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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto should nourish, not abandon, its airport

The Palo Alto Airport has become a focus for discussion as the city's Composting Blue Ribbon Task Force has recommended using...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Ralph B, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm | 18 comments | 4059 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retirees' health benefits

Palo Alto's quest to reduce its ballooning retiree medical liability jumped forward Monday night when the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:01 am | 65 comments | 5235 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Goldman Sachs Part III - 97% right market calls

High Frequency Trading, insider contacts, and 97% market calls: Goldman Sachs has it all it needs to make money. The data...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by R Wray, on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man hit by car -- in his living room

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Original post made on May. 7, 2008
Last comment by Ex Palo Altan, on Aug 8, 2009 at 8:43 am | 58 comments | 3970 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Convention backers ready to 'reboot California'

A statewide movement for a California constitutional convention is gaining steam, backers said. Several hundred local civic...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 8, 2009 at 7:41 am | 21 comments | 3077 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to cancel Garland re-opening

The Palo Alto school district is retreating from a plan to re-open Garland Elementary School, amid budget uncertainties and...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 7, 2009 at 9:57 pm | 5 comments | 1891 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Are prayers in order for the national economy?

I have previously asked such a question about the California economy. I have not heard anything, in a serious sense, to...

Original post made by James on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Aug 7, 2009 at 7:43 pm | 17 comments | 2447 Views

AROUND TOWN

The soundwall on Bayshore at Loma Verde is Ugly

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Original post made by ugly, ugly, ugly on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by So much ugliness in town, on Aug 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm | 25 comments | 2884 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robs Mountain View 7-Eleven at knifepoint

Mountain View police are looking for a man who they say used a knife to rob a 7-Eleven store on Old Middlefield Road last...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 2146 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre gets an early 'go ahead'

A controversial proposal to build offices, housing and an expanded JJ&F Food Store on El Camino Real inched closer to reality...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 7, 2009 at 11:28 am | 27 comments | 3107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Human error blamed for Children's Theatre probe

Palo Alto's botched investigation into the Palo Alto Children's Theatre was plagued more by human errors than by procedural...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sunshine, on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:43 am | 21 comments | 2607 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man with knife detained on University Avenue

A man with a knife was detained by police after reportedly entering HSBC Bank on the 500 block of University Avenue this...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Complainers, on Aug 7, 2009 at 8:52 am | 6 comments | 2164 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woman killed in Edgewood Road crash identified

The San Mateo County coroner's office Thursday identified 38-year-old Gina Gould of Half Moon Bay as the woman killed in...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Neighbor, on Aug 6, 2009 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 3073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Altos Schools to Run Deficit of $3 Million This Year

An article in the Daily Post refers to a quote by Bob Golton that PAUSD will be in the red by at least $3 Million and up...

Original post made by MJM on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by boardwatcher, on Aug 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm | 2 comments | 1882 Views

AROUND TOWN

Most Likely, Sculptures by Brian Wasson at CSMA's Mohr Gallery

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) presents an exhibition of sculptures by artist Brian Wasson in Mohr Gallery from...

Original post made by Community School of Music and Arts on Aug. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto sees spiking costs of retiree benefits

A spike in retirements and rising costs of health care have pushed Palo Alto's liability to its retirees to $129.7 million,...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by bankruptcy, on Aug 6, 2009 at 1:08 pm | 51 comments | 3039 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small grass fire smokes up Foothills Park

A small but smokey grass fire in the Wild Horse Valley area of Palo Alto Foothills Park blackened less than a quarter acre...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Aug 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 2170 Views

SPORTS

Silver medal for Palo Alto's Tosky

Jasmine Tosky may have been the youngest swimmer in the finals of the women's 400 IM on Wednesday night but that didn't seem...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Herbo, on Aug 6, 2009 at 11:20 am | 1 comment | 2291 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Leadership Mountain View Recruiting for the Class of 2010

Each year Leadership Mountain View, a nonprofit run by the Chamber of Commerce, brings together several dozen people who...

Original post made by Alicia Crank on Aug. 6, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2343 Views

SPORTS

North to Ukiah, the title run is on

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all stars hope to defend their Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament title as 14s when...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Clark, on Aug 6, 2009 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 2355 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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