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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Our Town: Advice from Sigmund

While passing through Vienna last August on the way to a climbing vacation in the Alps, I chanced across a dignified gentleman....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by wert, on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm | 7 comments | 2366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ugly soundwall still a hazard!

It appears that the work on the Loma Verde/Bayshore intersection by the ugly soundwall has been completed. It is now very...

Original post made by Ugly, ugly, ugly on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 11, 2009 at 5:38 pm | 10 comments | 2295 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto author Meg Waite Clayton to speak at the Palo Alto City Library

Palo Alto resident and author Meg Waite Clayton will be talking about her book, The Wednesday Sisters, on Tuesday, April...

Original post made by jessicathelibrarian on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Suzie, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 3962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Higher than expected July water usage

Hi Readers, I am hoping for some advice. I am the Treasurer for the Greenmeadow neighborhood Board of Directors. The water...

Original post made by Rachel on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by SteveU, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 1905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board raises bond rate

Anticipating slower growth in property values, the Palo Alto school board Wednesday raised the rate property owners will...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by midtown resident, on Aug 11, 2009 at 9:37 am | 14 comments | 2825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain to reduce horn volume

Following an outcry from people who live near the tracks, Caltrain plans to reduce the volume of its locomotives' horns back...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Jerry, on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:53 am | 18 comments | 3927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2009 Senior Games to draw 13,500 athletes to PA

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Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Barbara Buddington, on Aug 11, 2009 at 8:07 am | 6 comments | 2720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior Games a winner with local merchants

The 2009 Summer National Senior Games are bringing in the gold to Palo Alto businesses, merchants say. But exactly how much...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by debbie, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:45 am | 3 comments | 1935 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain horns getting louder

Locals who have complained recently that horn blasts from Caltrain locomotives have gotten louder aren't imagining things....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by Jane, on Aug 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm | 40 comments | 3305 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fraudulent Band of America on-line survey

Do not open a fraudulent official looking Band of America survey. We received one today. In return for doing this survey...

Original post made by Mary Carlstead on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by Kate, on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 1738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why the sirens this morning at 6:45 and then helicopter?

I heard lots of sirens and then around 7:30, a helicopter flying around for awhile. Criminal fleeing or car wreck? ...

Original post made by Curious on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by JFP, on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 1996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Briones School principal resigns

Juana Briones Elementary School Principal Michael O'Neill has resigned, having accepted a new position on the east coast,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by Friend, on Aug 10, 2009 at 12:10 am | 9 comments | 2549 Views

SPORTS

SHP ends its football season with its only loss

There were a few long faces and bowed heads on the Sacred Heart Prep sideline as Sacred Heart Cathedral took to the field...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Tom, on Aug 9, 2009 at 11:36 pm | 2 comments | 2581 Views

SPORTS

Editorial: Senior Games redefine what 'senior' means

A remarkable event will be rolling out over the next two weeks in the Palo Alto area: Nearly 10,000 older athletes will be...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm | 2 comments | 2108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New compost plan riles Palo Alto Airport fans

Palo Alto's intense debate over what to do with local yard trimmings after the current composting facility closes in 2012...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 56 comments | 3252 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do Palo Altans disagree so harshly?

I am beginning to feel very embarrassed by the way many of my fellow Palo Altans who disagree with other Palo Altans react....

Original post made by Civil Minded Palo Altan on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 74 comments | 4493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto should nourish, not abandon, its airport

The Palo Alto Airport has become a focus for discussion as the city's Composting Blue Ribbon Task Force has recommended using...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2009
Last comment by Ralph B, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:18 pm | 18 comments | 3857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retirees' health benefits

Palo Alto's quest to reduce its ballooning retiree medical liability jumped forward Monday night when the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:01 am | 65 comments | 4885 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Goldman Sachs Part III - 97% right market calls

High Frequency Trading, insider contacts, and 97% market calls: Goldman Sachs has it all it needs to make money. The data...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by R Wray, on Aug 8, 2009 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2045 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man hit by car -- in his living room

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Original post made on May. 7, 2008
Last comment by Ex Palo Altan, on Aug 8, 2009 at 8:43 am | 58 comments | 3851 Views
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