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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pre-Jump Start Day JLS Middle School Questions

I'm sure that these questions will be answered at the JLS Jump Start Day, but I'm curious now. Are the 6th grade student...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by JLS Parent, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2767 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities issue rail challenge: 'build right or not at all'

Palo Alto and its four allies in the Peninsula Cities Consortium have issued a new call for the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by KTB, on Aug 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 23 comments | 5650 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Middle Men'

Oh, Hollywood. You're always messing with our heads. The opening titles to "Middle Men" say it's "Inspired by a True Story,"...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by paypal, on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 8462 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA plans multi-agency fight against animal abuse

People who abuse animals are just as apt to inflict violence upon other people and could face hefty fines and jail time,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Aug 7, 2010 at 8:41 am | 7 comments | 2351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteer readers to be recognized Sunday

Actress and former schoolteacher Jane Seaman of Los Altos Hills has spent 15,000 hours -- or 1.7 years of her life -- reading...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by JoAnne, on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 4533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 4010 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves library, compost contracts

Contracts for library rebuilding and and energy-and-compost feasibility study were approved Thursday night in a special City...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Bryan Long, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 2711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

BAD water in Palo Alto

I received a recorded phone call from the Palo Alto Utilities Dept. yesterday alerting me of "water in the 600 block of Arastradero...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alert system merger launches Aug. 11

Palo Alto's Community Emergency Alerting and Notification System (CANS), which notifies residents and businesses during emergencies,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Patricia Robinson, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 2548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why isn't hp being asked to pay for employee housing?

My headline is meant in a whimsical way. Why does Stanford go under the gun on housing, but when thousands of hp employees...

Original post made by Sierra on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by HPEngineer, on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 3859 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Baylands brush fire caused by kids with matches

Two children playing with matches set fire to dry grass and brush along a trail at the end of Geng Road in Palo Alto, near...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by lol, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:26 am | 2 comments | 2449 Views

BOOKS

Today's events (Aug. 5)

[http://events.stanford.edu/events/245/24553 Lecture: Yoga and Ecology] Speaker Radhanath Swami gives a lecture on how a...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:12 am | 1 comment | 5110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dead Trees at Jordan Middle School

There used to be a time when our School Board and Staff took pride in the appearance of school property - not anymore. There...

Original post made by Neighbor on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 5, 2010 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 2653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto drops plan to repeal binding arbitration

Palo Alto's proposal to repeal the binding-arbitration provision in the City Charter died Monday night when the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by who cares, on Aug 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 24 comments | 3214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 26484 Views

SPORTS

Former PASA teammates dual head-to-head at the USA Swimming Championships

There was a distinct Palo Alto feel to the women's 400 free relay Wednesday at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by College Grad, on Aug 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm | 1 comment | 2819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View march celebrates Prop. 8 ruling

Gay rights advocates gathered at the Mountain View Caltrain station Wednesday evening to march in celebration of the decision...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Aug 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 2755 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park police release sketch of robbery suspects

Menlo Park police are asking the public to help them find two suspects in a home-invasion robbery in Menlo Park on July 31....

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Jarule, on Aug 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm | 1 comment | 2842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto City Council to discuss youth well-being

The "best collective thinking of local and national experts" on how to prevent teen suicide will be presented to the Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Aug 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm | 8 comments | 3023 Views

SPORTS

Two Stanford women on hoops watch list

Stanford junior Nnemkadi Ogwumike and senior Kayla Pedersen have always been women's basketball players to be watched. The...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Dolly Adams, on Aug 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2995 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE