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AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs says blame your neighbor for poor iphone signal reception

AT&T wants to put up more cellular antennas, but NIMBYs in the San Francisco Bay area are making each one a 3 year process....

Original post made by Steve on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 3057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tempers rise as Palo Alto, fire union begin talks

Depending on who the speaker is, the Palo Alto Fire Department is either a bare-bones outfit fighting to retain its staff...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by From Miss Vinay Alexander,, on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:01 am | 53 comments | 4050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fantastic voyage

When Ora Tamir emigrated to California in 1980, she brought Israel with her. The expanses of desert she remembered from her...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by jack, on Aug 27, 2010 at 2:20 am | 1 comment | 3748 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Test scores up as East Palo Alto schools re-open

Children in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park headed back to schools Thursday where achievement test scores are inching...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Sol, on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 1 comment | 2482 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Garbage workers strike in San Mateo County

Garbage workers in San Mateo County started a 48-hour strike Wednesday (Aug. 25) to protest stalled contract negotiations...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm | 6 comments | 2529 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Time to Pass Sales Tax Fairness is Now

As consumers and retailers, we expect that economic competition will be based on opportunity and fairness, but in California...

Original post made by Clark Kepler on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Buy online, on Aug 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm | 10 comments | 2242 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gas Station near Winter Lodge - construction?

There is a construction sign near the gas station by the Winter Lodge in Midtown .. (looks like a builder sign). What is...

Original post made by MidtownMom on Aug. 22, 2010
Last comment by Arco = BP, on Aug 26, 2010 at 6:42 pm | 6 comments | 3447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fehrenbach to head Palo Alto economic outreach

Tommy Fehrenbach, a relationship manager at Borel Private Bank & Trust Co. and former chairman of the Chamber of Commerce...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Bye Bye Business, on Aug 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | 23 comments | 4220 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

El Camino car crash creates hydrant mini-geyser

A two-car collision at Grant Avenue and El Camino Real shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday sent one car careening into a fire hydrant,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by The Photographer, on Aug 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 8 comments | 2659 Views

AROUND TOWN

June Moss of East Palo Alto to be honored at veterans luncheon

East Palo Alto resident June Moss, a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army who fought both in Iraq and with PTSD at home, will...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by Katie Szopa, on Aug 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 6 comments | 2732 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judge delays ruling on high-speed-rail challenge

A last-ditch effort by Menlo Park, Atherton and a coalition of nonprofit groups to reopen its lawsuit against the California...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:01 am | 13 comments | 3558 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford school tale reflects state-law conflict

Closure of a Stanford University-sponsored charter elementary school in East Palo Alto will bring substantial sums into the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 25, 2010 at 7:46 pm | 9 comments | 3102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza planning review set Sept. 1

Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood residents will get a glimpse of the latest plans to rebuild the defunct Edgewood Plaza...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by Good neighbor, on Aug 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 2336 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed in crash on Page Mill Road

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in unincorporated San Mateo County that occurred early this...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Joseph Tourino, on Aug 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm | 28 comments | 4497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hospital expansion concerns neighboring officials

Officials from Portola Valley, Menlo Park and San Mateo County have expressed concerns over impacts that might not respect...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 25, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents tapped for bond oversight role

Three Palo Alto parents were confirmed by the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday night to help oversee spending under the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Sad Parent, on Aug 25, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 2507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Briones

We just moved into our new house in Green Acres. I registered my third grader today. Our neighborhood school is Juana Briones....

Original post made by Amy on Aug. 10, 2010
Last comment by Vianica, on Aug 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 19 comments | 4010 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian 'FasTrak' privacy bill nears approval

A bill to protect the "locational privacy" of commuters who use the FasTrak system to pay bridge tolls and toll-road fees...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by SteveU, on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:55 am | 4 comments | 2872 Views

SPORTS

Tosky a top seed in three events at Jr. Pan Pacs

School is back in session this week for students at Palo Alto High. One very elite athlete, however, is still enjoying her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by PASA Parent, on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 2868 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate small fire at Jordan school

Palo Alto police are searching for two teenage boys suspected of setting fire to a beach towel at Jordan Middle School Sunday...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm | 9 comments | 2776 Views
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