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AROUND TOWN

Night 'safety' work planned at Caltrain crossings

Eight Caltrain crossings in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale will get "safety" upgrades within the next year, the Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by Norm, on Jul 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm | 17 comments | 3353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction along Page Mill west of Foothill?

Looks like some major path/sidewalk/trail being constructed along the south side of Page Mill, extending out to Deer Creek,...

Original post made by TrailTracker on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by TrailTracker, on Jul 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 4 comments | 2441 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bulos Zumot's murder trial set for September

Bulos Zumot, the owner of a the Palo Alto hookah shop Dah Hookah Spot, will undergo an arson and murder trial in September...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Chrisc, on Jul 15, 2010 at 1:50 am | 4 comments | 3097 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Innovative parolee program faces uncertain future

The Parolee Reentry Program, launched in 2007, assesses the needs of residents returning to East Palo Alto from prison and...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2010
Last comment by warren murphy, on Jul 14, 2010 at 6:54 pm | 4 comments | 4134 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Appealing assessed property value

The deadline for appealing assessed property value is coming up in a month. A house next door sold for $300K less than the...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jul. 14, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2161 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Playground structure torched in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a group of youths who burned down a play structure at Hoover Park Wednesday night. The fire...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 14, 2010 at 4:01 pm | 39 comments | 5169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Don't sell Cubberley!!!

There is a possible sale to Foothill College of the part of the Cubberley Community Center that houses all the dance studios,...

Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by clarity, on Jul 14, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 8 comments | 2574 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rail Authority besieged by critical reports

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has until February to resolve a litany of recently uncovered problems with the planned...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Claire, on Jul 14, 2010 at 11:56 am | 17 comments | 4014 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park bookkeeper arrested for grand theft

Police on Friday arrested Roger Reynolds Nursery business manager and bookkeeper Evette Christine Weiler on charges of grand...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jackie Broyles, on Jul 14, 2010 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 3255 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Most Americans agree with SCOTUS, say cities can't ban handguns

Most Americans agree with SCOTUS, say cities can’t ban handguns Posted in Press Releases by R Lee Wrights on July 8th,...

Original post made by food for thought on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Think about it, on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:41 am | 17 comments | 2551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton Council members knowingly break the law

Thanks to Palo Alto resident and watchdog Herb Borock we now know the Mayor of Palo Alto Part Burt, the Mayor of Menlo Park...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:08 am | 24 comments | 3211 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

$50,000 reward offered in David Lewis homicide

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office announced Wednesday it will issue a $50,000 reward to anyone with information leading...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 13, 2010 at 11:28 pm | 3 comments | 2920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why are so many PAUSD students taking remedial summer school classes?

Given that the summer school program in PAUSD is primarily remedial - for kids who have either failed or done poorly in a...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by must be out of the loop, on Jul 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm | 7 comments | 4386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn/Paly Freshman Orientations Good Way to Visit Schools?

We're planning to relocate back to Palo Alto next year and would like to visit/tour both Gunn and Paly at some point this...

Original post made by Planner on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by SS, on Jul 13, 2010 at 8:33 pm | 16 comments | 3485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zoning laws, house size and preservation

But in some circles in this opulent [the Hamptons] seaside retreat, Ms. Konrad has achieved a level of unpleasant notoriety...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 13, 2010 at 9:53 am | 10 comments | 2609 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police say Zumot, Schipsi fought before she died

The night before investigators found the remains of Jennifer Schipsi at her Addison Avenue cottage in Palo Alto, Schipsi...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3637 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residents urged to dispose of recalled spinach

The California Department of Health is advising residents who purchased two lots of recalled baby spinach to throw the products...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 2552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

real estate strategy and public schools

“This overcrowding has been caused to a fair extent by overbuilding,” said Noah E. Gotbaum, president of District 3’s...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Jul 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm | 4 comments | 2478 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woodside woman dies after head-on collision

Woodside resident Patricia Woodrow, 59, died Sunday (July 4) from injuries suffered in a head-on collision on U.S. 101 in...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by don't blame the car, on Jul 12, 2010 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 2954 Views

SPORTS

Smit, Smith among the top three at L.A. Grand Prix swim meet

Stanford product and Olympian Julia Smit finished third in the women's 200 individual medley Saturday at the Los Angeles...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by John, on Jul 12, 2010 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 2850 Views
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