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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bechtel, Swenson to head Foothill-DeAnza trustees

Palo Alto residents Betsy Bechtel and Bruce Swenson have been unanimously elected as president and vice president respectively...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1264 Views

AROUND TOWN

will Carl Icahn break up HP?

HP stock had a rare good day yesterday on rumors that Carl Icahn would take over the company, break it up, and sell off the...

Original post made by worker on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 1331 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bus driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

A SamTrans bus driver who struck and killed a woman in a Palo Alto crosswalk last December will face a misdemeanor vehicular...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 22 comments | 2255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jerry Hill announces 'Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not'

Residents in newly elected state Sen. Jerry Hill's district will now have a chance to weigh in on what "Oughta Be a Law ......

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by SuperD, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 10 comments | 1967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto shoppers may start paying for bags

A proposed new disposable-bag ordinance could force Palo Alto consumers to pay as much as 25 cents for every bag used to...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:16 am | 73 comments | 5090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto family issues $100,000 challenge

A local family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for the second year in a row, in hopes of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mom by Gunn, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 1101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story building eyed for downtown Palo Alto

Just months after Palo Alto approved construction of a new four-story building in a prime downtown location, another major...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:45 am | 38 comments | 2808 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Contractor charged with six felonies

A building contractor is due in court Dec. 20 to enter a plea on felony grand theft and other charges stemming from work...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by homeless, on Dec 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 1117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do our kids get their psat scores?

Kids in other parts of the country have already received theirs. Apparently it is up to the school to distribute them. ...

Original post made by mommy on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 1286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic and people snarling around Town and Country

Before it is too late, we need to widen the existing bridge over Embarcadero Road to accommodate 2 lanes of automobile traffic....

Original post made by Allen Podell on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 53 comments | 18636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools welcome better financial news

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday expressed relief at the first good financial news for the school district in years,...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by PA Voter, on Dec 11, 2012 at 9:14 am | 79 comments | 4027 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest man for downtown burglary

Palo Alto police arrested a man for residential burglary and prowling late Saturday, Dec. 8, in the 300 block of Emerson...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 11, 2012 at 12:30 am | 7 comments | 926 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit finds errors in Palo Alto's health care expenditures

Palo Alto's process for administering health benefits to city workers and retirees is riddled with errors and suffers from...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Lazlo, on Dec 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 16 comments | 1525 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three Palo Alto VA employees indicted for bribery

Three employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a contractor have been indicted...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by RAZ MA TAZ Mc GILLACUTY , on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 14 comments | 2905 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Genome project finds variations in ethnic groups

When it comes to a person's chances of getting a disease, one's ethnicity may not be as telling as some people believe, according...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by MIDTOWN, on Dec 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 2761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local campuses mark second 'Inclusive Schools Week'

As Palo Alto ramps up efforts to teach special-needs children in mainstream classrooms, campuses across town marked the second...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Walter Hays Dad, on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm | 5 comments | 1171 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: The spirit of compassion

Each day chaplains and volunteers from Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics visit hundreds of patients...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mary , on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 8966 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: A helping hand for kids

When Nina first wound up in a homeless shelter six years ago, escaping an abusive relationship, her main concern was immediate:...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Scruffy, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1072 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA man arrested for shooting on Highway 101

An 18-year-old man was arrested in Redwood City Friday afternoon after a two-month search for a suspect in a shooting on...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 1193 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested in Menlo Park shooting

A 24-year-old man was arrested early Sunday, Dec. 9, following a shooting in the 1300 block of Windermere Avenue in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1071 Views
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