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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lighting at West Meadow tracks gets go-ahead

New lighting is being installed to illuminate the West Meadow train crossing in Palo Alto, an effort to dissuade people from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:14 am | 31 comments | 3179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home invaded by ants

My home has been invaded by ants yesterday. I have never seen anything like that! The hard wood floors were covered with...

Original post made by VM on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 15, 2009 at 10:19 pm | 14 comments | 2531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Still sparkling

Israel Zehavi has fought and won many battles in his life. The former Israeli Army major was hospitalized for seven months...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2009
Last comment by Debbie Ford-Scriba, on Dec 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 6 comments | 4972 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan calls for 13 portable classrooms in Paly quad

Thirteen portable classrooms will be placed in the central quad at Palo Alto High School next summer under a plan up for...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Paly teacher, on Dec 15, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 13 comments | 2086 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

College Terrace Centre clears final obstacle

By an 8-1 vote Monday night, the Palo Alto City Council approved the College Terrace Centre, a controversial project that...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Bambi, on Dec 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 21 comments | 4074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly land on top 100 'Gold Medal List'

Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 "Gold Medal List" of America's top...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 15, 2009 at 11:22 am | 5 comments | 2074 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kudos to PA Utility Workers

We had a sewer backup this weekend that seemed to be between the sewer cleanout and the street (city's area of responsibility)....

Original post made by Palo Parent on Nov. 8, 2009
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Dec 15, 2009 at 10:49 am | 5 comments | 1789 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council to debate future of Palo Alto Bowl

Palo Alto Bowl would make way for a new Hilton-operated hotel if the City Council votes to approve the project tonight. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:21 am | 33 comments | 2334 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto ATM machine swiped

For some people, taking money out of an ATM is enough. Not so for thieves who struck a Stanford Federal Credit Union ATM...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Dec 15, 2009 at 7:39 am | 15 comments | 3255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High speed rail revises business plan

Article on revision of business plan... http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_13997677 Compared to other rail systems,...

Original post made by common sense on Dec. 15, 2009
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Taking an AP test without taking an AP class

Will PAUSD allow a Paly or Gunn high school student to register for and take an AP exam if the student has not taken the...

Original post made by AP Question on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by JonS, on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:53 pm | 6 comments | 3886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greer Park Softball Field as Temporary Dog Run Area

The Consent Calendar for the City Council meeting of December 14, 2009, has a contract for the renovation of Greer Park that...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Lois, on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 1863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Utilities changes tests for gas workers

Dogged by a federal investigation and accusations of fraud in its gas division, Palo Alto's Utilities Department has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 33 comments | 3824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may study impacts of global warming

Next year's Palo Alto City Council should form a task force to study local impacts of climate change on Palo Alto and recommend...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 14, 2009 at 5:03 pm | 82 comments | 3479 Views

SPORTS

Toby

Toby Gerhart finishes second to Mark Ingram in the closest ever Heisman vote. Both were deserving of the award, but you...

Original post made by Bill on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Dec 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 2196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Review: 'The Princess and the Frog'

Plenty of change arises in Disney's musical "The Princess and the Frog": people turning into frogs, love transforming two...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Beverly, on Dec 14, 2009 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 2001 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alvarez's mother testifies: He was a good son

The mother of the man convicted of murdering East Palo Alto police Officer Richard May told jurors during the penalty phase...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by Seriously, on Dec 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm | 24 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Attention disorder can confuse parents, teachers and professionals, expert says

For parents, a child with untreated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be a constant frustration, an embarrassment...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:12 pm | 6 comments | 2717 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police nab suspect in Stevens Creek Trail assault

Mountain View police have arrested the man they believe is behind last week's attempted sexual assault of a jogger on Stevens...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 14, 2009 at 9:43 am | 8 comments | 2305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lytton Gardens cited by state for food problems

Inspections by two health agencies found several violations at Lytton Gardens Senior Communities that could potentially cause...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by DeLois Turner, on Dec 13, 2009 at 11:30 pm | 3 comments | 2456 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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