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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian sworn in as Santa Clara County supervisor

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Joseph Huber officially swore in former state Sen. Joe Simitian as Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Old P.A. Grouch, on Mar 18, 2013 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 4893 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest man for stealing 10,000 pills from PAMF

Police arrested a man March 5 for stealing more than 10,000 pills of prescription narcotics from a closed pharmacy at the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Mar 18, 2013 at 9:50 am | 19 comments | 6820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lessons from a tragedy

Looking back on his daughter's short life, George Ting sees many turning points where things might have been different. Today,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2012
Last comment by Most tragic, on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:43 am | 13 comments | 2547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to build new downtown garage

Palo Alto officials are considering a slew of solutions to downtown's shortage of parking, including more spots for permit...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm | 51 comments | 10952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Law firms protest plan to close mobile park

A controversial proposal to turn Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park into a dense housing development is facing opposition...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 34 comments | 2044 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Police look for 'suspicious' man in van

Menlo Park Police are looking for a man who tried to communicate with young girls on the 1200 block of Almanor Avenue while...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm | 5 comments | 2794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A champion for charter schools

Six years after rocking the Palo Alto education scene with a threat to petition for a charter school here, Grace Mah finds...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 100 comments | 6247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow

With a rotating head and two strong arms, the Personal Robot 2 from Menlo Park-based Willow Garage can navigate by itself...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by oliver, on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:52 am | 6 comments | 18292 Views

SPORTS

Keeping it all in the family

The past and present came together in a big bear hug this past weekend as Gunn High grad Joanne Reid celebrated with her...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2013
Last comment by Amos Irwin, on Mar 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 2386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen places tenth in national science contest

A Palo Alto teenager has placed tenth in a national math and science competition, taking home $20,000 in the 2013 Intel Science...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Raman, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm | 13 comments | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

He can see for miles

Some parents might have reservations upon hearing that their son, fresh out of high school, had decided to pursue his dream...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by So Lucky, on Mar 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 1350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board boosts staffing with new funds

With a rosier budget outlook than they've had in years, members of the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday night unanimously...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:52 am | 110 comments | 4512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission changes how it funds nonprofits

The Palo Alto Human Relations Commission voted Thursday night to change its process for allocating grant money to local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by kate, on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fortune cookie sets tone for Cubberley recommendation

A fortune cookie set the tone for a meeting of Palo Alto's elected officials on the future of Cubberley Community Center...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by pa parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 8 comments | 1037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 10294 Views

RESTAURANTS

Chinese Restaurant near Mac's Smoke Shop circa 1960's?

I was born and raised in the old Stanford Hospital in 1958 and I'm trying to remember the name of the Chinese Restaurant...

Original post made by Chellene Wood on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by HiloHattie, on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 3441 Views

AROUND TOWN

I Apologize

Hi folks, While growing up in Palo Alto, I met a new classmate in 7th grade at Wilbur (1969?). I admired him from the...

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 4 comments | 1321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Aye, robot

Andra Keay is bullish on the future of robotics but thinks that its very success could make the term "robot" obsolete. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1047 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crews film 'Silicon Valley' TV show in Palo Alto

A film crew was in downtown Palo Alto on March 12 to film an HBO television show pilot directed by Mike Judge. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:21 am | 8 comments | 1505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home-schooled Palo Altan among Intel finalists

A math project has earned a home-schooled Palo Alto teen a spot among 40 finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search,...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Mar 15, 2013 at 8:50 am | 9 comments | 3139 Views
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