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Firefighters duck gunfire in East Palo Alto

Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Enough!, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 16 comments | 1279 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Walgreens to pay $16.57 million for violations

Walgreen Co. has settled a lawsuit by 42 California counties for illegally dumping hazardous waste and unlawfully disposing...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 7 comments | 1863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Interests collide over Buena Vista's future

There has been a certain inevitability to the situation now unfolding at the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, located behind...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by w. dean, on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 994 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: Power of the people

All year long -- not just during the holiday season -- volunteers quietly work behind the scenes, providing nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 9218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tomorrow's events (Dec. 18)

[http://www.smcl.org/en/node/6067 Holiday Concert: Mary McLaughlin] Celtic singer and songwriter Mary McLaughlin will perform...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 1119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: Giving hope to the homeless

Tucked at the end of an industrial lot, East Palo Alto's only homeless shelter occupies an unassuming warehouse that's been...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Sean, on Dec 17, 2012 at 10:00 am | 4 comments | 1534 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Palo Alto Grill opening downtown

When the Lavanda Croatian restaurant and wine bar closed its doors last summer at 185 University Ave. in Palo Alto, the closure...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Dec 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm | 7 comments | 1494 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sharon Hofstedt: Hot chocolate and community building

As a pre-teen in small-town Minnesota, Sharon Hofstedt delivered the Minneapolis Star Tribune door to door seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by danielle you-know-who, on Dec 16, 2012 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 892 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Knights will play for third place in nationals

The Palo Alto Knights' Jr. Midgets extended their season for one more game following a 16-14 win over the Detroit Dolphins...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by the MAN, on Dec 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 1864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto in final stage of California Avenue redesign

After two years of revisions, lawsuits and squabbles with area business owners, Palo Alto officials are now putting the finishing...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 16, 2012 at 5:50 pm | 20 comments | 3845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whither Your Mortgage Interest Deduction?

Is 2012 the last year of mortgage interest reduction up to $1M in loan value? I think so. I hear most homes in PA are bought...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Jod, on Dec 16, 2012 at 11:09 am | 13 comments | 1196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big Thank You to all the Volunteers helping to make Holiday Bouquets right now for our hospitalized vets!! You are welcome to join in!!

Hi Beautiful Palo Alto Community! Right now, the midtown floral shop, Nature's Alley, is filled with caring folks, who are...

Original post made by Carrie Manley on Dec. 16, 2012
There are no comments yet. 849 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Google defends $2 billion tax dodge

Google chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday that he is proud of the way the Mountain View company is avoiding taxes, according...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 16, 2012 at 10:01 am | 26 comments | 7165 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three killed in crash on Interstate 280

Three people were killed in a pulled-over car that was struck by a passing vehicle on northbound Interstate Highway 280 in...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:55 am | 9 comments | 1549 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New law calms loud television commercials

A law authored by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, that turns down the volume on TV commercials went into effect Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by MIdtown resident, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:25 am | 17 comments | 1076 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's Christmas Tree Lane lighting up for holidays

Santa will be approaching Fulton Street chimneys, reindeer will be landing on the lawn, snowmen will be "singing" in a row...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by waste of time, on Dec 15, 2012 at 7:27 pm | 9 comments | 1833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does the Library have multiple member categories?

I was going to ask this from a Librarian next time I was in the Library, but thought I'll ask here as well (in case someone...

Original post made by pa_mom on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by tom, on Dec 15, 2012 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 883 Views

AROUND TOWN

Karate Kick-a-thon to support families from Newtown

I have been teaching Karate and Self-Defense in this area for many years and have been organizing an annual charity kick-a-thon...

Original post made by Jon Keeling on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by Read the post, on Dec 15, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 6 comments | 961 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Today is the day to talk about Gun Control in Palo Alto

I am not normally a political rantist, but I feel so strongly about this and we do need to act to prevent more bloodshed...

Original post made by Gun Control on Dec. 15, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Dec 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 16 comments | 1067 Views

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Around Town

A PERFECT MATCH? ... The intricate courtship between Palo Alto and Yangpu, a district within Shanghai, started to get serious...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Janet F, on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 880 Views
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