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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bonuses Still "On"- No Structural Change for Palo Alto

8/20 memo from Keene to Managers & Professional Employees is below. - Managers & Professional Employees can still get...

Original post made by city worker on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Cal, on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 3328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school enrollment below projections

Palo Alto's 17 public schools open today with two new principals, one principal vacancy, a tight budget, sky-high expectations...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by Grandma, on Aug 25, 2009 at 6:25 pm | 12 comments | 2207 Views

AROUND TOWN

REAL ESTATE: Cowper Street home sells for $1.35 million

A house on Cowper Street in Palo Alto sold for $1,349,000 on Aug. 18, 2009. The house previously sold for $535,000 in September...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2009
Last comment by billy, on Aug 25, 2009 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 2142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to cancel Garland re-opening

The Palo Alto school district is retreating from a plan to re-open Garland Elementary School, amid budget uncertainties and...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2009
Last comment by Jon S, on Aug 25, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 9 comments | 2703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

recent tragedy

My heart goes out to the family and friends of the young woman. As we soul search as a community to figure out how to...

Original post made by anne on Aug. 23, 2009
Last comment by anne a, on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm | 3 comments | 1975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook hiring 500 people

According to the Mercury-News, Facebook wants to hire 500 people "this year". Not sure if they mean the 2009 calendar year...

Original post made by Sarah on Aug. 25, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1911 Views

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Palo Alto plans high-speed-rail workshop Sept. 12

The city of Palo Alto will host a workshop Sept. 12 to teach participants about the High-Speed Rail plans on the Peninsula,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by biker, on Aug 25, 2009 at 8:17 am | 10 comments | 2027 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo: 'Phone Town Hall' on health care tonight

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, will hold a telephone meeting with constituents tonight (Wednesday) to discuss health...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by WAKEUP, on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:17 am | 39 comments | 2397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three Palo Alto division managers to retire

Three of the four division managers in the city's large Community Services Department will retire this fall in a sweeping...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2009
Last comment by Lynn Krug, on Aug 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm | 21 comments | 2483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bowlers fight to save Palo Alto landmark

A group of bowlers dismayed about a plan to demolish the Palo Alto Bowl plan to petition the Palo Alto City Council to save...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Whine whine whine, on Aug 24, 2009 at 6:35 pm | 39 comments | 2441 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Story: World's Largest Science Group Rejecting Man-made Climate Fear

Have you seen this story yet? I hope everyone can read it before someone takes it down. I doesn't help the socialist pass...

Original post made by food for thought on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 24, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 3 comments | 1862 Views

SPORTS

Cyclists find their groove at Tour de Menlo Saturday

About 500 cyclists from all over the Bay Area took part in the fifth annual Tour de Menlo Saturday, enjoying a beautiful...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Aug 24, 2009 at 2:08 pm | 4 comments | 2085 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Verizon Yellow Pages - I Tossed Mine Back

Most of Palo Alto residents have been inundated by a yellow pages by Verizon tossed on their front yard. In aggregate, I...

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau on Aug. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Aug 24, 2009 at 11:07 am | 8 comments | 1841 Views

SPORTS

"The sky is the limit" for Klineman

Stanford 6-foot-4 junior outside hitter Alix Klineman will be the center of attention when Stanford opens its season Friday...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by VB Fan, on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 3468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police candidates reach out to public

Days after Fairfield Police Chief Kenton Rainey announced he would resign from the city's police department in early September,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Black is Black, on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:41 pm | 11 comments | 2036 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Keene Increases Staffing to CM Office

Transparency and accountability? Keene adds more management to his office while he and Council preach structural change to...

Original post made by city worker on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Aug 23, 2009 at 9:20 pm | 2 comments | 3463 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wag the dog? Tom Ridge says GWB exaggerated terrorist threats to win the 2004 election.

Tom Ridge was the Secretary of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. He says that Bush cronies John Ashcroft and Don Rumsfeld...

Original post made by Tom on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 23, 2009 at 8:18 pm | 10 comments | 3598 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible train suicide at W. Meadow Friday night

A possible suicide or fatality involving a Caltrain occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday night at West Meadow Drive in Palo Alto....

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2009
Last comment by bellag, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:45 pm | 146 comments | 4684 Views

AROUND TOWN

City skeptical about Children's Hospital design

A revised plan to expand the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital ran into a skeptical group of Palo Alto Architectural Review...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2009
Last comment by Zebra, on Aug 23, 2009 at 6:29 pm | 26 comments | 2674 Views

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Pastor lauds Palo Alto police for 'better behavior'

Months after he urged the Palo Alto Police Department to diffuse its tension with the city's minority communities, the pastor...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by annoyed, on Aug 23, 2009 at 5:59 pm | 27 comments | 5461 Views
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