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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car rolls over on Charleston Road in Palo Alto

A white Nissan sedan going west on Charleston Road in Palo Alto hit a tree and rolled over, skidding into the intersection...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 42 comments | 2051 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Service Friday for former school board president Tuomy

Services will be held Friday, Dec. 7, for John Tuomy, a former Palo Alto teacher who served for eight years on the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Jan Strand, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 18 comments | 2342 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto man gets 20 years for child molestation

A Palo Alto man accused of molesting his two stepdaughters was sentenced to 20 years in state prison in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by iSez, on Dec 6, 2012 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 1046 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Audit: Supervisor Shirakawa owes $12,772

Supervisor George Shirakawa must repay the county $12,772 in expenses he wrongly charged on his government credit card, the...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by audits, on Dec 6, 2012 at 9:14 am | 3 comments | 1277 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man robs Palo Alto Walgreens for OxyContin

Palo Alto police have released a photo of a man suspected of robbing the downtown Walgreens by showing a concealed gun on...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:14 am | 37 comments | 5824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Building inspector's death under investigation

The death of a building inspector who fell down an elevator shaft in a Palo Alto home in December 2011 is under investigation,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Pete Bennett, on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 19 comments | 1631 Views

BOOKS

A world of cooking

This year we have chosen a smorgasbord of cookbooks. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18054...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Judy, on Dec 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1495 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Second assault reported in downtown Palo Alto

A woman sleeping near a downtown Palo Alto sidewalk was beaten by a man during a robbery attempt early Sunday morning, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Pearl, on Dec 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm | 16 comments | 1092 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boehner got 98% what he wanted - why are we doing this dance again?

John Boenher August 2011 " When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the white House, I got 98 percent of...

Original post made by Lucy on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Kelly Long, on Dec 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 3 comments | 842 Views

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 | 5943 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 | 1521 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 | 1128 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 | 2527 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 | 2799 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 | 3205 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 | 1179 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 | 924 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 | 1990 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 | 3435 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 | 2591 Views
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