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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Emergency generators

All those generators that kept vital systems alive may be headed for the junk heap. ARB has decided to impose the same emission...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 20, 2010 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 2010 Views

AROUND TOWN

no more fizzy tap water?

Anyone else have clear tap water today? My tap water had been fizzy for the last couple of months, but is clear today. ...

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Ron, on Feb 20, 2010 at 9:44 am | 4 comments | 1968 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire chief: 'It was a miracle' no residents were killed

The Cessna twin-engine plane had just taken off from the Palo Alto Airport when it clipped a regional PG&E powerline, veered...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by petercarp, on Feb 20, 2010 at 6:22 am | 12 comments | 2391 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama stays awake at night worrying about Red Ink

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-debt-budget-deficit-scary-forecast-taxpayers/story?id=9854459 Read the above and...

Original post made by Common Sense Solutions on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Rahming through more red ink, on Feb 20, 2010 at 5:05 am | 4 comments | 1949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online swamped by demand

Palo Alto Online's Web servers received unprecedented traffic during Wednesday's power outage, slowing the system to a crawl...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by joel, on Feb 19, 2010 at 8:42 pm | 19 comments | 2081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic safety was city's big concern during outage

Traffic and potential accidents at signalized intersections with no power were among the biggest concerns city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:38 pm | 25 comments | 2198 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters

Elegant trains Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12398 posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by mmg_garcia, on Feb 19, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 4 comments | 1945 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buying Online to Avoid Tax Costs Everyone in the End

While economists nationwide argue over whether we have begun to recover from the Great Recession, one financial reality is...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 19, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 1816 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pilot had plenty of experience, friends say

Doug Bourn, 56, is being described as a "very thorough pilot" who had thousands of hours of flight experience, according...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by IknowSpecualtionStinksBut, on Feb 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 20 comments | 3856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

donations drying up for Caltrain crossing guard program

Vic Ojakian donates $100 and asks other parents to do the same. Story in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14362855...

Original post made by Steve on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:33 pm | 3 comments | 2137 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plane crash takes life of Castilleja School mentor

On Thursday, while other Castilleja students enjoyed their winter break, a half-dozen members of the school's "Gatorbotics"...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 19, 2010 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 2926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cheers greet return of power to Palo Alto

Cheers went up in many Palo Alto homes and businesses late Wednesday afternoon when electric power surged back shortly just...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Alan, on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:30 am | 22 comments | 2497 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

The Jones Family/Eppie's Daycare Fund (EPA plane crash)

According to the Mercury-News, a fund has been set up to help rebuild the home and day care center that were burned down...

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Maria, on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:15 am | 1 comment | 2498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silicon Valley losing fed 'mega-investments' race

Silicon Valley is badly losing the race for huge federal investments that will jumpstart the industries of the future, a...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by marty, on Feb 19, 2010 at 1:07 am | 8 comments | 2538 Views

SPORTS

No power outage for Paly in title-clinching win

When a small plane crashed into a neighborhood in East Palo Alto on Wednesday morning and knocked out power to the City of...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 1 comment | 2408 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto power outage has 'crippling' effect

Power was restored throughout Palo Alto at 6:15 p.m. this evening, but Sherry Bijan, president of the Palo Alto Business...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by eldo, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:09 pm | 10 comments | 2212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hospitals, schools coping with power outage

Both Stanford University Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital were operating on emergency power Wednesday. Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Correction, on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm | 6 comments | 2169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board worries about class sizes, fund cuts

Palo Alto school board members voiced concern Tuesday over proposed budget cuts that would boost the size of ninth-grade...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by notonlyme, on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm | 23 comments | 2361 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

drunk Palo Alto teenager leads police on 110mph chase

The drunk driver was identified as 18-year-old Kevin Hurst of Palo Alto. He was arrested at 5am this morning after he lost...

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Feb 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 2963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are the pros & cons of TEAM at Paly for 9th graders?

What do people really think of it? Can't conclude via website....

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 20 comments | 2782 Views
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