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AROUND TOWN

Storm dumps 4.5 inches of rain, half fills creeks

Tuesday's rain-and-wind storm dumped approximately 4.5 inches of rain in the Palo Alto Foothills as of 5 p.m. but area creeks...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 2173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's holding California back from a water deal?

A slim majority (51%) also said there should be "fundamental changes" in the Constitution. But 69% objected to reducing the...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:08 am | 1 comment | 1745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

enrollment numbers

Does anyone know what the current enrollment numbers are at our middle schools and high schools? I have heard that the numbers...

Original post made by paloaltomom on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomom, on Oct 16, 2009 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 1820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Larry Klein

Larry Klein has been on the City Council for a long, long time, and he has all the acronyms to prove it. His current council...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Marvin, on Oct 16, 2009 at 6:28 am | 3 comments | 2888 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys hold off M-A in crucial PAL water polo match

The Menlo boys' water polo team rallied from a goal down with 4:40 left to play and pulled out an exciting 8-7 victory over...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by Atta, on Oct 16, 2009 at 5:23 am | 2 comments | 2177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

South Bay Labor Council Mailer

Did anyone else get an expensive four-color mailer today with labor council endorsements for City Council candidates? ...

Original post made by anonymous on Oct. 10, 2009
Last comment by Its about construction jobs, on Oct 15, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 6 comments | 2967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 9341 Views

SPORTS

Rainy day puts a damper on Stanford football

Most days during the football season, senior running back Toby Gerhart doesn't mind his bicycle trips around the Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2009
Last comment by ltk, on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 2370 Views

AROUND TOWN

Court ruling gives boost to high-speed rail

Design work can proceed on the planned Peninsula segment of high-speed rail despite flaws in the environmental analysis of...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by wary traveler, on Oct 15, 2009 at 10:13 am | 22 comments | 2379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Karen Holman

There's a reason why just about every leading conservationist and neighborhood leader in Palo Alto is supporting Karen Holman's...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by BuiltMyOwnHome, on Oct 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 10 comments | 2853 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto loses its starting QB to a cracked collarbone

The most difficult portion of Palo Alto's football season is just about to begin with four tough contests in the final five...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 2168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business-license tax debates continue

While supporters of Palo Alto's proposed business license-tax say it is a necessary and modest tax, opponents believe it...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2009
Last comment by cake, on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:07 pm | 43 comments | 3146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Revenues falling, Palo Alto prepares for cuts, layoffs

Dwindling revenues and stalled labor negotiations may force the City of Palo Alto to shelve its emergency-preparation program,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by you'll learn, on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm | 69 comments | 4002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed pre-K class targets 'achievement gap'

A cost-effective way to narrow the achievement gap is one goal of a three-year "Springboard to Kindergarten" pilot program...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by JSD, on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:06 pm | 18 comments | 3979 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thanks to Firefighters for Huli-Huli BBQ benefit

Last Sunday the Palo Alto Firefighters very kindly prepared "Huli-Huli" BBQ chickens, and also BBQ plates to benefit Gunn...

Original post made by Michele on Oct. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Big payout for disabled-parking violations

Scofflaws who park illegally in disabled-parking spots have become one of the biggest moneymakers for the City of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on Oct 14, 2009 at 10:40 am | 21 comments | 2996 Views

AROUND TOWN

No Spooky Lake This Year?

Has Spooky Lake at Foothills park been canceled for this year? I can't seem to find it in the PA Enjoy catalog, or on the...

Original post made by Nut Head on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2009 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 1646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hazardous power lines

Folks, I read with great sadness about the couple and son who were electrocuted on Palm Beach when their Ham radio antenna...

Original post made by Ashok Srinivasan on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Electrified !!, on Oct 14, 2009 at 4:35 am | 3 comments | 1678 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study: Early flu shots save lives, money

Starting a vaccination campaign a few weeks earlier could save nearly 600 lives and more than $150 million in a city the...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Ed, on Oct 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 1 comment | 1722 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto fourth in state among K-12 districts

Palo Alto ranks fourth statewide among K-12 school districts, as measured by the state Academic Performance Index. But "much...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Oct 13, 2009 at 9:48 pm | 12 comments | 2875 Views
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