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AROUND TOWN

A rare quartet

With subtly colored berry branches, whimsical mice cavorting atop a book, abstract brushwork and panoramas that play with...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 2759 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Hazmat' concern shuts down VA hospital briefly

A mysterious substance brought to the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital Tuesday night caused Palo Alto fire officials...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2010 at 7:33 am | 2 comments | 2101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Skelly Next?

What is going on with our leadership?! Is it just me, or does it feel like we are losing all of our 6-12 leadership this...

Original post made by PA Parent on Feb. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 15 comments | 2395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Auditor urges police to seek diversity in recruits

The Palo Alto Police Department has taken giant steps to mend its relationship with minority communities, but its efforts...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 34 comments | 2704 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Copper-wire theft darkens Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mountain View police are investigating the theft of copper wire from the light poles in the parking lot of Shoreline Amphitheatre...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 2204 Views

SPORTS

Mitty gains some payback, ends Paly's hoop year

If the Mitty boys' basketball team was still smarting from those back-to-back losses to Palo Alto in the 2005 and '06 Central...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by Larry, on Mar 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 6 comments | 2320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finances, infrastructure highlight 'State of the City'

A huge budget gap may force Palo Alto to cut staff and services but it should not keep the city from rebuilding its infrastructure...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 4, 2010 at 10:36 am | 25 comments | 3722 Views

SPORTS

M-A, Castilleja hope to beat the CCS hoop odds

The season should come to an end for the Menlo-Atherton and Castilleja girls' basketball teams on Wednesday night as both...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by MarchMadness, on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:01 am | 2 comments | 2523 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is one airplane crash enough or do we need to wait for another one?

The tragic airplane crash in East Palo Alto has generated a lot of discussion on the Town Square Forum spread over a number...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | 102 comments | 7078 Views

AROUND TOWN

City may phase out hazardous-materials plant

The City of Palo Alto is studying ways to remove or relocate a hazardous-chemicals facility that has long plagued Barron...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 4, 2010 at 1:49 am | 11 comments | 2068 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stiff fines proposed for cell-phone violators

State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) new "distracted-driving" bill would increase penalties for improper cell-phone use...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by RS, on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm | 22 comments | 3065 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver dies in 'horrific' crash on Middlefield Road

Mountain View police say an "extremely horrific" single-car crash killed the driver of a Volvo after it smashed into seven...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Amazed, on Mar 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 36 comments | 3111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keplterize JJ&F?

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Original post made by moonwalk on Oct. 26, 2006
Last comment by Terrace Ex, on Mar 3, 2010 at 6:25 pm | 7 comments | 4734 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

3.2-magnitude quake hits east of Milpitas

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.2 struck this afternoon in Santa...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2896 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Heavy rains cause accidents, traffic jams, floods

A heavy rainstorm that hit the Bay Area overnight is causing floods, accidents and traffic snarls throughout the region....

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer School

My daughter will be entering 1st Grade this Fall. I have been hearing about Summer Camps/ Summer school/day camps etc. Since...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by take a break, on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 4 comments | 1930 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big run of property crimes in Menlo Park

Thieves got away with almost $53,000 in stolen goods in some 19 property crimes in Atherton and Menlo Park over the week...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by concerned, on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm | 1 comment | 1878 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Should Town & Country Center have public recycling?

I was happy to see that my letter to the editor urging public recycling in public places such as Town & Country Center was...

Original post made by Richard Hackmann on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 2, 2010 at 6:31 pm | 11 comments | 2096 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gets another shot at 'fiber to the home'

Google's invitation to American communities to apply to have high-speed fiber-optic networks installed has rekindled Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Sergey, on Mar 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm | 14 comments | 2470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Friends question circumstances surrounding woman's train suicide Monday

In the days, weeks and months prior to Heather Russell's death in front of a train Monday morning, someone had been systematically...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by gunita, on Mar 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm | 69 comments | 5537 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.

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