Addison Elementary School struck by burglar


Palo Alto police are investigating a burglary that occurred at Addison Elementary School, located at 650 Addison Ave., sometime Friday (Feb. 11) evening or Saturday morning, police Agent Kara Salazar said Saturday.

The burglar forced entry into a classroom and stole miscellaneous items, including loose change, Salazar said.

Police were called at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Addison had been locked up at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Police are asking anyone with information about the burglary to call the department's Anonymous Tip Line at 650-329-2190 or to send an anonymous text or e-mail to

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Posted by Where's-The-Money?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Measure A, the $375M school bond identified school surveillance equipment as part of the expenditures. Funny, that use seems to have evaporated, once the bond was approved. In fact, many of the projects promised by the bond committee just seem to have gone "poof".

PAUSD schools are robbed generally more than once a year. Sometimes the police are able to catch the perps, and sometimes not. Given that Measure A also authorized a lot of computer equipment, which is very easy to dispose of in the right places, spending a little money on motion detections inside the schools would seem like a better use of money than building a ultra large auditorium at Paly that will sit empty more than it will be used.

Unfortunately, with billions of public money entrusted to the school district, no one there is really accountable.

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Posted by parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Where's the money - why don't you get hired in the district. You sound like you know more than they do so you could probably fix the problems overnight.

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Posted by Where's-The-Money-Going?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2011 at 3:17 pm

> You sound like you know more than they do so you could probably
> fix the problems overnight.

Didn't you read the campaign promises before you voted for Measure A? Or did you just vote for it without reading anything that they said?

They lied about so many things associated with this massive spending authorization. So .. they are not likely to listen to taxpayers who are asking: "where's the money going"?

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Posted by Yeah, right
a resident of Meadow Park
on Feb 13, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Note that the allegations of lying are from someone clearly not in support of Measure A. Anyone can say anything on this site but that does not make it true. I'm pretty sure the 7 members of the Bond Oversight Committee--all drawn from the community, not from the district--would disagree about the lack of oversight and be somewhat offended at this assertion, given that they donate their time to oversee bond expenditures.

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Posted by Samantha McBride
a resident of Addison School
on Feb 19, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Sounds sad that people can't respect our School Community

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