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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Helicopter over midtown this morning

Does anyone know why there's a helicopter hovering over our neighborhood this morning?...

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 20, 2012 at 7:35 am | 1 comment | 957 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California Liberals Commitment to Taxes and Government to be put to the test

In California, based on the results of the recent election when combined with Obama's re-election at the national level,...

Original post made by Anna on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by maguro_01, on Nov 20, 2012 at 2:32 am | 15 comments | 1021 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Barron Park neighborhood outraged over donkey attack

Barron Park's beloved donkeys have been attacked by a dog for the second time. The donkeys, Perry and Miner Forty Niner,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Odo, on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 75 comments | 2643 Views

SPORTS

Championship finish by Stanford in Oregon

==B No. 14 Stanford 17, No. 1 Oregon 14 (OT) == Kevin Hogan passed for 211 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for another...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Jake, on Nov 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm | 5 comments | 1173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: School of Rock rolling into Midtown

Palo Alto resident Hansel Lynn is bringing a new music school to the Midtown neighborhood of Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by moi, on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm | 8 comments | 1368 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Knights' Jr. Midgets win NorCal title, qualify for national championships

It was only a few weeks ago that the Palo Alto Knights' Jr. Midgets' football team suffered its first loss of the season....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mama B, on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm | 10 comments | 1367 Views

AROUND TOWN

New flashing speed sign on Middlefield.

A wonderful new flashing speed indicator has appeared near the Winter Lodge on Middlefield. One problem, it is right in the...

Original post made by Whose idea was that? on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by MIchael Bechler, on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Diverse views sought for calendar committee

Hoping for a calmer discussion when it's time to adopt future school calendars, the Board of Education Tuesday called for...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm | 60 comments | 2939 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education Update (x2!) forum this Saturday

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, and state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, Saturday will host Education Update...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by pa parent, on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm | 3 comments | 1624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Audit: Palo Alto spends too much on office supplies

Poor management over office-supply expenditures may have cost the City of Palo Alto close to $390,000 between November 2007...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 40 comments | 4635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Getting to 'yes'

There's a phrase that Brodie Hamilton uses to describe people's reluctance to switch from commuting by car to taking an alternate...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2012
Last comment by Janet Lafleur, on Nov 19, 2012 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial for Ellen Fletcher set for Sunday, Nov. 18

The memorial for Ellen Fletcher, Palo Alto's iconic bicycle advocate and longtime City Councilwoman, will be held Sunday...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Nov 19, 2012 at 9:09 am | 3 comments | 1038 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may turn down the sound at Lytton Plaza

Palo Alto's most prominent downtown gathering spot may become a bit more subdued under a new proposal to restrict amplified...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Loudness, on Nov 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 12 comments | 1190 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Great gourds

Long gone are the days when the only squash people could name was zucchini. This fall, farmers markets and grocery stores...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by Anne, on Nov 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm | 4 comments | 1719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group calls for more rail crossings, parks around Caltrain tracks

For Palo Alto residents who live near the Caltrain corridor, the tracks are both a blessing and a curse -- a way to get around...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Go back to the drawing board, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm | 20 comments | 1953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What you and your family can do to prepare for a major emergency

If you are reading this, my second column, you have already taken the first step towards becoming prepared. You have changed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Divya, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 20968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood-control project flows ahead

Fifteen years after water from the San Francisquito Creek swept through the neighborhoods of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm | 43 comments | 6016 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Timeline set for decision on new elementary school

Facing the politically fraught prospect of redrawing school attendance boundaries, Palo Alto school officials this week laid...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Nov 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 6 comments | 2019 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents fear another California Ave. tree debacle

Two large California Avenue redwood trees slated for removal by the City of Palo Alto are being defended by neighborhood...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by mj, on Nov 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm | 34 comments | 1400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund: Reaching out to the streets

Ken Pierre was living on the streets for more than 15 years, spiraling downward amid drug and alcohol addiction. Every time...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2012
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Nov 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 1335 Views
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