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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police make arrest after manhunt in Midtown

Palo Alto police used four K-9 units -- including one from Los Altos and one from Sunnyvale -- to apprehend a man who had...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by laurenw, on Feb 4, 2014 at 1:24 am | 20 comments | 1991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let children learn from play the good old fashioned way

A friend forwarded me this article and I find it fascinating. Kids need to play more as kids to learn how to deal with...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Geek who thrived, on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 608 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek purse snatcher

Palo Alto police are looking for a bike-riding purse snatcher who they said committed two crimes in the span of 15 minutes...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 27 comments | 6812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Save The Oaks, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 28 comments | 5784 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 14403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo School's Ball wins USTA's Talbert Jr. Sportsmanship Award

Menlo School senior David Ball has won the USTA Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award for his honorable tournament play...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Laurie Hunter and Jonathan MacQuitty, on Feb 3, 2014 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 1927 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto may consider contracting sheriff

A potential consideration to outsource police services in East Palo Alto to the San Mateo County Sheriff has a council member...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 13 comments | 4018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 14918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto man doesn't contest charge of setting firm on fire

A Palo Alto doctor pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge stemming from an attempted to set fire to his San Carlos...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by marywanna, on Feb 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1848 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County reports the most flu deaths in Bay Area

The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 2331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly ..eReaders?

At the PALY parent meeting they mentioned the library loans books on eReaders . Would you happen to know which eReaders work...

Original post made by NewPalyParent on Feb. 2, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 2, 2014 at 8:59 am | 1 comment | 305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans surface for 27 University Ave.

A year after Palo Alto pulled the plug on a proposed office complex near the downtown train station and committed to more...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Feb 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 94 comments | 7443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's management lapse may have cost $281,000

Insufficient oversight of a contractor and poor contract management may have resulted in the City of Palo Alto Utilities...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Ex-employee, on Feb 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm | 10 comments | 8856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Time out' proposed for disputed zoning rule

Bowing down to intense community pressure and years of criticism from land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials have announced...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by What's a time out?, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 16 comments | 4428 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hitting the right note

One day while leading one of his vintage-music reminiscing sessions at the Day Break adult day care in Sunnyvale, musicologist...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 5 comments | 8342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Golf course renovation spurs canopy debate

As Palo Alto prepares to chop down more than 500 trees as part of a renovation of the local golf course, city officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Florida, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 15 comments | 4448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View man dies surfing in Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk, 47,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Fellow Boogier, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:35 am | 25 comments | 5314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hypothermia killed woman at Heritage Park

The Palo Alto woman who died in Heritage Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, succumbed to complications from hypothermia, the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 1, 2014 at 1:08 am | 32 comments | 7013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 6705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Duncan remembered as voice of the unhoused

Larry Duncan was a seriously modest man and a collector of many objects, from intricate three-dimensional puzzles to Hot...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by typical, on Jan 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 2668 Views
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