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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans buying 25 hybrid buses

The San Mateo County Transit District is adding 25 new hybrid buses manufactured by a Hayward company to its fleet by the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 23, 2013 at 5:48 am | 5 comments | 813 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Report: Home burglaries up 52 percent from 2011

Residential burglaries in Palo Alto jumped 52 percent in 2012, from 149 to 226, according to an annual crime-statistics report...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:22 pm | 8 comments | 1271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions back on Palo Alto City Council agenda

The City Council will consider ways to manage pension costs Tuesday, Jan. 22, when it discusses recently enacted state pension...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jan 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 7 comments | 1938 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Mitzvah Day in Palo Alto

About 900 volunteers of all ages participated in Mitzvah Day Monday, Jan. 21, a day of volunteering activities for families...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Stef, on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Miki's Market : Welcome to Palo Alto!

Stopped in Miki's on Alma over the weekend. It's exactly the market we were hoping for. Centrally located, farmers market...

Original post made by Anonymous on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Impressed, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm | 6 comments | 1564 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman dies in fiery Mountain View crash

A woman was killed early Sunday morning when her car struck a tree in Mountain View, police said. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Very Sorry for her, on Jan 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 1 comment | 1140 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Palo Alto Fire Chief Eric Nickel sworn in

After two and a half years without a permanent fire chief, Palo Alto held a promotional ceremony Thursday, Jan. 17, for Eric...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2013
Last comment by Welcome Wagon, on Jan 21, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 14 comments | 1716 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Scholar: international education comparisons misleading

Rankings that show U.S. students lagging their international peers in academic achievement are misleading because they inadequately...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 17 comments | 965 Views

BOOKS

Vallejo Man Injured in East Palo Alto shooting

Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a shooting that took place early Sunday morning. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28304...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Raymond, on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 2 comments | 1563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feature story: Going 'carbon neutral'

In 2006, a year after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to its knees and six years before Hurricane Sandy transformed...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Jan 20, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 8 comments | 2684 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Frankenweenie'

By reaching back into his own past and movie history, the recently fumbly Tim Burton has gotten a grip with "Frankenweenie."...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jan 20, 2013 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 1951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yet another Spare the Air alert ahead

Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy this weekend, prompting the fourth consecutive Winter Spare the Air...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Think About It, on Jan 20, 2013 at 6:43 am | 21 comments | 1624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board gives go-ahead to Bowman talks

It's far from a done deal, but Palo Alto school leaders agreed Tuesday that expanding Terman Middle School through purchase...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by Wondering too, on Jan 20, 2013 at 3:30 am | 49 comments | 1991 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jobs' home burglar receives seven-year sentence

Kariem McFarlin, the man who burglarized the home of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was sentenced to seven years in state prison...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jan 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 9230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Important article about school enrollment buried in Around Town and copied here.

GROWTH OR FLUKE? ... Seventy-six new students have enrolled in Palo Alto schools with a start date of Jan. 7 the first...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 15 comments | 1391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members back school boundary change

Palo Alto school board members indicated they support a proposed school boundary change that will move about 20 blocks of...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by obvious, on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:49 am | 12 comments | 2039 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Man sentenced for theft of college textbooks

An Oakland man was sentenced to three years and four months in jail Thursday for stealing science and math textbooks from...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Dunce, on Jan 19, 2013 at 9:30 am | 2 comments | 1348 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Lin makes film debut at Sundance

Jeremy Lin will be on the big stage both Saturday and Monday as he and the Houston Rockets visit Minnesota and Charlotte,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Paula Sandas, on Jan 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm | 5 comments | 1887 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Adult School poor program

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Original post made by Lucy Duncan on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by Sue, on Jan 18, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 13 comments | 5874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will AYSO, Fall Ball, etc. start in August to align with school calendar?

Does anyone know if the non school sports will start their fall programs before Labor Day now that school starts early? Thanks....

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by PAUSD Graduate, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments | 855 Views
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