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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Critics slam high-speed rail business plan

Peninsula critics of California's proposed high-speed rail system released a new report Monday night challenging the economics...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by sleepless voter in PA, on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:53 am | 27 comments | 2754 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vehicle crashes into pizza parlor, pinning one

An employee was injured Monday when a vehicle crashed into the Avanti Pizza parlor in West Menlo Park, pinning the employee...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by lol, on Nov 4, 2010 at 1:47 am | 27 comments | 1692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stores squabble over 'Ernie's Liquors' name

Competing banners hang from the vacant barn-red building with a red-tile roof at 3871 El Camino Real in Barron Park: Longtime...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Kim, on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm | 27 comments | 3425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Yoriko Kishimoto named to open space district board Monday night

Former Palo Alto Mayor Yoriko Kishimoto was named to the board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Monday night,...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by svatoid, on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:10 am | 27 comments | 1364 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two Sunday quakes were 'relatively shallow'

The two Sunday earthquakes that jolted parts of the Midpeninsula and were centered in Los Altos occurred at a depth considered...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by yabadoo, on Dec 21, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 27 comments | 2591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Officials, city leaders attend 'Save Caltrain' summit

Local transportation agencies should be merged and their funds used to support a regional transit agency, state Assemblyman...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2011
Last comment by collegestudent08, on Mar 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm | 27 comments | 4173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Go-ahead nears for new, modern Apple store

Plans for Apple's new glass-fronted and topped retail store in downtown Palo Alto are edging closer to final approval this...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Aug 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm | 27 comments | 2915 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

GUILTY: Palo Alto man convicted of murder

Bulos "Paul" Zumot, 37, the Palo Alto hookah lounge owner who was charged with the Oct. 15, 2009, murder of his girlfriend,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by watcher, on Feb 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm | 27 comments | 3911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto water rates could jump 12.5 percent

Water rates in Palo Alto would rise by an average 12.5 percent in July under a Utilities Department proposal that a City...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Richard, on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:13 am | 27 comments | 2086 Views

AROUND TOWN

Manager embezzles $70K from neighborhood group

The former manager of a south Palo Alto neighborhood association has admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 27 comments | 1703 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police focusing on distracted drivers

Palo Alto police will be extra vigilant this month in citing drivers who are texting or using hand-held phones behind the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by scam, on Apr 10, 2011 at 9:21 am | 27 comments | 1709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco's "Palo Alto": Are things really this awful?

I recently read through some of James Franco's collection of short stories, "Palo Alto". He grew up in Palo Alto and all...

Original post made by Adobe on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Ajiax, on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 am | 27 comments | 4625 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rebate for taking out lawn

Has anyone had a water audit and taken out their lawn and received a rebate? How helpful was the audit and how was the process?...

Original post made by watersaver on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm | 27 comments | 2518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Taxi companies say: 'No fare'

Concerned that a new taxi service wants to horn in on their business, drivers from two cab companies that service Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by Willy Osa, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 27 comments | 2275 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ripples of Sept. 11

Ten years ago, the Midpeninsula was jolted awake on a Tuesday by urgent phone calls and televised images no one could soon...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by profile kilt, on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 27 comments | 1062 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto seeks to halt apartment sale

Still reeling from the recent financial implosion of the city's largest landlord, East Palo Alto city officials, tenants...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:45 pm | 27 comments | 2526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police to monitor roads, crosswalks near schools

City of Palo Alto police plan a crackdown on traffic violators in all local school zones during peak commute hours next week...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Oct 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 27 comments | 1428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers new features for golf course

The Palo Alto Golf Course will have to offer more than just golf if it is to be profitable in the long run, a consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by unknown, on Nov 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 27 comments | 1691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals present anti-bullying efforts

In a recent presentation to the Board of Education, Palo Alto's three middle-school principals enumerated efforts to address...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2011
Last comment by Upset Parent, on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm | 27 comments | 1703 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain ponders tax increase to fund operations

A year after barely avoiding draconian service cuts, Caltrain officials have several reasons to feel optimistic even as they...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ever ridden the train, on Jan 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm | 27 comments | 1378 Views
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