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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Defensive medicine, the real elephant in the room

Price Waterhouse has identified defensive medicine as *the* major cost inflator in our medical system: "Our research found...

Original post made by Jeremy on Sep. 13, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Sep 15, 2009 at 11:07 am | 6 comments | 1631 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook's Breast Cancer Awareness Statuses

As any facebook user can testify, the color coded statuses this week has brought a worldwide awareness to breast cancer in...

Original post made by FB user on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by TMI, on Jan 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1631 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California bond ratings lowest in nation, and getting worse

July 14, 2009: "(Bloomberg) -- California’s credit rating, the lowest of all U.S. states, was cut for the second time in...

Original post made by Joshua on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Joshua, on Jan 15, 2010 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 1631 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Kitchen culture

For Palo Altan Lisa Herndon, lacto-fermentation is a way of life. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=15461...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Caped Crusader, on Aug 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm | 1 comment | 1631 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Annual Concours d' Elegance auto show shifts to San Mateo

After a six-month search for a new venue, the Palo Alto Lions Club will hold its 47th annual Concours d' Elegance auto show...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:53 am | 13 comments | 1631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Costa Rica president brings lessons to Stanford, Silicon Valley

On her swing through Silicon Valley Tuesday, Laura Chinchilla Miranda, the Republic of Costa Rica's first female president,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on May 19, 2011 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 1631 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 | 1631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto pays and pays

This is the -per month- cash payout to former Palo Alto employees. Here is the link: http://database.californiapensionreform.com/database.asp?vttable=calpers JOHNSON,...

Original post made by Fed Up on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Fireman, has too much info on the crooks, on Aug 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm | 6 comments | 1630 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Speeding car crashes through Moffett gate

NASA officials have confirmed that a driver moving at high speed plowed through Moffett Field's main gate last Friday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by jack, on Oct 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm | 4 comments | 1630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Workers find old artillery shell in Palo Alto hills

A construction crew working on a hillside in the 3200 block of Alexis Drive Wednesday found a World War II 3-by-12-inch...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2010
Last comment by Will, on Nov 27, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 6 comments | 1630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B>GETTING WIRED ... </B>Palo Alto officials often bask in the city's worldwide reputation as a global trendsetter for new...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by Inaudible meetings, on Jun 14, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 4 comments | 1630 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council Votes to Fight Firefighters Union Petition

The Palo Alto City Council voted 7 - 2 Monday night "Requesting that the City Council Recommend to the Voters of Palo Alto...

Original post made by Bob on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Hmm, on Apr 20, 2010 at 9:46 am | 1 comment | 1629 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspicious Car around Palo Vere

I thought it might benefit the community to repeat the contents of a handout the parents of Palo Verde received this afternoon. According...

Original post made by CandyKing77 on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 1629 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 | 1629 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Child abuse allegations against preschool teacher

A special investigative unit within the Mountain View Police Department is looking into child abuse allegations at a local...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Jerky, on Jul 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 1629 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Police arrest 27 in East Palo Alto crackdown

One week after East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis responded to a spike in gun violence by declaring a crime emergency...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Jazzed, on May 29, 2013 at 5:52 pm | 8 comments | 1629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why are they sweeping the sidewalks???

Given the budget crisis, why is it that I see the sidewalks downtown being swept with miniature street sweepers twice a week?...

Original post made by Jim H. on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jake, on Jun 5, 2009 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 1629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Which council candidates would cross picket line?

As the SEIU considers going on strike against the city, voters should know which of the council candidates would cross a...

Original post made by Resident voter on Oct. 29, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Oct 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 1629 Views

AROUND TOWN

36 robberies?

On the 11pm news broadcast, while reporting a robbery in Palo Alto (I think Stanford Mall), the reporter said that this adds...

Original post made by MidtownMom on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by MidtownMom, on Dec 24, 2010 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 1629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lego scammer gets six-month sentence

A former Palo Alto tech industry vice president was sentenced to six months in custody for switching price tags on boxes...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 29, 2013 at 6:21 am | 7 comments | 1629 Views
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