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Warren Buffet responds to Peninsula mom

Jennifer Bestor didn't know what to expect last month when she mailed a rather whimsical letter to billionaire Warren Buffet...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by NoCommonSense, on Apr 29, 2010 at 2:45 pm | 25 comments | 3664 Views

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Pair to pedal electric bikes to Washington D.C.

Calling themselves "not very young and not very fit," a brother-sister team will depart from their childhood home in Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Micki, on Apr 29, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 5 comments | 2762 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School expansion moves forward

Expansion of Jordan Middle School, including a new classroom building and an expanded cafetorium, were discussed by the Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2010 at 1:23 pm | 2 comments | 2359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford conservation plan comes up for review

Please attend the review meetings (dates and locations below) and submit your comments. Now that Stanford's proposed plan...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2004 Views

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Packard Hospital CEO Chris Dawes named a PIA 'community hero'

Christopher Dawes, president and CEO of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been named a "community...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Congrats!, on Apr 29, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2850 Views

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Mountain lion spotted on Portola Valley deck

A mountain lion was spotted on the deck of a home in San Mateo County's Portola Valley area early Sunday morning, according...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Apr 29, 2010 at 11:11 am | 9 comments | 2255 Views

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'Celebration of life' for Tim Sullivan moved

A celebration of life for the Palo Alto youth who died in a skateboard accident last weekend has been moved to Gunn High...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto councilmen worried about bias in Fire Department study

When Palo Alto officials asked for an independent study of Fire Department staffing, they had no idea the analysis would...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Charles O Jones, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 43 comments | 4999 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood to close Stanford charter school

In a stunning rebuke to Stanford University, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to shut...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 46 comments | 17693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electromagnetic Radiation Pollution from High Speed Rail?

This is just food for thought and I haven't done a lot of research into this area, but I am curious about the possibility...

Original post made by Susan Hong on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by SteveU, on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 5436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community colleges ask for computer equipment

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking donations of used computer equipment for its Computer Donation...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Guy, on Apr 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2295 Views

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County off air-quality report card's 'dirtiest' list

For the first time after being among the nation's 25 dirtiest counties for two years, Santa Clara County has improved in...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by public transit, on Apr 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2383 Views

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Alma Plaza torn down

Alma Plaza is being demolished this week. Good riddance. But according to the Daily Post (which had a story and pictures...

Original post made by Sharpman on Apr. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2021 Views

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Castilleja students win $30K to design phone app

Four Castilleja School students have won $30,000 in venture capital to develop a new app for the Google Nexus One Phone. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Riann, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2488 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chief says fatal Menlo Park fire likely an accident

A fatal fire at a Menlo Park home early this morning appears to have started accidentally, Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by hstill, on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 2352 Views

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Stanford grad at center of SEC suit against Goldman

Fabrice Tourre, a 2001 Stanford University graduate who is allegedly the principal architect in a "toxic" sub-prime mortgage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | 17 comments | 6331 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deadlocked in Frost sit-lie case

Victor Frost, perhaps Palo Alto's best-known panhandler, won a partial victory on Friday afternoon after a jury in his sit-lie...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eliot, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | 42 comments | 3650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A is vital for school excellence

Ballots went out this week for another crucially important election in Palo Alto: a mail-in-only vote on whether to renew...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by JFT, on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | 49 comments | 6382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How the U.S. Air Force fought suicide, and we can, too

As a parent of three, including a Gunn student and a Terman student, I shared the sense of grief, concern and helplessness...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 18 comments | 5474 Views

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Banning Happy Meal Toys in Santa Clara County

I just read about this - Ken Yeager of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has proposed banning free toys that come...

Original post made by G-M on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 2178 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,269 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 637 views

 

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