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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View apartment fire quickly controlled

Firefighters in Mountain View quickly extinguished a two-alarm blaze at a multi-unit townhouse and apartment complex Friday...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Linda Jekel, on Feb 22, 2009 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 2506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto concerned about Stanford's growth impacts

Stanford University is projecting 3.5 million square feet of new development on its campus by 2035 — not including...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stanford, on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2128 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bachelorettes party hearty

The "stag party" may be notorious in wedding lore, but contrary to popular belief, it's the ladies who get into the prenuptial...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS Middle School principal announces retirement

Don Cox, principal at JLS Middle School in Palo Alto since 2005, has announced his retirement at the end of the school year...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Responsibility, on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 7 comments | 2934 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local legislators unhappy with budget process

Still recuperating from marathon budget negotiations that ended early Thursday morning with the passage of a compromise package,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm | 8 comments | 2200 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wanted: Disaster First Responders

Original post made by Paul on Feb. 21, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Feb 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 2191 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big oak topples at Lucie Stern Community Center

A family stops to inspect rain-weakened roots of a venerable oak tree in front of the Lucie Stern Community Center that toppled...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Goodby Oak Tree, on Feb 21, 2009 at 11:52 am | 6 comments | 2258 Views

AROUND TOWN

Announcing the Richard Weaver Fund at Menlo-Atherton High School

In his 43rd year at Menlo-Atherton, Mr. Weaver is a legend. A Stanford University graduate with a BA in history and masters...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Marty, on Feb 21, 2009 at 9:00 am | 2 comments | 2674 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Reflections on the Inauguration

I didn't decide to attend the Inauguration until New Year's Eve. I had worked on the Obama campaign all year, starting with...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 2401 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

24,600 HP layoffs to hit heavy in EDS divisions

As part of a streamlining plan following its acquisition of EDS, a Texas-based technology company, Hewlett-Packard announced...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:01 am | 2 comments | 2625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where are the PTAs?

With all this talk about housing, opening Garland, expanding Gunn (and Paly), traffic concerns, elementary kids crossing...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by A Parent, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:43 am | 14 comments | 2307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn plan for 2300 students

Every parent I tell this to seems shocked, so here's the way things stand: Right now, there are no plans to reopen Cubberly....

Original post made by PA Parent on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by A Parent, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:37 am | 90 comments | 4060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge favors Channing House in 'aging' lawsuit

Sally Herriot, an 89-year-old resident of Channing House who is fighting to remain in her apartment instead of being forced...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by responseto Youshouldknow, on Feb 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 2416 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the City Council can help put healthy food in schools

Tell the City Council "no more dense housing". Increased population causes the restricted flow of water to local farmers....

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 1954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly regrets comments about the achievement gap

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly apologized to parents for skeptical statements he made about closing the achievement...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 7 comments | 2919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keene's opening comments at 'press conference'

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Original post made on Jun. 26, 2008
Last comment by Andy, on Feb 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | 9 comments | 3692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do we know that MI really works?

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Original post made by ShowMe on Feb. 3, 2007
Last comment by Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, on Feb 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm | 83 comments | 9728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forbes magazine says Palo Alto is America's #2 college town

1. Ann Arbor, Mich. 2. Palo Alto 3. Madison, Wis. 4. State College, Pa. 5. Lexington, Ky. 6. Fayetteville, Ark. 7....

Original post made by Sarah on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by steven, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:34 am | 7 comments | 2517 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State budget passes, Palo Alto schools face cuts

The Palo Alto Unified School District plans to tap into its reserve in an effort to offset massive state budget cuts passed...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by paul, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 2404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anna Eshoo votes for stimulus bill in Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, voted to approve the $787 billion conference stimulus bill on Friday, saying that it will bring...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:14 pm | 13 comments | 1888 Views
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