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PALO ALTO ISSUES

High speed rail revises business plan

Article on revision of business plan... http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_13997677 Compared to other rail systems,...

Original post made by common sense on Dec. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Apple to build new campus in Cupertino

Interesting to compare how Cupertino is handling this campus that Apple is proposing to build for 12,000 people versus how...

Original post made by common sense on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jun 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 5 comments | 1733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure E Alternatives

There are several topics that I've never seen the pro-Measure E people address: 1) How does a reduction in the generation...

Original post made by common sense on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Not so fast, on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:11 am | 3 comments | 1308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New High Speed Rail Cost Estimate

This appeared in the SJ Merc: http://www.mercurynews.com/california-high-speed-rail/ci_19236454 The High Speed Rail is...

Original post made by Common Sense on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by common sense, on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 1979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High Speed Rail pays for lobbyist

Read the story about how High Speed Rail Authority, a state agency, paid a lobbyist to lobby the State Legislature: http://www.mercurynews.com/california-high-speed-rail/ci_19881...

Original post made by common sense on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 1294 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing policy

Here's a interesting article about how the policies on housing, taxation, etc. in California are driving out the middle class. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230444...

Original post made by common sense on Apr. 23, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City misspending money

The City Council & City Manager have been crying poverty when it comes to the city budget; here's what they are spending...

Original post made by common sense on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 3977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City hires Chief Communications Officer

Saw this in another paper "Palo Alto hires first-ever Chief Communications officer": http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23041156/palo-alto-hires-first-ever-chief-communications...

Original post made by common sense on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:07 am | 4 comments | 1637 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cancun Climate Change Conference

Interesting article about the Climate Change Conference... http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/10/hypocrisy-alive-and-well-at-cancun-climate-conference/ It...

Original post made by common sense on Dec. 10, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1839 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Economy 1 year ago versus today

Reading the paper this morning, I see 3 glaring points: 1) 1 year ago, Valley unemployment was about 6%, today it is about...

Original post made by Common Sense Economist on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense Economist, on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:20 am | 7 comments | 1846 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Market reform health insurance now

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Original post made by common sense now on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by whatever, on May 23, 2008 at 10:56 am | 5 comments | 2785 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Living through the lessons of Simple Economics 101

New News: Tax bills (revenue into our Fed Coffers) at lowest since 1950, if you believe USA Today..an iffy proposal, but...

Original post made by Common Sense Professor on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Living through the lessons of Economics 101, on May 21, 2010 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 2016 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama stays awake at night worrying about Red Ink

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-debt-budget-deficit-scary-forecast-taxpayers/story?id=9854459 Read the above and...

Original post made by Common Sense Solutions on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Rahming through more red ink, on Feb 20, 2010 at 5:05 am | 4 comments | 1962 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Richard May, Alvarez

The section on Richard May is on lockdown, with only registered users being able to comment. I am a registered user, still...

Original post made by CommonSense on Dec. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide Prevention and Youth Well-Being Survey - ALL COMMUNITY VOICES NEEDED

Project Safety Net Community Survey Attention Palo Alto Students, Parents, Grandparents and Neighbors: YOUR voice is Needed...

Original post made by Community on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We need our Community Center Gyms back!

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Original post made by Community Center at Cubberley on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 2, 2008 at 2:25 pm | 14 comments | 3646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Forum: Can downtown Palo Alto have growth without gridlock?

Subject: Can downtown Palo Alto have growth without gridlock? People in Palo Alto enjoy the city as a great place to live,...

Original post made by Community Forum on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Aug 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 15 comments | 8253 Views

SPORTS

The Not-So-Sacred Heart

You're at a high school basketball game last night between a religious-based private school and a secular private school....

Original post made by Community Member on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Atta Boy, on Feb 16, 2009 at 8:26 pm | 66 comments | 5435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Free Community Arts Day at CSMA

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Original post made by Community School of Music and Arts on May. 1, 2008
There are no comments yet. 3476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dr. Noize Live, Electronic Music & More! at CSMA - Sunday, Oct. 18

Free concert for young kids & families at Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center! Award-winning Dr. Noize...

Original post made by Community School of Music and Arts on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by McGrude, on Sep 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 1934 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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