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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Chili Cook-Off aims to be less spirited

This year's July 4 Palo Alto Chili Cook-off will be less rowdy and less spirited than in past years, under a new "code of...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jen, on Jul 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 37 comments | 3399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County property values stay flat

The net assessed value of all property in Santa Clara County grew a mere 0.18 percent from last year, marking the smallest...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by , on Jul 3, 2009 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 3040 Views

SPORTS

Another all-Williams final at Wimbledon

==I Klahn in quarterfinals of ITF event == It will be the all-Williams show at the all-England Club when Venus and Serena...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by some what tennis fan, on Jul 3, 2009 at 8:49 am | 2 comments | 2169 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sick of it: little people getting screwed again

I am so sick of hearing about how the city employees have it good. The private sector had it good until everything fell in...

Original post made by me on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Not envious, on Jul 3, 2009 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 1805 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police still looking for shooting suspect Gil-Fernandez

Palo Alto police are still actively looking for Daniel Gil-Fernandez, the suspect in last Wednesday's shooting outside of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by good friend, on Jul 3, 2009 at 4:33 am | 36 comments | 3227 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

arsonist on the loose in Palo Alto?

Mercury-News says there have been 9 arson fires in Barron Park so far this year. More in the Mitchell Park area. The PA...

Original post made by Greg on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Jul 3, 2009 at 1:04 am | 1 comment | 2165 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Plotkin to serve as Obama senior policy adviser

Palo Alto resident Hal Plotkin, vice president of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees, is to...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2009
Last comment by Sanford Forte, on Jul 3, 2009 at 12:29 am | 4 comments | 3283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery prices

I am curious about grocery price comparisons. How do Piazza, Safeway, TraderJoes & MollieStones compare? Are Piazza prices...

Original post made by Joe on Jun. 30, 2009
Last comment by Rez, on Jul 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 33 comments | 5281 Views

SPORTS

Football class of 2010 swells to 21

It was another big weekend for Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh and the football program, as four additional recruits gave their...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by duane KALAR, on Jul 2, 2009 at 10:13 pm | 1 comment | 2412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More Palo Alto gym space coming, but not enough for demand

By January, Palo Alto will have more gym space to rent to community groups, but still not enough to go around. The new gym...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 2, 2009 at 7:45 pm | 8 comments | 2632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities in no rush to meet housing mandates

California's effort to require cities to provide their "fair share" of housing gained some muscle last month when Attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jul 2, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 21 comments | 3843 Views

AROUND TOWN

The pursuit of happiness on the Fourth

Staying home for a holiday weekend has its perks. With a range of Fourth of July events nearby, locals can celebrate our...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Penny, on Jul 2, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 3 comments | 2518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stays cautious on wage policy

Palo Alto won't be requiring contractors to pay workers union-equivalent wages for public-works projects any time soon, a...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by energyman, on Jul 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 5 comments | 4375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal stimulus funds create new jobs at SLAC

With 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds flowing into science-research firms in Silicon Valley, officials at...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2009
Last comment by Amalia, on Jul 2, 2009 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 3097 Views

AROUND TOWN

new Facebook building is bad for Palo Alto businesses?

Story in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_12729574 With their old downtown location, employees would...

Original post made by Donald on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Jul 2, 2009 at 6:51 am | 1 comment | 2117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Details released on drowning of mother, child

A mother and her young daughter who drowned after a strong current yanked them into the Pacific Ocean from Montara State...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Rez, on Jul 1, 2009 at 8:22 pm | 1 comment | 2172 Views

RESTAURANTS

Lookin' for love in all the right places

They say love can be found in unexpected places — but sometimes it's right in front of you. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Angelina Li, on Jul 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 4171 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local nonprofits get $1M in 'safety net' grants

Thirty-two San Mateo County nonprofit organizations will share $1 million in "safety net" grants from the Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by Piercey, on Jul 1, 2009 at 4:08 pm | 1 comment | 2558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hyatt Classic quells gastroenteritis outbreak

The gym, pool and dining room at Palo Alto's Classic Residence by Hyatt were back to business as usual Monday morning after...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2009
Last comment by moi, on Jul 1, 2009 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gym allocation policy to be considered tonight

How much should Palo Alto's scarce gym space be restricted to residents only? Recreation leaders will consider such questions...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2009
Last comment by My 2ยข, on Jul 1, 2009 at 1:37 am | 8 comments | 2473 Views
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