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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars hit four Palo Alto businesses

Four businesses along East Bayshore Road in Palo Alto were burglarized over the weekend, Detective Brian Philip reported. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2008
Last comment by Greg K, on Dec 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 2142 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mass Transportation: Another view

In view of California's recent(?) love with public transportation and its bond funding, come hell or high (economic) water,...

Original post made by Wolf on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 29, 2008 at 1:46 am | 3 comments | 2048 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Couple lauded for staying put under power line

A man and woman who were trapped on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View on Tuesday evening after power lines fell on their...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by Residentis Maximus, on Dec 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm | 10 comments | 1947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 32102 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Danger! Elitest Push for Another Constitutional Convention!

Danger! A group of elitest have dreamed for a long time about overthrowing our Constitution and its creator-endowed rights...

Original post made by food for thought on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by food for thought, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:05 pm | 5 comments | 1912 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama beginning to get the picture, on a personal level

His Emptiness is starting to feel the heat. He can no longer be Mr. Cool, becasue he is now in the bubble of the press and...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 28, 2008 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 1979 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa shooting

No one can outrun a bullet - believe me I tried. While the number of people confronted by shooters is, thankfully, minuscule;...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm | 2 comments | 2020 Views

RESTAURANTS

Chicken Wings

It dawned on me after I had lunch up in San Carlos at "Wingstop," that I hadn't seen any Chicken Wings places around here....

Original post made by F Gore on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by ds, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 3903 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New Europe Loves George W Bush

GWB is starting to get his proper credit for supporting freedom in New Europe. "Kosovo decided Wednesday to name a central...

Original post made by Gary on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm | 11 comments | 1951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hanging on in 2008

2008 was the year of hanging on. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10172...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In memoriam 2008

Palo Alto lost a host of beloved community members this year. Here are just a few whose lives touched many others'. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2008
Last comment by YouShouldKnow, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 2326 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:16 am | 35 comments | 3975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where is Mike from College Terrace?

One of the long time, very active posters on Town Square was "Mike from College Terrace". I haven't seen a post from him...

Original post made by Outside Observer on Dec. 25, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm | 8 comments | 2117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are people really paying 6% for realtor commissions?

What have people been able to negotiate for realtor commissions these days? 6% seems high considering how expensive housing...

Original post made by Reymundo on Dec. 19, 2008
Last comment by Sell It Yourself!, on Dec 27, 2008 at 9:34 pm | 7 comments | 1894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Newark woman killed by Caltrain in Palo Alto

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Original post made on Jun. 18, 2008
Last comment by stillsad, on Dec 27, 2008 at 8:50 pm | 36 comments | 2880 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

CNN Poll: 75% glad Bush is done

George Bush's popularity numbers are 50% lower than Bill Clinton's when he left office. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/12/26/bush.poll/...

Original post made by sarah on Dec. 26, 2008
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1964 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power Outage

Does anyone know the details of the midtown power outage?Cause? Estimated length?...

Original post made by Kate on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 27, 2008 at 7:47 pm | 5 comments | 1905 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four hospitalized after ambulance hits tree

Three medical responders and a patient were hospitalized Monday morning after an ambulance swerved out of control on University...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2008
Last comment by bruce, on Dec 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 2154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Town: A sense of place

Back in the early 1930s, an elderly white-haired man with a long, flowing white beard "like Santa Claus," used to sit on...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2008
Last comment by William Warrior, on Dec 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 2210 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bayshore Freeway closed by Mountain View fire

All lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View were closed Tuesday night for nearly three hours due to a large fire that...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Driver, on Dec 26, 2008 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 1972 Views
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