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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto trims managers' benefits, eyes reforms

Palo Alto took a giant step on its road toward reducing employee costs Tuesday night when it approved a contract that forces...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dig Deeper into Mgmt Pockets, on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm | 12 comments | 1163 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downed phone lines snarl traffic on Highway 101

Traffic in both directions was disrupted for about 45 minutes on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City this morning after phone...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by PG&E or AT&T, on Sep 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2586 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."

Will Rogers got it right. This Democratic convention is turning into a real zoo. God, Jerusalem, or not, or possibly, or...

Original post made by Kenneth on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 6, 2012 at 11:37 am | 7 comments | 856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to rule on major changes to Edgewood Plaza

The dilapidated Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto would undergo a major transformation, including 10 new homes and a Fresh Market...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jim_H, on Sep 6, 2012 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 1057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trail to close Wednesday for mosquito-abatement repairs

A popular Palo Alto Baylands trail will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 5, while crews repair a hole beneath a floodgate that...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm | 17 comments | 3277 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mike's in Menlo Park looks closed

Drove by there and found sign in front missing and what looked to be construction workers swarming....

Original post made by Food on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Sep 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm | 1 comment | 1401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students narrow achievement gap

Palo Alto's African-American and Hispanic elementary and middle school students made significant achievement gains between...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Someone Who Knows, on Sep 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm | 7 comments | 1620 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man killed in Middlefield Road crash identified

A man who was killed when his car drifted off of Middlefield Road in Palo Alto Monday morning has been identified, the Santa...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Sep 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 17 comments | 1643 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pat Burt's Kick-Off Party is this Sunday

Pat Burt will be holding his campaign kick-off party and ice cream social this Sunday from 4-5:30 pm at Hoover Park. ...

Original post made by Pat Markevitch on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by Resign, on Sep 5, 2012 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 930 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 5, 2012 at 12:18 am | 2 comments | 956 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Beauty boom in Midtown

There is no reason for anyone to have a bad hair day in Midtown Palo Alto. With the recent opening of two new hair salons,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Sep 4, 2012 at 8:16 pm | 9 comments | 2867 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Party crasher fires shots at Menlo Park house

A San Jose man was arrested Saturday morning on six counts of attempted murder after he allegedly fired shots at a house...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by even stranger, on Sep 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 1037 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales tax increase poll

Ha Ha, I love this poll NewsPoll Would you vote in favor of a one-eighth-of-a-cent sales-tax increase in Santa Clara...

Original post made by Annie on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by poll watcher, on Sep 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 906 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

CHP Officer critically wounded

A CHP Officer was critically wounded this morning after being shot by a suspect on 680, about 40 miles from PA. Another CHP...

Original post made by Terrible news on Sep. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 745 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Locals plead not guilty to pornography charges

Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 64, and Menlo Park resident Charles Vela Reyes Jr. have pleaded not guilty to charges...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 6 comments | 1612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bill to curb texting behind the wheel moves ahead

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian to raise fines for drivers who text while behind the wheel passed through the state...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by GoodLaw, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 16 comments | 2167 Views

AROUND TOWN

New law: Landlords need to disclose foreclosures

If an apartment or home for rent is in danger of foreclosure, would-be renters could soon have the right to be told about...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Diane, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 1200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ken Dauber enters Palo Alto school board race

Parent activist Ken Dauber announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, he will run for the Palo Alto school board in this November's election,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by chini, on Sep 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 62 comments | 3503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Klausner out, Townsend in for fall school board race

This fall's election for Palo Alto's Board of Education came into sharper focus this week as two incumbents declared their...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 4, 2012 at 11:48 am | 5 comments | 1109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford appoints online-learning vice provost

Stanford University has appointed computer scientist John Mitchell its first vice provost for online learning. The appointment...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1103 Views
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