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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee gets 43 years to life for assault, kidnap of Gunn student

Todd David Burpee, 22, received a 43 years-to-life sentence today for the kidnapping, sexual assault and beating/strangulation...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 20, 2009 at 3:17 am | 58 comments | 4354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home no more

Audrey Blabon, 79, waited patiently in a plastic chair last Thursday for her weekly doctor's visit at Casa Olga — one...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 20, 2009 at 2:51 am | 3 comments | 1997 Views

SPORTS

SHP's Walter runs for 321 yards and 6 TDs

Sacred Heart Prep's football team didn't quite know what to expect from visiting Valley Christian-Dublin in Friday's nonleague...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 19, 2009 at 8:50 pm | 1 comment | 2314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Swine Flu Vaccines For Our Students?

Is Skelly going to find a way to offer them at school? Our middle school and high school students can't afford to miss school....

Original post made by Mom on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Sep 19, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 24 comments | 2571 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State unemployment rate continues to climb

California's unemployment rate reached a record 12.2 percent in August, according to the latest figures from the state Employment...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 5 comments | 2120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The STANDUP ACT for teen drivers

We should be supporting this Act and keeping our kids safe while they learn to drive to benefit us all. http://www.saferoads4teens.org/standup-act...

Original post made by Parent of Teens on Sep. 19, 2009
Last comment by Parent of Teens, on Sep 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 6 comments | 2175 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

It's Heeeeere

Hell hath no fury like a taxpayer ignored! More than 100,000 people marched on Washington DC today. From the capitol to the...

Original post made by Harold H. on Sep. 12, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 19, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 32 comments | 2741 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tense labor talks continue in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's largest labor union continued its tense negotiations with the City of Palo Alto this week, with both sides saying...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by full disclosure, on Sep 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 17 comments | 2219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school enrollment climbs 2 percent

Palo Alto school enrollment this fall is 11,680 -- up 2 percent from last year but not as high as expected, the school district...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Sep 19, 2009 at 7:27 am | 11 comments | 3765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A late-night blunder on Downtown Library

The ill-considered action by the Palo Alto City Council, at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, to reverse direction on redesigning...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Charleston neighbor, on Sep 18, 2009 at 7:15 pm | 10 comments | 1988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Adobe Meadow / Meadow Park

The Adobe Meadow and Meadow Park neighborhoods, nestled just east of Middlefield Road between East Meadow Drive and Charleston...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by mutti, on Sep 18, 2009 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 2178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Find Water Polluters Near You

Across the nation, the system that Congress created to protect the nation’s waters under the Clean Water Act of 1972...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm | 17 comments | 1929 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Good or Bad ? Cutting Down the Cal Ave trees. Not the big picture.

At this time with the Millions of dollars the City of Palo Alto does not have. With staff out of Control mismanageing public...

Original post made by fireman on Sep. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2141 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council kicks back Downtown Library plan

A divided Palo Alto City Council early Tuesday voted to send back key elements of the redesigned Downtown Library for "further...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by larger collection, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:03 pm | 41 comments | 2849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bitter fruit: An inside look at street vending

The strawberry vendors stand on street corners throughout Palo Alto, at busy intersections, outside shopping centers and...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 97 comments | 10580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Disaster aides to practice what they preach

Disaster-response volunteers will be holding an earthquake drill Saturday afternoon in Palo Alto, practicing putting out...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Annette Ashton, on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View considers bold new transit system

Someday in Mountain View's not-too-distant future, driverless electric vehicles could whisk passengers between the downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Allen Payton, on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:42 am | 11 comments | 2189 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire alarm and sirens in neighborhood - 9 PM - 9:20 and going

Loud fire alarm, many sirens. What is going on? ...

Original post made by Fred on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by June, on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto union workers call in sick

About a quarter of the workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union called in sick Tuesday in what city leaders...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by City Employee/resident, on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:39 am | 143 comments | 5340 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto students to be honored Friday

Three East Palo Alto teens will be honored at the annual Family Service Winners Breakfast Friday at the Crowne Plaza Cabana...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ada, on Sep 17, 2009 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 2272 Views
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