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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools to add engineering, AP Chinese

An AP course in Chinese language and culture and a class in engineering design are likely to be added to this fall's class...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm | 22 comments | 2195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail report shows a tunnel cheaper than a trench

If high-speed rail ends up running through a covered trench in Palo Alto, it won't be easy or cheap, new California High-Speed...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Frequent Flier, on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 22 comments | 2244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Fire Chief Marinaro to retire in June

Nick Marinaro, Palo Alto's soft-spoken fire chief since late 2004, announced Thursday that he will retire June 29 after 37...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by midtown 50 years, on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:50 am | 22 comments | 1643 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane flops into water at Palo Alto Airport

A single-engine plane crash landed as it approached Palo Alto Airport shortly before 6 p.m. today (Friday), but the sole...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Aug 4, 2010 at 11:46 am | 22 comments | 2275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Senior tsunami' about to hit Santa Clara County

A "senior tsunami" of aging Baby Boomers is about to hit Santa Clara County, and cities will need to find new ways of accommodating...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jun 3, 2010 at 1:55 am | 22 comments | 2291 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 2984 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How To Stop Garbage Rate Increase - Act Now

WHAT?: Palo Alto says it is going to implement a garbage collection hike of $5.00 per customer per month ... that means your...

Original post made by Anon. on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 22 comments | 2403 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Saving your life vs. having a good hair day

Bike accident statistics are clear: Helmet-less, riders are 14 times more likely than those with helmets to die, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Ken, on Aug 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 22 comments | 2266 Views

AROUND TOWN

South Palo Alto power outage muffles concert

A power outage Saturday night darkened a large area of south Palo Alto and temporarily silenced a summer Twilight Concert...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2010
Last comment by Jerry Fletcher, on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm | 22 comments | 2507 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police activity results in car crash

A police action in Palo Alto last night may have involved prowlers who have been victimizing residents and reportedly resulted...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Police, on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:01 am | 22 comments | 1935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto district in top 5; achievement gap lingers

Struggling students were spotlighted Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-grade teachers gathered at Jordan Middle School to parse...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Oct 9, 2010 at 9:25 am | 22 comments | 2194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to reclaim bike-friendly reputation

Palo Alto, once a pioneer in bicycle programs and bike-friendly infrastructure, has fallen slightly behind cities such as...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Eric Nordman, on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 22 comments | 2290 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Social, environmental advocate Mary Davey dies

Mary Davey, who divided her energies between supporting environmental and social causes, died Saturday evening at Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by Joel, on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 22 comments | 2024 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver pinballs through downtown Palo Alto

A man with a history of diabetes -- and convictions for driving under the influence -- rammed into several cars and narrowly...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by SafetyWoman, on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 22 comments | 1781 Views

AROUND TOWN

No 'Packard Court' -- too small a street for a giant

Palo Alto boasts streets named after a flamboyant banker, multiple tree species and various Victorian writers, but it would...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Wade Larsen, on Dec 20, 2010 at 7:19 am | 22 comments | 1749 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian calls Brown's budget a 'grown-up' plan

For years, state Sen. Joe Simitian has been repeating a budget mantra: "Spend less; collect more; do it now." Gov. Jerry...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:54 am | 22 comments | 1897 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'New information' surfaces on Alpine Road crash

Officials from the California Highway Patrol gathered at the intersection of Alpine Road and Interstate 280 around noon Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Witness, on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:16 pm | 22 comments | 1567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian: June tax extension crucial for K-12 education

The "draconian" state budget proposed last month by Gov. Jerry Brown is the "good news" version, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 10, 2011 at 6:23 am | 22 comments | 1909 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sunnyvale man struck, killed by train in Palo Alto

A 24-year-old man was killed at about 7:30 p.m. Monday evening (Feb. 28) when southbound Caltrain No. 284 struck him at the...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Daily Post got it right, on Jul 8, 2011 at 9:03 am | 22 comments | 1526 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ultimatum to East Palo Alto gangs: 'Get a job'

East Palo Alto police called in 11 gang members who are at risk for committing more crimes to a sit-down meeting Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm | 22 comments | 1379 Views
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