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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wag the dog? Tom Ridge says GWB exaggerated terrorist threats to win the 2004 election.

Tom Ridge was the Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. He says that Bush cronies John Ashcroft and Don Rumsfeld...

Original post made by Tom on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 10 comments | 1496 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rich Cline re-elected mayor of Menlo Park

The man who put down the Menlo Park mayor's gavel last week has now picked it back up. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, and counter...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by Brian Steen, on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1496 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board of Contributors: A new volunteer gig : 'muscular mediation'?

I am very excited about my new volunteer endeavor — being a mediator with the Palo Alto Mediation Program. Read the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by dott31, on May 17, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 2 comments | 1495 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Woodside coach faces prison

Guy Delmar Hayman, former coach of the Woodside High School girls varsity basketball team, pleaded no contest Tuesday to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2009
Last comment by Stacie, on Dec 6, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 1 comment | 1495 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car hits, flips ambulance on El Camino in Palo Alto

Five people were taken to the hospital after a Toyota sedan collided with an ambulance at Oregon Expressway and El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 27, 2010 at 8:40 am | 1 comment | 1495 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Walgreens to pay $1.4 million to settle suit

Walgreens has agreed to pay $1.4 million in penalties and legal costs to settle a lawsuit accusing the retailer of charging...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Apr 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 5 comments | 1495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winners Breakfast to Honor Community's Unsung Heroes 9/18

On September 18, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 a.m., Family Service Agency of San Mateo County and Oracle invite the public to the...

Original post made by kchouteau on Aug. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime Almanac writer Marion Softky dies at 84

Marion Softky, who wrote thousands of articles for the Almanac over more than 40 years, died at The Sequoias in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 1495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crews film 'Silicon Valley' TV show in Palo Alto

A film crew was in downtown Palo Alto on March 12 to film an HBO television show pilot directed by Mike Judge. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:21 am | 8 comments | 1495 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto official fined for conflict of interest

East Palo Alto City Councilman Larry Moody has agreed to pay $3,000 in a conflict-of-interest case, after voting to award...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Leif Erickson, on Oct 8, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 1495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may extend building permits

Seeking to aid local developers during a merciless economy, Palo Alto officials are proposing adding one-year extensions...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm | 5 comments | 1494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hill enjoys fundraising edge in state Senate race

With elections just days away, Assemblyman Jerry Hill is banking on his superior campaign chest to help him carry the day...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Ben, on Oct 31, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 5 comments | 1494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 1494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, Board of Education

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=20453...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Way to Go, on Mar 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meg Whitman to fund Peninsula charter schools

Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO and the 2010 Republican nominee for California governor, will help fund 10 new charter high...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:54 am | 20 comments | 1494 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jerry Brown Education Policy - Serious Disaster

While thousands of motivated California high school students are turned away from the University of California System, one...

Original post made by JD on Oct. 24, 2010
Last comment by JD, on Oct 25, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 5 comments | 1494 Views

AROUND TOWN

$ Found Money $

I found some money blowing across the street near downtown Palo Alto in mid-April. Enough that I thought that whoever lost...

Original post made by Carl on Apr. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wedding mishaps, anyone?

I am looking for people to interview for a story who had a snafu prior to their wedding and had to pull a last-minute rabbit...

Original post made by Sue Dremann on Jan. 18, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund recipients awarded $232,000 in grants

Grants totaling $232,000 were awarded to 44 local nonprofits Monday (April 25) thanks to donations raised by the 17th annual...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Chales Halterman, DDS, MA, on May 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 1493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto test score trends analyzed

Palo Alto's elementary and middle school students are making progress in closing the achievement gap, with students of all...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm | 18 comments | 1493 Views
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