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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman smacks would-be robber with cane

A 55-year-old woman walking with a cane fought off a teenage boy who attempted to rob her in a Palo Alto grocery store parking...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2008
Last comment by just wondering, on Nov 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm | 53 comments | 2745 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Israel doesn't take orders from Obama,' minister Erdan says

Erdan, who is in charge of coordinating between the Knesset and the cabinet, also praised Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman,...

Original post made by samuel on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 12, 2009 at 9:03 pm | 53 comments | 2048 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Democrats: CIA is out to get us

"Democrats charged Tuesday that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on harsh interrogation techniques...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on May 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm | 53 comments | 2152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto churches take stand against torture

Alarmed by a study that found church-goers are more likely to support torture, local faith leaders are planning a public...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Terrence Karney, on Jun 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 53 comments | 2698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Young man shot to death in East Palo Alto

A shooting in East Palo Alto left an 18-year-old city resident dead and police scrambling for clues Wednesday afternoon....

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Alyse Meacham, on Jun 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | 53 comments | 2601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for a possible strike

In an 11th-hour effort to avoid a workers' strike, City of Palo Alto management will hold two meetings with negotiators from...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by Gary's brother-in-law, on Feb 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 53 comments | 3672 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library commission Chair Susie Thom resigns

Susie Thom, who for eight months has chaired the Palo Alto Library Advisory Commission, abruptly and immediately resigned...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Sick of FoPAL Directors, on Sep 26, 2009 at 12:52 am | 53 comments | 2619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto managers talk of joining Teamsters

Seeking a greater voice in negotiations with the city, Palo Alto's 242 management employees are considering joining the International...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by reality, on Oct 4, 2009 at 8:08 am | 53 comments | 2345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court bars 87 SEIU city workers from striking

If Palo Alto's largest labor union were to go on strike, 87 workers would be barred from participating, a Superior Court...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by pleb, on Oct 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm | 53 comments | 3858 Views

AROUND TOWN

City of Palo Alto hires guard for rail crossing

The Palo Alto Police Department has hired a security company to help monitor the West Meadow Drive rail intersection -- a...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by Caltrain Rider, on Dec 9, 2009 at 9:34 pm | 53 comments | 2204 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto lawyer, fiancee, die in plane crash

A prominent Palo Alto patent lawyer and his fiancee were killed Friday after the private plane he was piloting hit a tree,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by DDW, on Mar 1, 2010 at 11:37 am | 53 comments | 1792 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, Packard nurses reject 'final' contract

Nurses at Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's hospitals have soundly rejected a contract the hospitals have called their...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:50 am | 53 comments | 2025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toys banned for 'unhealthy' fast-food meals

Tuesday was a sad day for the McDonald's Happy Meal. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to ban toys and other...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by If you need yet one more example of Big Brother..., on May 1, 2010 at 4:06 am | 53 comments | 2456 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Schools grapple with 'emotional-health' efforts

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the Palo Alto Board of Education grappled with a proposed suicide prevention and mental health...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Jun 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 53 comments | 2750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tempers rise as Palo Alto, fire union begin talks

Depending on who the speaker is, the Palo Alto Fire Department is either a bare-bones outfit fighting to retain its staff...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by From Miss Vinay Alexander,, on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:01 am | 53 comments | 2296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nearby schools: Pre-break finals no problem

As Palo Alto schools consider shifting the academic calendar to hold first-semester exams before the December break, nearby...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | 53 comments | 2577 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto youth possess strengths -- but face risks

Many Palo Alto kids don't believe the adults in their lives value them, according to the long-awaited results of a survey...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 6, 2011 at 8:51 am | 53 comments | 2439 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View council dumps Palo Alto animal control service

Mountain View decided to break off its 18-year relationship with Palo Alto Animal Services on Tuesday night, with City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Safety First, on Nov 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm | 53 comments | 1771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs grade inflation

My daughter is in the second highest lane of math at Paly, called the AB lane. This lane is the highest lane at other schools,...

Original post made by Mom on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by CC, on May 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 53 comments | 3657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to rein in rising benefit costs

Palo Alto's debate over the rising costs of employee benefits is about to get much more public. The City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by confused, on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 53 comments | 1663 Views
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