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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Taxpayers paid $115k+ for part-time ex-politicians

*topped all other government groups surveyed in Bay Area *Health Benefits stopped for future but not former part-timers...

Original post made by Frustrated taxpayer on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 7 comments | 723 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Her'

All people in romantic relationships want to know their love is real. But when half of the intelligence involved is artificial,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 1, 2014 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 7367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

My New Year's List: Top 10 Things I Am Grateful We’ve Done As A Family

The following New Year's blog appears in The Almanac. Holidays provide us with great rest stops. They're opportunities...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 31, 2013
There are no comments yet. 590 Views

AROUND TOWN

according to the Wall Street Journal, the best performing stock of 2013 is a Palo Alto company

Can you guess which one? Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/five-things/2013/12/30/5-winners-the-best-stocks-of-2013/...

Original post made by day trader on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Boo, on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 534 Views

RESTAURANTS

Blue Chalk Cafe quietly shuts down

After 15 years in business, the Blue Chalk Cafe on University Ave. quietly goes out of business. Article in the Mercury-News:...

Original post made by Steve on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Yuckola, on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 5 comments | 5718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mother of Joan Baez dies at 100

Woodside resident Joan Chandos Baez, the mother of famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez, died at home on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Gabriel C Banda, on Dec 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 7 comments | 12315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The world at Palo Alto's doorstep

Palo Alto made several forays into the international limelight in 2013, building new overseas business relationships and...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Green Card, on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 20 comments | 7214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Drought could cost Palo Alto $5.46 million

If California doesn't get more precipitation, Palo Alto could end up paying at least $5.46 million more for energy supplies...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jane Ratchye, on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:20 am | 19 comments | 6418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 8058 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Free public transit on New Year's Eve

Starting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 until 5 a.m. on New Year's Day, SamTrans will let people ride for free on all bus lines. Caltrain...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 31, 2013 at 9:46 am | 1 comment | 1989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board searching for ideas

Since this topic was locked, I just wanted to start it again. Why is it that we have to go down to the board meetings...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 23 comments | 5425 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The wild ones

This Palo Alto artist's love for America's wild horse is evident in every painting. So is her background as a scientific...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jessa , on Dec 30, 2013 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 3308 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yuletide trees spread joy in Old Palo Alto

Debbie Nichols' remembrances of her Old Palo Alto neighborhood at Christmas time do not include colored lights and boughs...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:38 am | 10 comments | 4817 Views

AROUND TOWN

No settlement in high-speed-rail lawsuit

Efforts to settle a lawsuit filed against the California High-Speed Rail Authority failed nine days after they started because...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 30, 2013 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 1442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 748 early applicants

Stanford University sent acceptance letters Friday to 748 high school students who sought admission to the class of 2018...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by another pov, on Dec 30, 2013 at 9:18 am | 14 comments | 7328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The disrupters; or the upholders?

In the year when federal contractor Edward Snowden leaked National Security Agency secrets and ran off to Russia, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by SWE, on Dec 30, 2013 at 2:42 am | 21 comments | 1066 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Photos: A snapshot of 2013

Looking back through photos taken during 2013, our staff has sifted through thousands to choose those that best captured...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by Job Well Done, on Dec 29, 2013 at 11:42 pm | 1 comment | 2714 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bike thieves nabbed in College Terrace

Two bike thieves who police said possessed burglary tools, a stun gun and crystal meth, were arrested in College Terrace...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Social Butterfly, on Dec 29, 2013 at 12:11 am | 31 comments | 4885 Views

RESTAURANTS

PF Chang phone orders routed to Colorado

WARNING: Be careful with phone-in orders at PF Chang China Bistro in Palo Alto. We called in a take out at 8:40 this evening...

Original post made by PA Resident on Dec. 28, 2013
There are no comments yet. 621 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman who died in park among at least 145 'unsheltered' Palo Alto homeless

The woman found dead in a downtown Palo Alto park Saturday was among at least 145 "unsheltered" homeless people living on...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Dec 28, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 10 comments | 4927 Views
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