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AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood Alarm Clock Chirp???

At 5:15 most mornings for the last few months, a repetitious chirping noise enters our open second-story bedroom window (we...

Original post made by Kathy Miller on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm | 6 comments | 2200 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford students protest Israeli military actions

About 100 Stanford students gathered Friday afternoon on campus to protest Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip, calling...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 70 comments | 9813 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Dramatic testimony opens Walgreen's-fire trial

The trial of Donald Ray Williams, charged with setting the fire that destroyed the historic Walgreen's building in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Jan 18, 2009 at 1:25 pm | 6 comments | 2335 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mind over matter

Dieting by proxy — it's a tantalizing fantasy. But the way people see themselves behaving on screen can affect real...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 18, 2009 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 2324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Crossing musical boundaries

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Original post made on Jan. 12, 2008
Last comment by Rebekah Brown, on Jan 18, 2009 at 9:34 am | 4 comments | 2896 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Give Homeless a Safe Place to Park & Sleep

I can understand why people do not want residents of their vehicles to park and live in their neighborhoods. I would not...

Original post made by Carol Gilbert on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Jan 17, 2009 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 1987 Views

AROUND TOWN

How's your iPhone?

I'm currently an AT&T Wireless customer, using a fairly old phone and considering an iPhone. I'm already fairly dependent...

Original post made by Your neighbor on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by g, on Jan 17, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 2 comments | 2043 Views

AROUND TOWN

An eye on the world we live in

Photographer Barbara Boissevain lives with her family in a house bright with natural light. It's a contemporary space with...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by californiaperulive, on Jan 17, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 2937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens fire suspect called 'Spider-Man'

The man accused of setting the fire on July 1, 2007, that destroyed the Walgreen's building in downtown Palo Alto was described...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Leroy Jacobs, on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 2298 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies in crash near Foothill Expressway

A woman died in a crash about 3:45 p.m. today near Foothill Expressway and Page Mill Road in Palo Alto, Police Agent Dan...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2009
Last comment by citizen, on Jan 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 6 comments | 2520 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs takes leave of absence, citing health issues

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence until the end of June because of health concerns....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Jan 17, 2009 at 9:43 am | 17 comments | 18943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pat Briggs' detailed responses to city allegations

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Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by doperty, on Jan 17, 2009 at 4:45 am | 8 comments | 2357 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students worry that colleges look at Facebook

Scared that college admissions officers look at Facebook profiles in deciding which applicants to accept and which to reject,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 17, 2009 at 3:08 am | 4 comments | 2215 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman rescued from island in Palo Alto baylands

A 62-year-old woman who was trapped for several hours on a small island in the Palo Alto baylands Sunday night was rescued...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:48 am | 56 comments | 3335 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

License-plate scanners worry civil libertarians

Palo Alto police officers will soon be able to collect and store license-plate numbers from passing cars without lifting...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm | 27 comments | 2421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Media not all bad

At least the business press seems to have grown in the past decade. In contrast to the coverage when Carol Bartz took over...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 16, 2009 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 1928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

32 million surplus in P.A. Utilities

This Monday the City Council had as a topic what they should do with the 32 million surplus that the Utilities realized they...

Original post made by city coucnil got it wrong! on Jan. 15, 2009
Last comment by city council got it wrong!, on Jan 16, 2009 at 11:33 am | 10 comments | 2252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 3046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We need an 'educational stimulus' plan, too: more scholarships

I have been working hard recently to pay college tuition for my two daughters. During a reflective slowdown over the holidays,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Forget it, on Jan 16, 2009 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 2152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High Speed Rail Meeting

I received a card from the HSR Authority today (Jan 14, 2009). They are seeking public input as they create the EIR//EIS. Follow...

Original post made by Gary H. on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 16, 2009 at 1:58 am | 3 comments | 1878 Views
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