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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 | 2377 Views


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 | 3545 Views


Freebirds Closed

Went to go get a post school day lunch with my son at Freebirds only to find that it has already shut down....

Original post made by JIm H on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Don, on May 4, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 6 comments | 1024 Views


Employee costs/labor contracts are crippling Palo Alto

Front page story in the Mercury News today 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 | 1200 Views


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 | 553 Views


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 | 1876 Views


Inteesting SJ Merc Article from 2009 and Caltrain Suicide Study 2010

In this article Kevin Skelly states that the district is "considering changing...

Original post made by Jim H. on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Mar 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 410 Views


More crime in Palo Alto?

Is it just me or does there seem to be more crime recently in Palo Alto? Looking at the headlines on PA Online we have:...

Original post made by Jim H. on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 180 Views


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 | 1323 Views


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 | 2472 Views


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. 1683 Views


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 | 1704 Views


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 | 4051 Views


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 | 1534 Views


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 | 1066 Views


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. 567 Views


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 | 2262 Views


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 | 1772 Views


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 | 2945 Views


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 | 1725 Views
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