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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Pedestrian hit at intersection near Draeger's

A car struck a pedestrian in the notoriously problematic intersection by Draeger's market in Menlo Park on Sunday. The 75-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 3, 2009 at 10:17 pm | 5 comments | 1948 Views

BOOKS

New Book Review Offering from the Library

Attention Palo Alto Book Lovers! Would you like to read reviews by others in your community? Or have you wondered what...

Original post made by Kathy Shields on Jun. 30, 2009
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 4651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto settles lawsuit over plastic bags

Palo Alto will have to conduct a lengthy environmental analysis should it choose to expand its campaign against plastic bags,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by been here, on Aug 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm | 21 comments | 3015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior Games ready to roll

Nearly 10,000 highly motivated athletes of a certain age are poised to descend on Palo Alto as the 2009 Senior Games begin...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:20 am | 4 comments | 1896 Views

SPORTS

Avis speeds to time trial victory

Palo Alto High grad Charlie Avis may never hit for the cycle but he's a big hit in cycling. Avis continued his rapid ascent...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 3, 2009 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 2505 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto couple accused of big 'rebate' fraud

A Palo Alto husband and wife have been charged in federal court in San Jose with defrauding a computer networking company...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Aug 3, 2009 at 2:50 am | 12 comments | 3131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Resident interrupts burglary on Seale Avenue

A resident on Seale Avenue entered her garage and interrupted a burglary in her home on Sunday. The resident entered the...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia, on Aug 3, 2009 at 2:44 am | 25 comments | 2052 Views

AROUND TOWN

A shocking victory for Bartoli in Bank of West

Marion Bartoli gave the Bank of the West Classic a French artisan look Sunday, stunning Venus Williams, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, in...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2009
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Excellent video describing the difference between a Democracy and OUR Constitutional Republic

What is the difference between a Democracy and OUR Constitutional Republic? You say, who cares? After seeing this video,...

Original post made by food for thought on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Aug 2, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 5 comments | 1827 Views

AROUND TOWN

City considers a more lenient alarm policy

Residents incensed about Palo Alto's $250 fine for unregistered alarm systems could soon get more time to comply before they're...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by FEE FOR WHAT?, on Aug 2, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 1828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain increases horn volumes AND stress levels

It has been my personal experience, living in downtown Menlo Park, that the Caltrain horns have become outrageously louder...

Original post made by Pierced Ears on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Pierced Ears, on Aug 2, 2009 at 11:16 am | 52 comments | 5951 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Banks delay foreclosures to collect more late fees

I read an interesting financial article this week in the Orlando Sentinel. I heard some of its points discussed today in...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 2, 2009
Last comment by Benefit, on Aug 2, 2009 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Luxury hotel plan slammed in city review

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by Ash, on Aug 2, 2009 at 8:48 am | 41 comments | 4420 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

has Obama beaten the Bush recession?

Today's Wall Street Journal estimates that the national economy (GDP) bottomed out during the spring and should swing upward...

Original post made by Greg on Jul. 26, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Aug 2, 2009 at 12:34 am | 14 comments | 1971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

King Plaza Farmers Market

For those of you who went to "King" plaza today (aka Civic Center Plaza) to buy at the City subsidized "Farmers Market, I...

Original post made by Outside Observer on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by brian, on Aug 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm | 6 comments | 1864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

web publishing amateurs

Greetings embarcaderopublishing.com AKA web publishing amateurs. Your 1001 Laurel Web site embedded flash video ad known...

Original post made by Miguel del Adobe bin Annoyed on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Dave, on Aug 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 1881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos Neighborhoods

What once was a brief stop on the Southern Pacific Railroad evolved after World War II to a tree-lined city providing a quiet...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2009
Last comment by Kim K, on Aug 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letter: City employees should volunteer pay cuts

Here's a letter that was posted in the Almanac that I wanted to repost here. I believe it has direct relevance to Palo Alto...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by manager, on Aug 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 8 comments | 2125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Health and Pension Costs to Cripple Palo Alto's Future?

As this article from the Mercury News explains, pension and health costs for retirees will soon make it almost impossible...

Original post made by Dave on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Retiree, on Aug 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 7 comments | 1765 Views

SPORTS

4,000 volunteers needed for Senior Games

With 119 days left until an estimated 30,000 people descend on Palo Alto for the 2009 Summer National Senior Games, organizers...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by June Benjamin, on Aug 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm | 11 comments | 2914 Views
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