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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Higher utilities rates to fund city services?

Rocked by a dry weather spell and dwindling reserves, the city's utility department is poised to raise electricity rates...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by Array, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 1970 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge power outage hits east, south Palo Alto

A major power outage of as-yet-unknown origin darkened a huge area of Palo Alto at about 6 a.m. today, leaving residents...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Poor duck, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 2287 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pregnant mother of two stabbed to death

Employees at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto were stunned Tuesday morning to learn that one of their co-workers,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Array, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 1828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Popular Jewish store 'bob and bob' to close

After 26 years, mostly in downtown Palo Alto but at 4500 El Camino Real in Los Altos for the past two years, "bob and bob...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Steve Jaffe, indelible ink, on Mar 5, 2009 at 10:09 am | 19 comments | 3475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Small earthquake recorded near Mountain View

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 shook Santa Clara County this morning (Sunday), according to the U.S. Geological...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2009
Last comment by sally, on Mar 5, 2009 at 8:31 am | 10 comments | 2508 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mike Steele and Rush Limbaugh in power struggle for leadership of Republican Party

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/02/gop.steele.limbaugh/index.html Mike Steele: "Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer....

Original post made by Rush on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2009 at 3:41 am | 9 comments | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Palo Alto surface rail becoming unthinkable

When all the trains envisioned to run up and down the Peninsula railroad tracks are added up, by the 2020s they will have...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:48 am | 19 comments | 2788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two (or maybe four?) candidates in 21st Assembly District race

Hal Plotkin, a member of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board, is definitely in the race for Ira Ruskin's...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2044 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park boy reportedly shoots himself in leg

Menlo Park police are investigating an accidental shooting that injured a boy early this morning, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Marine vet, on Mar 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1969 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hollywood groveling in Iran

Will Annette Bening apologize to the whackos in Iran for "300" and "The Wrester"? She is carrying Obama's water over there,...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 46 comments | 4084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to consider Ohlone expansion

Palo Altans tonight will get the first glimpse of the "recommended" architectural scheme for a new $11.1 million classroom...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by jardins, on Mar 4, 2009 at 11:59 am | 12 comments | 2315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student survey mostly positive

The great majority of high school students don't use drugs or alcohol and more than two-thirds of middle school students...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2009 at 9:05 am | 36 comments | 2317 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Restraining order served in meeting exchange

A 30-day temporary restraining order has been served on Palo Alto resident Gary Holl for an angry verbal and allegedly almost...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Mar 4, 2009 at 8:33 am | 13 comments | 2074 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feds raid Palo Alto Utilities Department in fraud probe

The Mercury-News is reporting that the Feds raided the Palo Alto Utilities Department last week Friday as part of a criminal...

Original post made by Sarah on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on Mar 3, 2009 at 11:31 pm | 3 comments | 2145 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tax Hikes, AIG Bailout

Can someone please explain why AIG gets more than $200 Billion from us for losing money? Can someone please explain why...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by PointOfView, on Mar 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm | 9 comments | 1772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recommendation for calendar on computer for families?

Can anyone recommend a computer program for keeping our family calendar updated? We have three children and I have a wall...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 3, 2009 at 6:56 pm | 3 comments | 1921 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Colin Powell: 'The world still looks to America'

Retired general and former secretary of state shares anecdotes and observations about America's place in a changing world...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm | 10 comments | 2154 Views

RESTAURANTS

Banking on change

At an adjoining table, at Left Bank in Menlo Park on Presidents' Day, a young family had just been served. I was astonished...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by rhody, on Mar 3, 2009 at 8:51 am | 1 comment | 3612 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial in killing of East Palo Alto cop to begin

The trial of the man accused of killing of an East Palo Alto police Officer Richard May in 2006 is scheduled to begin Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by bruce, on Mar 3, 2009 at 3:27 am | 11 comments | 2128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peninsula residents skeptical about high-speed rail

The state agency charged with building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles has yet to convince...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm | 12 comments | 2126 Views
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