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Packard Hospital pediatric medical info stolen

A laptop computer containing limited medical information on pediatric patients was stolen from a physician's car on the night...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by concerned about Stanford, on Feb 4, 2013 at 10:11 am | 10 comments | 1480 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Audit finds 'breach' in city's business operation

The City of Palo Alto's business operation had a significant security breach that left sensitive employee and customer information...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by JustSayin, on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:00 am | 18 comments | 1553 Views

SPORTS

Local 1960s football, track and field icon passes

Don Castle, considered one of the greatest athletes in Palo Alto history, passed away July 19, 2010, in Paradise California....

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2010
Last comment by Dave McQuery, on Feb 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 4 comments | 2817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Have Wall Signs gone too far?

Driving around Palo Alto, there are cases of huge wall signs that look like they violate the city's sign ordinance. The...

Original post made by Just Wondering on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Get over it, on Feb 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm | 12 comments | 1192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto has highest credit rating

Palo Alto is one of 8 California cities to receive the highest possible credit rating awards by Moody's Investors Services....

Original post made by Credit Rating on Feb. 3, 2013
Last comment by No Doubt About It, on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 893 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Neighbors Abroad at a crossroad?

As Neighbors Abroad, Palo Alto's sister-city cultural-exchange program, celebrates turning 50 this year, the organization...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Skype-Diplomacy-Rocks!, on Feb 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 1866 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

DA says his office should not have dismissed case against Menlo Park cop

"We made a mistake in this case," said Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen. "We should not have dismissed the...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:32 am | 32 comments | 2095 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman, dog struck by hit-and-run driver

A 53-year-old Palo Alto woman and her dog were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, Jan. 25, and Palo Alto police are...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by mamajawa, on Feb 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 46 comments | 2593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Help and Healing the Spiritual Way based on The Teachings of Bruno Groening

The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends is an informal gathering of people who have recognized the value of Bruno Groening's...

Original post made by Ms. Drew on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Uh-Oh, on Feb 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 3611 Views
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