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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The hidden consequences of increasing captial gains taxes

I had a talk with my neighbor last night. He said that his private note on his home is being called by the original owner,...

Original post made by Kenneth on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 5, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 21 comments | 2041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Kept In The Dark About High Speed Rail Impacts

The city staff of Menlo Park prepared a report nearly a year ago (January 28, 2008) on the upcoming high speed rail. Many...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by ma, on Mar 5, 2009 at 5:14 pm | 21 comments | 2464 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto City Library Spring Author Series: Firoozeh Dumas

Palo Alto City Library is excited to invite the community to the first ever Spring Author Series. The Series kicks off with...

Original post made by jessicathelibrarian on Feb. 24, 2009
Last comment by Booklover, on Mar 5, 2009 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 3865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cancel Palo Alto Green in Protest Against Electricity Hikes

Last month when I learned the city would increase the transfer amount from a budget surplus utilities fund in addition to...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by Big lie, on Mar 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 1935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents praise changes to Oregon Expressway plans

New plans for Palo Alto's Oregon Expressway call for preserving trees along Middlefield Road and leaving open the possibility...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2009
Last comment by biker, on Mar 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments | 1896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopes for fiber network darken

Palo Alto's decade-long quest to make high-speed Internet available to every residence and business in the city may require...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2009
Last comment by just thinkin', on Mar 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm | 25 comments | 4190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ad Libs blog -- A trio of weekend options

Nothing to do this weekend? Tsk. There's plenty happening on the Midpeninsula -- here are three events that particularly...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1945 Views

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 | 1946 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 | 2259 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 | 1818 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 | 3392 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 | 2468 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 | 1929 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 | 2732 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 | 2019 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 | 1955 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 | 4048 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 | 2289 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 | 2280 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 | 2052 Views
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