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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does Palo Alto think of the Progressive, Populist Power in this Admin?

So, gotta ask..what do Palo Altans think of the POTUS using his podium last night to condemn a Supreme Court decision...are...

Original post made by Connecting the Dots on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 13 comments | 1866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to get tough over trash hazards

Mounds of tree branches, trash, bags of garbage -- and even a dead body once -- littering a vacant lot and adjacent business...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Rt, on Jan 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 2798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Memorial service for Brian Taylor set for Saturday

A memorial service for Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon in Menlo Park at The Church of Jesus...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blanchard Family, on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 16 comments | 3707 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California controller: State will run out of cash before April

Here we go again. http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14249833?source=rss . At what point do we understand that this state...

Original post made by John on Jan. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1867 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peninsula residents clash over high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed rail system is either a badly needed boost to the state's workers and commuters or an overpriced,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 57 comments | 4925 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council tackles weaker survey results

Focusing on the weaker areas of Palo Alto rather than its strong points, the City Council Monday night wrestled with how...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by CHinCider, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 2100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A no reaction protest idea

I'm thinking about distributing a flyer tomorrow (see below) but wanted to run it by other Gunn students first and parents...

Original post made by Anne on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Jan 29, 2010 at 9:21 am | 32 comments | 3464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 72164 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Forum: Budget cuts hitting community colleges

A "community dialogue" on the funding crisis faced by community colleges will be held Wednesday night at the Los Altos Library,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Parent, on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:21 am | 11 comments | 1797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Building communities within our high schools.

I attended a meeting about teen depression a few weeks ago. One of the speakers was a basketball coach at Paly. The point...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by A Mom, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm | 23 comments | 2845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain/PCJPB Request Safety Waivers from FRA

Per Clem at the Caltrain HSR Compatibility Blog http://caltrain-hsr.blogspot.com/ "Caltrain's petition for a waiver of...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jan 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm | 6 comments | 1609 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Watergate, the sequel

Four Republican "plumbers" are caught trying to bug a US Senator's office. One of them is the son of a US Attorney. Another...

Original post made by Haldeman on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gregory, on Jan 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 22 comments | 1991 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Would-be burglars tried to run down cop

Mountain View police say a group of men tried to run over a police officer in their getaway car after attempting to steal...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by BIGGstool, on Jan 28, 2010 at 5:50 am | 5 comments | 1897 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man gets 13 years for firing into Menlo Park home

A man accused of using a semi-automatic, 9 millimeter handgun in 2007 to fire several bullets into a Menlo Park home was...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by rogue.edu, on Jan 28, 2010 at 5:39 am | 6 comments | 1967 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View woman mugged walking to work

A Mountain View woman talking on her cell phone while walking to work Monday morning was attacked by a man who slapped her...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by CLEAR, on Jan 28, 2010 at 3:35 am | 7 comments | 1884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another Palo Alto train death at West Meadow

An unidentified 19-year-old male died when he was hit by a train at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto shortly before midnight...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm | 125 comments | 8044 Views

AROUND TOWN

Life is a carnival

Carnival in Venice: Revelers in costumes of all colors are gathered in a piazza. A lady in pink and blue holds a fan and...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Linda Stone, on Jan 27, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 1 comment | 2321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will songbirds return to Palo Alto?

This morning I had a very delightful experience when I looked outside and saw a large flock of cedar waxwings in my yard....

Original post made by Brian on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Jerry, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm | 8 comments | 1903 Views

SPORTS

Trotter helps fill the void for the Stanford men's basketball team

By the time Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins contacted then Campolindo High senior Jack Trotter in late April of 2008, it was...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by garyruppel, on Jan 27, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 2456 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee defense challenges evidence handling

The trial of Palo Alto High School graduate Todd David Burpee, who is accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and sexual...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Arev, on Jan 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm | 20 comments | 3547 Views
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