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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Watergate, the sequel

Four Republican "plumbers" are caught trying to bug a US Senator's office. One of them is the son of a US Attorney. Another...

Original post made by Haldeman on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gregory, on Jan 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 22 comments | 1516 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer's Facebook comments anger gun-rights groups

Comments allegedly made by an East Palo Alto detective on his Facebook page that advocated beating and potentially killing...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by factchecker ..., on Feb 26, 2010 at 3:54 am | 22 comments | 1683 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Can we balance our economic needs against a long-term climate catastrophe?

Climate change is one of the most serious issues facing our nation and our planet. Today we are at a key juncture of the...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:15 pm | 22 comments | 1615 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cheers greet return of power to Palo Alto

Cheers went up in many Palo Alto homes and businesses late Wednesday afternoon when electric power surged back shortly just...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Alan, on Feb 19, 2010 at 9:30 am | 22 comments | 1767 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto has studied extra powerlines, and costs

Palo Alto officials will more urgently consider upgrading the city's transmission lines and seek new power sources after...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Daniel, on Feb 22, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 22 comments | 1970 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stiff fines proposed for cell-phone violators

State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) new "distracted-driving" bill would increase penalties for improper cell-phone use...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2010
Last comment by RS, on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm | 22 comments | 1775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools to add engineering, AP Chinese

An AP course in Chinese language and culture and a class in engineering design are likely to be added to this fall's class...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm | 22 comments | 2203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail report shows a tunnel cheaper than a trench

If high-speed rail ends up running through a covered trench in Palo Alto, it won't be easy or cheap, new California High-Speed...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Frequent Flier, on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm | 22 comments | 2255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Fire Chief Marinaro to retire in June

Nick Marinaro, Palo Alto's soft-spoken fire chief since late 2004, announced Thursday that he will retire June 29 after 37...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by midtown 50 years, on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:50 am | 22 comments | 1649 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane flops into water at Palo Alto Airport

A single-engine plane crash landed as it approached Palo Alto Airport shortly before 6 p.m. today (Friday), but the sole...

Original post made on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Commander McBragg, on Aug 4, 2010 at 11:46 am | 22 comments | 2279 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Senior tsunami' about to hit Santa Clara County

A "senior tsunami" of aging Baby Boomers is about to hit Santa Clara County, and cities will need to find new ways of accommodating...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Jun 3, 2010 at 1:55 am | 22 comments | 2297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 2992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How To Stop Garbage Rate Increase - Act Now

WHAT?: Palo Alto says it is going to implement a garbage collection hike of $5.00 per customer per month ... that means your...

Original post made by Anon. on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 22 comments | 2406 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Saving your life vs. having a good hair day

Bike accident statistics are clear: Helmet-less, riders are 14 times more likely than those with helmets to die, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Ken, on Aug 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 22 comments | 2281 Views

AROUND TOWN

South Palo Alto power outage muffles concert

A power outage Saturday night darkened a large area of south Palo Alto and temporarily silenced a summer Twilight Concert...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2010
Last comment by Jerry Fletcher, on Aug 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm | 22 comments | 2514 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police activity results in car crash

A police action in Palo Alto last night may have involved prowlers who have been victimizing residents and reportedly resulted...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Police, on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:01 am | 22 comments | 1937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto district in top 5; achievement gap lingers

Struggling students were spotlighted Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-grade teachers gathered at Jordan Middle School to parse...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Oct 9, 2010 at 9:25 am | 22 comments | 2196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to reclaim bike-friendly reputation

Palo Alto, once a pioneer in bicycle programs and bike-friendly infrastructure, has fallen slightly behind cities such as...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2010
Last comment by Eric Nordman, on Oct 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm | 22 comments | 2295 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Social, environmental advocate Mary Davey dies

Mary Davey, who divided her energies between supporting environmental and social causes, died Saturday evening at Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by Joel, on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 22 comments | 2050 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver pinballs through downtown Palo Alto

A man with a history of diabetes -- and convictions for driving under the influence -- rammed into several cars and narrowly...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by SafetyWoman, on Dec 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 22 comments | 1789 Views
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