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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm | 78 comments | 6078 Views

BOOKS

Tomorrow's events (Dec. 6)

[http://www.keplers.com/event/robin-sloan Author talk: 'Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore'] A tale of global conspiracy,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by LVK, on Dec 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1548 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball duo on all-region team

Stanford freshman Inky Ajanaku and junior Carly Wopat were named to the All-Pacific Region Team by the American Volleyball...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by John G., on Dec 5, 2012 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board members to take oath

A public cake-and-punch reception to honor incoming members of Palo Alto's Board of Education will precede a swearing-in...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by huh?, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | 21 comments | 2577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nixes election on Arrillaga's downtown proposal

Faced with a flurry of criticism of a sweeping proposal to build four office towers and a theater in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:20 am | 29 comments | 2825 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly grad Becky Levy dies of rare syndrome

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Original post made on Jan. 21, 2008
Last comment by Matt Francis, former basketball/volleyball coach for the Napa Valley Special Olympics, on Dec 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm | 10 comments | 3219 Views

AROUND TOWN

A tree glows in Lytton

Palo Alto ushered in the holiday season Friday with a Holiday Tree Lighting event in the city's most prominent downtown plaza....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:14 pm | 15 comments | 1209 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teenage boy assaulted in Menlo Park

A 16-year-old boy was walking near Newbridge Street and Carlton Avenue Monday night when two teens approached him and demanded...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 938 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

British Bankers Club's liquor license indefinitely suspended

Until another owner takes over operations at the landmark British Bankers Club, at the corner of El Camino Real and Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by charles buckley, on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:55 am | 8 comments | 2007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High grieves over death of freshman

Sadness pervaded Woodside High School Tuesday as students and teachers remembered Leyla Beban, a 14-year-old Redwood City...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 4, 2012 at 10:36 am | 26 comments | 3451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools prep for new standards

California schools will revamp their standardized tests in 2014, replacing the California Standards Test (STAR) with a new...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Big Al, on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:55 am | 12 comments | 2625 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power goes out for 500 in Midtown Palo Alto

An outage Monday afternoon left 500 customers without power in Midtown Palo Alto after a contractor working near Coleridge...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 4, 2012 at 7:13 am | 7 comments | 1791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto's new restaurants

Three new restaurants are scheduled to open soon in Palo Alto. The first is a casual eatery offering kosher items. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by cooper, on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:16 am | 9 comments | 9503 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Strong winds, rain cause storm drains to clog

The second of three storms cleared the Palo Alto area Friday afternoon but not before significantly flooding several Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 4, 2012 at 12:23 am | 32 comments | 1754 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The push for 27 University

If you're confused by the process by which the City Council is considering a massive commercial office project put forth...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by pat, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm | 50 comments | 2643 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman fights off purse snatcher downtown

A woman walking near downtown early Sunday morning thwarted a robbery attempt and was able to keep her purse despite her...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Pearl, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm | 10 comments | 1002 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crash at Middlefield and Charleston

At about 4:20 late this afternoon a Volkswagen flipped over on Middlefield near Charleston. Apparently another vehicle smashed...

Original post made by here we go again on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by the Second busiest corner of the Peninsula, on Dec 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 961 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto ponders rules for people who live in their cars

Palo Alto's deeply divisive debate over whether to ban vehicle dwelling could get closer to resolution Tuesday evening, Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2012
Last comment by Zuck, on Dec 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 98 comments | 4242 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Undocumented' but inspiring

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at to a near-capacity crowd at Los Altos High School last weekend,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Legal immigrant, on Dec 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm | 40 comments | 4087 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Social inclusion' to be theme of Dec. 3 panel

"Social inclusion" will be the topic of a panel discussion Monday, Dec. 3, sponsored by Palo Alto's Community Advisory Committee...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by spec-ed parent, on Dec 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm | 6 comments | 1058 Views
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