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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 | 1275 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 | 574 Views

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 | 2535 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 | 1315 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 | 2717 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 | 661 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Should the USA get involved in Nigeria, because girls got kidnapped?

300 girls kidnapped by Islamists in Nigeria. Now we have women in Congress demanding that the USA use all means to get them...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Waste, on May 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm | 10 comments | 497 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

More than just a 3 Day weekend....

Memorial Day...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by True, on May 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm | 18 comments | 578 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California Chrome

Great racehorse story, I hope he wins the Triple Crown. Not Secretariat, by a longshot, but Penny Chenery (Secretariat's...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 294 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 | 1253 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 | 954 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 | 6456 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 | 3083 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 | 1059 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 | 1620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yet another contractor dispute - this time Paly/PAUSD (press release)

http://news.pausd.org/post.cfm/district-responds-to-construction-lawsuit I've heard that PAUSD has found that the contractor...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 25, 2013
There are no comments yet. 992 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 | 2039 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools suspend football rivalry

Paly and Gunn are going to take a two year break due to "lack of competitiveness". The issue has been under discussion since...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 13, 2012 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 1454 Views

SPORTS

Congrats to Gunn Water Polo!

Congrats to both the Gunn girls and boys water polo teams for winning the SCVAL championship last night. Jobs well done!...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Nov. 10, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1440 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Highway Robbery in the Works

Over my dead body. Sure, I'd be more than happy to have a government installed GPS device installed in my car, then charge...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 4 comments | 1076 Views
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