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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chief says fatal Menlo Park fire likely an accident

A fatal fire at a Menlo Park home early this morning appears to have started accidentally, Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by hstill, on Apr 28, 2010 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 2471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad at center of SEC suit against Goldman

Fabrice Tourre, a 2001 Stanford University graduate who is allegedly the principal architect in a "toxic" sub-prime mortgage...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:45 am | 17 comments | 6496 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deadlocked in Frost sit-lie case

Victor Frost, perhaps Palo Alto's best-known panhandler, won a partial victory on Friday afternoon after a jury in his sit-lie...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eliot, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | 42 comments | 3836 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure A is vital for school excellence

Ballots went out this week for another crucially important election in Palo Alto: a mail-in-only vote on whether to renew...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by JFT, on Apr 28, 2010 at 12:14 am | 49 comments | 6601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How the U.S. Air Force fought suicide, and we can, too

As a parent of three, including a Gunn student and a Terman student, I shared the sense of grief, concern and helplessness...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 18 comments | 5804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Banning Happy Meal Toys in Santa Clara County

I just read about this - Ken Yeager of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has proposed banning free toys that come...

Original post made by G-M on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Tim, on Apr 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 2206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto park rangers are all a-Twitter

Birds are not the only creatures tweeting in Palo Alto's Foothills Park this spring. They are joined by Park Rangers Kathleen...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by KenN, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | 6 comments | 2559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian pushes bill to change kinder cutoff date

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has joined a chorus of child-development experts in calling for California children...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Librarian, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 4261 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto grads help Bucknell women advance in water polo

The Bucknell women's water polo team is making some big waves on the East Coast, and the Bisons have sophomore Hallie Kennan...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2461 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Tackling Palo Alto's city-budget crisis

Palo Alto faces one of its biggest challenges in decades: Closing an $8.3 million budget gap with cutbacks and new revenues....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by City Employee, on Apr 27, 2010 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 2583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gap Year - has anyone experienced it?

Our Paly senior has decided to defer college for a year to experience a Gap Year. This phenomenon is widely popular in Europe...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by One size does not fit all, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 36 comments | 4316 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly bill targets 'predatory equity' investments

Spurred by the recent implosion of Page Mill Properties' East Palo Alto portfolio, California's elected officials are considering...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Christopher Lund, on Apr 26, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 1 comment | 7194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Man faces felony charges for shooting at cops

A 20-year-old East Palo Alto man who fired a revolver at police officers during a traffic stop faces five felony charges,...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 9 comments | 2315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shooting in East Palo Alto hospitalizes one

East Palo Alto police are investigating a shooting that injured one person Thursday night. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=16577...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 26, 2010 at 9:27 am | 2 comments | 2103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

HSR Deadline- Mon. 4/26 for written comments

This is a reminder that we only have until Monday April 26 to get comments and concerns in to the HSR. It takes time to write...

Original post made by Faith Brigel on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Lee Thé, on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:17 am | 4 comments | 2126 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

choosing a new Gunn principal

Dear Readers, Gunn High School is at a turning point in its history. Still in mourning, still anxious, the school awaits...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by kmom, on Apr 25, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 8 comments | 2891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Volcanic ash strands Gunn students in Spain

Stranded in Barcelona, 12 Gunn High School students and two faculty chaperones hope to return to Palo Alto Thursday night...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by kmom, on Apr 25, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 8 comments | 4529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Fund targets programs for kids, families

The Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund is giving $260,000 in grants this year to 38 community organizations that serve children...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by inhalthouttip, on Apr 25, 2010 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 1982 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deliberates Victor Frost's sit-lie challenge

Panhandler Victor Frost's milk crate and its distance from Whole Foods Market became an evidentiary pivot-point in his battle...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Apr 25, 2010 at 10:37 am | 30 comments | 3319 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for stealing lotto tickets

An assistant manager at a CVS pharmacy in Palo Alto who allegedly stole 268 packets of Scratchers lotto tickets worth $73,200...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Apr 25, 2010 at 4:11 am | 4 comments | 2446 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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