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AROUND TOWN

Engagement Ring as a Christmas gift?

Noooo! Don't do it! The memory of the big ask should be a stand alone event. If you must do it this time of year, please...

Original post made by Dream Maker on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Enough already, on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1960 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1562 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford professor Steven Chu named energy secretary

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Director Steven Chu to serve as Secretary of Energy,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 9 comments | 2108 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by anonymous--, on Dec 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 1892 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball to play for NCAA title

Stanford women's volleyball team came out of the locker room after intermission with a different mindset. The Cardinal players...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Theresa Carey, on Dec 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 2327 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rest in peace David Wagner

It is a tragic loss for the Paly community that David has passed. I have no idea how it happened. I still cannot believe...

Original post made by Paly student on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Norton-Barnes Family, on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:56 am | 4 comments | 4377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City remains split on composting options

Palo Alto's heated debate over whether to keep composting in the city ended in a stalemate Monday night, with each side claiming...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Park lover, on Dec 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm | 16 comments | 2724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bleak bond market 'needn't slow PA library work'

Today's bleak municipal bond market, hit hard by the national economic crisis, doesn't have to slow down the rebuilding of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by No thanks, on Dec 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 18 comments | 2655 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PAPD launches ambitious racial 'action plan'

Still reeling from accusations of racial profiling, the Palo Alto Police Department has prepared an ambitious "action plan"...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Fed Up, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm | 36 comments | 3840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police sirens tonight

I have been hearing lots of sirens tonight, both from police and ambulance. Does anyone knows what is happening? I live in...

Original post made by Ann on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by qq, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 1 comment | 2139 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Arco gas station on the corner of Middlefield and San Antonio roads in Palo Alto was robbed at gunpoint last Saturday...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by alleged, on Dec 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1997 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged Menlo Park street robber to stand trial

There is enough evidence to charge Jeffrey Owen Smith of East Palo Alto in the Nov. 18 street robbery of a woman in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Really now, on Dec 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm | 6 comments | 1907 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposition 8 foes to stop in Palo Alto

Two lesbians from Los Angeles who are marching across the state in their fight for equal rights will make a stop in Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by informed citizen, on Dec 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm | 8 comments | 2231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who killed Daniel Pearl?

For more than a year, a group of Georgetown University students has been poring over documents, searching for cellphone numbers...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Angelina, on Dec 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1986 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Gift Ideas For A Green Christmas

With the current problem of recycled waste piling up, and a goal of reducing waste to our landfill, we can help by choosing...

Original post made by Jody on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 17, 2008 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2002 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alcohol was a factor in Oct. 2 Palo Alto crash

The driver of the van that crashed into a tree at Peers Park in Palo Alto in the early morning hours of Oct. 2 was impaired...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by knew it, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:50 am | 10 comments | 2033 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Late to launch

They are called "generation Y," "the global generation," "the millennials," "the net generation" — even "the dumbest...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 2370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board plans to reopen Garland

With K-5 enrollment up by 200 students this year, plans are underway to change school boundaries and reopen Garland Elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Hindsight is easy, on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:56 am | 32 comments | 3929 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Census workers sought in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County residents looking for extra cash during hard economic times are being encouraged to apply to be census...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by lingxia Meng, on Dec 17, 2008 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 2167 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect named in EPA shooting

Tyrone "Ty" Bradford, 23, has been identified as the prime suspect in one of a wave of recent shootings in East Palo Alto....

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by reality, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:43 pm | 6 comments | 2362 Views
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