Palo Alto Weekly

News - April 27, 2012

Online This Week

These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news or click "News" in the green, left-hand column.

Police hail Menlo Park woman's actions

Menlo Park Police recognized a woman on Tuesday, April 24, for helping catch a thief in February. (Posted April 26 at 9:57 a.m.)

NASA asks public for meteor photos and videos

NASA and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Institute are asking for the public's help finding footage photos and video of a daylight meteor that fell over Northern California on Sunday, the NASA Ames Research Center announced Wednesday. (Posted April 26 at 9:15 a.m.)

Addison boundary change recommended

School boundary changes are in the works for some families in the Addison Elementary School neighborhood as well as for high school students living at Stanford West or in the Oak Creek Apartments. (Posted April 25 at 11:09 p.m.)

Menlo Park fire district strikes deal with Facebook

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board voted unanimously on Tuesday to enter into an agreement between Facebook and the fire district that would provide expanded emergency and fire services for the company and for residents within the district. (Posted April 25 at 2:52 p.m.)

Palo Alto welcomes Eshoo's effort to boost emergency communication

Palo Alto's effort to improve communications between first responders during major emergencies could get a boost thanks to an effort led by U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, to provide airwaves in the nation's broadband spectrum to emergency operations and to give grants to local jurisdictions for new infrastructure. (Posted April 24 at 10:01 a.m.)

The walls came a-tumblin' down

Palo Alto Bowl, the city's last bowling alley, started falling to demolition crews Monday, April 23. The 60-year-old establishment closed last September, prompting outcry in the community about the demise of places where youth and families could go to enjoy recreation together. (Posted April 23 at 1:46 p.m.)

PAMF to break ground on $200 million campus

After a decade of planning to build a new four-story medical campus in San Carlos, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation received the go-ahead from the California State Water Quality Control Board to build on a formerly contaminated industrial site. (Posted April 20 at 3:57 p.m.)

Slight rise is state unemployment rate

Bay Area jobless numbers rose slightly in March, following a statewide trend that saw a small uptick in California's unemployment rate in the past month, according to a report released Friday by the state's Employment Development Department. (Posted April 20 at 1:51 p.m.)

High-speed-rail analysis sets stage for more lawsuits

The state agency charged with building California's high-speed rail system approved on Thursday a long-debated environmental analysis for the San Francisco-to-Los Angeles line -- a voluminous document that the project's opponents immediately characterized as an invitation to more lawsuits. (Posted April 19 at 4:34 p.m.)

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