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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retiree health costs

With the liability of medical care for the City of Palo Alto's retirees ballooning to $129.7 million, the City Council has...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 11 comments | 2613 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boy, 12, shot by stray bullet in front of his home

A 12-year-old boy was shot in the ankle by a stray bullet while standing in front of his house in East Palo Alto late Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by anon., on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 9 comments | 2032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cal Train horns increasing in frequency; response to volume criticism?

My Lord, it's like the train engineer blows the horn every three seconds, over and over. In the morning commute (7:30-9:30)...

Original post made by Midtown Male on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 1628 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Charging ahead

By all accounts, things are looking up for a high-voltage future. And Palo Alto, already one of the greenest and tech-savviest...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Aug 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 2556 Views

SPORTS

Athletes give thumbs up, thumbs down to Games

As the 2009 Summer National Senior Games wind down, seniors who took part in the event praised the experience but also had...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2009
Last comment by William Stern, on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 2349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents praise new Oregon Expressway plans

New plans for Palo Alto's Oregon Expressway call for preserving trees along Middlefield Road and leaving open the possibility...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by Smith, on Aug 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 15 comments | 2723 Views

AROUND TOWN

2009 Senior Games: Interview with Roger Gentilhomme

Roger Gentilhomme fought a high-noon battle against his opponent on the court at Taube Family Tennis Center during the hottest...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2009
Last comment by Andy Harader, on Aug 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm | 2 comments | 2384 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Cruz Mountains fire chars 4,100 acres

Fire crews Thursday continued to battle a raging, wind-driven fire in the Santa Cruz Mountains that has burned 2,800 acres...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2009
Last comment by larry, on Aug 17, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 2461 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park resident files high-speed rail lawsuit

Menlo Park resident Russell Peterson filed a lawsuit against the California High-Speed Rail Authority and the Peninsula Corridor...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:11 am | 4 comments | 2106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peet's in Menlo Park could reopen this week

Before the month is out, Peet's Coffee & Tea at the corner of University Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue could reopen for business,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Lillian, on Aug 17, 2009 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 2057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto vacancies hit 10 percent

The retail vacancy rate in downtown Palo Alto has jumped to more than 10 percent, prompting city staff to examine whether...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Elena, on Aug 17, 2009 at 9:12 am | 52 comments | 3247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newspaper wars, again

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Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Markus, on Aug 17, 2009 at 4:39 am | 7 comments | 2828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trees damaged in Oregon Expressway work

A sidewalk-installation project along Oregon Expressway has damaged several large trees to the point to the point city officials...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:27 pm | 10 comments | 2380 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Protesters rally outside office of Anna Eshoo

Carrying American flags, picket signs and at times bugling patriotic songs, members of the grassroots group the Tea Party...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by GS, on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 99 comments | 6592 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Hospital plans changed

Seeking to save about $15 million in construction costs and make operations more efficient, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Aug 16, 2009 at 8:10 pm | 3 comments | 1972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blaze destroys Eichler home on Edgewood Drive

A fire that began when a worker rubbed an interior wall with his hand, creating static, destroyed a three-bedroom home on...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Jerome Reed, on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:53 am | 39 comments | 16369 Views

AROUND TOWN

A mighty reunion

In the late '80s, they played funk and soul from the '70s, rocking bars in East Palo Alto and frat parties at Stanford. Now...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sujobaremo, on Aug 16, 2009 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 2870 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Huge blast at NATO headquarters rocks Kabul

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090815/ap_on_re_as/as_afghan_explosion Obama has declared Afghanistan as the major battle,...

Original post made by Gary on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 16, 2009 at 9:39 am | 4 comments | 1643 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford rowers head to World Championships

Four Stanford oarswomen were named to U.S. and British national teams that will be competing at the 2009 World Rowing Championships...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2009
Last comment by Bearfan, on Aug 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm | 1 comment | 2177 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 15s made their own all-star memories

For most of the Palo Alto 15-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars, it won't be the same as they move on to different programs and...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by A baseball fan, on Aug 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 3 comments | 2193 Views
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