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SCHOOLS & KIDS

In California, Bad Teachers Just Can't Be Fired

I really think we should all be aware of what our kids could be facing, yes, even here in Palo Alto. This is six pages...

Original post made by Scared for our Kids on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ron, on May 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 28 comments | 2843 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Assault victim completes her emotional testimony

At times weeping into the arms of a court support person, "Jane Doe," the 18-year-old former Gunn High School student who...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 14, 2009 at 8:32 pm | 28 comments | 1954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council: State taking Palo Alto funds is 'dumb'

Calling it "dumb" and "irresponsible," Palo Alto officials condemned a state Department of Finance proposal to use local...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by brian wilson, on May 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm | 28 comments | 2029 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another holy-than-thou is caught

looks like another "holier-than-thou" politician was caught with his pants down: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23813.html Ensign...

Original post made by svatoid on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jun 26, 2009 at 7:38 am | 28 comments | 1977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sergeant bows out after storied career

He launched his career by catching the College Terrace rapist and spent the next 30 years building sources, patrolling Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Guido Fatcine Banutza, on Jul 11, 2009 at 10:29 am | 28 comments | 1869 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Underlying Premise of Obama's Health Insurance "Reform"

Ok, hot topic now, so here we go. Here is Peter Singer, "ethicist" of Princeton, in the NYT on Sunday. I say ethicist...

Original post made by Perspective on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:59 am | 28 comments | 1758 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lockerbie outrage: What did Brown and Obama know, and when did they know it?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/6076926/Lockerbie-bomber-release-pressure-mounting-on-Gordon-Brown.html There...

Original post made by Gary on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm | 28 comments | 1871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force on teens seeks to be 'methodical'

A roomful of self-described Type-A personalities met at Palo Alto City Hall on Thursday to develop a comprehensive program...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by student, on Sep 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 28 comments | 1746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Schwarzenegger Wants ACORN Investigated

"Raising the stakes involved in the scandal surrounding the anti-poverty group ACORN, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is urging...

Original post made by Sharon on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by bru, on Sep 20, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 28 comments | 1853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

don't obstruct high speed rail

I find it disappointing that it looks like Palo Alto is going to become an obstacle in the construction of high speed rail....

Original post made by Tom - on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:59 am | 28 comments | 1752 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T Cell Phone Service Dead at Big Game - Will it Be There in An Emergency?

AT&T's network was swamped, dead and not functional during the Big Game near the stadium -- for hours. What if you really...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by boycott AT&T, on Dec 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm | 28 comments | 2298 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposal in Menlo Park would restrict lawn size

A political battle is brewing in Menlo Park between environmentalists and property rights advocates over residents' lawns,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by geez, on Jan 9, 2010 at 5:55 am | 28 comments | 2121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Avenue/El Camino Real Intersection Improvements Project

Since it appears almost no one in Palo Alto is aware of the project to redesign the intersection at Stanford Avenue and El...

Original post made by Roger on Jan. 10, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 28 comments | 2452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Youth well-being' added to Palo Alto goals

In a day-long retreat marked by thoughtful comments and respectful listening, the Palo Alto City Council increased the city's...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Well Being, on Feb 2, 2010 at 5:14 pm | 28 comments | 1787 Views

AROUND TOWN

E. Meadow Circle: Less housing, more business?

A bustling business park, a fresh crop of stores, a new overpass above the highway and a bike path along Adobe Creek are...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Mistake, on Jun 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm | 28 comments | 1965 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge upholds Palo Alto sit-lie law

Palo Alto panhandler Victor Frost must stand trial for violating the city's sit-lie ordinance, Santa Clara County Superior...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by A. Carter, on Jul 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 28 comments | 2327 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guns

If you have a hammer in your hand, everything is a nail. If you have a gun, everything is a target....

Original post made by Jon S on Mar. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm | 28 comments | 1557 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Speier introduces $1 billion bay-restoration bill

A bill to spend $1 billion over 10 years to restore and clean up San Francisco Bay has been introduced in Congress by Rep....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on May 3, 2010 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 1890 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto shooting victim identified

A man fatally shot in East Palo Alto Wednesday night has been identified as 20-year-old Gabriel Arreguin, a police captain...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by concerned about our city, on May 23, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 28 comments | 3289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Third Middle-Of-The-Road Stop Sign Taken Out This Morning in College Terrace

This stop sign at College & Columbia has been taken out twice now in a month. Another was taken out two months ago two blocks...

Original post made by McGrude on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by McGrude, on Aug 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 28 comments | 1886 Views
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