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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto councilmen worried about bias in Fire Department study

When Palo Alto officials asked for an independent study of Fire Department staffing, they had no idea the analysis would...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Charles O Jones, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:41 pm | 43 comments | 5468 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood to close Stanford charter school

In a stunning rebuke to Stanford University, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to shut...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 46 comments | 18656 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electromagnetic Radiation Pollution from High Speed Rail?

This is just food for thought and I haven't done a lot of research into this area, but I am curious about the possibility...

Original post made by Susan Hong on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by SteveU, on Apr 28, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 6058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community colleges ask for computer equipment

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is seeking donations of used computer equipment for its Computer Donation...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Guy, on Apr 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2397 Views

AROUND TOWN

County off air-quality report card's 'dirtiest' list

For the first time after being among the nation's 25 dirtiest counties for two years, Santa Clara County has improved in...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by public transit, on Apr 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alma Plaza torn down

Alma Plaza is being demolished this week. Good riddance. But according to the Daily Post (which had a story and pictures...

Original post made by Sharpman on Apr. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja students win $30K to design phone app

Four Castilleja School students have won $30,000 in venture capital to develop a new app for the Google Nexus One Phone. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Riann, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 2680 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chief says fatal Menlo Park fire likely an accident

A fatal fire at a Menlo Park home early this morning appears to have started accidentally, Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by hstill, on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 2520 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad at center of SEC suit against Goldman

Fabrice Tourre, a 2001 Stanford University graduate who is allegedly the principal architect in a "toxic" sub-prime mortgage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | 17 comments | 6539 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deadlocked in Frost sit-lie case

Victor Frost, perhaps Palo Alto's best-known panhandler, won a partial victory on Friday afternoon after a jury in his sit-lie...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eliot, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | 42 comments | 3890 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A is vital for school excellence

Ballots went out this week for another crucially important election in Palo Alto: a mail-in-only vote on whether to renew...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by JFT, on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | 49 comments | 6663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How the U.S. Air Force fought suicide, and we can, too

As a parent of three, including a Gunn student and a Terman student, I shared the sense of grief, concern and helplessness...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 18 comments | 5910 Views

AROUND TOWN

Banning Happy Meal Toys in Santa Clara County

I just read about this - Ken Yeager of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has proposed banning free toys that come...

Original post made by G-M on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 2226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto park rangers are all a-Twitter

Birds are not the only creatures tweeting in Palo Alto's Foothills Park this spring. They are joined by Park Rangers Kathleen...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by KenN, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | 6 comments | 2646 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian pushes bill to change kinder cutoff date

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has joined a chorus of child-development experts in calling for California children...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Librarian, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 4365 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto grads help Bucknell women advance in water polo

The Bucknell women's water polo team is making some big waves on the East Coast, and the Bisons have sophomore Hallie Kennan...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Tackling Palo Alto's city-budget crisis

Palo Alto faces one of its biggest challenges in decades: Closing an $8.3 million budget gap with cutbacks and new revenues....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by City Employee, on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 2613 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gap Year - has anyone experienced it?

Our Paly senior has decided to defer college for a year to experience a Gap Year. This phenomenon is widely popular in Europe...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by One size does not fit all, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 36 comments | 4399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly bill targets 'predatory equity' investments

Spurred by the recent implosion of Page Mill Properties' East Palo Alto portfolio, California's elected officials are considering...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Christopher Lund, on Apr 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 7258 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Man faces felony charges for shooting at cops

A 20-year-old East Palo Alto man who fired a revolver at police officers during a traffic stop faces five felony charges,...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 9 comments | 2359 Views
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