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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 | 2495 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 | 2038 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 | 2587 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 | 2120 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. 2243 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 | 2210 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 | 1896 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 | 2285 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 | 8414 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys move closer to clinching hoops title

Getting a big night from senior Kevin Brown and a big hand from Homestead, the Palo Alto boys' basketball team moved closer...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by wow, on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm | 3 comments | 2294 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest gang members in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police and officers from surrounding jurisdictions seized six guns and arrested two known gang members and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm | 23 comments | 3153 Views

MOVIES

Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar, an up-in-the-air year for George Clooney, and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker"...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by anon, on Feb 12, 2010 at 11:20 am | 6 comments | 5381 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contrast the cities

Santa Clara has moved ahead and placed a ballot measure regarding the proposed 49er stadium for a vote by the people. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14374568 Mea...

Original post made by Greenhouse resident on Feb. 12, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2014 Views

AROUND TOWN

Looking for love? Have you tried the Internet?

When it comes to dating and marriage, the Web has changed people's behavior in significant ways, a Stanford University sociologist...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 12, 2010 at 9:03 am | 2 comments | 1747 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed-rail critics prepare for new suit

A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling for a fresh probe into the state's high-speed-rail project after learning that...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jason R, on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:28 pm | 5 comments | 2019 Views

SPORTS

In the spirit of the moment, SHP defends a title

Girls' prep soccer roundup Members of the Sacred Heart Prep girls' soccer team prepared to defend their West Bay Athletic...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Robert Lane, on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:38 pm | 1 comment | 2459 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mansion, left in limbo, may be completed

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by deacon54@msn.com, on Feb 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm | 22 comments | 4721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home ownership among Asians increases in Bay Area

According to the Wall Street Journal, "the 10 most common surnames among Bay Area home buyers last year were Vietnamese,...

Original post made by wsj on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Feb 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 1773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge orders school board to reconsider math program adoption

An interesting bit of news from Seattle: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/415049_math04.html "In June, two parents and...

Original post made by A. on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Paly 08 Grad, on Feb 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm | 10 comments | 2442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel guests to pay for Palo Alto tourism efforts

Seeking to save some cash and "get out of the hotel business," Palo Alto officials agreed Monday night to end the city's...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm | 13 comments | 2658 Views
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