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AROUND TOWN

Redevelopment planned for San Antonio center

The Mountain View City Council approved a "gatekeeper" request last week that could lead to a massive revamp of San Antonio...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Palo Alto should have a say, on Feb 8, 2009 at 1:50 am | 35 comments | 2771 Views

AROUND TOWN

A shrill 'Century'

Like the high-pitched whistle of a fast-moving train, TheatreWorks' newest production, "Twentieth Century," barrels onto...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Taylor, on Feb 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 2 comments | 15697 Views

AROUND TOWN

For some, the Good of PC zoning trumps the Bad and the Ugly

Critics of the "planned community" zone may be quick to cry "Foul" when a proposed public benefit falls short of expectations,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by Alabama, on Feb 7, 2009 at 11:26 am | 17 comments | 2302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly High 'truancy' rates way above state average

Almost 70 percent of students at Palo Alto High School are technically "truants," according to the California Department...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Feb 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm | 17 comments | 2906 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford law gradaute pleads guilty to tax evasion

A Stanford University Law School graduate who ran an escort service and failed to pay income taxes pleaded guilty in U.S....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Feb 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm | 15 comments | 2603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community honors 'Lifetimes of Achievement'

Taking in 21 foster children, chairing the Stanford University Board of Trustees and serving on the school board are among...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by George Browning, on Feb 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 2211 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Nuclear Power is THE Answer to California's Economic Problems!

With all the hand wringing about California's economic problems, including IOUs and witholding of tax returns, the answer...

Original post made by Greg on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Feb 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm | 37 comments | 2136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto faces $5.8 million deficit in 2009

Palo Alto is facing a budget deficit of $5.8 million dollars this year and will soon have to start cutting programs, a new...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Maria, on Feb 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 37 comments | 2350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Education, environmental advocates win Tall Tree Awards

Palo Alto's 2009 Tall Tree Awards, announced today (Friday), will honor community activist Carolyn Tucher, environmental...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Robin Robinson, on Feb 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1806 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Counter on CAL Ave.- not worth it

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Original post made by Gira on Dec. 4, 2006
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 6, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 10 comments | 5200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Exercising the mind

Despite the talk about brain-fitness games, a single software program will not magically prevent the decline of the brain,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Kari Martell, on Feb 6, 2009 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 2227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto revamping ambulance-billing system

Palo Alto is revamping its ambulance-billing process after an audit revealed widespread delays and errors in the current...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Feb 6, 2009 at 8:40 am | 8 comments | 2059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Payoff yet to come for most prep soccer teams

Talk about waiting until the last moment. That's the situation a handful of local soccer teams find themselves in heading...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by John Colbert, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:29 am | 1 comment | 2127 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial date set for man in toddler killing

A 34-year-old man accused of owning the gun a 12-year-old boy used in the accidental killing of an East Palo Alto toddler...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Feb 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 2026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Henna workshop headed for Palo Alto Main Library Saturday

Palo Alto Main Library will become a venue for artistic expression on Saturday, Feb. 7, when the library hosts a henna workshop...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Reader, on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 2178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents: Less housing around East Meadow

A coffee shop would be nice, a garden would be great, and a bike path would be fantastic, but please, please, please no more...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Feb 5, 2009 at 6:52 pm | 66 comments | 3842 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto suspect who hit cop returns to area

Pascual Nuno Martinez, 50, arrived back in Santa Clara County Sunday night after being successfully extradited from Kansas...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Feb 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 3 comments | 1977 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facing off

For the third time in one day, Palo Alto High School junior Olivia Diamond logged in to Facebook. She clicked on her inbox,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 2039 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Spare the Air' declared in Bay Area

The 10th winter "Spare the Air" day has been declared by the Bar Area Air Quality Management District because of poor air...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Mushlane, on Feb 5, 2009 at 5:26 pm | 8 comments | 2178 Views

RESTAURANTS

Jamba Juice - what a waste

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Original post made by Parent on Jul. 10, 2007
Last comment by Carlos Mercdao, on Feb 5, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 26 comments | 5355 Views
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