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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reopening Garland Elementary is a top priority

Pushed by new housing, the Palo Alto Unified School District is likely to grow by 1,221 students in the next five years:...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 16, 2008 at 5:09 pm | 2 comments | 2484 Views

AROUND TOWN

no one looks up

I've been to Cantor many times, but I haven't walked the Stanford campus in many years until this last Friday. I grew up...

Original post made by Jen on Dec. 14, 2008
Last comment by rob, on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm | 7 comments | 1921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA man sentenced for drug possession

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco this week to eight years and four months in prison...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Dec 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm | 18 comments | 2026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Centers to assist people in digital TV switch

Three regional centers in the Bay Area, including one in San Jose, will open to assist people in converting their televisions...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by ota, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 1924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown housing project 'too dense, too tall'

A proposal to build 98 affordable-housing units and some stores along Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto won a small but hard-fought...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 16, 2008 at 10:22 am | 36 comments | 2538 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A need for waterboarding and plausible deniability?

The current situation in India makes me think about the need to get immediate information (the 'ticking time bomb' scenario)....

Original post made by Gary on Nov. 28, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 16, 2008 at 9:07 am | 34 comments | 2606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Double shooting reported near IKEA in EPA

A barrage of 14 or 15 bullets felled and may have killed a man and woman in East Palo Alto about 8:20 p.m. Friday. Police...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by FORSHAMEPALOALTO, on Dec 15, 2008 at 9:48 pm | 21 comments | 3298 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman on bicycle shot, killed in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police are investigating the murder of a 39-year-old East Palo Alto woman who was shot while riding her bike...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2008
Last comment by Cara's Sister, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm | 21 comments | 2292 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen Bikes in PA?

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Original post made by KSkel on May. 17, 2008
Last comment by Shannon, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:52 pm | 25 comments | 4099 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford offers early admission to 689 students

Stanford University has offered early admission to 698 prospective students of the class of 2013 after receiving a record...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2028 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest suspect in Dec. 4 chase in Palo Alto -- in Kansas City

The man who backed into a Palo Alto motorcycle officer then eluded police after a high-speed chase through Palo Alto neighborhoods...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by careful reader, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:36 pm | 13 comments | 2217 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hard Lessons: The Iraq Reconstruction Experience

An unpublished federal history of the U.S.-led reconstruction of Iraq depicts the effort as crippled by poor planning, waste...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:32 pm | 7 comments | 2104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Late to launch

They are called "generation Y," "the global generation," "the millennials," "the net generation" — even "the dumbest...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by Bonnie Goodman, on Dec 15, 2008 at 5:30 pm | 7 comments | 3719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission rejects Alma Plaza plan

Developer John McNellis' decade-long quest to replace the boarded-up Alma Plaza shopping center with homes and a mixed-use...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by Woodland neighbors, on Dec 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm | 37 comments | 3245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Knights bring home medals from football playoffs

Members of the Palo Alto Knights' football team are back home, ready to start a new week with just a few more days of school...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Anne, on Dec 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 2127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Setting the wrong example

My Nov. 7 column about school bullying in Palo Alto generated some thoughtful responses and triggered a thread on Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Ken, on Dec 15, 2008 at 11:15 am | 112 comments | 4595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves $8 million for Paly fields

Nearly $8 million for a major rebuilding of Palo Alto High School fields and bleachers was approved unanimously Tuesday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:35 am | 20 comments | 2472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Palo Alto Therapist, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:32 am | 18 comments | 5828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developments are Water Dependent

For the attention of the Palo Alto City Council: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2008 10:52 AM CONTACT: Council...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Linda Corwin, on Dec 15, 2008 at 7:03 am | 4 comments | 1889 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama HUD Pick Presages Palo Alto's Housing Future

Related to Paul's post about Chicago politics, below, here's the Obama HUD appointment http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2008-12-13-obama-cabinet_N.htm...

Original post made by Growth Ain\'t That Bad on Dec. 14, 2008
Last comment by R Wray, on Dec 14, 2008 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1957 Views
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