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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local 'census' to measure homelessness surge

Hundreds of volunteers are being sought to help Santa Clara County measure a reported surge in homelessness due to the economic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2009
Last comment by Norm, on Jan 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 2073 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alpine Road likely suicide victim identified

Donn Paul Reisen, 59, a resident of Alpine Road in Menlo Park, has been identified by San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by McGrude, on Jan 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm | 4 comments | 2345 Views

AROUND TOWN

Electrical fire at Whole Foods Market

We have had reports of an electrical fire at Whole Foods Market this afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m. I just entered the...

Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Jan 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1913 Views

AROUND TOWN

A home away from home

There's no place like home, the adage goes, but Palo Altans John and Danielle Mewes try their best to give families with...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Cate, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tall Tree winners affirm 'community values'

It takes well-meaning individuals who care enough to take action to create a positive, caring community, winners of the 2008...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford biz school lays off 12 percent of staff

The Stanford Graduate School of Business laid off 49 employees, or 12 percent of its staff, earlier this month because of...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by wondering, on Jan 27, 2009 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 1958 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Case of the Disappearing Analysis Report by the CBO

Concerning the next "stimulus" plan being steam-rolled through Congress as we speak, there was an analysis by the Congressional...

Original post made by Perspective on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by In Touch, on Jan 27, 2009 at 9:08 am | 4 comments | 1807 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian: State may freeze education funding this spring

State budget compromise may include a $2.8 billion state-funding freeze that could hit districts in the near future and run...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by stock trader, on Jan 27, 2009 at 4:45 am | 7 comments | 1936 Views

SPORTS

Gunn girls get ready for Wilcox after improving to 18-0

The first half of the SCVAL De Anza Division girls' basketball race concludes on Wednesday when Gunn visits Lynbrook. The...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by sharon shipp, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:37 am | 1 comment | 2499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Battle over Alma Plaza's future resumes tonight

After 14 public hearings spanning more than two years, John McNellis' effort to redevelop Alma Plaza could hit a crucial...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:13 am | 15 comments | 2096 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

USPS letter - mail delivery alterations

We received a letter from USPS informing us of changes that would be taking place in the delivery of our mail as cost cutting...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 2515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic report: more cars heading to Palo Alto?

In some ways, the new report examining the traffic impacts of the two mammoth Stanford University developments says less...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by hmmmmm, on Jan 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 2675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows public trust falling in Palo Alto

Palo Altans generally love their city and the array of services it provides, but they're also feeling a bit estranged from...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 1943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business tax could be on November ballot

Creating a new tax in the midst of a recession is never a popular proposition, even a tax with as appetizing a name as the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 26, 2009 at 11:27 am | 7 comments | 1957 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

subsidizing bloated Califonia public pensions

Under pending legislation sponsored by Congresswomen Eshoo, Spier, and Feinstein (January 17, 2009 Palo Alto Daily News)...

Original post made by who\'s kidding who? on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 26, 2009 at 8:23 am | 6 comments | 2187 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car jumps curb, hits man on California Street

A mysterious car crash Thursday afternoon left a 19-year-old Mountain View resident in serious condition, after a truck smashed...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by narnia, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:59 am | 4 comments | 2015 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Keeping clutter at bay

Creeping clutter happens quietly and gradually. Papers and knickknacks start to take over our dresser tops and end tables;...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by laura, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 2075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prendergast to leave Housing Corporation

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Original post made on Mar. 12, 2008
Last comment by jc, on Jan 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 3055 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Animal cruelty charges against goat owners

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Original post made on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by BoeZoe, on Jan 25, 2009 at 6:23 am | 4 comments | 4385 Views

BOOKS

Second witness links Williams to Walgreens

The manager of the bar in the University Avenue restaurant Pasta? identified Donald Ray Williams as the man she saw climb...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm | 3 comments | 3859 Views
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