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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Reflections on the Inauguration

I didn't decide to attend the Inauguration until New Year's Eve. I had worked on the Obama campaign all year, starting with...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 2193 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

24,600 HP layoffs to hit heavy in EDS divisions

As part of a streamlining plan following its acquisition of EDS, a Texas-based technology company, Hewlett-Packard announced...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:01 am | 2 comments | 2302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where are the PTAs?

With all this talk about housing, opening Garland, expanding Gunn (and Paly), traffic concerns, elementary kids crossing...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by A Parent, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:43 am | 14 comments | 2134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn plan for 2300 students

Every parent I tell this to seems shocked, so here's the way things stand: Right now, there are no plans to reopen Cubberly....

Original post made by PA Parent on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by A Parent, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:37 am | 90 comments | 3808 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge favors Channing House in 'aging' lawsuit

Sally Herriot, an 89-year-old resident of Channing House who is fighting to remain in her apartment instead of being forced...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by responseto Youshouldknow, on Feb 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 2171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the City Council can help put healthy food in schools

Tell the City Council "no more dense housing". Increased population causes the restricted flow of water to local farmers....

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 1856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly regrets comments about the achievement gap

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly apologized to parents for skeptical statements he made about closing the achievement...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 7 comments | 2600 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keene's opening comments at 'press conference'

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Original post made on Jun. 26, 2008
Last comment by Andy, on Feb 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | 9 comments | 2853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do we know that MI really works?

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Original post made by ShowMe on Feb. 3, 2007
Last comment by Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, on Feb 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm | 83 comments | 9335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forbes magazine says Palo Alto is America's #2 college town

1. Ann Arbor, Mich. 2. Palo Alto 3. Madison, Wis. 4. State College, Pa. 5. Lexington, Ky. 6. Fayetteville, Ark. 7....

Original post made by Sarah on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by steven, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:34 am | 7 comments | 2323 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State budget passes, Palo Alto schools face cuts

The Palo Alto Unified School District plans to tap into its reserve in an effort to offset massive state budget cuts passed...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by paul, on Feb 20, 2009 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 2162 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anna Eshoo votes for stimulus bill in Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, voted to approve the $787 billion conference stimulus bill on Friday, saying that it will bring...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:14 pm | 13 comments | 1769 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rick Walker imprisonment film premieres

The story of Rick Walker, an East Palo Alto man who spent 12 years in prison on false murder charges, is chronicled in a...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by huh?, on Feb 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 2267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Education, environmental advocates win Tall Tree awards

Palo Alto's 2009 Tall Tree Awards, announced today (Friday), will honor community activist Carolyn Tucher, environmental...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Mari, on Feb 19, 2009 at 1:13 pm | 3 comments | 3345 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Settlement near for theater's Pat Briggs

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Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by Artie Kaye, on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 68 comments | 4069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dominating Win for the Titans

The Gunn Boys' Basketball squad finished up its regular season Tuesday night in emphatic fashion with a 69-30 win over Cupertino...

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Girls Basketball Finish Season Undefeated

A total of 13 seniors from the two teams were honored in the Senior Night ceremony Wednesday night. But then it was down...

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 19, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1997 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atheism: Brief History of Disbelief

This PBS series was hard to find, but is unique and and well presented. Excellent watching for the 150th anniversary of the...

Original post made by Walter Sedriks on Feb. 18, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2237 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Soundwall along highway 101

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Original post made by Tanya on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by Joel, on Feb 18, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 12 comments | 2919 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Financier named Stanford is on the lam

Texas billionaire financier Robert Allen Stanford is accused by the federal Securities Exchange Commission of cheating clients...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by qq, on Feb 18, 2009 at 7:55 pm | 2 comments | 2491 Views
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Trust But Verify
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The Four E's--State Transportation Investment Challenges
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