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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park, Atherton want rail suit reopened

Menlo Park, Atherton and a coalition of environmental groups filed a new legal challenge against the California High-Speed...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on May 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm | 5 comments | 2801 Views

AROUND TOWN

An oasis in the neighborhood

Downtown North resident Katie Ritchey this week walked through the well-appointed ground floor of her new nonprofit for women,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 3305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cut Library Branches and stop overtime abuse

Palo Alto should follow the lead of Mountain View and close all but one library and concentrate all their resources there....

Original post made by David on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Darwin, on May 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board may scrap redistricting plan

After a flurry of opposition and a threatened lawsuit from the City of Gilroy, the Santa Clara Valley Water District agreed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by waterboard?, on May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2774 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What plastics can I recycle curbside?

I've looked online and I can't find any info! Which plastics can I put in my curbside bin? #1 and #2, sure. What about...

Original post made by recycler on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by anon, on May 12, 2010 at 11:16 am | 10 comments | 3032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

is it OK for Republicans to be gay?

Tea Party groups have started a smear campaign against Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying that he is gay. Is being...

Original post made by Lindsey on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Tea Party rhymes with bigotry, on May 12, 2010 at 10:31 am | 36 comments | 2397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs Gilroy against water district

Palo Alto and Gilroy don't seem like natural bedfellows, but the two cities are now united in opposition against a redistricting...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Gus, on May 12, 2010 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 2280 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Bike to Work Day' coming up this Thursday

The morning auto rush-hour Thursday will take a leave of absence, and become a bicycle rush hour. Or at least that's the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by car driver, on May 12, 2010 at 8:57 am | 3 comments | 2069 Views

SPORTS

High school sports 2009: It was a year of streaks

No state champions and no national players of the year. That, however, didn't mean the 2009 high school sports season was...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Maroussia, on May 12, 2010 at 3:41 am | 4 comments | 2784 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Koloto gets life without possibility of parole

Otto Emil Koloto was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole today for the July 13, 2008, murder of Philip Lacy...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Henry, on May 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm | 8 comments | 2661 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo mom wonders: Who wins with Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail." But one Menlo Park resident decided to touch it anyway and conducted...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm | 90 comments | 7828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2,000 Palo Alto homes hit by dawn power outage

A broken wooden pin that holds a powerline insulator snapped early this morning and caused a power outage affecting about...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by andreas, on May 11, 2010 at 8:46 pm | 13 comments | 2617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly changes fall schedule to allow longer classes

Palo Alto High School this fall will move to a daily schedule featuring longer class periods with fewer classes each day,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on May 11, 2010 at 8:44 pm | 35 comments | 3013 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton's probe of building department widens

Staff in Atherton's building department failed to charge at least $100,000 in fees due the town for building projects, a...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Betty Lui, on May 11, 2010 at 8:11 pm | 1 comment | 2072 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Candidates pledge to shake up high-speed rail

Rich Gordon has a simple solution for improving the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the agency charged with building...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by listen to their words..., on May 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 34 comments | 14613 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Vote for Jeff Rosen for district attorney

Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr has had nearly 3 1/2 years to prove she can effectively manage the sixth...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by dan, on May 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 2762 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

VTA bus 88 stopped and police searched

My daughter rides VTA bus 88 home from Gunn HS. Today the police stopped the bus, boarded, searched, and questioned a few...

Original post made by grace on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by One Parent, on May 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 3 comments | 2223 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama Unwired.

Obama, told a class of graduating university students. "You're coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards...

Original post made by Plugged In on May. 9, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm | 23 comments | 2151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power out?

Anyone else out there experiencing a power outage? We are in Midtown. No answer at the power outage hotline......

Original post made by Midtowner on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Craving coffee, on May 11, 2010 at 7:24 am | 4 comments | 1871 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

This morning's power outage?

We woke up without power in Los Arboles. City's web site is down, and calling the power outage number gives us busy signal....

Original post made by Aleks on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Aleks, on May 11, 2010 at 7:04 am | 2 comments | 2549 Views
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