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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Francisco to charge Penninsula commuters $6 toll fee

San Francisco officials proposed to charge Peninsula commuters $6 daily toll fee for entering/exiting San Francisco from...

Original post made by Penninsula resident on Dec. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm | 8 comments | 1295 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Governments need to take a pledge

Faced with dropping revenues and unsustainable employee pay and retirement costs local governments need to act NOW. While...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by Jarred, on Feb 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 1295 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver trapped in three-vehicle crash on Page Mill Road

Palo Alto firefighters had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extricate the driver of a green Hyundai sedan following a three-vehicle...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by daughter, on Sep 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm | 10 comments | 1295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District previews 'safe, welcoming schools' plan

Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday proposed a school-board-level committee as well as a summer task force to consider...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:17 am | 18 comments | 1294 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA board to vote tonight on Caltrain funding

The Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) board will vote tonight (March 3) on whether to recommend financial...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Betty, on Mar 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm | 3 comments | 1294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pat Burt to run for second Palo Alto City Council term

Pat Burt, who served as Palo Alto's mayor in 2010 and who has been a central player in the city's opposition to high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Sep 10, 2012 at 9:26 am | 11 comments | 1294 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Golden opportunity to acquire downtown post office

Palo Alto residents have been picking up their mail and buying stamps at the downtown post office since 1932, but change...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 25, 2012 at 8:59 am | 7 comments | 1293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New interim Menlo Park fire chief appointed

As Chief Harold Schapelhouman continues to recuperate, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board has appointed Daniel...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Sorry to Say, on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to parse achievement data tonight

New data sheds light on efforts to remedy the achievement gap in Palo Alto schools. The Board of Education tonight will discuss...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by Carlos, on Sep 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm | 6 comments | 1293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspected thieves flee from Varian in Palo Alto

Three men fled from Varian in Palo Alto Friday after being spotted by a security guard. Hopping a sound wall, they left behind...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by wtf, on Mar 1, 2011 at 8:49 pm | 7 comments | 1293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian killed on Shoreline Boulevard Monday

The man who was killed when he was hit by a car while walking in Mountain View Monday night has been identified as 26-year-old...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm | 11 comments | 1293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen assaulted with bat while defending mother

A 17-year-old boy was struck several times with a baseball bat in Palo Alto after he defended his mother from crude sexual...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 1293 Views

SPORTS

First Person: A conversation with Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin, a Palo Alto High School graduate (Class of 2006) and current point guard for the Houston Rockets, reflects on...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by that 2, on Dec 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm | 2 comments | 1293 Views

SPORTS

Luck's last college game finally comes to pass

==B Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 2, 5:30 p.m., ESPN== We've seen Andrew Luck do some amazing things on the football field, rallying...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Last chance save Hangar One

I sent the following E-Mail to NASA this morning: This is my last desperate plea. Do not destroy this icon for trivial...

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis on Jun. 25, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jun 29, 2011 at 3:59 am | 20 comments | 1293 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dance and art celebrated at Stanford powwow

Twirling so fast at times that they were a blur of brilliant color, hundreds of dancers took part in the 40th Annual Stanford...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on May 9, 2011 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Business Opening in Dan Browns Old Location

Just noticed a new notice to sell alcohol at what use to be Dan Browns Sports Bar. Anyone know what the new restaurant/bar...

Original post made by papagee on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment rates drop in California, Bay Area

Unemployment rates fell sharply across California in September, including in the Bay Area where one county's rate fell below...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by 10% is Good?, on Oct 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm | 5 comments | 1293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto High-Speed Rail Committee hopes to change name and focus

With Caltrain poised to declare massive service cuts, the Palo Alto City Council's High-Speed Rail Committee is hoping to...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by andreas, on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:46 am | 6 comments | 1292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Part of PG&E gas main in Palo Alto is salvaged pipe

A gas-transmission line that runs through Palo Alto and Stanford University contains reused, salvaged pipe dating to 1947,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by not a PeeGeenE fan, on Nov 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 5 comments | 1292 Views
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