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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly seek help in planning campuses

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are seeking parent and community members to augment their facilities steering committees,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on May 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 1989 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge, historic 'Cooley Landing' dredge salvaged

Mechanical components of a massive dredge abandoned at the end of Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto -- the site of a future...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on May 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm | 11 comments | 3710 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prosecution, defense rest in Burpee trial

The prosecution and defense both rested their cases Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Palo Alto High School graduate Todd...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 20, 2009 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 2468 Views

SPORTS

Paly, Castilleja softball teams are ready to deliver in CCS

Palo Alto softball coach Jake Halas had a lot on his mind. His wife is still waiting to deliver twin sons and his softball...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on May 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 2632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Todd Burpee's girlfriend won't testify in trial

Todd Burpee's girlfriend took the Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination during a closed hearing on Monday...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by His Ex Girlfriend, on May 20, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 7 comments | 2664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto City Council could see big shift in 2010

The nine-person Palo Alto City Council could potentially seat five new members next year, as Vice Mayor Jack Morton and Councilwoman...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on May 20, 2009 at 11:13 am | 7 comments | 2313 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foothills fire-management plan stalls

A long-awaited proposal to reduce fire danger in the Foothills by creating evacuation trails, trimming fire-prone vegetation...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by Ed Whisler, on May 20, 2009 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 2047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeling sheepish...?

Sheep and goats take a sunbathing break from grazing at the Emily Renzel Marshlands along East Bayshore Road Tuesday. The...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
There are no comments yet. 8395 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: How to fund high-speed rail AND tunneling

With the passage of Proposition 1A last November and Congress's approval of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Clem, on May 20, 2009 at 12:17 am | 7 comments | 2413 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old Palo Alto

Blossoming magnolia trees grace the streets, offering sweet fragrances in early spring. An abundance of multi-colored azaleas,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by charles chisom, on May 19, 2009 at 7:28 pm | 1 comment | 3197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Large Fire Behind East Bayshore Post Office

PAPD, PAFD, EPA, and Menlo are all responding code 3 to a large fire in the creek near the East Bayshore Post Office, The...

Original post made by qq on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 2463 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

College Terrace Centre rejection challenged

After being rebuffed by Palo Alto's planning commission last month, a developer is now taking his proposal for a block-wide,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Poor Mr Smailey, on May 19, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 5 comments | 2438 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls swim to silver on golden day at CCS

It was the fastest swimming meet in Central Coast Section history and Palo Alto's Jasmine Tosky and Sarah Liang were wearing...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by SwimMom, on May 19, 2009 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 2749 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

baylands scoop

This morning about 8 police cars were speeding to the baylands. Then a crashed car was towed away. What's the scoop?...

Original post made by Stacy on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by WilliamR, on May 18, 2009 at 11:15 pm | 3 comments | 2008 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee faces further charges from Oct. 30 attack

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Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by JT, on May 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 8 comments | 2985 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting engaged

After more than a century of marginalization in the United States, residents of Asian descent are increasingly exercising...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by aha, on May 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 24 comments | 3130 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Critics Still Haven't Read the 'Torture' Memos

WSJ Today http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124243020964825531.html Ms. Toensing was chief counsel for the Senate Intelligence...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on May 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 1894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain may cut weekend service, raise fares

Caltrain has announced possible service and fare changes to be implemented as early as October. At a board of directors meeting...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 18, 2009 at 11:13 am | 23 comments | 2822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Low-achiever program intrigues school board

Excited by the apparent early success of a pilot program to narrow the "achievement gap," Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by another alum, on May 18, 2009 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teen was smart, gentle, sweet, parents recall

Surrounded by a score of comforting relatives, Jean-Paul "JP" Blanchard's parents looked back on the life of their son late...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Adam She, on May 18, 2009 at 8:38 am | 46 comments | 11119 Views
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