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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NY Times on life support?

I am led to believe that Carlos Slim, a Mexican business domo, has made a shark loan to the Times for about $250M, at 14%. Dah......

Original post made by Gary on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 3, 2009 at 7:03 pm | 25 comments | 2281 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another Tax Cheat In Obama's Cabinet

First Tim Geithner, now Tom Daschle. What is Obama thinking? The symbollism, alone, will cause much cynicism by those of...

Original post made by Gary on Jan. 31, 2009
Last comment by Lois, on Feb 3, 2009 at 5:45 pm | 16 comments | 1963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Children's Theatre director earns award

Pat Briggs, retired director of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, has been awarded the first Junior Theater Festival Lifetime...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Feb 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 4 comments | 1921 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Update: Football player arrested for assault

A football player at Menlo College has been arrested in connection with a potentially deadly assault on another Menlo College...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by 20/20 hindsight, on Feb 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm | 7 comments | 2388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New 141K$ a year position in Human Resources??

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Original post made by fireman on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by John, on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:33 am | 29 comments | 3412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ethnic achievement gap in education can't be eliminated, Palo Alto superintendent says

Finally some straight talk and less psychobabble from the PA school superintendent.http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11613034?source=most_emailed It...

Original post made by Sharon on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Me Too, on Feb 3, 2009 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 2160 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California won't pay tax refunds

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Running short of cash, California has started delaying $3.5 billion in payments to taxpayers,...

Original post made by worker on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by The Sheriff of Nottingham, on Feb 3, 2009 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 1931 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Deja Vu?

Saturday, January 31, I had a deja vu moment. Going through Auburn to deliver a crib to my Granddaughter’s baby shower, I...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 3, 2009 at 8:13 am | 3 comments | 1931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rash of auto burglaries reported in Palo Alto

Thieves continue to smash windows of parked cars in Palo Alto and take valuables, often left in plain sight on a car seat. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by KT, on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 2404 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Democracy starting to bloom in Iraq, thanks to GWB

Yesterday's successful elections in Iraq, including many Sunni purple index fingers this time, is good news for the future...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Feb 2, 2009 at 9:42 pm | 8 comments | 1868 Views

BOOKS

Free the Children opens office, holds rally

More than a hundred teenagers and adults celebrated the opening of the first Free the Children office in California, located...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 4356 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Communications theorist Paul Watzlawick dies

Paul Watzlawick, Ph.D., who in the 1970s emerged as a world leader in the esoteric theoretical field of how humans communicate...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Gilda Flores A, on Feb 2, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 2742 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Environmental, emergency volunteers team up

A one-day "Red and Green" campaign in which emergency-preparedness and environmental volunteers team up to knock on doors...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2312 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto crimes now mapped online

East Palo Alto residents can now find out where crimes have occurred in the city through an online crime-mapping service....

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by crblogger, on Feb 2, 2009 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 2056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Town: Tony Ciampi's vindication

It was one of those cases that turn up on the daily police log and get a few paragraphs online or in the paper. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2009
Last comment by Don Kazak, on Feb 2, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 7 comments | 2860 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district plans for boundary changes

With plans underway to reopen Garland School in November 2010, the school board discussed reconfiguring school boundaries...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:57 am | 44 comments | 2784 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Democrats to blame for Wall Street Bailout Bonuses

Eshoo and Obama, remember how you all advocated for the "rescue" of the banks? $700 billion in bailout funds were hoisted...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 2, 2009 at 11:21 am | 8 comments | 1896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parking on the side-walk

My 3yr old learnt to ride his bike without training wheels ! (Big achievement !! ). He and I were riding around the mid-town...

Original post made by MidtownMom on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 2, 2009 at 10:13 am | 3 comments | 1901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Use Less, Pay More... Victims of our utility company

Each year my wife and I use less utilities per month. Each year our bills go up significantly. We use less, they get more....

Original post made by Longtime Res on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Longtime Res, on Feb 1, 2009 at 8:39 pm | 11 comments | 1940 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Secretary of Culture a cabinet level post

In the never ending waste of money and now comes this - A call for President-elect Barack Obama to give the arts and humanities...

Original post made by Mr. Liberty on Jan. 31, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Feb 1, 2009 at 8:31 pm | 4 comments | 1822 Views
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