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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wlker and his Lt Govenor Win in Wisconsin

WSJ MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker survived a recall election Tuesday, dealing a blow to organized labor, unsettling...

Original post made by Sharon on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Debbie, on Jun 7, 2012 at 9:57 am | 24 comments | 1463 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Girl, 14, bruised in California Avenue robbery

A 14-year-old girl was robbed of her cell phone and bruised after being knocked over Monday night on California Avenue, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by C, on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:36 am | 24 comments | 1246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE announces 2012-13 fundraising goal

An independent, parent-led foundation that raises funds for Palo Alto's public schools Tuesday announced a 2012-13 fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Stop Pensions First, on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 24 comments | 1689 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to repave San Antonio Road, replace trees

Palo Alto plans to launch on Monday the next phase of the San Antonio Road construction project, an effort that includes...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Local driver, on Aug 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 24 comments | 1882 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2012
Last comment by BP Observer, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | 24 comments | 1778 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that."

This quote, by Obama, is emblematic of what he believes. The truth is that businesses ARE built by the risk-takers. It is...

Original post made by Jerome on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 4, 2012 at 8:26 am | 24 comments | 1065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ken Dauber

Candidate Ken Dauber has posed a challenge to the Palo Alto school district's long-held culture of "site-based decision-making." Read...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by John94306, on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:57 am | 24 comments | 1950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heidi Emberling

Candidate Heidi Emberling says serving on the school board would be a natural extension of her profession as an early-childhood...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Lois W. , on Oct 11, 2012 at 7:22 am | 24 comments | 1646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ballot measure: Palo Alto sucked into statewide marijuana debate

After wafting through Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland, California's cloudy debate over marijuana law will drift into Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Oct 20, 2012 at 8:33 am | 24 comments | 1763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City treads cautiously against 'Citizens United'

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen up campaign-finance restrictions for corporations won't win any popularity...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | 24 comments | 5282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thieves take $11,000 in Victoria's Secret bras

Shoplifters struck it big on Halloween after walking out of Victoria's Secret with 180 bras valued at $11,000, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Nov 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm | 24 comments | 1203 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto's bicycle pioneer Ellen Fletcher dies

Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the city's transformation into a nationally recognized...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Joe Breeze, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:56 am | 24 comments | 3506 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Omnishambles of Patraeus and Benghazigate

I know the American press and in fact all media worldwide like sex scandals, but please stop looking at this as a sex scandal...

Original post made by The wool is not being pulled over my eyes on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by Sharon hates Jews, on Nov 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm | 24 comments | 1160 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man hit and killed by Caltrain in Palo Alto

Caltrain service was back on schedule this morning after a train fatally struck a man on the tracks in Palo Alto earlier...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Nov 21, 2012 at 1:52 am | 24 comments | 1530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arrillaga scales down plan for University Avenue

A controversial plan by developer John Arrillaga to build a new "arts and innovation district" with four office towers and...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Concerns, on Dec 2, 2012 at 12:02 am | 24 comments | 1256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles suit over compost plant

The City of Palo Alto has reached a settlement with a group of environmentalists who had filed a lawsuit challenging a proposal...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Dec 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm | 24 comments | 2497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto ponders design of new bike bridge

Emboldened by a $4 million grant and a freshly completed master plan, Palo Alto is rolling ahead with design work on a new...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Lance, on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:21 am | 24 comments | 8252 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto poised to embark on trash experiment

Those black carts filled with trash may soon disappear from the curbside of one Palo Alto neighborhood as part of the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm | 24 comments | 1294 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Zaxxon, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 24 comments | 1013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Few good options on pensions, council is told

Despite pension reforms passed in Sacramento last summer, Palo Alto remains severely restricted in its power to rein in the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Alex, on Jan 25, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 24 comments | 1135 Views
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