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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: State ballot recommendations

The Weekly's recommendations on state Propositions 30-40, as well as Foothill-De Anza College Board, Santa Clara County Board...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | 34 comments | 1770 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Potential gift for Paly gym: $20 million

School board members Tuesday lauded an anonymous family who is considering a possible $20 million donation to renovate Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by World B. Free, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm | 22 comments | 3868 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City misspending money

The City Council & City Manager have been crying poverty when it comes to the city budget; here's what they are spending...

Original post made by common sense on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 2336 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa resigns

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday, March 1, announced his resignation after he was charged with a dozen...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm | 38 comments | 1275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scam?

We received a letter from Jay Buzi who claims to be interested in our property but it looks like a form letter (no inside...

Original post made by pares on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Saratoga Homeowner, on Mar 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 10 comments | 2506 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Science Bowl competition moved to San Jose

The location of Saturday's National Science Bowl competition, which was scheduled to take place at NASA Ames Research Center...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Lyle, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 1338 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State of emergency declared for East Palo Alto levees

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Mateo County due to damage caused by heavy rains and flooding...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Overdue, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 10 comments | 6252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victim identified in fatal collision on Highway 85

The woman who died after crashing into a tree on the side of Highway 85 in Mountain View has been identified. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Cousin , on Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 1693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A headmaster's parting lesson for parents

An overemphasis on college preparation is "extinguishing childhood" for too many of today's kids, says Norm Colb, who is...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by slc, on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 18 comments | 3018 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scharff lays out bold plans in 'State of the City'

Calling Palo Alto a place where the "future continues to be invented," Mayor Greg Scharff rolled out on Wednesday night a...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Mar 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 30 comments | 2121 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for December armed robbery in Midtown

Two young men arrested for a Jan. 5 carjacking on California Avenue have been arrested again for armed robbery of Century...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 1, 2013 at 9:23 am | 12 comments | 1483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned senior-housing complex wins key vote

Palo Alto, a city with a growing population of seniors and jaw-dropping real estate prices, is about to get a little help...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 3137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves new Palo Alto field-use plan

The Parks and Recreation Commission last night unanimously approved a plan to overhaul its athletic field-use policy, including...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 22 comments | 2820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police arrest two for Midtown armed robbery

Two young men arrested for a Jan. 5 carjacking on California Avenue have been arrested again for armed robbery of Century...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Feb 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 1034 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

International Rescue Committee

How the IRC Works IRC or the International Rescue Committee founded at Albert Einsteinís request in 1933. The organizationís...

Original post made by JasonBuzi on Feb. 28, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: District homework policy, field use, State of the City

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings this week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28728...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Feb 28, 2013 at 8:49 am | 7 comments | 1571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mayor to present 'State of the City' tonight

Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff will lay out his vision for the city and highlight recent accomplishments in his "State of the...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Liz, on Feb 27, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 10 comments | 1849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oliver Stone to present film at Stanford

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will present his new documentary, "The Bomb," in a free public showing at Stanford...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 26 comments | 4499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nail salon chain hit with class action lawsuit

A class action lawsuit was filed in San Mateo County Superior Court Tuesday against a popular nail salon chain accused of...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Tessa Gallo, on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm | 9 comments | 2792 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto not alone as girls' soccer sanctions range statewide

Eric Seedman is an assistant coach with the Palo Alto girls' soccer team, which saw its season end this week after one player...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by Varsity parent, on Feb 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm | 13 comments | 4710 Views
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