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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Candidates pledge to shake up high-speed rail

Rich Gordon has a simple solution for improving the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the agency charged with building...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by listen to their words..., on May 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 34 comments | 2445 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Arizona decision

Let's see If I got it right - The Federal Government has exclusive authority to enforce Immigration laws. States cannot...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Paul M. Heller, Esq., on Aug 11, 2010 at 9:21 am | 34 comments | 2452 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prof: Prop. 8 will be 'unconstitutional'

A Stanford Law School professor, Michael Wald, is predicting a federal judge will rule that Proposition 8, the state law...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 34 comments | 5022 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Knife threat triggers barricade of empty house

Palo Alto police and other law-enforcement officers barricaded a house in the 500 block of Georgia Avenue just before 11...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2010
Last comment by Concerned mother, on Sep 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm | 34 comments | 2395 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family of bicyclist files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman fatally struck by a big-rig while riding her bicycle in unincorporated Portola Valley last month has...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by rideabike, on Dec 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm | 34 comments | 2512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenmeadow vs Eichler

We are interested in joining a swim club this summer. Though we live very close to Greenmeadow we have heard good things...

Original post made by undecided on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by cc, on Feb 10, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 34 comments | 2656 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto receives $1.5M grant for California Ave.

Plans to spruce up Palo Alto's California Avenue retail shopping district got a boost after the city received a coveted $1.5...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Cal Ave is Clearly Broken, on Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 34 comments | 2407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford offers Palo Alto $173 million in 'benefits' for hospital expansion

Stanford University Medical Center has offered Palo Alto a $173 million package of community benefits -- including an aggressive...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 34 comments | 2088 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Global Warming? Poppycock!

The cited article should be another nail in the coffin of "Global Warming". http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704422204576130300992126630.html ...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Feb. 12, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 18, 2011 at 5:18 pm | 34 comments | 1800 Views

AROUND TOWN

AT&T and concerned residents butt heads

An AT&T presentation intended to inform Palo Alto residents about plans to shore up spotty coverage by installing distributed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Peninsula Commuter, on Aug 4, 2011 at 5:50 pm | 34 comments | 2735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks fairness in trash rates

Palo Alto may soon reduce its street-sweeping services, raise garbage rates and begin charging for recycling as part of its...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2011 at 7:26 am | 34 comments | 1584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools brace for state cuts

Palo Alto school officials are battening down the hatches in anticipation of a state funding cut that could be as high as...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by truth, on Jul 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 34 comments | 2225 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to overhaul emergency services

Despite budget deficits and staffing reductions, Palo Alto is planning to create a $1 million Office of Emergency Services...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by James, on Jun 8, 2011 at 11:51 am | 34 comments | 1952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Severed Fingers at Fairmeadow Elementary

On Monday, May 16, 2011 our 11 year old son, Peter, was attending a regular day as a 5th grade student at Fairmeadow Elementary...

Original post made by ninadora on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by ninadora, on Oct 5, 2011 at 11:17 am | 34 comments | 2295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Vote yes on Measure E

More than 100 years ago, Palo Altans debated whether or not to establish a municipal utilities district. Fortunately, for...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by cbliss, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:55 am | 34 comments | 1461 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paver hit by truck in Fry's parking lot, dies

A paver working in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics at 340 Portage Ave. in Palo Alto Tuesday evening was struck and killed...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by G & S driver strikes again, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 34 comments | 5520 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man dies at El Camino Real bus stop in Palo Alto

A man died on El Camino Real, near California Avenue in Palo Alto, in a collision with a Santa Clara Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by nonnie, on Nov 12, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 34 comments | 1868 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo man charged in teen delinquency cases

The presence of more than 40 teenagers, ages 16 and 17, possibly under the influence of alcohol, at a home in the 1200 block...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Kimberly, on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 am | 34 comments | 3018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fixes planned for Palo Alto's iconic egg sculpture

Palo Alto's famous circuit-board egg sculpture, "Digital DNA," may soon receive a major facelift -- and it won't be cheap....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by pat, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | 34 comments | 5504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks for allies against housing mandates

Seeking to carve out a leadership position in what promises to be a prolonged battle against regional housing mandates, Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by regional planning implementation results in joint lawsuit, on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm | 34 comments | 2224 Views
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