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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business tax could be on November ballot

Creating a new tax in the midst of a recession is never a popular proposition, even a tax with as appetizing a name as the...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 26, 2009 at 11:27 am | 7 comments | 1906 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

subsidizing bloated Califonia public pensions

Under pending legislation sponsored by Congresswomen Eshoo, Spier, and Feinstein (January 17, 2009 Palo Alto Daily News)...

Original post made by who\'s kidding who? on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 26, 2009 at 8:23 am | 6 comments | 2172 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car jumps curb, hits man on California Street

A mysterious car crash Thursday afternoon left a 19-year-old Mountain View resident in serious condition, after a truck smashed...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by narnia, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:59 am | 4 comments | 1987 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Keeping clutter at bay

Creeping clutter happens quietly and gradually. Papers and knickknacks start to take over our dresser tops and end tables;...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by laura, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 2041 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prendergast to leave Housing Corporation

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Original post made on Mar. 12, 2008
Last comment by jc, on Jan 25, 2009 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 2844 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Animal cruelty charges against goat owners

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Original post made on Aug. 7, 2007
Last comment by BoeZoe, on Jan 25, 2009 at 6:23 am | 4 comments | 4321 Views

BOOKS

Second witness links Williams to Walgreens

The manager of the bar in the University Avenue restaurant Pasta? identified Donald Ray Williams as the man she saw climb...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 24, 2009 at 12:01 pm | 3 comments | 3784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook to meet with Palo Alto parents

Parents wondering what their children are doing on Facebook may no longer be left in the dark. Facebook's privacy and public-policy...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 24, 2009 at 10:21 am | 8 comments | 2204 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama ethics challenge: Tim Geithner

Today, BHO held a big press event, where he insisted on ethics beyond reproach. Well, he can start be making the tough choice...

Original post made by Gary on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 24, 2009 at 8:30 am | 28 comments | 1964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Way to look up property owner?

Does anyone know if there's a way to look up the owner of a property? As far as I can tell from Santa Clara County's website,...

Original post made by resident on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jan 24, 2009 at 6:53 am | 5 comments | 4607 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students march for peace in East Palo Alto

It was cold and raining, but a throng of adolescents marched through East Palo Alto chanting "P-E-A-C-E" Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by Juliet Brodie, on Jan 23, 2009 at 8:14 pm | 5 comments | 2099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accurate and free estimate on house value?

Are there any accurate websites which estimate the prices of houses? I want to see how much our house has depreciated! I...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Zillow is Still Living in the Bubble, on Jan 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 2141 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposed hotel to bring Asian flavor to baylands

In designing a new four-story hotel on Embarcadero Road, architects aimed to blend Asian design elements with those evoking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2009
Last comment by Bad intersection, on Jan 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm | 16 comments | 2023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Business tax likely on November ballot for Palo Alto voters

There's a good chance Palo Alto will put a business license tax on the November ballot, Councilman John Barton warned a downtown...

Original post made by JustMe on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by g, on Jan 23, 2009 at 10:51 am | 3 comments | 1822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State tax-hike votes to aid schools this spring?

An overall package agreement on fixing the state's massive budget crisis, between long-divided state legislators and Governor...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Jan 23, 2009 at 9:15 am | 4 comments | 2097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district buying huge 'to the sea' link

A pending 1,300-acre open-space land acquisition involving four major properties will link Skyline Ridge open-space lands...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Susan, on Jan 23, 2009 at 7:13 am | 7 comments | 2363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood meeting about East Meadow Circle/Fabian Way

I found a meeting hidden away in last Friday's print version which I assume is about the proposed 2800 units at the above...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 21, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 23, 2009 at 5:34 am | 13 comments | 2501 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Alcohol, drugs to be focus of EPA forum

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Original post made on Jul. 1, 2008
Last comment by gomez, on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:56 am | 11 comments | 2305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents celebrate Obama over breakfast

The former site of the Obama headquarters in Palo Alto remains empty, a "for lease" sign taped to the window, but a block...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Alice Smith, on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:04 am | 3 comments | 2162 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Longs in Midtown Robbed

Just before 7:45PM a passerby noticed a man holding a teller a gunpoint with a rifle at the Midtown Longs at 2701 Middlefield...

Original post made by qq on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by white guy, on Jan 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 2112 Views
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