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PALO ALTO ISSUES

2013: The Year of the Future

With the post-recession triage now in the past and local sales-tax revenues climbing, 2013 promises to be a year of regrouping,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Boring, on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm | 2 comments | 1753 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fiscal cliff: estate tax opinions?

Can someone who thinks the estate tax is a good thing tell me why they think so? As I'm examining fiscal cliff impacts, the...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Dec. 28, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 52 comments | 2457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Positive comments about Palo Alto here please

We are constantly criticized here for being a town of whiners, which I don't think is true, but we definitely have opinions...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 19 comments | 1223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Baylands buildings - old becomes new and new left to rot?

Why, I wonder, at the Baylands have they just redone the old Scout building and opened it as something new and special and...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest three people for burglary

Three people from Albania were arrested Thursday, Dec. 27, on commercial burglary and conspiracy charges at the Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 4, 2013 at 9:34 am | 30 comments | 2434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Midtown Palo Alto liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Two men armed with handguns robbed a liquor store in Midtown Palo Alto on Saturday night, Dec. 29, and absconded with alcohol...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Local, on Jan 4, 2013 at 7:45 am | 21 comments | 6016 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain board elects new officers

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), which owns and operates Caltrain, unanimously elected Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Debniak has become a quiet force

Alex Debniak is not your average Stanford student-athlete. Peel back the layers, and you discover what an extraordinary journey...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by Nancy, on Jan 3, 2013 at 9:07 pm | 2 comments | 1197 Views

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Chi-Chang Kao named new director of SLAC

An associate laboratory director at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has been named as the lab's fifth director, Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 1707 Views

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New safe-driving laws take effect in California

Texting while driving, red-light cameras and party buses are among the targets of new driving-related laws that took effect...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Don't Drive with gadgets, on Jan 3, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 18 comments | 2419 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train horn noise

We recently moved to Palo Alto, we live 1200 ft away from rail tracks. On most nights, we wake up because of extremely loud...

Original post made by kamala on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 81 comments | 10871 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's top projects of 2012

Palo Alto's effort to reinvigorate the charming but neglected commercial strip of California Avenue sped ahead this year...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Local roots, on Jan 3, 2013 at 1:04 pm | 8 comments | 5992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do we need that large number of Police Officers Patrolling Palo Alto?

Do we need that large number of Police Officers Patrolling Palo Alto? here is what happened today: i placed an old computer...

Original post made by Old homewoener on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by fake 911 calls, on Jan 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 1459 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Some details may remain unknown about crash that killed three horses

With at least two routes to the northbound lane of Interstate 280 north of Alpine Road, the management at Webb Ranch in Ladera...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by DDee, on Jan 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 7 comments | 1664 Views

SPORTS

Stanford wins Rose Bowl over Wisconsin, 20-14

Usua Amanam's interception with 2:03 left in the game and two field goals by Jordan Williamson carried Stanford to a 20-14...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Cao, on Jan 2, 2013 at 9:08 pm | 3 comments | 1515 Views

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First Person: A conversation with the Stanford Tree

Stanford grad Jonathan Strange talks to Lisa Van Dusen about what it takes to be the Stanford Tree, mascot of the Leland...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2012
Last comment by Boooring!, on Jan 2, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 5 comments | 2024 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CHP arrests 208 for DUI over New Year's weekend

The California Highway Patrol is reporting that it made the same number of DUI arrests in the Bay Area over the holiday compared...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 2, 2013 at 6:27 pm | 4 comments | 1545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Top five trends of 2012

If there is one trend that has shaped Palo Alto's most fervent debates of 2012 it's the city's push to encourage dense development...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by dan, on Jan 2, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 4 comments | 3363 Views

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Creeks recede, streets re-open as rain stops

Water levels at all Palo Alto creeks began dropping to less dangerous levels Sunday evening as rainfall stopped and storm...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Joe Teresi, on Jan 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 65 comments | 6241 Views

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I Wish...

Discrimination against the disabled in Palo Alto is entirely indicative of discrimination in society as a whole. I really...

Original post made by Daniel Mart on Jan. 1, 2013
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Jan 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 945 Views
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