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AROUND TOWN

New scam at "Quality Lube" type oil changers...

I recently got a post card for a $25 oil change. When I went in the guy swore up and down that my car needed an $80 oil...

Original post made by Rwolf01 on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by bru, on Sep 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm | 5 comments | 2670 Views

SPORTS

Gerhart considers an extra year at Stanford

Senior running back Toby Gerhart could return to the Stanford football team for a fifth season. "There's a chance," he said....

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by John, on Sep 24, 2009 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

we're number 4!

Palo Alto fourth-priciest in national home price survey Mercury-News article: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13403087...

Original post made by John on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Grandma, on Sep 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 1809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labor union imposes a Thursday furlough

Workers from Palo Alto's largest labor union have scheduled a "self-imposed furlough" for this Thursday in a bid to win community...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Oldtimer, on Sep 24, 2009 at 11:44 am | 45 comments | 2968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burns confirmed unanimously as police chief

Dennis Burns officially took over the top job in the Palo Alto Police Department Monday night after an enthusiastic City...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Never Forget, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:41 am | 8 comments | 2111 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Lytton Plaza in the works

Gerardo Villicana (right) and Felix Seura of Jos Albanese Inc. concrete construction work on removing the demolished bricks...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by An Engineer, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:00 am | 15 comments | 1937 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Shrek' donkeys seek retirement fund

Perry, the Barron Park neighborhood donkey that was the model for the "Donkey" character in the Shrek movies, and his pen...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Sep 24, 2009 at 8:00 am | 10 comments | 3328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Providing homes for birds and native bees

Native plants can attract bees to urban gardens Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=13924...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by The Honeybee Conservancy, on Sep 24, 2009 at 6:29 am | 1 comment | 2001 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen purse from car in driveway

Has anybody else had this happen to them recently? The police do not seem to care or want to help....they referred me to...

Original post made by whymeinoldpa on Aug. 15, 2009
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 5 comments | 1930 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge: Sit-lie law could be discriminatory

The uneven enforcement of Palo Alto's sit-lie ordinance against well-known panhandler Victor Frost could be discriminatory,...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Eliot, on Sep 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm | 38 comments | 2755 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Heat wave rolling into Bay Area

Weather across the Bay Area is expected to warm up beginning this weekend and continue through next week, according to a...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by heat wave?, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:07 pm | 13 comments | 1854 Views

AROUND TOWN

FBI, police strike East Palo Alto 'Taliban' gang

More than 500 FBI agents and police from more than 20 agencies fanned out over the Bay Area Saturday, executing search and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2313 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto labor union may call strike

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the city continues to call for long-term concessions...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Sep 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 345 comments | 17881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battling websites bring city, union issues to fore

Union workers crashed the City of Palo Alto's unveiling of its new "See-It" website on Tuesday evening with a site of their...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by Bruce, on Sep 23, 2009 at 11:36 am | 40 comments | 8228 Views

AROUND TOWN

PUBLIC AGENDA: Planning and Transportation Commission, zoning amendments

The Palo Alto City Council is scheduled to consider adopting the Private Streets Initiative ordinance and consider an ordinance...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Original request for 'defense fund' reimbursement

This is the original request for reimbursement for those who gave to a legal defense fund for Children's Theatre staff. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by , on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 2133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Disease expert to discuss swine flu at Stanford

An infectious disease expert will discuss the H1N1 virus -- or swine flu -- at the Stanford Blood Center Tuesday as part...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by , on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 2364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dennis Burns named Palo Alto police chief -- to lead changes

Dennis Burns will become Palo Alto's new police chief, City Manager James Keene announced today, following a 10-month selection...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by Charles Bogle, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:04 am | 68 comments | 3923 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto school administrator to take SJ post

Becki Cohn-Vargas, director of elementary education for the Palo Alto school district, has been appointed superintendent...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2009
Last comment by Good by Becki, on Sep 22, 2009 at 9:18 pm | 11 comments | 2289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hot Lunches and Local Holidays

Hi, Wondering if your kids have commented on the new hot lunches this year or not. My kids said they taste the same. At...

Original post made by Mom with kids at PAUSD on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Agnostic, on Sep 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm | 4 comments | 1909 Views
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