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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford professor to work for President Obama

Stanford University political science Professor Michael McFaul has been named by President Barack Obama to be his special...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 25, 2009 at 6:34 am | 21 comments | 1768 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The hidden consequences of increasing captial gains taxes

I had a talk with my neighbor last night. He said that his private note on his home is being called by the original owner,...

Original post made by Kenneth on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 5, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 21 comments | 1857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto staff: tunnel trains or change route

High speed trains should either go underground or somewhere else -- such as the earlier rejected Altamont Pass route to the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by AR, on Mar 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 21 comments | 1957 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cost to open Cubberley?

Flush with Measure A funds, the district is moving forward with expanding Gunn and Paly campuses in the most expensive ways...

Original post made by Frugal on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Frugal, on Mar 23, 2009 at 5:53 pm | 21 comments | 1909 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City expands list of high-speed-rail concerns

A century-old bridge, a row of "storybook" houses on Mariposa Avenue and the famous El Palo Alto redwood tree could all be...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by TyrL172, on Mar 22, 2009 at 3:01 pm | 21 comments | 2030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting to the basics of 'civic engagement'

Seeking to promote civic engagement, Palo Alto city officials are preparing to unveil a comprehensive "civic action plan"...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by FYI, on Apr 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm | 21 comments | 2193 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Atherton: Pedestrian, 15, struck in crosswalk

A Redwood City girl of about 15 ended up in Stanford Hospital with a broken leg Monday after she was hit by a car at around...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by safe driver, on Apr 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm | 21 comments | 1636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools' Laurence takes top San Mateo post

Scott Laurence will leave the Palo Alto School District after 23 years to become superintendent of the San Mateo Union High...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2009
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 21 comments | 60 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail official pushes back

Rod Diridon, a leading proponent of high-speed rail in California, this week urged Peninsula communities to be patient and...

Original post made on May. 8, 2009
Last comment by ellieg, on May 12, 2009 at 1:27 am | 21 comments | 1940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council 'repudiates,' apologizes for theater probe

An official city letter containing a full-blown public apology and "repudiation" of "errors and injustices" in the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Bud, on Jun 11, 2009 at 8:39 am | 21 comments | 1877 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Big payout for disabled-parking violations

Scofflaws who park illegally in disabled-parking spots have become one of the biggest moneymakers for the City of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on Oct 14, 2009 at 10:40 am | 21 comments | 1851 Views

AROUND TOWN

No more free side/backyard trash pick up.

So PASCO has decided to do less work for the same money or the same work for more money: http://www.pressbuttongetbacon.com/images/PASCO-notice.jpg Nice,...

Original post made by John on Jun. 15, 2009
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:26 am | 21 comments | 3266 Views

AROUND TOWN

anyone have trouble with the DTV transition?

I live in midtown Palo Alto and use a rooftop antenna to receive broadcast TV. I've noticed an improvement in TV signal...

Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 19, 2009 at 4:58 pm | 21 comments | 3246 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto faces surge of opposition to new tax

Palo Alto officials are facing a surge of opposition from business owners who claim their voices haven't been heard as the...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 24, 2009 at 5:03 am | 21 comments | 1516 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Will President Obama still deal with the Iranian thugs?

At his press conference today, President Obama fell back on his notion that he must, as president, not say anything that...

Original post made by Seth on Jun. 23, 2009
Last comment by svatoid, on Jun 24, 2009 at 10:36 am | 21 comments | 1582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities in no rush to meet housing mandates

California's effort to require cities to provide their "fair share" of housing gained some muscle last month when Attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 21 comments | 2403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles lawsuit over plastic bags

Palo Alto will have to conduct a lengthy environmental analysis should it choose to expand its campaign against plastic bags,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by been here, on Aug 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm | 21 comments | 2139 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Convention backers ready to 'reboot California'

A statewide movement for a California constitutional convention is gaining steam, backers said. Several hundred local civic...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 8, 2009 at 7:41 am | 21 comments | 2009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Human error blamed for Children's Theatre probe

Palo Alto's botched investigation into the Palo Alto Children's Theatre was plagued more by human errors than by procedural...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sunshine, on Aug 7, 2009 at 10:43 am | 21 comments | 1971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alert police sergeant helps nab burglar suspects

A resident surprised two burglars stealing electronic items from his home in the 800 block of Oregon Avenue just before noon...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2009
Last comment by george, on Aug 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm | 21 comments | 1922 Views
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