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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

More crime incidents

Four auto break ins this past Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or early Saturday on Walter Hays Drive - and a car was...

Original post made by Fred on Nov. 8, 2008
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 10, 2008 at 1:55 pm | 6 comments | 1942 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire alarm and sirens in neighborhood - 9 PM - 9:20 and going

Loud fire alarm, many sirens. What is going on? ...

Original post made by Fred on Sep. 17, 2009
Last comment by June, on Sep 18, 2009 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 1774 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Falls Behind - again

Concord braces for ban on single-serving water bottles to take effect Jan. 1 http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/concord/2012/12/concord_braces_for_ban_on_sing.html...

Original post made by Fred on Dec. 30, 2012
Last comment by Love it or leave it, on Jan 1, 2013 at 8:43 am | 7 comments | 1859 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's Ron Unz Leads Effort to Raise Minimum Wage in California

From today's NY Times Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley millionaire, rose to fame by promoting a ballot initiative that essentially...

Original post made by Fred on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:14 am | 14 comments | 9590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manger Performance Review

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Original post made by Fred Balin on Jul. 30, 2006
There are no comments yet. 5269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renowned Arborist Barrie D. Coate To Speak at Sunday's Cal Ave Farmer's Market

Renowned arborist Barrie D. Coate will speak on tree selection for the replanting of California Avenue at noon, Sunday (tomorrow),...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by WilliamR, on Sep 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm | 2 comments | 2016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barrie Coate Cal Ave Videographer: Please Help Me Find Him

Our citizen’s event yesterday with Barrie Coate at the California Avenue Farmer’s Market was special, timely, extremely informative,...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by mj, on Sep 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's Wrong With The City's Plan For Tree Replacement? - Citizens' Discussion and Decision at 10/3 Cal Ave Farmers' Market

Come to the Citizen's Discussion, Brainstorm, and Decision Meeting Noon Tomorrow, Sunday, October 5, California Avenue Farmer's...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Oct. 3, 2009
Last comment by Noel, on Oct 3, 2009 at 4:24 pm | 4 comments | 1448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Ave Trees– If You Care, You Must Be There: Thursday 6:30 pm, Escondido School

Tomorrow evening is a critical juncture in a push to erase the euphemism from “civic engagement” and the oxymoron from “government...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 21, 2009 at 10:41 am | 8 comments | 1899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Ave Tree Replanting - Citizens' Group Info Table at Sunday's (11/15) Farmers' Market

To further increase public awareness and understanding of the California Avenue street tree replanting plan (released by...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Nov. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Budget: Reduce Engine Service, Increase EMS, Trim OT

Fire engine service from one of the Palo Alto Fire Department's six round-the-clock stations would be reduced, possibly dramatically,...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 1193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hail to the Residents

Excerpted from prepared comments at last week’s invitation-only "Meet the Candidates" at the home of Janet Dafoe: It’s...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by anon, on Aug 11, 2014 at 7:58 am | 8 comments | 475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs, Apple, and Palo Alto

Steve Jobs rarely looks to the past; it is the present state of his art and his inexorable drive toward the next big thing...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by Svatoid, on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:30 pm | 16 comments | 5150 Views

AROUND TOWN

From CAADA to BACA: Heads Up!

It has been a little over two years since the trees fell on California Avenue, but clearly understanding the seminal events...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Dec. 12, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1919 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Scharff Conundrum

Greg Scharff is opposed to PCs. Flat out opposed. The Planned Community ordinance should be scrapped, he stated at a council...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Organiclaws, on Oct 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm | 9 comments | 581 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Last Days of The Good Ship 1601

Its aging mates had already been leveled and its prominence obscured by green, fence-meshing around the 17-acre site. And...

Original post made by Fred Balin on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 12, 2015 at 10:51 am | 1 comment | 1435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekly Layoffs

With the Weekly busily reporting on everyone else's economic woes, it's strange that it hasn't reported on its own nearly...

Original post made by frederick meyers on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Izzy, on Mar 18, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 15 comments | 1991 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fireworks (?) Bust in Hoover Park

Has anyone been concerned about the rising use of fireworks in Hoover Park? I live across the street and last night I...

Original post made by Freighter on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Jul 8, 2009 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 1906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does Palo Alto test for pharmaceudicals in water?

I just read an interesting AP article about the need for measurement of pharmaseudical redidue in municipal water sources....

Original post made by Fresh Water on Apr. 19, 2009
Last comment by Dr. Doom, on Apr 19, 2009 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 1711 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thoughts on the Lives of Children

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Original post made by Freyja on Aug. 3, 2007
Last comment by Parent Squared, on Sep 8, 2007 at 6:01 am | 5 comments | 3255 Views
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