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News - February 5, 2010

Around Town

TOO FAST FOR CONDITIONS ... When is driving 15 mph considered driving "too fast for conditions"? When the car in front of you is driving 0 mph. That's what a Palo Alto police officer learned on Dec. 8, when he allegedly rear-ended a car on Lytton Avenue, forcing that car to, in turn, rear-end another car. According to a police report, Officer Jesus Paneda was driving eastbound on Lytton Avenue at about 3 p.m. when he observed a car heading north on the southbound-only High Street. Paneda told the investigating officer that he was distracted by the wrong-way driver when he hit another car that was standing at the stop sign. No one was injured, but the city stands to lose about $832.82 in damages, according to an insurance claim.

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Posted by Brian Wilson, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

Councilmember Klein says he "doesn't understand the meaning" of the recent HRC commission's letter suggesting labor negotiations with employees would be better handled if both sides treated each other with respect... go figure! Why would he? You know if you treat people like dirt and then rally public desent to only serve as a tool in negotiations and then expect the very group you turned on to respect your behavior, well then I guess you would be satisfied with the current employee exodus and low morale. Thank-you councilmembers, city manager, and members of the public who made it a very easy decision to leave employment from the city without any regrets.

Posted by Paul, a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

High Street is very confusing, even if you're used to it. It begins as a 2-way, goes to 1-way, then reverts to 2-way. Does anybody know why?

Posted by How is this news?, a resident of another community
on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:23 am

Dear Editor,

Reading about how a cop accidentally rear ended somebody as they were trying to go after a wrong-way driver isn't really newsworthy. I realize it's popular to write anti-police stories in your organization but this is pretty trivial. Could you please reserve your "news" postings and articles for news?

Thank you.

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