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AROUND TOWN

City pay, pension costs rising

While other cities are reducing the pension and government cost, why the pension costs are rising significantly in Palo Alto!...

Original post made by @taxpayer on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 19, 2012 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 866 Views

SPORTS

Gunn wrestlers pin down second place in tourney

Despite getting a pair of individual victories, the Gunn wrestling team came up short in its bid for back-to-back team titles...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Jeff, on Dec 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 944 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DUI driver strikes hydrant on Sand Hill Road

A portion of Sand Hill Road near Stanford University in Palo Alto was temporarily closed Tuesday morning after a DUI driver...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 9 comments | 960 Views

AROUND TOWN

CEO of Jewish Community Center to leave Palo Alto

Alan Sataloff, the CEO of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center since 2004, is quitting to take a position in Chicago,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by Ronna Devincenzi, on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:29 pm | 6 comments | 1138 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: High altitude, high risk

When Chris Klinke and a group of fellow mountaineers started up K2, they knew the risks of climbing the second highest, and...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by radar, on Dec 18, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 12 comments | 1663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much solar on new PAUSD construction?

With all the new PAUSD buildings, how many have Solar Photovoltaic Panels as part of their plans? What's PAUSD electric...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by lowest bidder = CHEAP work, on Dec 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm | 11 comments | 1068 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mobile-home park closure would displace 400

The planned closing of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto to make way for an apartment complex took a step forward...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Literally, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 5 comments | 1308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A needed step back

A growing public concern about the magnitude of a proposal made by developer and Stanford benefactor John Arrillaga and the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01 am | 22 comments | 2065 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Children murdered in Connecticut grade school

Earlier today there was a story from China that 22 children in a grade school were wounded by a nut with a big knife. The...

Original post made by maguro_01 on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mensch, on Dec 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 18 comments | 1273 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

please slow down when driving in the rain

Sections of both Hwy 101 and Hwy 280 were closed this morning due to serious car crashes. Please folks, slow down when the...

Original post made by reckless driving is not an accident on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students riding bikes on wrong side of Churchill

Paly students do ride their bikes the wrong way down Churchill but not excusing them, it is quite apparent why they do it....

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 7 comments | 1294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Getting to 'yes'

There's a phrase that Brodie Hamilton uses to describe people's reluctance to switch from commuting by car to taking an alternate...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 1386 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Assault on pedestrian - what should I have done?

I witnessed a disturbing incident yesterday afternoon. A pedestrian was crossing Bryant Street in a crosswalk and was about...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by DC, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 29 comments | 5405 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why would anyone, with a mentally challenged child, have weapons in their home?

Mentally unbalanced kids cannot be trusted around weapons, of any type, including hammers and knives. What was this mother...

Original post made by Sally on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm | 4 comments | 975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharon Hofstedt: Hot chocolate and community building

As a pre-teen in small-town Minnesota, Sharon Hofstedt delivered the Minneapolis Star Tribune door to door seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Dec 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 1633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto poised to embark on trash experiment

Those black carts filled with trash may soon disappear from the curbside of one Palo Alto neighborhood as part of the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 24 comments | 2010 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters duck gunfire in East Palo Alto

Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Enough!, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 16 comments | 1292 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Walgreens to pay $16.57 million for violations

Walgreen Co. has settled a lawsuit by 42 California counties for illegally dumping hazardous waste and unlawfully disposing...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Dec 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm | 7 comments | 1887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Interests collide over Buena Vista's future

There has been a certain inevitability to the situation now unfolding at the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, located behind...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by w. dean, on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 1004 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: Power of the people

All year long -- not just during the holiday season -- volunteers quietly work behind the scenes, providing nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 9248 Views
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