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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Tree House' development gets green light

A tree-lined development featuring 35 units for low-income residents received the green light from the city Monday night....

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2009
Last comment by another_NIMBY, on Apr 24, 2009 at 10:35 am | 22 comments | 4212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sales Rep May Have Picked PA Math Text for Elementaries

CA Education Code states that a publisher may not "become associated with any combination in restraint of trade in instructional...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by math concerned, on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:47 am | 11 comments | 3137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A fight at JLS today?

One of the kids in the neighborhood said he saw "a big fight" at JLS this afternoon around 4pm. He said he saw a big group...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Josh, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 27 comments | 2712 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Condoleezza Rice personally conveyed approval to waterboard detainee in 2002

Rice played a greater role than she admitted last fall in written testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee, according...

Original post made by Dr. Ferragamo on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 7 comments | 2138 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children and trees unite on Earth Day

Students at Nixon Elementary School in Palo Alto teamed with volunteers from Canopy to plant a tree at the Nixon campus in...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Stanford Parent, on Apr 23, 2009 at 6:30 pm | 4 comments | 1974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Boy struck by car at Oregon intersection

A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car while biking across the Oregon Expressway and Louis Road intersection in Palo Alto, Sunday...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Apr 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm | 15 comments | 2196 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In 2009, what we thought we knew is upside down

The title of this post paraphrases an article by Victor Davis Hanson in today's SJ Mercury. I strongly recommend reading...

Original post made by Perspective on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Oh, wait.....duh!, on Apr 23, 2009 at 3:35 pm | 4 comments | 1871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Earth Day Idea: Save the Humans

Excellent essay by David Harsanyi in the Denver Post today: http://www.denverpost.com/harsanyi/ci_12193559 -------- Get...

Original post made by Jarred on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 5 comments | 2187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newsom declares governor run in Palo Alto -- and cyberspace

Trailed by TV cameras, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom made one of his first gubernatorial campaign stops at Facebook headquarters...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:18 am | 24 comments | 2112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

new Stanford study says CA high school graduation test discriminates against girls

According to this Stanford study, high school graduation rates for girls (of all races) has dropped much more than rates...

Original post made by Sarah on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Apr 23, 2009 at 8:29 am | 4 comments | 2006 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

School programs unaffected by burglary

The loss of two Macintosh computers and 14 digital cameras from Gunn High School in a weekend theft will not detract from...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 23, 2009 at 7:59 am | 1 comment | 2128 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Attempted TV purchase at Fry's leads to jail

A man juggling several identities was arrested at Fry's Electronics Monday after trying to purchase two big-screen TVs using...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2009
Last comment by Dear qq, on Apr 22, 2009 at 8:56 pm | 5 comments | 2170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wanted: Disaster First Responders

The Palo Alto Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Services still has room in its five-week Community Emergency Response...

Original post made by Paul on Apr. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2534 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Altercation at Pizza My Heart leads to arrest

A Redwood City man was arrested for assaulting a police officer early Saturday morning outside the Pizza My Heart restaurant...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Ned, on Apr 22, 2009 at 7:26 pm | 11 comments | 2423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford gets county nod to expand campus

Stanford University's plans to build new academic buildings and houses on its campus received a major boost Tuesday afternoon:...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by jim H., on Apr 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm | 8 comments | 2145 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What should be done about piracy, going forward?

I want to start this thread, in order to allow those who are willing to state an opinion, proactively, to do so. I think...

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by just thinkin', on Apr 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm | 26 comments | 2450 Views

AROUND TOWN

A zany garden in Palo Alto

The Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program gives a peek into private gardens Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=12069...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Eliza, on Apr 22, 2009 at 5:06 pm | 1 comment | 2603 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senator Dianne Feinstein's husband's firm cashes in on foreclosure crisis

Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a gov't agency that had just awarded her husband's...

Original post made by Dr. Ferragamo on Apr. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police hunting for 19-year-old shooting suspect

Palo Alto police have launched a manhunt 19-year-old suspect in today's shooting incident at an apartment complex at 574...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by Ketimpor Ta, on Apr 22, 2009 at 2:24 pm | 129 comments | 4642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bird-like electric car to make Palo Alto debut

Purring softly through downtown San Francisco, the sleek Aptera 2e looks like a white dolphin, a wingless bird, or the latest...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 22, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 11 comments | 4394 Views
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