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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents praise changes to Oregon Expressway plans

New plans for Palo Alto's Oregon Expressway call for preserving trees along Middlefield Road and leaving open the possibility...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by biker, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1925 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopes for fiber network darken

Palo Alto's decade-long quest to make high-speed Internet available to every residence and business in the city may require...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by just thinkin', on Mar 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 25 comments | 4231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ad Libs blog -- A trio of weekend options

Nothing to do this weekend? Tsk. There's plenty happening on the Midpeninsula -- here are three events that particularly...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Higher utilities rates to fund city services?

Rocked by a dry weather spell and dwindling reserves, the city's utility department is poised to raise electricity rates...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Array, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 1976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge power outage hits east, south Palo Alto

A major power outage of as-yet-unknown origin darkened a huge area of Palo Alto at about 6 a.m. today, leaving residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Poor duck, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 2289 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pregnant mother of two stabbed to death

Employees at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto were stunned Tuesday morning to learn that one of their co-workers,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Array, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 1829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Popular Jewish store 'bob and bob' to close

After 26 years, mostly in downtown Palo Alto but at 4500 El Camino Real in Los Altos for the past two years, "bob and bob...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Steve Jaffe, indelible ink, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:09 am | 19 comments | 3482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Small earthquake recorded near Mountain View

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 shook Santa Clara County this morning (Sunday), according to the U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by sally, on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:31 am | 10 comments | 2511 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mike Steele and Rush Limbaugh in power struggle for leadership of Republican Party

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/02/gop.steele.limbaugh/index.html Mike Steele: "Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer....

Original post made by Rush on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2009 at 3:41 am | 9 comments | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Palo Alto surface rail becoming unthinkable

When all the trains envisioned to run up and down the Peninsula railroad tracks are added up, by the 2020s they will have...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:48 am | 19 comments | 2791 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two (or maybe four?) candidates in 21st Assembly District race

Hal Plotkin, a member of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board, is definitely in the race for Ira Ruskin's...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2048 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park boy reportedly shoots himself in leg

Menlo Park police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a boy early this morning, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Marine vet, on Mar 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hollywood groveling in Iran

Will Annette Bening apologize to the whackos in Iran for "300" and "The Wrester"? She is carrying Obama's water over there,...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 46 comments | 4086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to consider Ohlone expansion

Palo Altans tonight will get the first glimpse of the "recommended" architectural scheme for a new $11.1 million classroom...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by jardins, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:59 am | 12 comments | 2317 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student survey mostly positive

The great majority of high school students don't use drugs or alcohol and more than two-thirds of middle school students...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2009 at 9:05 am | 36 comments | 2319 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Restraining order served in meeting exchange

A 30-day temporary restraining order has been served on Palo Alto resident Gary Holl for an angry verbal and allegedly almost...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Mar 4, 2009 at 8:33 am | 13 comments | 2077 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feds raid Palo Alto Utilities Department in fraud probe

The Mercury-News is reporting that the Feds raided the Palo Alto Utilities Department last week Friday as part of a criminal...

Original post made by Sarah on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on Mar 3, 2009 at 11:31 pm | 3 comments | 2145 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tax Hikes, AIG Bailout

Can someone please explain why AIG gets more than $200 Billion from us for losing money? Can someone please explain why...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by PointOfView, on Mar 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm | 9 comments | 1772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recommendation for calendar on computer for families?

Can anyone recommend a computer program for keeping our family calendar updated? We have three children and I have a wall...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 3 comments | 1924 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Colin Powell: 'The world still looks to America'

Retired general and former secretary of state shares anecdotes and observations about America's place in a changing world...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm | 10 comments | 2156 Views
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