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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto teens express desires at forum

Teen bands in Lytton Plaza? A 24-hour pearl milk tea shop where teens could congregate? Taco trucks and restaurant "food...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by Maureen, on May 4, 2010 at 4:13 pm | 11 comments | 2423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chilling recordings relate plane-crash fears

Two audio recordings of communications between air-traffic controllers reveal rising anxiety and a tense exchange as the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Stan Faust, on May 4, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 66 comments | 4976 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Help! New scanning technology?

I've just had it. I am drowning in paper that cannot be thrown away because of financial consequences. Does anyone know...

Original post made by Drowning in paper on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Drowning in paper, on May 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm | 6 comments | 1920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where to buy bikes for school?

My eldest needs a bicycle to ride to school. All the bike shops have bikes that start at $300 and have gears, seemingly fancier...

Original post made by Mom on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by VoxPop, on May 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 9 comments | 2360 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth Opinion: Debunking the myths of Gunn sports

BY KEVIN ZHANG In Palo Alto, the Bay Area or even the nation, Henry M. Gunn High School is known for high-achieving...

Original post made by Worth a read on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by One Parent, on May 4, 2010 at 12:46 pm | 11 comments | 2572 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto wins softball showdown with Castilleja

The stage was set for Castilleja senior softball pitcher Sammy Albanese to make history. All she needed to do was throw a...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Amy, on May 4, 2010 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 2583 Views

AROUND TOWN

State audit blasts High-Speed Rail Authority

California's controversial high-speed-rail project risks major delays because of poor planning, a shaky business plan and...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Frank, on May 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 3538 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Altan among trio arrested for insurance fraud

The owners and the accountant/controller of the Posh Bagel and Posh Bakery chain have been arrested on suspicion of under-reporting...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by Well., on May 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm | 9 comments | 3327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fixes eyed for flood-prone bridges along creek

Seeking to protect Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park from the volatile San Francisquito Creek, a regional flood-control...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 3, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 17 comments | 2599 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pilot alerted of dangers before plane crash

Pilot Doug Bourn was warned by the air traffic controller at Palo Alto Airport just before his Feb. 17 takeoff that there...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Mel, on May 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 38 comments | 2887 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: 31st annual Palo Alto Tall Tree awards

Palo Alto's 2010 Tall Tree awards recognized suicide-prevention and mental health advocates Victor and Mary Ojakian; local...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
There are no comments yet. 4118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soap Box Derby 'Rally Race' held in Palo Alto

About 35 young racers from throughout California and Arizona competed Saturday in Palo Alto in a Soap Box Derby "Rally Race"...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by McGrude, on May 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 2199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Growing Up Asian' panel to share stories

In the last decade, the Asian student population in Palo Alto has grown by 1,500 children. On Wednesday (March 31), more...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Palo Alto Asian American Mom, on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | 57 comments | 8678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Speier introduces $1 billion bay-restoration bill

A bill to spend $1 billion over 10 years to restore and clean up San Francisco Bay has been introduced in Congress by Rep....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 3223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Everything old is art again

Sorting out bottles and cans from the trash? Anyone can do that. Heidi Paul recycles cashmere. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 3, 2010 at 3:45 am | 2 comments | 2590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Todd, on May 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 42 comments | 3337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic May Fete parade celebrates the young

Palo Alto's historic May Fete and Parade has celebrated the area's youth each first Saturday in May since the 1920s -- meaning...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by Derrick Fellows, on May 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 1983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain's survival: Is it high-speed rail or bust?

While Menlo Park and Atherton contest in court the state's decision to run its high-speed-rail system along the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Insight, on May 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 19 comments | 2654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tall Tree Awards

What a great evening at the Tall Tree awards last evening. Must have been the biggest event to date. Great honorees and community...

Original post made by bambi on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lost, on May 2, 2010 at 7:47 am | 1 comment | 2081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council trio rips firefighters' petition

Three members of the City Council are urging Palo Alto voters to refrain from signing a circulating petition that would make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Andrea, on May 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 96 comments | 4972 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