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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Toyota SUV crashes into house on Park Boulevard

A silver Toyota RAV4 sports utility vehicle smashed through a speed-limit sign this morning, crashed through the hedge and...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 21 comments | 11922 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Police Department honors Officer Cole

A special graveside memorial service was held at Alta Mesa Memorial Park Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. to honor former Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by maditalian_1492, on Feb 2, 2013 at 12:14 pm | 3 comments | 1363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Celebrating the 'Youth of the Year'

Three teenagers recounted stories of hardship and hope Wednesday night in semi-finals of the "Youth of the Year" speech competition...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 1744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic, housing top list of citizen concerns

Traffic congestion and a dearth of affordable housing continue to frustrate Palo Alto residents, even as most of them continue...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Bob , on Feb 1, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 4 comments | 1245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dog reunites with owners after 4 years

In a tale of a lost pet and an unexpected reunion, "Oreo," a Boston Terrier, returned to his Palo Alto home Tuesday after...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Alta Vista , on Feb 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 5 comments | 945 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stockton man arrested for indecent exposure in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police today arrested a Stockton man who they say pulled down his shorts and exposed himself to a woman in Downtown...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford names LaTonia Karr to board of trustees

A San Francisco philanthropist and volunteer has been elected to a five-year term on the Stanford University Board of Trustees....

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by joyous, on Feb 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 1451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

God, women and wars

God, women and wars Dear Editor: The Pentagon has officially removed the long-standing military ban on women in...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III, MA on Feb. 1, 2013
There are no comments yet. 877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University sued over Searsville Dam

Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Stanford University for allegedly harming the threatened steelhead...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by FrankF, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:58 am | 16 comments | 10055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

World Peace - Is It Possible

World Peace? You may declare, why bring this up? The answer is, world peace is everybody's responsibility. You may say,...

Original post made by World Citizen on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by World Citizen, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 1591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today's events (Feb. 1)

[http://arts.stanford.edu/event/hms-pinafore-stanford-savoyards/ On stage: 'HMS Pinafore: The Next Generation'] The Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 1, 2013 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 902 Views

AROUND TOWN

This weekend's events (Feb. 2-3)

[http://www.menloschool.org/calendar/events.aspx?action=ShowEventRegistrationForm&EventId=30247719-172f-4f6f-b2da-38ff9da35b3d...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Feb 1, 2013 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Listening for inspiration

East Palo Alto participants in the after-school program Foundation for a College Education got a chance to meet U.S. Supreme...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by npr, on Jan 31, 2013 at 11:37 pm | 2 comments | 1289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Vegan variety in Palo Alto

In many cases, yes, according to a few chefs with restaurants in Palo Alto. "Eating vegan is a growing trend," said Calafia...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Longtime veg, on Jan 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 9 comments | 1404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park names Robert Jonsen new police chief

Robert Jonsen, a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, has been named the new police chief of Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 1290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council looks to swear in new members earlier

Seeking to solve what they call "legal and practical problems," two members of the Palo Alto City Council are urging their...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1145 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Why the secrecy in Menlo Park?

Recent requests by the Almanac for information about police department matters have produced some troubling responses from...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Paul Blart, on Jan 31, 2013 at 5:12 am | 7 comments | 929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ivies start dropping AP classes.

Today's NYT reports that Dartmouth has decided to refuse credit for all AP classes. The university studied the results from...

Original post made by College Board on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 57 comments | 7127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why no applicants for Palo Alto commission?

Why didn't anybody apply for a recent vacancy on Palo Alto's Library Advisory Commission? The dearth of applicants for the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 23 comments | 4072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Positive psychology' to be offered at Gunn

"Positive Psychology" at Gunn High School and the "Literature of Comedy" at Palo Alto High School are among new course offerings...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 16 comments | 2468 Views
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