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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain may cut weekend service, raise fares

Caltrain has announced possible service and fare changes to be implemented as early as October. At a board of directors meeting...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 18, 2009 at 11:13 am | 23 comments | 2653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Low-achiever program intrigues school board

Excited by the apparent early success of a pilot program to narrow the "achievement gap," Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by another alum, on May 18, 2009 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teen was smart, gentle, sweet, parents recall

Surrounded by a score of comforting relatives, Jean-Paul "JP" Blanchard's parents looked back on the life of their son late...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Adam She, on May 18, 2009 at 8:38 am | 46 comments | 10181 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rumsfeld's administration peer are suddenly speaking out and it isnít pretty.

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has always answered his detractors by claiming that history will one day judge him...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 18, 2009 at 2:31 am | 1 comment | 2083 Views

MOVIES

Star Trek question

Peter Canavese, how do you figure that Sulu's sword is "unearned?" In the original show, Sulu is an expert fencer....

Original post made by Sarah on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on May 17, 2009 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 4316 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kitchens not confidential

Woman's Club's spring tour invites the public into five Palo Alto kitchens Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=12242...

Original post made on May. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2215 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senate passes smoking ban at beaches, parks

A smoking ban on state beaches and parks passed the California state Senate on Thursday and could make the state the first...

Original post made on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Betty, on May 17, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 24 comments | 2067 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tribute honors officers killed in line of duty

Dozens of Santa Clara County police officers and sheriff's deputies paid tribute Friday to the 38 area peace officers killed...

Original post made on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Observant, on May 17, 2009 at 6:47 am | 8 comments | 1884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Increase in air traffic?

Is it just me, or has there been a significant increase in aircraft noise over Palo Alto starting early in the morning and...

Original post made by Resident on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2009 at 12:26 am | 5 comments | 2403 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion reported near University Avenue

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in San Francisquito Creek near University and Woodland avenues in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 35 comments | 2323 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman killed by train in Palo Alto Monday identified

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office has identified 29-year-old Heather Russell of Palo Alto as the person killed by a...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 22 comments | 3399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council: State taking Palo Alto funds is 'dumb'

Calling it "dumb" and "irresponsible," Palo Alto officials condemned a state Department of Finance proposal to use local...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by brian wilson, on May 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm | 28 comments | 2606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Daughters file claim against Palo Alto over mother's death

Daughters file claim against Palo Alto over mother's death. The daughters of a 66-year-old woman who was hit and killed...

Original post made by Ada on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 2121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto parrots

Can anyone tell me where the flock of conures (small green parrots) are roosting these days?Last summer I saw a few in midtown...

Original post made by Sue on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 16, 2009 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 2215 Views

SPORTS

Menlo seniors lead way to CCS tennis title

This Senior Day for the Menlo boys' tennis team was a little big different. Instead of the team and parents honoring the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by big dad, on May 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 2563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Loss of school records districtwide, officials say

Five weeks of online grade records and class materials affecting hundreds Palo Alto middle and high school students may have...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by I.T. SCREWED UP, on May 16, 2009 at 6:17 am | 25 comments | 2975 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man pleads not guilty in assault on cabbie

A 31-year-old Burlingame man charged with a hate crime after he allegedly beat an East-Indian man at a Palo Alto gas station...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2009
Last comment by Henry, on May 16, 2009 at 3:44 am | 14 comments | 2338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents urged to 'Spare the Air'

Bay Area residents should consider walking or biking instead of driving on Saturday because the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by sarlat, on May 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 2203 Views

AROUND TOWN

Comcast digital switchover/Expanded Basic

I've been getting conflicting information and haven't gotten the Comcast box yet for the switch, which I'm told by a Comcast...

Original post made by nat on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth, on May 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm | 3 comments | 3197 Views

SPORTS

Close team races looming in CCS swim finals Saturday

It was all about breaking records when the Palo Alto girls' swimming and diving team headed into the 2008 Central Coast Section...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by michelle, on May 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 2368 Views
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