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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Nobel literature head: US too insular to compete

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Original post made by peter on Oct. 1, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 2, 2008 at 2:41 pm | 8 comments | 2025 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

David Brooks says Palin a cancer

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Original post made by Peter on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Oct 10, 2008 at 12:44 pm | 22 comments | 2096 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Alaska panel finds Palin abused power in firing

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Original post made by Peter on Oct. 10, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm | 14 comments | 2183 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CA voters duped into registering republican

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Original post made by Peter on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by Pesrpective, on Oct 19, 2008 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 1961 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another October surprise?

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Original post made by Peter on Oct. 26, 2008
Last comment by Donald, on Oct 26, 2008 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1910 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The world has changed

Contrary to what some posters to these forums have said, the recent piracy situation called for a more reasoned approach...

Original post made by Peter on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 14, 2009 at 7:58 pm | 57 comments | 1893 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stats on people who post topics - informal survey

With the complaining about censoring topics, I thought Id conduct an informal survey of the people who have poasted topics....

Original post made by Peter on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by Me, on Jul 4, 2009 at 5:38 pm | 14 comments | 1779 Views

AROUND TOWN

What is that roof behind L.M. Nixon elementary school?

Behind Nixon elementary school, there's a small hill with a footpath that leads up the hill. If you walk up the footpath,...

Original post made by Peter on Dec. 7, 2008
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 7, 2008 at 6:54 pm | 2 comments | 2032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

DEMOLITION CLAIMS CULTURAL HERITAGE LANDMARK

4135 Old Trace Road THIS concerns the demolition of 4135 OLD TRACE ROAD Palo Alto. The demolition company announces the...

Original post made by Peter Almond on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 16, 2010 at 5:22 pm | 6 comments | 1862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Third World roads

My morning travels take me down Forest from Middlefield and then across Emerson to Lytton and back to Middlefield. These...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by So True, on May 1, 2014 at 10:57 am | 10 comments | 1270 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA dumbest move yet

PA has just announced a search for a new Fire Chief - what an incredibly dumb move! Now is the time to seriously considered...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by George, on Aug 3, 2012 at 2:06 am | 9 comments | 1005 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What should be the selection criteria for the next PAUSD Superintendent?

Now that the dust is settling from the resignation of the current PAUSD Superintendent perhaps it would be helpful to begin...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 23, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 426 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park fire board to consider modifying its compensation philosophy

19 July agenda item: MENLO PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1395 Views

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In the face of crisis why are local governments unwiling to change

For Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and communities all over California this is the month in which they must adopt a budget...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jun. 21, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 37 comments | 3015 Views

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Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton Council members knowingly break the law

Thanks to Palo Alto resident and watchdog Herb Borock we now know the Mayor of Palo Alto Part Burt, the Mayor of Menlo Park...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:08 am | 24 comments | 2561 Views

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The Z Prize

The California HSR Authority has budgeted $5 BILLION dollars for the San Jose - San Francisco segment. My challenge to...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 12 comments | 1918 Views

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A great article on "Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments".

http://www.slate.com/id/2287739/pagenum/all/#p2 Two excerpts: " Anonymity has long been hailed as one of the founding...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm | 16 comments | 1074 Views

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How a really smart transit agencies deals with bike-to rail

Metro to lure bike-to-rail commuters By Ann Scott Tyson, Sunday, March 20, 9:25 PM Washington Post With packs on...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by not only transit, on Mar 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1088 Views

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Fire and emergency services consolidation proposal

I am a long time advocate of consolidation as a way of increasing both efficiency and effectiveness of public services....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 31, 2011 at 10:49 am | 5 comments | 1047 Views

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A great three point plan for local government employee pay and pension reform

By Bob Cuddy | bcuddy@thetribunenews.com Pension reforms negotiated over the past several years by San Luis Obispo County...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 18, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1051 Views
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Ode to Brussels Sprout
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Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
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In Defense of "Incivility"
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