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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA dumbest move yet

PA has just announced a search for a new Fire Chief - what an incredibly dumb move! Now is the time to seriously considered...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by George, on Aug 3, 2012 at 2:06 am | 9 comments | 925 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What should be the selection criteria for the next PAUSD Superintendent?

Now that the dust is settling from the resignation of the current PAUSD Superintendent perhaps it would be helpful to begin...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 23, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 346 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park fire board to consider modifying its compensation philosophy

19 July agenda item: MENLO PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

In the face of crisis why are local governments unwiling to change

For Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and communities all over California this is the month in which they must adopt a budget...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jun. 21, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jun 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 37 comments | 2938 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton Council members knowingly break the law

Thanks to Palo Alto resident and watchdog Herb Borock we now know the Mayor of Palo Alto Part Burt, the Mayor of Menlo Park...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by fireman, on Jul 14, 2010 at 8:08 am | 24 comments | 2386 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Z Prize

The California HSR Authority has budgeted $5 BILLION dollars for the San Jose - San Francisco segment. My challenge to...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 12 comments | 1887 Views

AROUND TOWN

A great article on "Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments".

http://www.slate.com/id/2287739/pagenum/all/#p2 Two excerpts: " Anonymity has long been hailed as one of the founding...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Mar 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm | 16 comments | 1035 Views

AROUND TOWN

How a really smart transit agencies deals with bike-to rail

Metro to lure bike-to-rail commuters By Ann Scott Tyson, Sunday, March 20, 9:25 PM Washington Post With packs on...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by not only transit, on Mar 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire and emergency services consolidation proposal

I am a long time advocate of consolidation as a way of increasing both efficiency and effectiveness of public services....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 31, 2011 at 10:49 am | 5 comments | 1005 Views

AROUND TOWN

A great three point plan for local government employee pay and pension reform

By Bob Cuddy | bcuddy@thetribunenews.com Pension reforms negotiated over the past several years by San Luis Obispo County...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 18, 2012
There are no comments yet. 967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Watch this BEFORE your football game or barbecue

This will help you remember what Memorial Day is really about and that some families will be missing a loved one today because...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 27, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on May 30, 2012 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 933 Views

AROUND TOWN

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2012 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perhaps a better way to improve pedestrian and bike safety

Today, 1 January 2013, many communities in the UK introduced 20 MPH speed limits in areas where cars, pedestrians and bicycles...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by Be fair, on Jan 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 80 comments | 3122 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clear choices in fire board race

The following editorial was published in The Almanac on Oct. 23: Clear choices in fire board race The Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 835 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park hillside spraying all about money

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Original post made by Peter Deutsch on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Mar 17, 2007 at 12:36 am | 1 comment | 3265 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No Regrets for a Love Of Explosives; In a Memoir of Sorts, a War Protester Talks of Life With the Weathermen

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Original post made by Peter S on Apr. 17, 2008
Last comment by triumph of hope over experience, on Apr 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm | 15 comments | 2336 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

China's Drilling for Oil in America's Backyard,

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Original post made by Peter S on Jun. 11, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm | 17 comments | 2170 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

McCain Talks About Ayers

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Original post made by Peter S on Oct. 9, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 12, 2008 at 1:27 am | 20 comments | 1945 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jackson Foresees Changes in American Foreign Policy

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Original post made by peter s on Oct. 14, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Oct 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm | 16 comments | 1964 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Dems get set to muzzle the right

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Original post made by peter s on Oct. 20, 2008
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Oct 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm | 30 comments | 1975 Views
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