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AROUND TOWN

Three Palo Alto VA employees indicted for bribery

Three employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a contractor have been indicted...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by RAZ MA TAZ Mc GILLACUTY , on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 14 comments | 2283 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Genome project finds variations in ethnic groups

When it comes to a person's chances of getting a disease, one's ethnicity may not be as telling as some people believe, according...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by MIDTOWN, on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 1911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local campuses mark second 'Inclusive Schools Week'

As Palo Alto ramps up efforts to teach special-needs children in mainstream classrooms, campuses across town marked the second...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter Hays Dad, on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 5 comments | 1044 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: The spirit of compassion

Each day chaplains and volunteers from Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics visit hundreds of patients...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mary , on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 7717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: A helping hand for kids

When Nina first wound up in a homeless shelter six years ago, escaping an abusive relationship, her main concern was immediate:...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Scruffy, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA man arrested for shooting on Highway 101

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Redwood City Friday afternoon after a two-month search for a suspect in a shooting on...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 1082 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested in Menlo Park shooting

A 24-year-old man was arrested early Sunday, Dec. 9, following a shooting in the 1300 block of Windermere Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Move MacArthur Park building to golf course?

A proposal to move the historic building now housing the MacArthur Park restaurant to the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Mr E, on Dec 10, 2012 at 9:34 am | 16 comments | 1101 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Looking for witness to car accident - Safeway truck hit a small car

I was involved in a car accident on Wednesday, November 28 at about 11:20 am on Embarcadero near Middlefield. My car stops...

Original post made by jenny on Dec. 10, 2012
There are no comments yet. 895 Views

SPORTS

2012 all-league football teams

==B ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION== ==B Most Valuable Player: == Kyle Dozier (Saratoga) Sr. ==B MVP Offense: ==Keller Chryst...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Ali, on Dec 9, 2012 at 8:40 pm | 10 comments | 1902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tapping the power of friendship to boost teen mental health

An effort to bolster teen mental health at Gunn High School by harnessing the power of peer influence has shown success in...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Looney Tunes, on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments | 1211 Views

AROUND TOWN

A sweet way to get together

Growing up in Berkeley, Karin Thorne always looked forward to the days leading up to Christmas when the family gathered to...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Lachie, on Dec 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm | 3 comments | 889 Views

AROUND TOWN

Repairs planned for flood-prone Oregon Expressway underpass

Flooding that shut down the Oregon Expressway underpass at Alma Street twice in the past week due to heavy rainstorms is...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by splash, on Dec 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 18 comments | 3397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Why Planned Community zoning makes so much trouble

Nothing brings out Palo Alto citizens with the pitchforks as fast as a Planned Community application. Everybody has a different...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Gianetta, on Dec 9, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 4 comments | 1117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic board pans plan to move Hostess House

A proposal to relocate the historic Julia Morgan-designed building at 27 University Ave. to make way for four office towers...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by homeless , on Dec 9, 2012 at 10:04 am | 50 comments | 4676 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton Neighborhoods

The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by homeless , on Dec 8, 2012 at 7:54 am | 2 comments | 777 Views

AROUND TOWN

What event had a spotlight last night (dec 6)?

My 3 year old son is dying to know!...

Original post made by ODV on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by ODV, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments | 825 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B>FEELING THE HEAT ... </B>Palo Alto firefighters took part in an unusual rescue operation last week after they learned...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by animal lover, on Dec 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm | 2 comments | 1146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

I miss the old palo alto!

I was born and raised in PA. I, like so many others, grew up in our nice little safe neighborhood where the kids all played...

Original post made by Andrea on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by Evan, on Dec 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 61 comments | 3203 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car flips in crash on Embarcadero and Middlefield

A woman suffered minor injuries after her car flipped in a crash at the intersection of Embarcadero and Middlefield roads...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mr. stop, on Dec 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm | 29 comments | 1513 Views
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