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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can we balance our economic needs against a long-term climate catastrophe?

Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing our nation and our planet. Today we are at a key juncture of the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 22 comments | 2273 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Response to Palin Article

Third try to post my reaction to a Palin article on Yahoo.com this morning. Apparently, my opinion was not in sync with Palo...

Original post made by P.A. since 1960 on Feb. 7, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm | 61 comments | 3478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why slowing down in order to solve our problems may be good

A vital but limited human resource subject to increasingly unsatisfiable demands: The politics of water are becoming...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 2110 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan John Berwald dies; Mass scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday

John Joseph Berwald, a Palo Alto resident for 55 years, former Palo Alto City Council member and Standard Oil administrator,...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Solly, on Feb 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 3 comments | 2112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Oregon Expressway is 3rd bumpiest road in the Bay Area

Story about potholes and road maintenance in today's Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14406221...

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1757 Views

SPORTS

Ellie Ochowicz skates today

Ellie Ochowicz, daughter of Palo Alto's Jim and Sheila Ochowicz will be racing in the 500-meter speed skating event today....

Original post made by Ron on Feb. 16, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Easy budget cut: increase contract PE

At present, only "nationally ranked athletes" are allowed to have contract PE and be excused from the three year PE requirement...

Original post made by Paly parent on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by get real, on Feb 16, 2010 at 8:30 am | 17 comments | 2545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State high court rejects Stanford trails lawsuit

Stanford University can proceed with building a new trail link to the foothills along Page Mill Road, according to a state...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Frank, on Feb 16, 2010 at 7:21 am | 14 comments | 2802 Views

AROUND TOWN

is Ali Fedotowsky the hottest woman in Palo Alto?

Facebook employee was a contestant on ABC's "The Bachelor": http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-we-did-not-force-a-sales-rep-to-quit-abcs-the-bachelor-2010-2...

Original post made by Ali on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by midtown diva, on Feb 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm | 3 comments | 2664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big waves hit Mavericks observers, injuring 13

The Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay -- called by surfers as the biggest surfing event in history -- had bigger-than-expected...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by StevenLong, on Feb 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 2 comments | 1933 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley report shows a 'region at risk'

With rising competition from Bangalore to Beijing, Silicon Valley's dominance as the world's innovation hub is "at risk as...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:19 am | 50 comments | 13060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garden tips for January

I am amazed by what takes place in gardens when looked at closely. Getting to know the plants I am growing, where they originated,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 15, 2010 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $2.9 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $2.9 million to provide help to Palo Alto's 17 cash-strapped public schools,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 15, 2010 at 9:57 am | 19 comments | 2772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ZipCar could serve seniors, neighborhood

Channing House wants to collaborate with its neighbors to bring ZipCar to the community. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10311...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Gregory Marton, on Feb 15, 2010 at 4:19 am | 7 comments | 2740 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google Looking for Test Communities for Fiber Networks

Google is planning to build a test fiber network in some local communities around the US. Palo Alto would make a terrific...

Original post made by Glen Kacher on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Giggle, on Feb 14, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 13 comments | 1921 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Typo caused 'implausible' high-speed-rail numbers

A memo containing information about ridership projections for the proposed high-speed rail contained a "typographical error"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | 27 comments | 2495 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed-rail ridership figures challenged

The agency charged with building California's controversial high-speed rail system is basing its ridership and revenue forecasts...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by fed up, on Feb 14, 2010 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 2038 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It can happen. It will happen. Right here.

It's Monday night, 8:42 p.m. at a well-attended City Council meeting. All of a sudden the building starts shaking. Council...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by George Browning, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm | 9 comments | 2587 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City was warned about checking seating permits

Lack of permits? Gambling at Rick�s? I�m shocked! Before I get into this, I want to make one point very clear:...

Original post made by Norm on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by MIchelle Garcia, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm | 3 comments | 2120 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep, Pinewood girls share league hoops title

It was an appropriate finish to the West Bay Athletic League regular season as the Eastside Prep and Pinewood girls finished...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2242 Views
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