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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man's valuables returned -- after 11 years

When Victor Lee went to the Chase Bank on Hamilton Avenue in Palo Alto last month, he expected the valuables in his safe-deposit...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Taken Advantage Of, on Feb 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm | 8 comments | 3907 Views

SPORTS

Ellie Ochowicz skates today

Ellie Ochowicz, daughter of Palo Alto's Jim and Sheila Ochowicz will be racing in the 500-meter speed skating event today....

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 16, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Easy budget cut: increase contract PE

At present, only "nationally ranked athletes" are allowed to have contract PE and be excused from the three year PE requirement...

Original post made by Paly parent on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by get real, on Feb 16, 2010 at 8:30 am | 17 comments | 2633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State high court rejects Stanford trails lawsuit

Stanford University can proceed with building a new trail link to the foothills along Page Mill Road, according to a state...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Frank, on Feb 16, 2010 at 7:21 am | 14 comments | 3054 Views

AROUND TOWN

is Ali Fedotowsky the hottest woman in Palo Alto?

Facebook employee was a contestant on ABC's "The Bachelor": http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-we-did-not-force-a-sales-rep-to-quit-abcs-the-bachelor-2010-2...

Original post made by Ali on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by midtown diva, on Feb 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm | 3 comments | 2925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big waves hit Mavericks observers, injuring 13

The Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay -- called by surfers as the biggest surfing event in history -- had bigger-than-expected...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by StevenLong, on Feb 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 2035 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley report shows a 'region at risk'

With rising competition from Bangalore to Beijing, Silicon Valley's dominance as the world's innovation hub is "at risk as...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:19 am | 50 comments | 13953 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garden tips for January

I am amazed by what takes place in gardens when looked at closely. Getting to know the plants I am growing, where they originated,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $2.9 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $2.9 million to provide help to Palo Alto's 17 cash-strapped public schools,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:57 am | 19 comments | 3047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ZipCar could serve seniors, neighborhood

Channing House wants to collaborate with its neighbors to bring ZipCar to the community. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10311...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Gregory Marton, on Feb 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | 7 comments | 2951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google Looking for Test Communities for Fiber Networks

Google is planning to build a test fiber network in some local communities around the US. Palo Alto would make a terrific...

Original post made by Glen Kacher on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Giggle, on Feb 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 13 comments | 1999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Typo caused 'implausible' high-speed-rail numbers

A memo containing information about ridership projections for the proposed high-speed rail contained a "typographical error"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | 27 comments | 2684 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed-rail ridership figures challenged

The agency charged with building California's controversial high-speed rail system is basing its ridership and revenue forecasts...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by fed up, on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 2209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It can happen. It will happen. Right here.

It's Monday night, 8:42 p.m. at a well-attended City Council meeting. All of a sudden the building starts shaking. Council...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by George Browning, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 2752 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City was warned about checking seating permits

Lack of permits? Gambling at Rick�s? I�m shocked! Before I get into this, I want to make one point very clear:...

Original post made by Norm on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by MIchelle Garcia, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm | 3 comments | 2168 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep, Pinewood girls share league hoops title

It was an appropriate finish to the West Bay Athletic League regular season as the Eastside Prep and Pinewood girls finished...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Closing the 'digital divide' east of Bayshore

A decade ago East Palo Alto embarked on an effort to "close the digital divide" that was separating less-affluent communities...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 13, 2010 at 7:13 pm | 3 comments | 2384 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mavericks surf contest set for 8 a.m. Saturday

The world-renowned annual Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay will be held Saturday, contest officials announced thursday...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 13, 2010 at 12:19 pm | 6 comments | 1994 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Voices uplifted

Interview a few members of the Stanford University world-music a cappella group Talisman, and you hear the word "soulful"...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by highschooler, on Feb 13, 2010 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 2555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Expert: Treat junk food like cigarettes

America will solve its obesity problem when eating junk food becomes as socially unacceptable as smoking cigarettes. That...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Fat man, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:50 am | 77 comments | 8870 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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