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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County considers fee for plastic and paper bags

Santa Clara County officials next year will consider an ordinance that would require retailers such as grocery stores to...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 20, 2008 at 8:27 pm | 27 comments | 3461 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bank robber walks away from Wachovia Bank

A man robbed a Wachovia Bank in Palo Alto late Friday afternoon and escaped on foot, police reported. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Dec 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm | 8 comments | 2196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green forces clash in city's composting debate

A four-hour-long debate on the future of composting in Palo Alto ended in a stalemate at Monday night's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by iGreen, on Dec 20, 2008 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2261 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Memorial marks site of Peers Park crash

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Original post made on Oct. 9, 2008
Last comment by take down, on Dec 20, 2008 at 2:09 pm | 8 comments | 2833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama's atomic umbrella: U.S. nuclear strike if Iran nukes Israel

Obama has said that a nuclear Iran is unacceptable. He will go over there and talk to them, and they will dismantle their...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by The emperor has no clothes, on Dec 20, 2008 at 6:33 am | 16 comments | 2328 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Survey of sound

We go crazy for touch-screens. We're wild about Wii. But as cool as these new gadgets are, they have nothing on the theremin....

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by gordon, on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:24 pm | 2 comments | 4060 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver in Tongan royalty deaths goes to jail

A Redwood City woman convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the 2006 crash deaths of two Tongan royal family...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by TMarie, on Dec 19, 2008 at 8:34 pm | 3 comments | 2297 Views

RESTAURANTS

What it takes to open a restaurant

As many in the industry will attest, operating a restaurant is a tough business, with a low profit margin, high overhead,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Anthony Manning, on Dec 19, 2008 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 3638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Engagement Ring as a Christmas gift?

Noooo! Don't do it! The memory of the big ask should be a stand alone event. If you must do it this time of year, please...

Original post made by Dream Maker on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Enough already, on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1578 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford professor Steven Chu named energy secretary

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Director Steven Chu to serve as Secretary of Energy,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 9 comments | 2284 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by anonymous--, on Dec 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 1979 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball to play for NCAA title

Stanford women's volleyball team came out of the locker room after intermission with a different mindset. The Cardinal players...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Theresa Carey, on Dec 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 2459 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rest in peace David Wagner

It is a tragic loss for the Paly community that David has passed. I have no idea how it happened. I still cannot believe...

Original post made by Paly student on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Norton-Barnes Family, on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:56 am | 4 comments | 4470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City remains split on composting options

Palo Alto's heated debate over whether to keep composting in the city ended in a stalemate Monday night, with each side claiming...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Park lover, on Dec 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm | 16 comments | 2828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bleak bond market 'needn't slow PA library work'

Today's bleak municipal bond market, hit hard by the national economic crisis, doesn't have to slow down the rebuilding of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by No thanks, on Dec 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 18 comments | 2863 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PAPD launches ambitious racial 'action plan'

Still reeling from accusations of racial profiling, the Palo Alto Police Department has prepared an ambitious "action plan"...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Fed Up, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm | 36 comments | 4246 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police sirens tonight

I have been hearing lots of sirens tonight, both from police and ambulance. Does anyone knows what is happening? I live in...

Original post made by Ann on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by qq, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 1 comment | 2224 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Arco gas station on the corner of Middlefield and San Antonio roads in Palo Alto was robbed at gunpoint last Saturday...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by alleged, on Dec 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 2127 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged Menlo Park street robber to stand trial

There is enough evidence to charge Jeffrey Owen Smith of East Palo Alto in the Nov. 18 street robbery of a woman in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Really now, on Dec 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm | 6 comments | 1987 Views
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