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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

More women, minorities needed in science

The United States is in danger of losing its leadership in science and technology unless more women and minorities are recruited...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2009
Last comment by rebecca justiniano, on Feb 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm | 30 comments | 3233 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

do-rag robber pleads guilty

I'm surprised that Palo Alto Online has apparently not reported on this story. Jeffrey Smith has plead guilty to a string...

Original post made by Lynne on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lynne, on Feb 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 1732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knife-wielding man robs Palo Alto Goodwill

A Santa Clara man was arrested in Palo Alto Monday afternoon minutes after allegedly robbing a Goodwill store and threatening...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by chuck, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm | 12 comments | 2072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents oppose Walgreens' alcohol bid

A promise Walgreens made 15 years ago to not sell alcohol when it built a store at Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:58 am | 41 comments | 2969 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Warming center' to be opened in East Palo Alto

A plan to open a warming center in East Palo Alto for homeless people and families has gotten a $25,000 funding commitment...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by lee, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 2540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PG&E pushing for state law to restrict Palo Alto Utilities

Interesting article in the Mercury-News today about PG&E spending millions of dollars for a state initiative to scuttle city-owned...

Original post made by Sarah on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:45 am | 6 comments | 1890 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tesla Motors, Inc., of Palo Alto to go public

Tesla Motors, Inc., of Palo Alto is going public. The electric-vehicle maker filed papers with the Securities and Exchange...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Tesla is a great example..., on Feb 2, 2010 at 6:12 am | 8 comments | 2171 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Hate' group's tires slashed at Stanford

Protesters from a Kansas church that has received national attention for its anti-gay and anti-Semitic messages had their...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Marvin, on Feb 2, 2010 at 6:08 am | 48 comments | 4334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking for a good Coffee/Internet/Study Cafe around PA

Looking for a good Coffee/Internet/Study Cafe around Palo Alto area. Must be able to spread out and study for 4-6 hours at...

Original post made by Palo Parent on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm | 17 comments | 3571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can teachers pay someone to grade their students papers?

My son came home with a graded English essay. Although he was not really happy with the grade, I commented that at least...

Original post made by paly parent on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by sufficiently competent, on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:40 pm | 75 comments | 8355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foreign Languages Fade in Class � Except Chinese

Would be interested to know what folks think of this article in the NYT about foreign language instruction. It seems to...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm | 105 comments | 4404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama and Iran: Now the price to be paid

Obama promised to have unconditional talks with Iran, and mollify the Iranian government's hatred of the U.S., caused by...

Original post made by Dave on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 1, 2010 at 7:12 pm | 17 comments | 1937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Weekend Acres

A bent, beat-up green sign declaring "End County Road" greets drivers turning off Alpine Road onto Bishop Lane. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Nic, on Feb 1, 2010 at 5:38 pm | 1 comment | 5990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

rampant alcohol abuse at Stanford

According to the Chronicle, 44 Stanford undergraduates were hospitalized last year for alcohol poisoning. More than twice...

Original post made by Bill on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by qq, on Feb 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto doctor assembles team to help Haiti

He provided medical help following Hurricane Katrina and the wildfires in San Diego. Now, Palo Alto Medical Foundation physician...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Mil, on Feb 1, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 5 comments | 2600 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chase nets robbery suspect in East Palo Alto

Police have arrested a man linked to a string of armed robberies in Mountain View this month, including one Saturday night....

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Citizen EPA, on Feb 1, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 1930 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor Pat Burt Doesn't Deserve His California Avenue "Tree-Planting" Photo-Op

Mayor Pat Burt failed to meet his responsibilities as a liaison to CAADA, by missing almost all but one of his appearances...

Original post made by Responsibility on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by cooper, on Feb 1, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 2489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly choir chosen for national choral festival

Palo Alto High School's Concert Choir has been chosen as one of 12 high school groups from across the country to take part...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Inez, on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:09 am | 2 comments | 2157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City tackles hardest survey results first

Focusing on Palo Alto's weaknesses rather than its strengths, the City Council Monday night wrestled with how it could improve...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by from the under-served part of town, on Feb 1, 2010 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 2075 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

To Senator Harry Reid, and all other US Senators: an Open Letter

Health care reform legislation must guarantee access to comprehensive and essential benefits to all U.S. residents. It is...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by But not for Victims of 9/11, on Feb 1, 2010 at 5:36 am | 18 comments | 2172 Views
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