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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New Europe Loves George W Bush

GWB is starting to get his proper credit for supporting freedom in New Europe. "Kosovo decided Wednesday to name a central...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm | 11 comments | 1964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hanging on in 2008

2008 was the year of hanging on. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10172...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1982 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In memoriam 2008

Palo Alto lost a host of beloved community members this year. Here are just a few whose lives touched many others'. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 2363 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:16 am | 35 comments | 4018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where is Mike from College Terrace?

One of the long time, very active posters on Town Square was "Mike from College Terrace". I haven't seen a post from him...

Original post made by Outside Observer on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm | 8 comments | 2119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are people really paying 6% for realtor commissions?

What have people been able to negotiate for realtor commissions these days? 6% seems high considering how expensive housing...

Original post made by Reymundo on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Sell It Yourself!, on Dec 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 1904 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newark woman killed by Caltrain in Palo Alto

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Original post made on Jun. 18, 2008
Last comment by stillsad, on Dec 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm | 36 comments | 2928 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CNN Poll: 75% glad Bush is done

George Bush's popularity numbers are 50% lower than Bill Clinton's when he left office. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/26/bush.poll/...

Original post made by sarah on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power Outage

Does anyone know the details of the midtown power outage?Cause? Estimated length?...

Original post made by Kate on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four hospitalized after ambulance hits tree

Three medical responders and a patient were hospitalized Monday morning after an ambulance swerved out of control on University...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 2181 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Town: A sense of place

Back in the early 1930s, an elderly white-haired man with a long, flowing white beard "like Santa Claus," used to sit on...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by William Warrior, on Dec 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 2245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bayshore Freeway closed by Mountain View fire

All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View were closed Tuesday night for nearly three hours due to a large fire that...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Driver, on Dec 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 2008 Views

AROUND TOWN

Take a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane

For more than 60 years, residents on Fulton Street in Palo Alto have decorated their homes for the holidays. Colorful lights...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm | 11 comments | 2215 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Merry Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a non o mouse. The stockings...

Original post made by annoyed on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Annoyed, on Dec 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 2005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Magical moments of 2008

Events near — elections, graduation — and far — an earthquake in China — impacted Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by rhody, on Dec 26, 2008 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 2075 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside man to make 500th blood donation

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Original post made on Aug. 24, 2007
Last comment by Jim, on Dec 26, 2008 at 9:44 am | 16 comments | 3382 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Bayshore businesses targeted by burglars

Four businesses along East Bayshore Road in Palo Alto have been targeted by burglars in the past week, including three over...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Dec 26, 2008 at 2:09 am | 6 comments | 2046 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City $$ shortages threaten public safety building

A gloomy financial forecast could force Palo Alto to begin slashing programs and services and may delay — or derail...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Sun and Sand, on Dec 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm | 27 comments | 2741 Views

AROUND TOWN

What supermarkets are open Christams Day?

What stores are open today? Need grocery items!...

Original post made by Rose on Dec. 25, 2008
There are no comments yet. 1816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's driving all this?

On an average day, Palo Alto High School senior Sara Chun sits through four Advanced Placement classes, figure skates for...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2008
Last comment by Grandma, on Dec 25, 2008 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 2794 Views
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