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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Give Homeless a Safe Place to Park & Sleep

I can understand why people do not want residents of their vehicles to park and live in their neighborhoods. I would not...

Original post made by Carol Gilbert on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Jan 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

How's your iPhone?

I'm currently an AT&T Wireless customer, using a fairly old phone and considering an iPhone. I'm already fairly dependent...

Original post made by Your neighbor on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by g, on Jan 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 2001 Views

AROUND TOWN

An eye on the world we live in

Photographer Barbara Boissevain lives with her family in a house bright with natural light. It's a contemporary space with...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by californiaperulive, on Jan 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 2798 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens fire suspect called 'Spider-Man'

The man accused of setting the fire on July 1, 2007, that destroyed the Walgreen's building in downtown Palo Alto was described...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Leroy Jacobs, on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 2201 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies in crash near Foothill Expressway

A woman died in a crash about 3:45 p.m. today near Foothill Expressway and Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, Police Agent Dan...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by citizen, on Jan 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 6 comments | 2444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs takes leave of absence, citing health issues

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence until the end of June because of health concerns....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Jan 17, 2009 at 9:43 am | 17 comments | 17222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pat Briggs' detailed responses to city allegations

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Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by doperty, on Jan 17, 2009 at 4:45 am | 8 comments | 2228 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students worry that colleges look at Facebook

Scared that college admissions officers look at Facebook profiles in deciding which applicants to accept and which to reject,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:08 am | 4 comments | 2108 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman rescued from island in Palo Alto baylands

A 62-year-old woman who was trapped for several hours on a small island in the Palo Alto baylands Sunday night was rescued...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:48 am | 56 comments | 3144 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

License-plate scanners worry civil libertarians

Palo Alto police officers will soon be able to collect and store license-plate numbers from passing cars without lifting...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm | 27 comments | 2366 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Media not all bad

At least the business press seems to have grown in the past decade. In contrast to the coverage when Carol Bartz took over...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 1899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

32 million surplus in P.A. Utilities

This Monday the City Council had as a topic what they should do with the 32 million surplus that the Utilities realized they...

Original post made by city coucnil got it wrong! on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by city council got it wrong!, on Jan 16, 2009 at 11:33 am | 10 comments | 2131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 2863 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We need an 'educational stimulus' plan, too: more scholarships

I have been working hard recently to pay college tuition for my two daughters. During a reflective slowdown over the holidays,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Forget it, on Jan 16, 2009 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 2062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High Speed Rail Meeting

I received a card from the HSR Authority today (Jan 14, 2009). They are seeking public input as they create the EIR//EIS. Follow...

Original post made by Gary H. on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:58 am | 3 comments | 1834 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fire chief stresses water-rescue woes

The efforts to rescue a woman stranded for almost four hours Sunday night on a small island in the Palo Alto baylands underscored...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:48 am | 7 comments | 2016 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man convicted of 2004 rape of EPA girl

A 30-year-old man will spend the rest of his life in prison after a San Mateo County Superior Court jury found him guilty...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2008
Last comment by Nana, on Jan 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm | 9 comments | 2093 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman gets purse snatched in Palo Alto

A woman walking home after work near downtown Palo Alto Monday afternoon had her purse grabbed from her by a man who then...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 15, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 21 comments | 2615 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after struggle at EPA apartment

Three guns were confiscated and one man was arrested on multiple weapons charges after a brief struggle with police officers...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2009
Last comment by red, on Jan 15, 2009 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 2066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City ponders major electricity projects

Palo Alto officials are wrestling with a pleasant problem these days: what to do with all that money spilling out of the...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by h, on Jan 15, 2009 at 6:46 am | 29 comments | 2064 Views
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