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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Review of Taser use is timely and necessary

No fatalities have occurred from the seven instances in which Palo Alto police officers have used Tasers to help subdue or...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by bill, on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 12 comments | 2048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train has been stopped just south of Chareston for the past hour

Does anyone have confirmation on why? I assume its another suicide. ...

Original post made by Glenn on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm | 3 comments | 1853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A changing vision

Most Palo Altans never hear about the Comprehensive Plan. If they do, they're usually livid about a proposed new building...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Civitas, on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 24 comments | 3288 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boy in Florida Killed by Weimaraner

Given all the pit bull hysteria I have seen on Town Square, I wanted to link an article as a reminder that all dogs can bite,...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 2219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Long jury wait could mean death for Alvarez

The longer a jury takes to decide the sentence for Alberto Alvarez, the stronger the possibility the jurors could recommend...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2094 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: New Lytton Plaza opens in Palo Alto

Lytton Plaza is back and it's cleaner, busier and splashier than ever. City officials celebrated the plaza's reopening with...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by buddy, on Dec 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 3058 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Body of local nurse found, one year later

The body of Donna Dowell, an El Camino Hospital nurse who went missing a year ago, has been found by a hiker near Calaveras...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by TMM, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:08 am | 4 comments | 2003 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury convicts M-A track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday convicted a longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country coach...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 22, 2009 at 1:54 am | 25 comments | 1917 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alvarez jury still weighing life or death

Jurors in San Mateo County who are deliberating a possible death sentence for Alberto Alvarez versus a life in prison failed...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by ernie, on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 9 comments | 2196 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

2.2-magnitude quake hits in Santa Clara County

The U.S. Geological Survey is reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.2 struck Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm | 8 comments | 1986 Views

SPORTS

No. 2 Stanford women all set for No. 1 UConn

Tara VanDerveer decided to put things into perspective after the Stanford women's basketball team put together one of its...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto Online, on Dec 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm | 2 comments | 2176 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Honduras

The OAS is now expelling Honduras because its democratically elected Congress, and Supreme Court, are trying to stick with...

Original post made by Perspective on Jul. 5, 2009
Last comment by update, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:58 pm | 35 comments | 2312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey: Palo Altans more vigilant about trees

Palo Altans see their city as a mecca for parks, schools and quality jobs, but most believe the city's child care services...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Facts, on Dec 21, 2009 at 9:54 am | 13 comments | 2918 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Trouble in Denmark

As a fan of Obama I want my President to lead, but my disappointment with him is has been measured by his lack of achievements....

Original post made by Ready Kilowatt on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 21, 2009 at 8:41 am | 22 comments | 1978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encore

Ensconced in her family's living room, Starr Johanssen stared peacefully down at the black and white keys that lay silent...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Quincy Delp, on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 1 comment | 2345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax vote likely in May, not April

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to ask voters to replace the current school parcel...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jim H., on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm | 3 comments | 1939 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CHP issues 20,000-plus 'cell-phone citations'

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Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 20, 2009 at 9:41 am | 7 comments | 2307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Theft triggers outpouring of frogs

Palo Alto school children gave the mother of a 4-year-old boy who died in 2005 more than a dozen frog sculptures Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by MILLIE, on Dec 20, 2009 at 5:59 am | 8 comments | 2526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 3998 Views

AROUND TOWN

Widespread errors led to clearcutting of Cal Ave trees

Insufficient public outreach, miscommunication within Palo Alto's Public Works Department and the department's widespread...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Daddywarbucks, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:20 pm | 70 comments | 5590 Views
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