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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Palo Alto touts a 'year of accomplishments'

We certainly agree with Palo Alto city officials that 2010 has been filled with challenges, many of them seemingly impossible...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Carroll Harrington, on Dec 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm | 2 comments | 2205 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Letters

<B>JJ&F memories Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=14136 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Loves israel, on Dec 17, 2010 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 2358 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anna Eshoo opposes Obama tax deal

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo is not happy about a White House tax proposal, crafted with Congressional Republicans, that would,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 59 comments | 3391 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Head-on crash closes Dumbarton Thursday night

The Dumbarton Bridge was closed in the westbound direction Thursday night (Dec. 16)following a head-on collision near the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by who was the driver?, on Dec 17, 2010 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 2288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials proud of 2010 accomplishments

A year that began with a $7.3 million budget gap, a fatal plane crash and deep anxieties over California's proposed high-speed...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Truthteller, on Dec 17, 2010 at 1:41 am | 7 comments | 2775 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Black Swan'

No one can be blamed for finding "Black Swan" overwrought or ridiculous: It's both. But those who meet director Darren Aronofsky...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Movie goer, on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 3 comments | 5146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commissioners back private meetings

One day after a City Council committee recommended curbing private meetings between council members and developers, Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 16, 2010 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 2637 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls lose perfect hoops mark

==BI Wednesday's prep roundup== The Eastside Prep girls' basketball team stepped up in class and suffered its first loss...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by Kevin, on Dec 16, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 2 comments | 2021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Dept. blasted for poor planning, training

Consultants say Palo Alto's Fire Department suffers from years of shoddy planning, insufficient training, a "leadership malaise"...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Dec 16, 2010 at 1:15 pm | 61 comments | 3967 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Report shows big drop in East Palo Alto crime

East Palo Alto -- once regarded as the murder capital of the country -- has seen a 56 percent decrease in violent crime since...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by G TOWN, on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 7 comments | 2174 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gordon to chair subcommittee on transportation

Newly elected state Assemblyman Rich Gordon (D-Menlo Park) has been named chairman of the Assembly budget subcommittee that...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by Marlene Prendergast, on Dec 16, 2010 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 2038 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Strong-arm robberies hit Palo Alto streets again

Robbers snatched valuables from two people in the evening hours in Palo Alto on Saturday and Monday, adding to a string of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by Cynthia, on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:27 am | 55 comments | 3211 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jewelry stolen from Mountain View apartment

Electronics and jewelry were stolen from an apartment in the 1800 block of Ednamary Way in Mountain View Tuesday (Dec. 14),...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2010
Last comment by Cynthia, on Dec 16, 2010 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 1972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Demographers cite 'unusual' school ups, downs

In a "most unusual year" for Palo Alto school demographics, kindergarten enrollments this fall were "surprisingly high,"...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by PAUSD Mom, on Dec 16, 2010 at 9:11 am | 16 comments | 2708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks for flexibility in filling vacancies

Faced with a leaner staff and a growing workload, Palo Alto City Manager James Keene wants to relax the city's rules for...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by who cares, on Dec 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm | 9 comments | 1912 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee: 'Discourage' private talks on projects

Seeking to bring more transparency to Palo Alto's development process, a City Council committee is calling for an end to...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by No Backroom Deals, on Dec 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm | 4 comments | 2003 Views

AROUND TOWN

How does your energy-use compare to neighbors?

The Home Energy Report, a new service from City of Palo Alto Utilities, ranks residents' home-energy usage against their...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by svatoid, on Dec 15, 2010 at 12:51 pm | 70 comments | 18931 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 | 2295 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toys sought for 'Cops that Care' event

Mountain View police hope 1,700 kids will flock to the police station on Saturday (Dec. 18) where the auditorium will be...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2010
Last comment by Enough!, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 1940 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto company is rated the best place to work in the USA

But the NIMBYs are trying to run them out of town anyway. List of the 50 best employers in the USA: http://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Places-to-Work-LST_KQ0,19.htm...

Original post made by Facebookie on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 1719 Views
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