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News - April 12, 2013

Online This Week

These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to or click "News" in the green, left-hand column.

Stanford researchers create transparent mouse brain

A group of Stanford University researchers have paved the way for increased transparency — literally and scientifically — of one of the least understood organs, the brain. (Posted on April 11, 9:30 a.m.)

Palo Alto looks to expand sidewalk requirement

Unpopular developments in Palo Alto come in all shapes and sizes but they tend to have one irksome quality in common — sidewalks that many resident believe are far too narrow. (Posted on April 11, 8:49 a.m.)

Victim stable after East Palo Alto shooting

A man was shot in the head in East Palo Alto during a drive-by shooting Wednesday night, according to police. (Posted on April 11, 8:40 a.m.)

Stanford-Arrillaga plan cuts medical office space

As promised, this week Stanford delivered an overview of the latest revisions to its plan for El Camino Real in Menlo Park. (Posted on April 10, 1:16 p.m.)

Palo Alto to amp up recruitment for commissions

Serving on a citizen commission in Palo Alto may look to an outsider like a thankless labor of love, full of wonky public hearings, PowerPoint slides and constant reminders that some residents will inevitably be upset at the end of the day. Now, with applications on the wane and vacancies on the rise, the city is looking to show its volunteers that they are needed and appreciated. (Posted on April 9, 11:10 p.m.)

East Palo Alto house fire suspicious, fire officials say

A suspicious one-alarm house fire displaced five residents in East Palo Alto Monday morning, according to fire officials. (Posted on April 9, 9:15 a.m.)

County asks state Attorney General to investigate DA Rosen

The California Attorney General has been asked to investigate a pay-compensation policy District Attorney Jeff Rosen has given to supervising attorneys in his office for the past 16 months. (Posted on April 9, 9:10 a.m.)

Tons of tires to repave Palo Alto's Alma Street

About 1,000 tons of recycled tires will cover a 2-mile section of Alma Street as part of a pilot repaving project in Palo Alto. The rubber-meets-the-road project is the first of its kind in the city, said Holly Boyd, lead project engineer with the Palo Alto Public Works Department. (Posted on April 5, 4:15 p.m.)