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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City workers accept benefit cuts in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's largest labor union has agreed to a one-year contract with the city and vowed to seek a more collaborative tone...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Jack Spratt, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm | 40 comments | 4585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Here, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 3 comments | 2645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Climate change hysteria at City Hall tonight, apparently

Apparently there is some type of climate change propaganda event going on tonight, at City Hall. My neighbor got an invitation...

Original post made by Sally on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by sceptical, on Oct 27, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 2 comments | 1978 Views

AROUND TOWN

why no uproar?

So I'm curious. The Mitchell Park Library was demoed recently, and along with it all its trees. Were these trees not as...

Original post made by I\'m curious on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Stanley, on Oct 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm | 15 comments | 2132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools hit the 12,000 mark in enrollment

Palo Alto's K-12 school enrollment shattered the 12,000 mark in new figures released Thursday. This fall's student headcount...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 19 comments | 3161 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto gives emphatic "NO!" to rail station

California's high-speed rail system should not stop in Palo Alto as it speeds between San Francisco and Los Angeles, the...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Jake, on Oct 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm | 39 comments | 2582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We want a large grocery store

I have been keeping track of basic groceries that I am unable to get at Midtown Safeway and are always available at larger...

Original post made by Safeway Shopper on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Try Mi Pueblo, on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:52 am | 81 comments | 4385 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three vie for two seats on EPA City Council

Two years ago, nine candidates vied for three seats on the East Palo Alto City Council in the November election. Since then,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 2871 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 | 2047 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Truth about Social Security

Social Security pays to keep working people (and their dependents and survivors) out of poverty when they are old. It spreads...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Slick, on Oct 27, 2010 at 5:23 am | 1 comment | 2009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto committee blasts rail station proposal

Palo Alto's chances of hosting a high-speed-rail station suffered a heavy blow Thursday morning, when a City Council committee...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2010
Last comment by Jack B Nimble, on Oct 26, 2010 at 9:13 pm | 35 comments | 2993 Views

SPORTS

Stanford pins down idea for an outdoor wrestling match

The squared circle meets center court when the Stanford wrestling team opens its season in a rare event: an outdoor dual...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm | 2 comments | 2369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail authority lags in response to auditor's report

Six months after State Auditor Elaine Howle released a scathing report about California's proposed high-speed rail project,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by YIMBY, on Oct 26, 2010 at 8:54 pm | 11 comments | 2331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school parents poll - computer game time weekly

I'd like to poll parents of Palo Alto high school kids - 1) how much time on a average per week does your high school kid...

Original post made by Paly mom on Oct. 24, 2010
Last comment by paly parent, on Oct 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 9 comments | 1943 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Herbal Supplements to be outlawed to E.U., U.S. next

In less than a year, virtually all medicinal herbs will be illegal in the European Union. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2002/sep/14/medicineandhealth.lifeandhealth In...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by VoxPop, on Oct 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 3 comments | 1979 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area home sales lowest since 2007

Home sales in the San Francisco Bay Area have dropped for the fourth consecutive month as of September, according to MDA...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Stats, on Oct 26, 2010 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 2230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reports: High-speed rail to start in Central Valley

Construction of California's controversial high-speed rail project will likely begin in the Central Valley thanks to a $902...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Oct 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2194 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto can either tie for De Anza Division football title or win it all with next victory

The Palo Alto football team probably figured it would have to wait until the final game of the regular season to successfully...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Anne, on Oct 26, 2010 at 11:39 am | 1 comment | 2495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jimmy Carter coming to Kepler's Tuesday

Former president Jimmy Carter will be at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 26) to sign his new book,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 26, 2010 at 9:23 am | 4 comments | 2470 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's chief attorney, librarian set to depart

Palo Alto officials will bid farewell to two department heads tonight when the City Council formally recognizes the services...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by CHinCider, on Oct 26, 2010 at 8:39 am | 5 comments | 2165 Views
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Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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