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AROUND TOWN

Jurors deliberated hard, but did 'the right thing'

Alberto Alvarez showed no emotion when the jury's recommendation for the death penalty was announced. But the jurors who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by reti, on Dec 26, 2009 at 2:59 pm | 20 comments | 2951 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Countywide campaign nets 189 DUI arrests

Law enforcement agencies across Santa Clara County will be setting up sobriety checkpoints in Palo Alto and other Peninsula...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 26, 2009 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 2536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer sues Palo Alto over affordable-housing

A Palo Alto policy that requires developers to dedicate portions of their residential projects to affordable housing is facing...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by live nearby, on Dec 26, 2009 at 8:28 am | 23 comments | 3130 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Spare the air' day is declared

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a winter "Spare the Air" alert for today, banning wood burning both...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 25, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 3135 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alert a possibility for Christmas

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking residents to check before burning any wood fires this week, as roasting...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Humbug, on Dec 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 13 comments | 2882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Senate Health Takeover Bill will affect every one of us...

Here is a link to the Heritage Foundation's analysis of the Senate Bill that is being rammed down our throats through every...

Original post made by Health Care Reform the Wrong Way on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous post, on Dec 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm | 16 comments | 1781 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto bicyclist killed on road where Caltrans refused to add bike lanes

Article in the Daily Journal: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=121565 The victim was hit by a passing...

Original post made by Sarah on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Dec 25, 2009 at 11:41 am | 4 comments | 2172 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Defense to request new trial after Alvarez sentence

Defense attorneys for Alberto Alvarez plan to ask the court to set aside the death-penalty verdict a jury recommended Tuesday,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Andres, on Dec 25, 2009 at 8:10 am | 19 comments | 2447 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Safe Ride' gears up for tipsy teens, others

Safe Ride, a quarter-century-old service that offers rides to intoxicated teenagers from Mountain View to Redwood City, is...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by johnston, on Dec 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm | 13 comments | 2557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Applying to UC: The Personal Statement

Here's a link to a video produced by UC about preparing the UC personal statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Redwood Shores mom, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 2159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly land on top 100 'Gold Medal List'

Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 "Gold Medal List" of America's top...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 25 comments | 6074 Views

MOVIES

And the Oscar goes to...

LEGO characters were the stars when Brendan Bellomo made his first films as a kid growing up in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 24, 2009 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 6600 Views

SPORTS

One more construction job for Stanford football

Chris Marinelli and the rest of the Stanford football team's Tunnel Workers Union have their work cut out for them one more...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cardinal Fan, on Dec 24, 2009 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 2833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara bus, light-rail service cuts coming

Major cutbacks in bus and light-rail service will hit Santa Clara County transit riders in January, the Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 24, 2009 at 9:19 am | 18 comments | 3251 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Review of Taser use is timely and necessary

No fatalities have occurred from the seven instances in which Palo Alto police officers have used Tasers to help subdue or...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by bill, on Dec 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 12 comments | 2315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train has been stopped just south of Chareston for the past hour

Does anyone have confirmation on why? I assume its another suicide. ...

Original post made by Glenn on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:42 pm | 3 comments | 1971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A changing vision

Most Palo Altans never hear about the Comprehensive Plan. If they do, they're usually livid about a proposed new building...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Civitas, on Dec 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 24 comments | 3768 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boy in Florida Killed by Weimaraner

Given all the pit bull hysteria I have seen on Town Square, I wanted to link an article as a reminder that all dogs can bite,...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Dec 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 2381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Long jury wait could mean death for Alvarez

The longer a jury takes to decide the sentence for Alberto Alvarez, the stronger the possibility the jurors could recommend...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by , on Dec 22, 2009 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 2776 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: New Lytton Plaza opens in Palo Alto

Lytton Plaza is back and it's cleaner, busier and splashier than ever. City officials celebrated the plaza's reopening with...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by buddy, on Dec 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 3903 Views
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