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New safe-driving laws take effect in California

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Don't Drive with gadgets, on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 18 comments | 2425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train horn noise

We recently moved to Palo Alto, we live 1200 ft away from rail tracks. On most nights, we wake up because of extremely loud...

Original post made by kamala on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 81 comments | 10917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's top projects of 2012

Palo Alto's effort to reinvigorate the charming but neglected commercial strip of California Avenue sped ahead this year...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Local roots, on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm | 8 comments | 5997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do we need that large number of Police Officers Patrolling Palo Alto?

Do we need that large number of Police Officers Patrolling Palo Alto? here is what happened today: i placed an old computer...

Original post made by Old homewoener on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by fake 911 calls, on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 1462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Some details may remain unknown about crash that killed three horses

With at least two routes to the northbound lane of Interstate 280 north of Alpine Road, the management at Webb Ranch in Ladera...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by DDee, on Jan 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 7 comments | 1671 Views

SPORTS

Stanford wins Rose Bowl over Wisconsin, 20-14

Usua Amanam's interception with 2:03 left in the game and two field goals by Jordan Williamson carried Stanford to a 20-14...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Cao, on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm | 3 comments | 1522 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Person: A conversation with the Stanford Tree

Stanford grad Jonathan Strange talks to Lisa Van Dusen about what it takes to be the Stanford Tree, mascot of the Leland...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Boooring!, on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 5 comments | 2030 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CHP arrests 208 for DUI over New Year's weekend

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that it made the same number of DUI arrests in the Bay Area over the holiday compared...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm | 4 comments | 1548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Top five trends of 2012

If there is one trend that has shaped Palo Alto's most fervent debates of 2012 it's the city's push to encourage dense development...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by dan, on Jan 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 4 comments | 3367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creeks recede, streets re-open as rain stops

Water levels at all Palo Alto creeks began dropping to less dangerous levels Sunday evening as rainfall stopped and storm...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Joe Teresi, on Jan 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 65 comments | 6254 Views

AROUND TOWN

I Wish...

Discrimination against the disabled in Palo Alto is entirely indicative of discrimination in society as a whole. I really...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Jan 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 953 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing up on Embarcadero Road in the 50s

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Original post made by Marcia Temme Hardcastle on Nov. 2, 2006
Last comment by Lee b, on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 5576 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Catalytic-converter thefts on rise in Palo Alto

Thieves are targeting catalytic converters on the Peninsula and three thefts were reported in Palo Alto Friday and Saturday,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by lenehey, on Jan 2, 2013 at 10:01 am | 31 comments | 2242 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Photo gallery: Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane (Fulton Street between Embarcadero Road and Seale Avenue) has been a continuous Palo Alto tradition since...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 33 comments | 2127 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto to New Year revelers: 'Use a gun, go to jail'

Celebratory gunfire is getting a serious crackdown in East Palo Alto, where police plan to more than triple the number of...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Dumkopf, on Jan 1, 2013 at 10:02 am | 4 comments | 1355 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Falls Behind - again

Concord braces for ban on single-serving water bottles to take effect Jan. 1 http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/concord/2012/12/concord_braces_for_ban_on_sing.html...

Original post made by Fred on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Love it or leave it, on Jan 1, 2013 at 8:43 am | 7 comments | 1548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three horses struck, killed on I-280

Three horses were killed after they got onto northbound Interstate 280 near Stanford on Saturday morning, a California Highway...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by So Sad, on Jan 1, 2013 at 8:10 am | 16 comments | 3816 Views

AROUND TOWN

The time for talk is over, the Rose Bowl game is upon us

==B Rose Bowl notebook == The work is essentially done. Stanford had a walk through on Monday at Glendale College, and...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Monty Hall, on Jan 1, 2013 at 1:40 am | 1 comment | 1323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's fiber dreams dealt another blow

Palo Alto's decade-long dream of expanding its fiber ring to bring high-speed Internet to every home in the city should be...

Original post made on May. 31, 2011
Last comment by Under the radar, on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm | 25 comments | 3904 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District looks to build schools, shrink achievement gap

Plans to open new schools in Palo Alto and to raise the bar on graduation requirements highlighted local education news in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments | 2743 Views
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