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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 2952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We need an 'educational stimulus' plan, too: more scholarships

I have been working hard recently to pay college tuition for my two daughters. During a reflective slowdown over the holidays,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Forget it, on Jan 16, 2009 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 2102 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High Speed Rail Meeting

I received a card from the HSR Authority today (Jan 14, 2009). They are seeking public input as they create the EIR//EIS. Follow...

Original post made by Gary H. on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:58 am | 3 comments | 1849 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fire chief stresses water-rescue woes

The efforts to rescue a woman stranded for almost four hours Sunday night on a small island in the Palo Alto baylands underscored...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:48 am | 7 comments | 2049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man convicted of 2004 rape of EPA girl

A 30-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a San Mateo County Superior Court jury found him guilty...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Nana, on Jan 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm | 9 comments | 2127 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman gets purse snatched in Palo Alto

A woman walking home after work near downtown Palo Alto Monday afternoon had her purse grabbed from her by a man who then...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 21 comments | 2650 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after struggle at EPA apartment

Three guns were confiscated and one man was arrested on multiple weapons charges after a brief struggle with police officers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2009
Last comment by red, on Jan 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 2088 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City ponders major electricity projects

Palo Alto officials are wrestling with a pleasant problem these days: what to do with all that money spilling out of the...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by h, on Jan 15, 2009 at 6:46 am | 29 comments | 2107 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Binkley found not guilty by reason of insanity

A jury concluded Tuesday morning that Sargent Binkley was legally insane during his armed robbery of a Mountain View Walgreens...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by OneWhoKnows, on Jan 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm | 8 comments | 2085 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan Liz Kniss named Board of Supervisors chair, uh, president

Liz Kniss of Palo Alto has been elected "president" — no longer "chair" at her request — of the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Jan 14, 2009 at 7:33 pm | 5 comments | 1921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Purse-snatching unrelated to other robberies

Palo Alto police are investigating a Monday afternoon purse snatching carried out several weeks after a series of street...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by To PA Walker, on Jan 14, 2009 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 1921 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cops to offer Citizens Police Academy

The Palo Alto Police Department is inviting community members to participate in its 23rd Citizens Police Academy, which begins...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by lol, on Jan 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 10 comments | 1988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Pink-ribbon sweatshop' sale on Sunday

The NorCal Gals — otherwise known as Gunn High School teachers — are throwing a fundraiser Sunday to sponsor...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2100 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The power of words

Jeff Mendelman continues pacing the stage with a firm grip on his microphone, even though his voice has broken with emotion....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2796 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Role of Public Libraries in Children's Literacy Development

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Original post made by Concerned parent on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Paly, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 24 comments | 2189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trying to stop bullying

Duveneck Elementary School in Palo Alto has a freshly repainted playground for games the kids play during recess. It's a...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2008
Last comment by paly reporter, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 126 comments | 5827 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Could uncounted ballots affect Prop. 8?

It could depend on hanging chads, I hope the ballots are well guarded! Roughly 2.7 million ballots from Tuesday’s election...

Original post made by Anne on Nov. 8, 2008
Last comment by Paly reporter, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 32 comments | 2180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stress, calendar, school size on board agenda

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Original post made on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by Paly reporter, on Jan 14, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 2178 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial of doctor for illegal prescription delayed

A trial in San Mateo County Superior Court for a Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressant pills to...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Clotho, on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 2133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Broken Traffic Signal: City Employee refuses to have fixed

As you can read below, one of our employees has failed to do her job and get the traffic lights in Palo Alto working. As...

Original post made by Stephen Rock on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 2612 Views
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