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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto council resets public safety building

A discussion of the fate of the ill-fated "public safety building" in Palo Alto was suspended until June 1 by the City Council...

Original post made on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by bikes2work, on Jun 1, 2009 at 10:59 pm | 2 comments | 2256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Economy's silver lining: Lower bids for Palo Alto

The deepening recession may be walloping Palo Alto's revenues and threatening its services, but it is also allowing city...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 1, 2009 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 2078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail draws a crowd to Atherton

How do you pack the room at the annual Atherton Civic Interest League meeting? Put a discussion of the California High Speed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Jim H., on Jun 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 9 comments | 2324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

imposed tough restrictions on the use of tap water, local officials said.

Drought-hit LA, San Diego impose water ban Published: Monday June 1, 2009 Hit by a severe drought for the third year...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 1, 2009 at 4:32 pm | 2 comments | 1926 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

McCain to back Meg Whitman for California governor

The stage at an Orange County rally where she is scheduled to appear Friday has been draped with oversized banners with...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Jun 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm | 18 comments | 2406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Susan Charles of Ohlone to retire in June

Susan Charles, the popular principal of Ohlone and one of the Palo Alto school district's most experienced leaders, will...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 31, 2009 at 11:30 pm | 34 comments | 4199 Views

AROUND TOWN

how pure is palo alto tap water?

Is there anyplace I can see an analysis of our tap water? Is it worth it or recommended to buy one of those water filter...

Original post made by water drinker on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by thirsty, on May 31, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 3057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Budget cuts threaten schools-officer job

The Palo Alto Police Department stands to lose a records specialist, a school-resource technician and a volunteer coordinator...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 31, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 3 comments | 2229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some kind of Fire in South Palo Alto this afternoon?

Anybody know where the fire is? The smoke is pretty thick. I just saw a firetruck going slow speed down the street - looks...

Original post made by Parent on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by PV Parent, on May 30, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 8 comments | 2284 Views

RESTAURANTS

How do you give feedback to restaurants?

I want to understand how people give feedback to their favorite small business. Do you take the initiative and ask to talk...

Original post made by Nick on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Restauranteur, on May 30, 2009 at 7:43 am | 6 comments | 3914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town and Country (Ellis Partners) ousts another popular store

Tomorrow, Friday May 29th, is the last day for the lovely Box Works, a store that has been at Town and Country for very ...

Original post made by Kate on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Shop elsewhere, on May 30, 2009 at 12:11 am | 6 comments | 2135 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gay rights protestors block Stanford road

A coalition of gay rights advocates protesting today's state Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8 announced a civil-disobedience...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 29, 2009 at 10:48 pm | 36 comments | 2796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's Asian population

Citywide totals Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10965 posted Friday,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 29, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 93 comments | 5048 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cleaver attack sets off California Ave. manhunt

A bloody assault with a meat cleaver early Wednesday night in an Asian restaurant on California Avenue in Palo Alto left...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 29, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 48 comments | 3236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical Foundation's San Carlos hospital on hold

Construction of a planned $550 million Palo Alto Medical Foundation hospital in San Carlos has been put on hold due to a...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on May 29, 2009 at 5:10 pm | 3 comments | 2592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Turning on Red While Children Are Present

Embarcadero/Middlefield and Embarcadero/Newell Road have these signs due to Walter Hays and Jordan students crossing. Please...

Original post made by Mom on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on May 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 2177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Openings in JLS Connections program

Just want to let people know that there're a few spots available for incoming 7-th or 8-th graders in JLS's Connections program....

Original post made by JLS mom on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by another JLS mom, on May 29, 2009 at 2:11 pm | 14 comments | 5454 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hard times getting harder

Already hurting from the recession, nonprofit organizations that serve poor and disabled citizens in the Midpeninsula --...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
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AROUND TOWN

Board of Contributors: What part of immigration don't YOU understand?

As I began preparing to be part of a March 31 conference in Palo Alto on immigration, I offered to submit a column to the...

Original post made on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on May 29, 2009 at 12:58 pm | 4 comments | 2552 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hearing for City Hall shooting suspect postponed

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Douglas K. Southard Thursday postponed a preliminary hearing for two men charged...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by proofreader, on May 29, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 2211 Views
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