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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park to hire high-speed-rail lobbyist

The city of Menlo Park has hired a lobbyist to make the city's case to Sacramento when it comes to the California high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Finally, a bill, on Apr 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm | 6 comments | 2414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel to discuss Palo Alto's 'school-housing balance'

Can Palo Alto accommodate more multi-family housing while maintaining the excellence of its schools? That question will be...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by jb, on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | 25 comments | 3249 Views

SPORTS

Pohlen's drive sends Stanford to Final Four

Jeanette Pohlen saw open court and never hesitated. She took the inbound pass from Kayla Pedersen and zeroed in on the basket...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Marti, on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:42 pm | 1 comment | 2556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth initiatives to be put to the test Saturday

Hopes for more youth summer internships, tastier lunch options at Gunn High School and new late-night teen hangouts are to...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Ranvir Wadera, on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 6 comments | 2107 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto baseball continues its success story

Good hitting, pitching and defense is keeping the Palo Alto baseball team tied atop the SCVAL De Anza Division standings....

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Paly fan, on Apr 1, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 5 comments | 2299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo girls top unbeaten Paly in battle of best

==BI Wednesday's prep roundup== It was a battle between the No. 1 and 2 teams in the Central Coast Section. It was a...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Sherry, on Apr 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 2584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Resilience' talk available online

Award-winning pediatrician and author Ken Ginsburg's 90-minute presentation to a full house at Gunn's Spangenberg Theatre...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Kathy, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:50 am | 16 comments | 5441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto firefighters push law to prevent layoffs

Palo Alto's firefighters union is spearheading a new ballot measure that would keep the city from reducing the staffing levels...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18 am | 101 comments | 5743 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's good for the goose...

More than 200 animals -- 50-plus species, including bobcats, raccoons, jungle bats, snakes, a red tail hawk, and of course,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Gordon, on Apr 1, 2010 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 1893 Views

AROUND TOWN

CSA Recommendation?

I'm looking to join a CSA that preferably delivers to the Palo Alto area. I have a family of 4 (2 adults/2 children) and...

Original post made by Midtowner on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by fruit and veggie lover, on Apr 1, 2010 at 12:51 am | 3 comments | 1782 Views

AROUND TOWN

Budget and Consolidation

Each of the citys in Santa Clara County has grown since most were started, and the government for each of these cities has...

Original post made by David on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 31, 2010 at 8:16 pm | 2 comments | 1617 Views

AROUND TOWN

A home for the homemade

Artists often struggle to promote their homespun goods, yearning to be seen amidst the big-box retailers. But since the advent...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by palo alto, on Mar 31, 2010 at 7:22 pm | 2 comments | 4638 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

home-grown religious terrorists tried to use WMDs to mass murder police officers

9 Christian terrorists arrested in Michigan. They planned to kill a police officer, then bomb his funeral that would be...

Original post made by Hutaree on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Perspective, on Mar 31, 2010 at 6:17 pm | 5 comments | 1951 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three ideas win 'There Oughta Be a Law' contest

Three ideas for new legislation have been selected by California State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) in his annual "There...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by the observer, on Mar 31, 2010 at 5:41 pm | 23 comments | 3536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds say quit whining about train horn noise

They are not loud, you're just psychotic. Story in the Chron: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/03/27/state/n161448D54.DTL...

Original post made by Fed on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 31, 2010 at 5:18 pm | 14 comments | 2846 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto takes fresh look at landfill-gas contracts

Palo Alto is once again considering investing in "green energy" generated by landfill gas, though the latest proposal is...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by An Engineer, on Mar 31, 2010 at 4:47 pm | 7 comments | 2194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fraudulent solar seller forced to repay victims

A man who claimed to be offering a "Free Solar Program" to qualified homeowners was sentenced to eight months in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by David, on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:52 pm | 2 comments | 3233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adobe Flash sucks

Steve Jobs is right. Adobe Flash is the worst software ever written. Adobe Flash is bloated and buggy and every time I...

Original post made by I hate Adobe Flash on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Yes, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm | 19 comments | 2256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

how to find cysa team

Does anyone have any pointers for finding a CYSA team for a 6th grade girl? I have heard there are different divisions and...

Original post made by amom on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Mom, on Mar 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm | 5 comments | 3801 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park police Chief Bruce Goitia to retire

Menlo Park police Chief Bruce Goitia will retire after 28 years with the Police Department, effective June 1, City Manager...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 30, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2569 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.

VOTE HERE