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AROUND TOWN

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 | 1077 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 | 1090 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1051 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
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AROUND TOWN

Watch this BEFORE your football game or barbecue

This will help you remember what Memorial Day is really about and that some families will be missing a loved one today because...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 27, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on May 30, 2012 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 993 Views

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This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2012 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 848 Views

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Perhaps a better way to improve pedestrian and bike safety

Today, 1 January 2013, many communities in the UK introduced 20 MPH speed limits in areas where cars, pedestrians and bicycles...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Be fair, on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 80 comments | 3268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clear choices in fire board race

The following editorial was published in The Almanac on Oct. 23: Clear choices in fire board race The Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 969 Views

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Why Palo Alto airport is such an important asset in an emergency

Napa Airport provides staging area for earthquake response September 1, 2014 by General Aviation News Staff When the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park hillside spraying all about money

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Original post made by Peter Deutsch on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:36 am | 1 comment | 3365 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen

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Original post made by Peter S on Apr. 17, 2008
Last comment by triumph of hope over experience, on Apr 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm | 15 comments | 2397 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

China's Drilling for Oil in America's Backyard,

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Original post made by Peter S on Jun. 11, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm | 17 comments | 2215 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

McCain Talks About Ayers

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Original post made by Peter S on Oct. 9, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 12, 2008 at 1:27 am | 20 comments | 2000 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jackson Foresees Changes in American Foreign Policy

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Original post made by peter s on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Oct 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm | 16 comments | 2003 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dems get set to muzzle the right

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Original post made by peter s on Oct. 20, 2008
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Oct 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm | 30 comments | 2036 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Poll Suggests U.S. Troops Support McCain 3-1

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Original post made by peter s on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by A Follower is not a Leader, on Oct 23, 2008 at 12:22 pm | 45 comments | 2127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Garbage Containers/Composting

As a board member and resident of a large condo complex in Palo Alto, I was wondering if anyone else has recently discovered...

Original post made by Peter Williams on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by apartment manager, on May 26, 2009 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 1711 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is one airplane crash enough or do we need to wait for another one?

The tragic airplane crash in East Palo Alto has generated a lot of discussion on the Town Square Forum spread over a number...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | 102 comments | 4874 Views

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Local Governments need to take a pledge

Faced with dropping revenues and unsustainable employee pay and retirement costs local governments need to act NOW. While...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by Jarred, on Feb 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 1307 Views

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Palo Alto pilots stress safety after fatal accident

By AOPA ePublishing staff Palo Alto, Calif., area pilots turned out in force May 20 to prove their commitment to air safety...

Original post made by petercarp on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by John the Man, on May 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm | 3 comments | 1502 Views
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