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AROUND TOWN

Soap Box Derby 'Rally Race' held in Palo Alto

About 35 young racers from throughout California and Arizona competed Saturday in Palo Alto in a Soap Box Derby "Rally Race"...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by McGrude, on May 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 2220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Growing Up Asian' panel to share stories

In the last decade, the Asian student population in Palo Alto has grown by 1,500 children. On Wednesday (March 31), more...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Palo Alto Asian American Mom, on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | 57 comments | 8711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Speier introduces $1 billion bay-restoration bill

A bill to spend $1 billion over 10 years to restore and clean up San Francisco Bay has been introduced in Congress by Rep....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 3250 Views

AROUND TOWN

Everything old is art again

Sorting out bottles and cans from the trash? Anyone can do that. Heidi Paul recycles cashmere. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 3, 2010 at 3:45 am | 2 comments | 2601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto dumps controversial fire-staffing study

Palo Alto officials have scrapped a much anticipated study into staffing levels at the Fire Department after learning that...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Todd, on May 2, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 42 comments | 3358 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic May Fete parade celebrates the young

Palo Alto's historic May Fete and Parade has celebrated the area's youth each first Saturday in May since the 1920s -- meaning...

Original post made on May. 2, 2010
Last comment by Derrick Fellows, on May 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 2005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain's survival: Is it high-speed rail or bust?

While Menlo Park and Atherton contest in court the state's decision to run its high-speed-rail system along the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Insight, on May 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 19 comments | 2681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tall Tree Awards

What a great evening at the Tall Tree awards last evening. Must have been the biggest event to date. Great honorees and community...

Original post made by bambi on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Lost, on May 2, 2010 at 7:47 am | 1 comment | 2089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council trio rips firefighters' petition

Three members of the City Council are urging Palo Alto voters to refrain from signing a circulating petition that would make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Andrea, on May 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 96 comments | 5009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 May. 1, 2010
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AROUND TOWN

Turning garbage into gold

Throughout Palo Alto, a movement has been brewing. People serious about helping the environment are turning to composting...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by zachary, on May 1, 2010 at 10:31 am | 15 comments | 4746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toys banned for 'unhealthy' fast-food meals

Tuesday was a sad day for the McDonald's Happy Meal. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted to ban toys and other...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by If you need yet one more example of Big Brother..., on May 1, 2010 at 4:06 am | 53 comments | 4906 Views

BOOKS

Foothill-De Anza receives award for online texts

Foothill-De Anza Community College District received a statewide technology award for developing a national consortium to...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on May 1, 2010 at 3:57 am | 4 comments | 5961 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local police bust nets $100,000 in pot plants

Mountain View police say they seized more than $100,000 worth of marijuana plants growing in a house near Aptos after a local...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2010
Last comment by health warning..4 Dopey, on May 1, 2010 at 1:44 am | 5 comments | 2339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto May Fete Parade set for Saturday

Funny, it doesn't look a day over 87. This Saturday, Palo Alto's annual May Fete Children's Parade marches through downtown...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by pamom, on Apr 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 2862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taking a bite out of Alma Plaza

Demolition crews tore down the former Lucky's supermarket at Alma Plaza on Monday, April 26. ==B Photo courtesy of Keith...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm | 11 comments | 2094 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk

<B><B>URBAN OUTFITTERS AT STANFORD? ... </B>The on-again, off-again rumors of Urban Outfitters coming to town are on again....

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 2555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Back to the heart of 'Rent'

In 1996, as an audience member about to see "Rent" on Broadway, I knew several things. This was the hottest show on Broadway...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jlarsonbaby, on Apr 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm | 4 comments | 2785 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters

<B>Bravo, M-A and Sequoia Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12862 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Friday is fish day, on Apr 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 2502 Views

SPORTS

All-Americans help Stanford men reach the championship of the MPSF tournament

==BI Stanford roundup== On the day Stanford's Kawika Shoji and younger brother Erik Shoji repeated as first team picks...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Theresa, on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 2674 Views
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