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AROUND TOWN

A gift to downtown shoppers: Relaxed parking regulations

In the spirit of holiday goodwill, the City of Palo Alto will temporarily relax restrictions in city parking garages to give...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2010 at 5:02 am | 6 comments | 2309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Sandbag Saturday, November 20, 2010

Palo Alto community members are needed to help make and deliver sandbags to their neighbors who can not do the work themselves....

Original post made by Paul on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by qq, on Nov 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm | 1 comment | 2350 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

U.S. high schools falling behind internationally

Many of America's high schools -- perhaps one in 10 -- are "dropout factories," former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise told...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 4080 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>CLOUDY VISION? ... <CharStyle>Palo Alto's planning commissioners have been brainstorming for months to come up with...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by Watched it on TV, on Nov 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 2531 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Fair Game'

Political junkies already know the tale of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Those who don't know about the sordid affair are...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Older and Wiser, on Nov 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 5080 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rail authority officials investigated over trips

The state agency charged with ethics enforcement has launched an investigation into whether California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by getalife, on Nov 13, 2010 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 2328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

News Digest

<B>Board examines Mandarin Immersion Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13895...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 2935 Views

AROUND TOWN

No more Happy Meals

First Liz Kniss banned them, and now San Francisco is saying "Just Say No" to Happy Meals at McDonald's. It may seem trivial...

Original post made by JT on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 7 comments | 2018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students among nation's top 30 in Siemens science competition

Two Palo Alto students compete Friday and Saturday as regional finalists in the Siemens Competition, a national contest in...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by acts fo kindness, on Nov 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm | 6 comments | 4353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo council approves BevMo with 3-2 vote

The Menlo Park City Council upheld the Planning Commission's decision to let Beverages & More open a store in a spot that's...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Former Employee, on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 9 comments | 2604 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women open begin quest again for NCAA hoop title

Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen came to Stanford as two of the top women's basketball prospects in the country. Pedersen...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by BIG Fan!, on Nov 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 3257 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to require 'better' smoke alarms

Palo Alto became the second city in California to strengthen its requirements for smoke alarms after the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Better Safe Than Sorry, on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:10 am | 13 comments | 9270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen biker hit by a car

This morning a child was hit by a car. The city needs to take a look at all the bike routes and make them biker's safe....

Original post made by Worried on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by Still need improvements, on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 2129 Views

AROUND TOWN

A visual feast

Local shutterbugs have a way to share their best photos with the public. Palo Alto Online has introduced an online picture...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm | 2 comments | 2259 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Veteran settles for $250K in Palo Alto VA claim

A veteran who claimed he was blinded because of negligent medical care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has settled...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2748 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Veterans' Day

What do families do on Veterans' Day? In our family, the kids are catching up on sleep, catching up on homework and catching...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by parenting, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 2081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nearby schools: Pre-break finals no problem

As Palo Alto schools consider shifting the academic calendar to hold first-semester exams before the December break, nearby...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | 53 comments | 4199 Views

AROUND TOWN

The littlest groundbreaker ...

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation broke ground this morning on a brand-new headquarters building that will pull its...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Steven, on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:14 am | 4 comments | 2370 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where should your dog poop?

We have a strip of grass in front of our house, and we do not have a dog. My child stepped in dog poop on our lawn getting...

Original post made by Mom on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Same experience, on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:34 am | 10 comments | 2358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transforming City Hall

Palo Alto's Fire Chief Nick Marinaro became the first major City Hall domino to fall when he retired in late June, after...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by PA-Needs-A-Good-House-Cleaning, on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 38 comments | 7026 Views
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