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MOVIES

Film Review- Black Wave - The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil disaster, this documentary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill takes on new meaning....

Original post made by Carol Brouillet on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 29, 2011 at 7:04 am | 13 comments | 5505 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Schipsi's friends say she felt she was in danger

Two nights after the October 2009 death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, and a fire that ravaged their cottage, Bulos...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 29, 2011 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 2733 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama confers lifetime 'Call to Service' award

An 83-year-old woman who has volunteered in Palo Alto for 37 years received a presidential award from President Barack Obama...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by congratulations!, on Jan 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 4277 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo says Obama was 'describing her district'

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night had a hometown ring to it for Congresswoman Anna Eshoo,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 28, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 23 comments | 3700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn senior a finalist in Intel science competition

Gunn High School senior Andrew Liu today was named as one of 40 nationwide finalists in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Penny, on Jan 28, 2011 at 9:56 am | 13 comments | 5316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Death penalty possible in Woodside murder case

Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh, a resident of unincorporated Woodside and a real estate investor, has been charged with premeditated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by Farhad Azad, on Jan 28, 2011 at 2:24 am | 8 comments | 3602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission votes to cut California Avenue lanes

A two-lane configuration for Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District was approved Wednesday night (Jan. 12) by the...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by AGNES, on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:02 am | 87 comments | 5554 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out

Overcoming neglectful parents and breaking free of a gang were among the stories shared by high school students in a tearful...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Anni, on Jan 27, 2011 at 7:46 pm | 7 comments | 2319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Videos reveal profanity-laced exchange

Videos from Palo Alto police vehicle and Taser cameras released Tuesday (Jan. 18) revealed an expletive-laced exchange between...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by MidTown Guy, on Jan 27, 2011 at 6:22 pm | 18 comments | 3922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Major quake could hit area in next 30 years

There is a 63 percent chance that a major earthquake with a magnitude of at least 6.7 will hit the Bay Area in the next 30...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by JeffO, on Jan 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm | 17 comments | 2138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Art Commission picks Szabo fountain

An abstract, vertical fountain designed by local artist Michael Szabo will replace the aged fountain at the end of California...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by local yokel, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 116 comments | 5837 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Audrey Rust to retire as head of Peninsula Open Space Trust

Audrey Rust, who has led the Peninsula Open Space Trust for 24 years, will retire as president this summer, she announced...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by jardins, on Jan 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm | 1 comment | 2024 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's smaller staff struggles with workload

After two years of big budget cuts and a wave of employee retirements, Palo Alto's shrinking staff is struggling to keep...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2011
Last comment by Wilson, on Jan 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 31 comments | 4530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Go to Heidelberg in August

Summer Exchange? Send your son or daughter to Heidelberg (Germany) this August. A German family (friends of mine) want...

Original post made by andreas on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 2007 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Near-death experiences...share your reactions & experiences

Remember the old joke about the man who was asked what he would do if he had only a year to live? He said he'd stay married...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by learned, on Jan 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 13151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford police release sketch of suspect in Jan. 3 assault

Stanford police released a sketch of a man who allegedly assaulted a student on campus Monday evening (Jan. 3). The 21-year-old...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by different rapist?, on Jan 26, 2011 at 11:29 am | 5 comments | 2014 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Zumot's lawyer attacks methods of cell expert

The attorney for Bulos Zumot launched a fresh attack Monday against a cell phone expert who helped the Palo Alto police track...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:21 am | 6 comments | 2784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board to discuss elementary math program

With a controversial new elementary math curriculum well into its second year, a discussion of elementary math "instruction...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 26, 2011 at 8:32 am | 21 comments | 3298 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chimneys: repair or replace?

Building code update forbids new wood-burning fireplaces Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=19750...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Jan 26, 2011 at 1:28 am | 3 comments | 2592 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why don't people whistle anymore?

I heard something we don't hear very much anymore today. I heard someone tunefully whistling a happy tune while he was going...

Original post made by Whistle ?? on Jan. 23, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 26, 2011 at 12:28 am | 5 comments | 2346 Views
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