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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top high school test scores called 'blessing and curse'

Top test scores were cited as a blessing and a curse Tuesday, Oct. 23, as the Palo Alto Board of Education reviewed results...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by determinant, on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:17 am | 52 comments | 2233 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police release sketch of man wanted for strong-arm robbery

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Original post made on Oct. 6, 2008
Last comment by its me, on Oct 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 2941 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

was the Ashley Todd "mugging" a hoax?

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Original post made by John M on Oct. 24, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 27, 2008 at 2:08 am | 52 comments | 2346 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wave of robberies raises concerns in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating a string of 14 robberies that have occurred around the city since late September -- the...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Dec 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm | 52 comments | 2786 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman struck by bus, killed in downtown Palo Alto

A woman was killed in downtown Palo Alto this morning after she was struck by a bus while crossing University Avenue. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jozee, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 52 comments | 3845 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto softens stance on vehicle dwellers

Palo Alto officials are backing off their proposal to ban vehicle dwellers and are now considering less stringent approaches,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by member, on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:09 am | 52 comments | 2064 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn student arrested for deadly weapon assault

A senior at Gunn High School was arrested Monday for assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly attacked one student...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by glamorous, on Mar 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 52 comments | 2427 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman hit with milkshake loses $2,000

A woman who was struck with a milkshake and angrily threw her purse at a vehicle full of teenagers lost $2,000 after the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 52 comments | 13207 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park cop caught with prostitute keeps job

Hearing a knock at the Motel 6 door, a prostitute wearing a black catsuit answered, $20 bills stashed in her cleavage. In...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by dano, on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 52 comments | 5477 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man in wheelchair struck in hit and run

A man in a wheelchair was struck by a car in a hit and run on University Avenue Saturday morning. The suspect is still at...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 8, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 52 comments | 4428 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Party of Brown Shirts

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Original post made by The Cohen brother on Apr. 16, 2007
Last comment by Draw the Line, on Apr 21, 2007 at 7:33 pm | 52 comments | 3656 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wanton waste

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reports that world military expenditures average between $900...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III, MA on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm | 52 comments | 1285 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fiscal cliff: estate tax opinions?

Can someone who thinks the estate tax is a good thing tell me why they think so? As I'm examining fiscal cliff impacts, the...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 52 comments | 2448 Views

AROUND TOWN

What do we really want in a good library?

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Original post made by Carol on Oct. 15, 2006
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Nov 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm | 52 comments | 6235 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remodeling gone overboard

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Original post made by Remodeler on Nov. 29, 2006
Last comment by renovator too, on Dec 11, 2007 at 4:06 pm | 52 comments | 7102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto ranks 4th nationally in housing prices

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Original post made on Sep. 11, 2008
Last comment by prices are just too high and you know it, on Dec 23, 2008 at 9:27 am | 52 comments | 3419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto planners: Cut Arastradero lanes

For traffic managers and commuters, the mile-long stretch of Arastradero Road between Foohill Expressway and El Camino Real...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by jake, on Jun 28, 2009 at 1:38 am | 52 comments | 2493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain increases horn volumes AND stress levels

It has been my personal experience, living in downtown Menlo Park, that the Caltrain horns have become outrageously louder...

Original post made by Pierced Ears on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Pierced Ears, on Aug 2, 2009 at 11:16 am | 52 comments | 4656 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unleashes flood of high-speed-rail concerns

Insufficient outreach, inaccurate projections and a shoddy business plan have all plagued the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 52 comments | 4041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Goodbye Palo Alto, HSR caused us to move

I'm not providing my address or name intentionally. We put our house up for sale after we learned we would be about 300 feet...

Original post made by Don\'t Guess on Jul. 10, 2010
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 17, 2010 at 8:39 pm | 52 comments | 4975 Views
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