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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Audit: Supervisor Shirakawa owes $12,772

Supervisor George Shirakawa must repay the county $12,772 in expenses he wrongly charged on his government credit card, the...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by audits, on Dec 6, 2012 at 9:14 am | 3 comments | 1948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man robs Palo Alto Walgreens for OxyContin

Palo Alto police have released a photo of a man suspected of robbing the downtown Walgreens by showing a concealed gun on...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:14 am | 37 comments | 6007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Building inspector's death under investigation

The death of a building inspector who fell down an elevator shaft in a Palo Alto home in December 2011 is under investigation,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Pete Bennett, on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 19 comments | 1797 Views

BOOKS

A world of cooking

This year we have chosen a smorgasbord of cookbooks. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18054...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1989 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Second assault reported in downtown Palo Alto

A woman sleeping near a downtown Palo Alto sidewalk was beaten by a man during a robbery attempt early Sunday morning, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Pearl, on Dec 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 16 comments | 1236 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boehner got 98% what he wanted - why are we doing this dance again?

John Boenher August 2011 " When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the white House, I got 98 percent of...

Original post made by Lucy on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Kelly Long, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 3 comments | 937 Views

BOOKS

Tomorrow's events (Dec. 6)

[http://www.keplers.com/event/robin-sloan Author talk: 'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore'] A tale of global conspiracy,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by LVK, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1827 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball duo on all-region team

Stanford freshman Inky Ajanaku and junior Carly Wopat were named to the All-Pacific Region Team by the American Volleyball...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by John G., on Dec 5, 2012 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board members to take oath

A public cake-and-punch reception to honor incoming members of Palo Alto's Board of Education will precede a swearing-in...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by huh?, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | 21 comments | 3169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nixes election on Arrillaga's downtown proposal

Faced with a flurry of criticism of a sweeping proposal to build four office towers and a theater in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:20 am | 29 comments | 3128 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly grad Becky Levy dies of rare syndrome

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Original post made on Jan. 21, 2008
Last comment by Matt Francis, former basketball/volleyball coach for the Napa Valley Special Olympics, on Dec 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm | 10 comments | 3341 Views

AROUND TOWN

A tree glows in Lytton

Palo Alto ushered in the holiday season Friday with a Holiday Tree Lighting event in the city's most prominent downtown plaza....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm | 15 comments | 1557 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenage boy assaulted in Menlo Park

A 16-year-old boy was walking near Newbridge Street and Carlton Avenue Monday night when two teens approached him and demanded...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 1048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High grieves over death of freshman

Sadness pervaded Woodside High School Tuesday as students and teachers remembered Leyla Beban, a 14-year-old Redwood City...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:36 am | 26 comments | 3702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools prep for new standards

California schools will revamp their standardized tests in 2014, replacing the California Standards Test (STAR) with a new...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Big Al, on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:55 am | 12 comments | 2991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power goes out for 500 in Midtown Palo Alto

An outage Monday afternoon left 500 customers without power in Midtown Palo Alto after a contractor working near Coleridge...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:13 am | 7 comments | 1901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto's new restaurants

Three new restaurants are scheduled to open soon in Palo Alto. The first is a casual eatery offering kosher items. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by cooper, on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:16 am | 9 comments | 9756 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Strong winds, rain cause storm drains to clog

The second of three storms cleared the Palo Alto area Friday afternoon but not before significantly flooding several Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:23 am | 32 comments | 2376 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The push for 27 University

If you're confused by the process by which the City Council is considering a massive commercial office project put forth...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 50 comments | 2847 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman fights off purse snatcher downtown

A woman walking near downtown early Sunday morning thwarted a robbery attempt and was able to keep her purse despite her...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Pearl, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm | 10 comments | 1101 Views
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