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PALO ALTO ISSUES

FBI file: Steve Jobs a 'driven, reality distorter'

A newly released FBI file on Steve Jobs paints a portrait of a driven, complex individual with a "tendency to distort reality"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by paloaltotreewatch, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | 27 comments | 1715 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver smashes through school wall at Addison

A young driver did several thousand dollars in damage to a building at Addison Elementary School on Saturday evening, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by would have saved a whole lot of trouble, on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:42 am | 27 comments | 1155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite tax growth, Palo Alto braces for deficits

After a two-year slump, Palo Alto is finally seeing some sunny news on the revenue front, though officials predict that the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by benefits and cost, on Mar 1, 2012 at 6:08 pm | 27 comments | 1364 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mitt Romney wants to get rid of Planned Parenthood

After Koman's disastrous decision and the resultant outpouring of support for Planned Parenthood, one would imagine an otherwise...

Original post made by Dorothy on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jax, on Apr 23, 2012 at 3:27 pm | 27 comments | 1216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 1

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Goia Vaz, on Mar 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 27 comments | 2023 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Generous offer to electrify Caltrain, but at what cost?

In its struggle to gain credibility in the wake of more than doubling the cost to build a high-speed-rail line between San...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 21, 2012 at 6:15 pm | 27 comments | 1302 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police warn: 'Lock It or Lose It!'

A troubling increase in residential burglaries has Palo Alto police launching a new public-information campaign, "Lock It...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by A victim, on Mar 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 27 comments | 1428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local PTA gathers signatures for tax initiative

In book clubs and exercise groups across town, Palo Alto PTA volunteers are gathering signatures for a November income-tax...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Nov 4, 2012 at 7:11 am | 27 comments | 1539 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor Romney on Equality

"I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for America's gay and lesbian citizens,...

Original post made by Equal Mom on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on May 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 27 comments | 1244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, police union reach tentative deal

After nine months of tense negotiations, Palo Alto and its largest police union have reached a tentative deal -- an agreement...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Hold On, on May 19, 2012 at 6:25 am | 27 comments | 1590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County delays decision on Palo Alto bike bridge

Santa Clara County supervisors hit the brakes Tuesday morning on a proposal by Supervisor Liz Kniss to spend $5 million on...

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by That's funny, on May 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | 27 comments | 1805 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook follies

Can someone tell me why Facebook is a rational business model? I understand Google and Amizon, but not Facebook. I...

Original post made by Gary on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by reason, on May 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm | 27 comments | 1051 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain reports record ridership, revenue boost

Caltrain's average weekday ridership in June was a record 50,390, an 11 percent increase over June 2011, the Peninsula Corridor...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by John Murphy, on Aug 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 27 comments | 4000 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CVS manager struggles with alleged thief

A man who stole $10 worth of food from a CVS pharmacy could face strong-arm robbery charges after engaging in a struggle...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by drought, on Aug 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm | 27 comments | 1769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: state ballot measures 'critical'

With school districts across California slashing programs and payrolls, four Palo Alto school board members Tuesday said...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by pavoter, on Aug 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 27 comments | 3006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates' forum set for Sept. 27

Candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education will share their views Thursday, Sept. 27, in the first of several public...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Barron Parker, on Sep 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 27 comments | 1262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lytton Gardens reprimanded over care of patients

The California Department of Health and Human Services is requiring Lytton Gardens Skilled Nursing Facility in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Lyn, on Nov 28, 2012 at 1:08 pm | 27 comments | 3464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly - Another Honors class not Honorably ranked by UC?

Is it correct that it turns out that a Physics H. class just followed an English H. class - UC will not weigh as honors?...

Original post made by just wondering on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 2, 2012 at 11:56 am | 27 comments | 2574 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officer reprimanded for off-duty incident

A Palo Alto officer has been reprimanded and directed to seek counseling for allegedly failing to fully cooperate with the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Anony, on Dec 1, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 27 comments | 1525 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How much do you spend on groceries a month?

My fianc´┐Ż and I are in a heated debate on how much we should spend on groceries/household items a month. He thinks we spend...

Original post made by Tryingtosave on Jan. 5, 2013
Last comment by rick, on Jan 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 27 comments | 1549 Views
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