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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Artificial trees as electrical energy producers

I had a thought, today, as I was driving down the road: Suppose artificial tree leaves could be made that are photovoltaic...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 11, 2009 at 8:41 am | 24 comments | 2379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plasma Arc Disposal of Organic (Even Inorganic) Wastes

I have responded to a few recent threads on the organic waste stream issue. However, I do not feel that plasma arc technology...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 18 comments | 2012 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High Speed Rail (HSR) issues, including the recent China disaster

I am definitely in favor of high-tech solutions, when they make sense (e.g. plasma arc solid waste treatment). However I...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 24, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 5 comments | 1234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why I support the RPPP in College Terrace

A little history: I have lived in CT since the late 1970s. I have watched it grow from a cut-through traffic speedway to...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm | 47 comments | 2270 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What will happen with compost made from human sewage sludge?

Central to the arguments of the proponents of Measure E is that anaerobic digestion will produce a rich ‘compost’ derived...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Oct. 8, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Oct 10, 2011 at 3:01 pm | 4 comments | 1386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why we should vote against Measure E

The highly touted Compost Blue Ribbon Task Force recommended dry anaerobic digestion as a major fix to our existing organic...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Oct 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm | 4 comments | 901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ten-Second Residential Parking Permit Program On-Line Survey!

So, I get home today, after a very taxing day donating my efforts to the local Little League park, conditioning the field...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm | 6 comments | 996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car campers...time to ban them!

If you have car campers in your neighborhood, it is a lot worse than unfinished homes next to you, although I do agree that...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Gary, on May 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm | 72 comments | 1532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicycle scofflaws

So, I was going down to my favorite coffee shop, this morning. Came to an all-way stop. I began to proceed, but a crazy...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm | 10 comments | 719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do our leaders live?

It is fair to ask where our various city leaders live, by neighborhood. By this, I mean council members and various board...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jun. 23, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:30 am | 49 comments | 1270 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jury nullification as a tactic

There are some that think jury nullification can be an effective tactic to prevent effective enforcement of local laws (e.g....

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 15, 2013 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 1178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plasma arc gassification of solid waste

I have long argued that anaerobic digestion (AD) schemes are a fiasco for Palo Alto; plasma arc is a much more rational scheme....

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 32 comments | 823 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Effective enforcement of the gas-powered leaf blower ban: Fine the property owners

When I see my neighbors' gardeners using gas-powered leaf blowers, I walk over to them (the gardeners) and inform them that...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 7 comments | 888 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gettysburg Address

With respect to President Lincoln, and due to the fact that our current American kids have little clue, I offer the following...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 14 comments | 504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

HSR agrrement blocks CalTrain from expanding

In today's Daily Post, the headline reported on the inability of CalTrain to increase the number of train trips to meet increased...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Betty, on Dec 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 5 comments | 413 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Multifaith Voices for Peace And Justice Joins National Religious Campaign Against Torture

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Original post made by Craig Wiesner on Jun. 5, 2006
Last comment by Jean E. Barker, on Jun 14, 2006 at 1:58 pm | 7 comments | 6089 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where's dinner?

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Original post made by Cranky Steve on Feb. 21, 2008
Last comment by Cranky Steve, on Feb 25, 2008 at 12:26 am | 4 comments | 2866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto has highest credit rating

Palo Alto is one of 8 California cities to receive the highest possible credit rating awards by Moody's Investors Services....

Original post made by Credit Rating on Feb. 3, 2013
Last comment by No Doubt About It, on Feb 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 772 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wed 9:35PM: Just got a PAPD phone alert - assault w/ deadly weapon 100 Block of Calif. Ave.

Suspect is male, approx. 50yo, Asian, 5'6". Helicopter and K9's are looking for him right now....

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Les, on May 28, 2009 at 11:16 am | 12 comments | 1925 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embacadero/T&C/ECR Signal Lights Still Not Synchronized

A representative from the city announced that signal lights for the Paly pedestrian crossing, T&C/Paly driveways and the...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by RS, on Jan 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm | 4 comments | 1553 Views
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