Palo Alto Weekly

News - February 22, 2013

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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.

Nonprofit gives $33 million in prizes

A group of executives that includes local names such as Mark Zuckerberg, Sergei Brin and Anne Wojcicki awarded $33 million in prizes to recognize research in life science aimed at curing disease and lengthening human life. (Posted Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m.)

Stanford breaks national fundraising record

Stanford University last year became the nation's first university to raise more than $1 billion in a single year, according to a report released this week. (Posted Feb. 20 at 9:53 a.m.)

Palo Alto seeks regional cash for slew of projects

Palo Alto's elected officials have a hearty appetite for grant-funded transportation projects, particularly ones that involve bikes, trains and pedestrians. But last week, the City Council agreed that the latest staff proposal for a grant application goes a little too far and much too fast. (Posted Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m.)

Stanford 'rethinking' parts of El Camino plan

Stanford University and developer John Arrillaga are revising their plans for Menlo Park's empty car lots for a third time, according to project representatives. (Posted Feb. 19 at 2:02 p.m.)

Train strikes man in Palo Alto

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed by a Union Pacific Railroad Co. freight train Monday night north of Churchill Avenue, a Caltrain spokeswoman has said. (Posted Feb. 18 at 11:35 p.m.)

East Palo Alto police seek witnesses to shooting

East Palo Alto police are seeking witnesses to a shooting that occurred Sunday, Feb. 17, around 2:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Runnymede Street. (Posted Feb. 17 at 9:11 p.m.)

Meteor spotted Friday likely unrelated to Russia's

Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of a meteor over the Peninsula Friday night, Feb. 15, but it probably wasn't related to the devastating meteor that landed in Russia nor the asteroid that flew by just 17,000 miles from Earth Friday. (Posted Feb. 15 at 9:22 a.m.)

Accused Stanford mall fraudster had assault weapon

Palo Alto police said a man who allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to defraud stores at Stanford Shopping Center had a stash of illegal weapons in his Oakland home. (Posted Feb. 15 at 11:56 a.m.)

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations that secret rocket propulsion technology was given to China. (Posted Feb. 15 at 11:13 a.m.)

Palo Alto considers new gym near the Baylands

A regional effort to calm the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek continues to evolve and expand, with Palo Alto officials this week agreeing to evaluate the possibility of including a new Baylands gym in the project. (Posted Feb. 15 at 9:56 a.m.)

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