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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Health Risks from Shipping Pollution

One giant container ship can emit almost the same amount of cancer and asthma-causing chemicals as 50m cars, study findshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/09/shipping-...

Original post made by Sharon on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 11, 2009 at 4:05 am | 3 comments | 1748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Role call

Evan Kraemer puts on his best impression of Charlie Brown while auditioning for "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Ana, on Apr 10, 2009 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 2014 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Freeway express-lane project speeds ahead

Cardboard "passengers" who ride with carpool-lane cheaters could become obsolete when the freeway lanes are converted to...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Apr 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm | 5 comments | 1857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Save Energy: Stores should close doors

Yesterday April 10 was a cold wet day. Yet most of the stores at the Stanford Shopping Center had their doors wide open. Some,...

Original post made by Stephen Rock on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 10, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1937 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Widespread phone outage hits South Bay

Police are investigating four severed fiber optic cables in San Jose that left tens of thousands of area residents without...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Rush, on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 7 comments | 2389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Our council in (in)action

From today's Weekly: "City Council (April 6) Council priorities: The council held a study session on the city's three...

Original post made by Lloyd on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 1939 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FBI investigates attack on county communications

Most of the 52,000 landlines, Internet connections and cell phones in the Santa Clara County area were restored Thursday...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Apr 10, 2009 at 10:50 am | 1 comment | 2085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district's summer program

We live in Mountain View and our kids are attending Los Altos schools. Due to the budget cut, the Los Altos school district...

Original post made by Jennifer on Apr. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2065 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wisteria gone wild

A massive batch of wisteria blooms in front of a house in the Palo Alto Orchards neighborhood of Palo Alto. ==B Photo by...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:46 am | 5 comments | 1879 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State of local emergency declared in county

Santa Clara County declared a state of local emergency this afternoon as widespread phone outages continue to affect the...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:39 am | 5 comments | 1869 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Accd to Pew, biggest partisan Presidential approval divide in history; Why?

http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1178/polarized-partisan-gap-in-obama-approval-historic Please read and tell us why you think...

Original post made by Perspective on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 10, 2009 at 12:10 am | 13 comments | 1852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's hope this won't happen in our town: bullying results in death

An 11 year old boy killed himself by hanging after bullying at middle school. This tragedy reminds us all that there is...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Apr. 9, 2009
Last comment by Alice Smith, on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 2187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bullying in middle schools discussed tonight

Palo Alto parents and educators will have a chance to learn more about the issue of bullying in middle schools at a free...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 8 comments | 2204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Substitute teachers receive pay raise

The Palo Alto school board has decided to give its substitute teachers $5 more a day, making them among the highest paid...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2009
Last comment by OAO, on Apr 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 3074 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Great YouTube of Milton Friedman with Donohue on Greed in Socialism and Capitalism

http://www.wikio.com/video/874872 Donohue tries to equate only capitalism with greed and self-interest, and Friedman does...

Original post made by Perspective on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Apr 9, 2009 at 12:08 pm | 10 comments | 1770 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

US court allows apartheid claims

"A United States judge has ruled that lawsuits can go ahead against several companies accused of helping South Africa's...

Original post made by Sharon on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2009 at 11:53 am | 3 comments | 1861 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Men plead not guilty in assault of Menlo students

A former Menlo College football player and another man accused of felony charges in connection with the beating of two Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by youdontneed2know, on Apr 9, 2009 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 2082 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An unlikely founder

Wave One, a 10-month-old Palo Alto nonprofit organization, might seem to have an unlikely founder in Jim Baer, best known...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Apr 9, 2009 at 10:08 am | 4 comments | 2257 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fire damages two-story home in Menlo Park

A two-story Menlo Park home sustained major damage in a two-alarm fire Wednesday afternoon, Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2009
Last comment by Laurie, on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 2063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admission rate is lowest ever

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Original post made on Mar. 28, 2008
Last comment by Me Too, on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:51 am | 14 comments | 2848 Views
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