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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Controlling our communities' high-speed-rail future

In November, Californians voted for Proposition 1A, high-speed rail. Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=10893...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by David Lieberman, on May 8, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 10 comments | 2799 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do some people kill themselves?

A very thorough report from The New Scientist casts light on this tragic syndrome and reports the latest research.http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126971.900-why-do-some-pe...

Original post made by Sharon on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm | 16 comments | 3753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Boost anti-suicide programs,' Ojakians urge

The death of a Gunn High School student Tuesday should be used to boost suicide-prevention and mental-health programs in...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 8, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 23 comments | 2447 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

US soldier faces death penalty for war crimes in Iraq

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iYeOUInDxFuT4T8CsYG9-_KfQ9pgD981UBK80...

Original post made by Cheney on May. 8, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS teacher dies

More sad news for our kids. Mr. Carothers, JLS Connections teacher and history teacher died this week, according to email...

Original post made by JLS Parent on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by JLS Parent, on May 8, 2009 at 8:49 am | 3 comments | 2636 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FAA Memo: Feds Knew NYC Flyover Would Cause Panic

Feds threatened Federal Sanctions Against NYPD, Secret Service, FBI & Mayor's Office If Secret Ever Got Out. "In a memo...

Original post made by Sharon on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on May 8, 2009 at 7:30 am | 11 comments | 1982 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County budget for 2010 to see health-service cuts

The 2010 proposed budget for Santa Clara County would fill a mounting deficit by cutting funding for non-mandated, yet valuable...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Bigg Stool, on May 8, 2009 at 6:10 am | 3 comments | 2376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Norma Hesterman: Opening her home, and opening hearts

Norma Hesterman gave birth to her fourth child in 1968. Coincidentally, it was the year Stanford University professor Paul...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on May 8, 2009 at 12:40 am | 2 comments | 4662 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Midtown mugger charged with 6 felonies

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_12323353...

Original post made by Greg on May. 7, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report potential abuse, police say

Palo Alto Police Agent Dan Ryan held a sheaf of papers with Town Square postings. Friends of Heather Russell who said they...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sue, on May 7, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 2361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senators push high-speed rail oversight, outreach

Palo Alto city officials and residents aren't alone in their concern about a "lack of transparency" and inadequate oversight...

Original post made on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by member of CMeadows, on May 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 25 comments | 3399 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Morton: Should rail authority be dissolved?

Vice Mayor Jack Morton of Palo Alto caught City Council colleagues by surprise with a suggestion Monday night that perhaps...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by Spokker, on May 7, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 22 comments | 2495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Archive of Past School Board Meetings?

Does anyone know if there is a way to view past school board meetings? Thanks....

Original post made by neverpicked on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by neverpicked, on May 7, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 1913 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bigoted homosexual judge criticizes Miss USA candidate.

Miss California, a real beauty, gives an honest answer about her views on marriage, which concincides with the majority of...

Original post made by Karen on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on May 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm | 25 comments | 2138 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Math and suicide topics

Here on Town Square we have three topics that are getting the most hits. We have had two suicides on our tracks from different...

Original post made by Resident on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 1803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn, M-A boys open CCS tennis with wins

The Gunn boys' tennis team entered the Central Coast Section Team Tournament with the worst record of all the teams entered,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Angry_Russian, on May 7, 2009 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 2061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barron Park calls in a pro for May Fete

It's a problem faced by many neighborhood groups despite the best-laid plans: volunteer fatigue. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by iwd, on May 7, 2009 at 10:50 am | 2 comments | 2229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board OKs grand plans for Paly, Gunn

Despite warnings from some residents that they were acting hastily, Palo Alto school trustees Tuesday approved rough master...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Dave, on May 7, 2009 at 9:27 am | 13 comments | 3794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Tough choices' ahead on school boundaries

Palo Alto school trustees offered guidance Tuesday morning on "tough choices" tradeoffs involved in carving out an attendance...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 7, 2009 at 2:14 am | 85 comments | 3790 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Arlen Specter will switch his party affiliation

Original post made by Sharon on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by food for fhought, on May 6, 2009 at 11:53 pm | 59 comments | 2384 Views
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