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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

ClimateGate intensifies....

This scandal does not appear to be going away. Given its implications, it is much bigger than Watergate. Note to PA Online...

Original post made by Jim on Nov. 25, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1942 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Chemical weapons in the Mid-East

"There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons."...

Original post made by Jim on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Sep 20, 2012 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 879 Views

AROUND TOWN

No power on Thanksgiving

So we awoke Thanksgiving day to a power outage at 6:41. The lights came on then went off, along with all the power. Interesting...

Original post made by Jim on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Nov 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm | 9 comments | 1900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Misleading mailers and Prop. 16

In the last few days I have received in the mail three large, slick, four-color postcards urging me to vote Yes on Proposition...

Original post made by Jim Burch on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Pro-choice, on Jun 10, 2010 at 8:52 am | 29 comments | 2116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Killing all the trees on California Avenue

Does anyone have an idea why the city is chopping down all the trees along the California Avenue shopping district. I can't...

Original post made by Jim Fruchterman on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Kenneth Peter, on Sep 20, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 18 comments | 3153 Views

RESTAURANTS

What's happening at Wahoo's?

Is Wahoo's closing? Drove by yesterday and it's totally empty. Tables have all been removed. ...

Original post made by Jim H. on Dec. 15, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 1942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Employee costs/labor contracts are crippling Palo Alto

Front page story in the Mercury News today http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_21370598/bay-area-public-officials-break-bank-unused-sick Of...

Original post made by Jim H. on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by its outrageous, on Aug 23, 2012 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

El Camino Park latest - LATE 2015!!

El Camino Park was originally scheduled to open by last summer. It is now scheduled to open in late 2015, over 2 years after...

Original post made by Jim H. on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 3 comments | 334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Student Arrested??

Anyone hear anything about a student at Jordan being taken away by the police today? I've heard rumors that a police car...

Original post made by Jim H. on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 31, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 6 comments | 1584 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Apple's expansion in Cupertino

Here's a video of Steve Jobs presenting to the Cupertino City Council for a new building they want to build on the old HP...

Original post made by Jim H. on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jun 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Memorial Stadium Vs. Stanford Stadium (Public vs. Private)

The renovation of the UC Berkeley Memorial Stadium renovation cost $321M and took about 21 months. Stanford Stadium was...

Original post made by Jim H. on Aug. 28, 2012
Last comment by Samuel, on Aug 31, 2012 at 8:53 am | 13 comments | 2034 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Making the PAFD Alumni Association Proud

Look what PAFD's old Deputy Fire Chief is up to. Looks like he retired from Palo Alto so he can collect his pension, and...

Original post made by Jim H. on Sep. 10, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are they sweeping the sidewalks???

Given the budget crisis, why is it that I see the sidewalks downtown being swept with miniature street sweepers twice a week?...

Original post made by Jim H. on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jake, on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 1581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trader Joes at T&C Size

Does anyone know the size of the TJ's going in at T&C? It sure looks small, at least compared to the MP and MV stores they...

Original post made by Jim H. on Jul. 10, 2009
Last comment by chris, on Jul 15, 2009 at 4:26 pm | 35 comments | 3635 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andronico's Leaving Palo Alto Sat. Jul 22nd

Haven't seen this anywhere in the papers, but Andronicos is closing it's store, in Palo Alto, this Saturday. So, now the...

Original post made by Jim H. on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm | 15 comments | 1288 Views

AROUND TOWN

HSR Corruption - Foreshadowing

California has been using the Chinese High Speed Rail construction as an example of what we can expect here in California....

Original post made by Jim H. on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 785 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's going on with El Camino Park????

When will El Camino Park be finished? Was supposed to open in the summer of 2013. Every time I drive by there, there does...

Original post made by Jim H. on Feb. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Track resurfacing and new gates

Why is Paly resurfacing the track already. It's less than 10 years old. It was in excellent shape, why did they feel the...

Original post made by Jim H> on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 22 comments | 1236 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Smokers win big victory in Sunnyvale!

Less than a month after the Mountain View City Council passed its controversial draconian anti-smoking ordinance which takes...

Original post made by Jim Neal on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by GC, on Apr 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 1489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cautionary tale on LED rebate

I rushed recently to buy ten LED lights to take advantage of the COPA Utility rebate. I bought four different kinds at Home...

Original post made by JimFruchterman on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by andy kau, on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1376 Views
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