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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"CLEAR, HOLD, BUILD"

Our president appears to be developing a surge strategy in Afghanistan, one with some teeth. This is based on the notion...

Original post made by Gary on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Gary, on Aug 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm | 13 comments | 1872 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

9/11 Style Commission to investigate Financial Meltdown

I was quite excited to see that there is going to be a "9/11 Style" Economic Meltdown Commission. Until I read the article....

Original post made by Perspective on Jul. 26, 2009
Last comment by nonono, on Aug 1, 2009 at 8:21 am | 13 comments | 1860 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education options shrink for local college students

In ways large and small, local schools are feeling the consequences of California's fiscal tradeoffs -- not only in cuts...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2009
Last comment by Juanita, on Aug 1, 2009 at 1:14 am | 11 comments | 2510 Views

RESTAURANTS

Loui Loui Steakhouse

Three of us tried Loui Loui on a Tuesday night. It had gotten a very good review in the Weekly. Perhaps we got a different...

Original post made by elaine on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by George, on Aug 1, 2009 at 12:38 am | 2 comments | 4073 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Investigation busts huge heroin-smuggling ring

A major heroin-smuggling operation that fed the addictive drug into East Palo Alto, Oakland and San Francisco and funneled...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Whose sleeping, on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:38 pm | 6 comments | 2090 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Global Warming is the new religion of the First World urban cities

Geologist Iam Plimer takes a contrary view, arguing that man-made climate change is a con trick perpetrated by environmentalists...

Original post made by food for thought on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 31, 2009 at 7:06 pm | 10 comments | 2222 Views

RESTAURANTS

'Cheesecake' fire closes next-door restaurant

A small fire behind the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday night has resulted in the temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Christine Suppes, on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 4672 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B>HOLD THE APPLAUSE ... </B>City Manager<B> James Keene</B> earned an unexpected standing ovation from the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by city worker, on Jul 31, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 2114 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto/Palo Alto bus links to be cut?

Four out of six bus lines that link East Palo Alto and Palo Alto may be eliminated or cut back due to budget cuts by SamTrans,...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by Donald, on Jul 31, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 12 comments | 2531 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small Cheesecake Factory fire closes University

A small fire behind the Cheesecake Factory restaurant in downtown Palo Alto closed University Avenue for a time early this...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2009
Last comment by mo, on Jul 31, 2009 at 2:35 pm | 3 comments | 2214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carlsen Volvo Car Show

100 VOLVOS IN PALO ALTO, CA Yes, its true…We are on track to have the largest Volvo gathering in the last 8 years...

Original post made by Larry Fuhs on Jul. 31, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2217 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Goldman Sachs Part II

Do you also want to get paid record bonuses this year like Goldman? If you want to know what's really going on behind...

Original post made by resident on Jul. 31, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2319 Views

SPORTS

Top seeds advance into the quarterfinals of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford

In one day, women's tennis fans can watch four players who have been ranked first in the world at some point in their careers...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Kenny, on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 2324 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15s win NorCal State Tournament

For the second straight year, the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars are headed to the Pacific Southwest Regional...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Theresa, on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:51 am | 1 comment | 2608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Slowdown on Garland school re-opening?

Budget constraints and lower-than-expected enrollment growth have slowed the planned re-opening of Garland Elementary School...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2009
Last comment by Ada, on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:44 am | 23 comments | 4017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to require wider private streets

Residents behind a grassroots movement to set a wider-streets requirement within private housing developments in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by bike commuter, on Jul 31, 2009 at 8:21 am | 17 comments | 2797 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Apartment owner files lawsuits against EPA

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Original post made on Jul. 24, 2008
Last comment by C. Owens, on Jul 31, 2009 at 7:51 am | 11 comments | 3879 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI agents arrest former SLAC employee

A former employee of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center was arrested Monday for allegedly destroying $500,000 worth of...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by John McGuire, on Jul 31, 2009 at 7:10 am | 8 comments | 4545 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Underlying Premise of Obama's Health Insurance "Reform"

Ok, hot topic now, so here we go. Here is Peter Singer, "ethicist" of Princeton, in the NYT on Sunday. I say ethicist...

Original post made by Perspective on Jul. 22, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:59 am | 28 comments | 2265 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Greenpeace mounts morning protest at HP

Employees of Hewlett-Packard Co. in Palo Alto were greeted Tuesday morning by protesters from the environmental group Greenpeace,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 31, 2009 at 6:30 am | 29 comments | 3251 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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