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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto revenue drop could hit nearly $8 million

Faced with a rapidly swelling budget deficit, the city has instituted a hiring freeze and has halted raises for department...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Eric, on Feb 11, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 58 comments | 3030 Views

AROUND TOWN

More Foothill students applying for financial aid

More students are applying for financial aid at Foothill College despite a possible freeze in state loans. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2337 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Near Misses on rail track grade crossings

Interesting report and video on near misses on grade crossings (level crossings) in the UK. One car misses by inches, one...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:10 am | 8 comments | 1938 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Czars in America?

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15528 Warning, above will scare the heck out of you if you are paying...

Original post made by Perspective on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 1927 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Artificial trees as electrical energy producers

I had a thought, today, as I was driving down the road: Suppose artificial tree leaves could be made that are photovoltaic...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Alex, on Feb 11, 2009 at 8:41 am | 24 comments | 2714 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vehicle crash into tree on Matadero

A female driver has crashed into a tree at 738 Matadero Ave knocking it into power lines. Please be careful in the area neighbors,...

Original post made by qq on Feb. 11, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2172 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alcohol may have been factor in fatal crash

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Original post made on Jun. 14, 2008
Last comment by kelly, on Feb 10, 2009 at 7:26 pm | 6 comments | 3249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Intelligent utility management

http://blogs.siliconvalley.com/gmsv/2009/02/google-test-drives-an-energy-saving-plug-in.html#comment-146882 has an article...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Feb. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2000 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Neighbor, alarms foil four Palo Alto burglary tries

Alarms and an alert neighbor thwarted four residential burglaries in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon and night, police reported...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Coconito, on Feb 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 2181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ad Libs -- Visual art in Palo Alto: I'm still here

Weren't there a lot more places in Palo Alto to see visual art when I started this job in '05? Read Ad Libs, Rebecca Wallace's...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Feb. 10, 2009
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is PAPD Police Lieutenant Involved in EPA?

Why is Lt. Tim Morgan of PAPD involved with Page Mills Properties? Why is he now embroiled in accusations of harassment of...

Original post made by Watcher on Feb. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2168 Views

SPORTS

Tourney success for Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club

The Palo Alto Elite Volleyball Club demonstrated the local area's growing base of volleyball talent in the Northern California...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:13 am | 4 comments | 3416 Views

BOOKS

Iraq soldier's mother joins protest

The mother of a Palo Alto body shop manager who was killed in action in Iraq in June 2004 has joined the Cindy Sheehan protest...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by D.D.R., on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:35 am | 6 comments | 3803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dr. Newman Walker Dies

Very sadly the Palo Alto Daily News reports that Dr. Newman Walker has died. Many long time residents of Palo Alto will...

Original post made by Jean Wilcox on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Jean Wilcox, on Feb 10, 2009 at 7:41 am | 1 comment | 2965 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Palo Alto Weekly is looking for extraordinary volunteers

The Palo Alto Weekly is planning a cover story featuring some of the unsung volunteers in the community. Iím looking for...

Original post made by Emilie Doolittle on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by stock trader, on Feb 10, 2009 at 6:15 am | 1 comment | 2168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Growing old with gadgets

Baby Boomers want technology, not knitting in their golden years, according to Susan Ayers Walker, head of SmartSilvers Alliance...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2009
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Feb 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm | 4 comments | 2227 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Don't worry kids, Stanford will teach Mom & Dad about Facebook

Interesting class for wannabe techie parents!! Article from the Merc. http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11648461?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com As...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toll Brothers project nears final approval tonight

A developer's five-year-long quest to build 45 homes on a Palo Alto portion of the former Mayfield Mall site at San Antonio...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by someone, on Feb 9, 2009 at 7:34 pm | 3 comments | 2116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Theatre at Palo Alto High School

I need info about the Theatre classes at Paly, I will be a freshman next year, and I have taken drama 1a and 1b at Jordan....

Original post made by Anna on Feb. 4, 2009
Last comment by paly parent, on Feb 9, 2009 at 5:02 pm | 7 comments | 2795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto paraglider dies near Pacifica

A body of a paraglider was found by a fisherman in the ocean near Mussel Rock near Pacifica Sunday morning, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2009
Last comment by A neighbor, on Feb 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 2584 Views
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