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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 32051 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Danger! Elitest Push for Another Constitutional Convention!

Danger! A group of elitest have dreamed for a long time about overthrowing our Constitution and its creator-endowed rights...

Original post made by food for thought on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by food for thought, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm | 5 comments | 1904 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama beginning to get the picture, on a personal level

His Emptiness is starting to feel the heat. He can no longer be Mr. Cool, becasue he is now in the bubble of the press and...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 28, 2008 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 1958 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa shooting

No one can outrun a bullet - believe me I tried. While the number of people confronted by shooters is, thankfully, minuscule;...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 2001 Views

RESTAURANTS

Chicken Wings

It dawned on me after I had lunch up in San Carlos at "Wingstop," that I hadn't seen any Chicken Wings places around here....

Original post made by F Gore on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by ds, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 3885 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New Europe Loves George W Bush

GWB is starting to get his proper credit for supporting freedom in New Europe. "Kosovo decided Wednesday to name a central...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm | 11 comments | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hanging on in 2008

2008 was the year of hanging on. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10172...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In memoriam 2008

Palo Alto lost a host of beloved community members this year. Here are just a few whose lives touched many others'. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 2294 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:16 am | 35 comments | 3947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where is Mike from College Terrace?

One of the long time, very active posters on Town Square was "Mike from College Terrace". I haven't seen a post from him...

Original post made by Outside Observer on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm | 8 comments | 2110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are people really paying 6% for realtor commissions?

What have people been able to negotiate for realtor commissions these days? 6% seems high considering how expensive housing...

Original post made by Reymundo on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Sell It Yourself!, on Dec 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 1886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newark woman killed by Caltrain in Palo Alto

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Original post made on Jun. 18, 2008
Last comment by stillsad, on Dec 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm | 36 comments | 2844 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CNN Poll: 75% glad Bush is done

George Bush's popularity numbers are 50% lower than Bill Clinton's when he left office. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/26/bush.poll/...

Original post made by sarah on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1954 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power Outage

Does anyone know the details of the midtown power outage?Cause? Estimated length?...

Original post made by Kate on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four hospitalized after ambulance hits tree

Three medical responders and a patient were hospitalized Monday morning after an ambulance swerved out of control on University...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 2135 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Town: A sense of place

Back in the early 1930s, an elderly white-haired man with a long, flowing white beard "like Santa Claus," used to sit on...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by William Warrior, on Dec 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 2187 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bayshore Freeway closed by Mountain View fire

All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View were closed Tuesday night for nearly three hours due to a large fire that...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Driver, on Dec 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 1959 Views

AROUND TOWN

Take a stroll down Christmas Tree Lane

For more than 60 years, residents on Fulton Street in Palo Alto have decorated their homes for the holidays. Colorful lights...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 26, 2008 at 4:19 pm | 11 comments | 2171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Merry Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even a non o mouse. The stockings...

Original post made by annoyed on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Annoyed, on Dec 26, 2008 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 1977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Magical moments of 2008

Events near — elections, graduation — and far — an earthquake in China — impacted Palo Alto residents...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by rhody, on Dec 26, 2008 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 2046 Views
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