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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto family issues $100,000 challenge

A local family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for the second year in a row, in hopes of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mom by Gunn, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 1117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story building eyed for downtown Palo Alto

Just months after Palo Alto approved construction of a new four-story building in a prime downtown location, another major...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:45 am | 38 comments | 2831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Contractor charged with six felonies

A building contractor is due in court Dec. 20 to enter a plea on felony grand theft and other charges stemming from work...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by homeless, on Dec 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 1144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do our kids get their psat scores?

Kids in other parts of the country have already received theirs. Apparently it is up to the school to distribute them. ...

Original post made by mommy on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 1300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic and people snarling around Town and Country

Before it is too late, we need to widen the existing bridge over Embarcadero Road to accommodate 2 lanes of automobile traffic....

Original post made by Allen Podell on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 53 comments | 18941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools welcome better financial news

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday expressed relief at the first good financial news for the school district in years,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by PA Voter, on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:14 am | 79 comments | 4083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest man for downtown burglary

Palo Alto police arrested a man for residential burglary and prowling late Saturday, Dec. 8, in the 300 block of Emerson...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:30 am | 7 comments | 949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit finds errors in Palo Alto's health care expenditures

Palo Alto's process for administering health benefits to city workers and retirees is riddled with errors and suffers from...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Lazlo, on Dec 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 16 comments | 1553 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three Palo Alto VA employees indicted for bribery

Three employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a contractor have been indicted...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by RAZ MA TAZ Mc GILLACUTY , on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 14 comments | 2934 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Genome project finds variations in ethnic groups

When it comes to a person's chances of getting a disease, one's ethnicity may not be as telling as some people believe, according...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by MIDTOWN, on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 2836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local campuses mark second 'Inclusive Schools Week'

As Palo Alto ramps up efforts to teach special-needs children in mainstream classrooms, campuses across town marked the second...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter Hays Dad, on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 5 comments | 1193 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: The spirit of compassion

Each day chaplains and volunteers from Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics visit hundreds of patients...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mary , on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 8995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: A helping hand for kids

When Nina first wound up in a homeless shelter six years ago, escaping an abusive relationship, her main concern was immediate:...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Scruffy, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1099 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA man arrested for shooting on Highway 101

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Redwood City Friday afternoon after a two-month search for a suspect in a shooting on...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 1217 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested in Menlo Park shooting

A 24-year-old man was arrested early Sunday, Dec. 9, following a shooting in the 1300 block of Windermere Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Move MacArthur Park building to golf course?

A proposal to move the historic building now housing the MacArthur Park restaurant to the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Mr E, on Dec 10, 2012 at 9:34 am | 16 comments | 1197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Looking for witness to car accident - Safeway truck hit a small car

I was involved in a car accident on Wednesday, November 28 at about 11:20 am on Embarcadero near Middlefield. My car stops...

Original post made by jenny on Dec. 10, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1006 Views

SPORTS

2012 all-league football teams

==B ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION== ==B Most Valuable Player: == Kyle Dozier (Saratoga) Sr. ==B MVP Offense: ==Keller Chryst...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ali, on Dec 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm | 10 comments | 2684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tapping the power of friendship to boost teen mental health

An effort to bolster teen mental health at Gunn High School by harnessing the power of peer influence has shown success in...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Looney Tunes, on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments | 1503 Views

AROUND TOWN

A sweet way to get together

Growing up in Berkeley, Karin Thorne always looked forward to the days leading up to Christmas when the family gathered to...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Lachie, on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm | 3 comments | 986 Views
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