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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire union, Palo Alto council clash over petition

The president of Palo Alto's firefighters' union publicly accused the City Council Monday night of hampering democracy by...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm | 63 comments | 3589 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

It's official: Jeff Rosen wins DA race

Jeff Rosen's victory over Dolores Carr in Santa Clara County's razor-thin race for district attorney became official Friday...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by Domecq, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 1 comment | 2479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reflections of high school seniors

As they approached their graduations, a handful of seniors from Gunn, Palo Alto and Castilleja reflected on their high school...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:12 pm | 1 comment | 2780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford hospitals reject union 'cooling off' bid

Stanford and Lucile Packard hospitals have rejected a nurses' union request for a contract negotiations cooling-off period,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Jun 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 55 comments | 3836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

DA won't file charges against Weston Healy

Weston Healy, the Gunn High School senior who was arrested May 27 after bringing an Airsoft air rifle on campus, will not...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by petercarp, on Jun 11, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 70 comments | 4701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Outgoing director Zepecki reflects on special education

In a town famous for its competitive, nationally ranked high schools, about 10 percent of Palo Alto children navigate kindergarten...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by Parent of an underserve child, on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:57 am | 23 comments | 7906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Out of bounds? Coaching in Palo Alto high schools - Part 2

What happens when Palo Alto's high school athletes and their parents complain that a coach's behavior has crossed the line?...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Shocked, on Jun 11, 2010 at 9:00 am | 54 comments | 9900 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Surprise! There are 93,500 ballots still uncounted

Surprise! A last-minute surge of mail-in ballots means the election in Santa Clara County isn't over and some close races...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by wondering, on Jun 11, 2010 at 5:26 am | 6 comments | 2113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary Mandarin popular in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's elementary Mandarin Immersion Program is wildly popular among local families, with 69 students applying for 22...

Original post made on May. 25, 2010
Last comment by old old arguments, on Jun 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm | 59 comments | 6100 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused rapist's criminal record dates to 1993

Lionel Blanks Jr., the man accused of rape and attempted murder in the carjacking of a woman in Palo Alto on May 27, had...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by raym, on Jun 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 5045 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Few good alternatives for Palo Alto police HQ

Having seen plans for a brand new police building collapse in a financial downturn, Palo Alto officials are now considering...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by George Browning, on Jun 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm | 19 comments | 2652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Damaged Trojans receive two-year bowl ban

The NCAA leveled USC with stinging penalties Thursday, issuing a two-year bowl ban and declaring Heisman Trophy winner Reggie...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by 45 year-old adolescent, on Jun 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 2099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rents at former Page Mill apartments rolled back

Matthew Martin got an unexpected surprise in the mail this week: The Woodland Park Apartments tenant saw his rent go down...

Original post made on May. 8, 2010
Last comment by Jack, on Jun 10, 2010 at 10:37 am | 21 comments | 2834 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Misleading mailers and Prop. 16

In the last few days I have received in the mail three large, slick, four-color postcards urging me to vote Yes on Proposition...

Original post made by Jim Burch on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Pro-choice, on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 2665 Views

SPORTS

All-American honors for Stanford tennis teams

In a season that saw an NCAA team championship plus two individual national titles captured, the Stanford men's and women's...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by Joel, on Jun 10, 2010 at 5:47 am | 1 comment | 2496 Views

SPORTS

Bike Connection in driver's seat in Palo Alto Little League City Tournament

One of the top two teams in the Palo Alto Little League City Tournament (Majors) will not be playing in Saturday's championship...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by J, on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 2432 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Splice'

Playing God and playing house converge in the weird, wild new horror film "Splice." Co-writer/director Vincenzo Natali ("Cube")...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 1 comment | 5161 Views

AROUND TOWN

A closer look

On a Friday afternoon, the Palo Alto Art Center's galleries are lively with kids gazing at the art with big eyes. With the...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cheryl Smith, on Jun 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 2714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Internet and TV/Cable Service issues?

I have been trying to upgrade my AT&T DSL internet service, without success. Our home is over 19,000 ft from the central...

Original post made by Al Henning on Jun. 7, 2010
Last comment by Al Henning, on Jun 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 6 comments | 3470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto citizens choose mail over voting booth

At first glance, the polling station at First Lutheran Church has all the amenities Palo Alto citizens have come to expect...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:58 am | 12 comments | 2101 Views
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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