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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City sets new dates for California Avenue Tree Planting Process

The City has announced there will be a meeting at Escondido School on October 8th to discuss the felling of trees on California...

Original post made by Jenny on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:08 pm | 19 comments | 2753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter from Todd's classmate

Editor, Tonight I found out that Todd Burpee was convicted and sentenced to 43 years in prison for a crime he committed...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by anon, on Sep 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm | 16 comments | 2350 Views

AROUND TOWN

In dangerous alley, garden may blossom

In the Barron Park neighborhood, a garbage-strewn alley known more for crime than functionality could soon become a community...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by John Benza, on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 2154 Views

AROUND TOWN

DTV transition to be complete on Oct. 20, 2009

For those of you still watching TV from an antenna, the Mercury-News reports that the DTV transition in the bay area will...

Original post made by sally on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 4 comments | 1705 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City apologizes for tree fiasco

City of Palo Alto officials, who were caught off guard last week by the chopping down of 63 holly oaks on California Avenue,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by oddities abound, on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:29 pm | 44 comments | 2947 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car fire ignites foothills fire -- quickly doused

A burning car ignited a small and slow-moving grass-and-brush fire Friday afternoon, which was quickly extinguished by multiple...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2009
Last comment by McGrude, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 5 comments | 2016 Views

SPORTS

No losing streak for Palo Alto football

The one thing that can be said about the Palo Alto football team is that head coach Earl Hansen most often finds a way to...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Paly Alum '82, on Sep 29, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 3 comments | 2280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Exhibition by artist Kevin Bean at Mohr Gallery

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center in Mountain View presents Kevin Bean, Backyard Paintings & Geometric...

Original post made by Community School of Music and Arts on Sep. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1866 Views

AROUND TOWN

A timeline of the negotiations

Since May, negotiators from the City of Palo Alto and Service Employees International Union Chapter 521 have been meeting...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Sep 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm | 10 comments | 2061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raising 'authentic, courageous, confident' girls

"Raising Authentic, Courageous, Confident Girls" is the title of a PTA-sponsored program to be held Thursday, Sept. 24, at...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by gunn parent, on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm | 27 comments | 3073 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burns' priorities: 'Community policing,' relations

Designated Palo Alto police Chief Dennis Burns said Tuesday he will focus on improving community relations and community...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Mickey Murphy, on Sep 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm | 9 comments | 1977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barrie Coate Cal Ave Videographer: Please Help Me Find Him

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by mj, on Sep 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1826 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High taxes driving biotech from CA

We are taxing ourselves into oblivion. California cannot continue along this track. "Genentech cited income-tax disparity...

Original post made by John on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Harold H., on Sep 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm | 18 comments | 2150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Carry this to its logical conclusion, on Sep 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 1337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Clearcutting' surprises city manager, council

A major tree-removal project in California Avenue's business district caught both City Manager James Keene and City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Phyllis Grant, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm | 62 comments | 4263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Australian school recorded message

This has been forwarded to me from several sources and I am told it is true. It is possibly something we should listen to...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1810 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly completes new, green headquarters

After 30 years in downtown Palo Alto, the Palo Alto Weekly is moving to new headquarters — an environmentally friendly,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by EJ, on Sep 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 42804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amateur Radio License Course Starting October 7

TECHNICIAN CLASS AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE COURSE STARTING OCTOBER 7 Do you know a prospective new ham looking for help in...

Original post made by Kevin Weiler on Sep. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1785 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Volunteers prepare for disaster in Palo Alto

Al Dorsky listened intently to the call coming in over the MURS -- multi-use (two-way) radio system. A reedy voice emanated...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Caryll-Lynn Taylor, NPC Midtown 2, on Sep 28, 2009 at 11:18 am | 10 comments | 2331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our teens deserve a safe haven...

Hi all, The Palo Alto Family YMCA has been operating a Ventura Teen Center at the Ventura Activities Center for years,...

Original post made by Teen Parents on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Teen Parent, on Sep 28, 2009 at 10:33 am | 6 comments | 1908 Views
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