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RESTAURANTS

What it takes to open a restaurant

As many in the industry will attest, operating a restaurant is a tough business, with a low profit margin, high overhead,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Anthony Manning, on Dec 19, 2008 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 3256 Views

AROUND TOWN

Engagement Ring as a Christmas gift?

Noooo! Don't do it! The memory of the big ask should be a stand alone event. If you must do it this time of year, please...

Original post made by Dream Maker on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Enough already, on Dec 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1934 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1552 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford professor Steven Chu named energy secretary

President-elect Barack Obama has nominated Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Director Steven Chu to serve as Secretary of Energy,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm | 9 comments | 2001 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heart surgeon Norman Shumway dies

Pioneering heart transplant surgeon Dr. Norman Shumway died Friday morning at his Palo Alto home, one day after reaching...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by anonymous--, on Dec 19, 2008 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 1842 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball to play for NCAA title

Stanford women's volleyball team came out of the locker room after intermission with a different mindset. The Cardinal players...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Theresa Carey, on Dec 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 2254 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rest in peace David Wagner

It is a tragic loss for the Paly community that David has passed. I have no idea how it happened. I still cannot believe...

Original post made by Paly student on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Norton-Barnes Family, on Dec 19, 2008 at 11:56 am | 4 comments | 4315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City remains split on composting options

Palo Alto's heated debate over whether to keep composting in the city ended in a stalemate Monday night, with each side claiming...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Park lover, on Dec 18, 2008 at 8:05 pm | 16 comments | 2655 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bleak bond market 'needn't slow PA library work'

Today's bleak municipal bond market, hit hard by the national economic crisis, doesn't have to slow down the rebuilding of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by No thanks, on Dec 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 18 comments | 2514 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PAPD launches ambitious racial 'action plan'

Still reeling from accusations of racial profiling, the Palo Alto Police Department has prepared an ambitious "action plan"...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by Fed Up, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:49 pm | 36 comments | 3622 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police sirens tonight

I have been hearing lots of sirens tonight, both from police and ambulance. Does anyone knows what is happening? I live in...

Original post made by Ann on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by qq, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 1 comment | 2089 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto gas station robbed at gunpoint

The Arco gas station on the corner of Middlefield and San Antonio roads in Palo Alto was robbed at gunpoint last Saturday...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by alleged, on Dec 17, 2008 at 5:59 pm | 4 comments | 1929 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged Menlo Park street robber to stand trial

There is enough evidence to charge Jeffrey Owen Smith of East Palo Alto in the Nov. 18 street robbery of a woman in Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Really now, on Dec 17, 2008 at 4:43 pm | 6 comments | 1853 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposition 8 foes to stop in Palo Alto

Two lesbians from Los Angeles who are marching across the state in their fight for equal rights will make a stop in Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2008
Last comment by informed citizen, on Dec 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm | 8 comments | 2105 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Who killed Daniel Pearl?

For more than a year, a group of Georgetown University students has been poring over documents, searching for cellphone numbers...

Original post made by Left of Boom on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by Angelina, on Dec 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1936 Views

AROUND TOWN

Holiday Gift Ideas For A Green Christmas

With the current problem of recycled waste piling up, and a goal of reducing waste to our landfill, we can help by choosing...

Original post made by Jody on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 17, 2008 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1964 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alcohol was a factor in Oct. 2 Palo Alto crash

The driver of the van that crashed into a tree at Peers Park in Palo Alto in the early morning hours of Oct. 2 was impaired...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by knew it, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:50 am | 10 comments | 1923 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Late to launch

They are called "generation Y," "the global generation," "the millennials," "the net generation" — even "the dumbest...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Dec 17, 2008 at 11:26 am | 11 comments | 2228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board plans to reopen Garland

With K-5 enrollment up by 200 students this year, plans are underway to change school boundaries and reopen Garland Elementary...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2008
Last comment by Hindsight is easy, on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:56 am | 32 comments | 3730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Census workers sought in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County residents looking for extra cash during hard economic times are being encouraged to apply to be census...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2008
Last comment by lingxia Meng, on Dec 17, 2008 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 2096 Views
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Continuation of Office Cap Discussion
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Self-Sabotage
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Ramen shop replaces Muracciís in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 1,994 views

Mismanagement of Consultants
By Douglas Moran | 7 comments | 1,135 views

Iíll have the Kraft Mac n Cheese w/Ketchup, Please
By Max Greenberg | 0 comments | 156 views