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PALO ALTO ISSUES

MediaNews: Banking on a turnaround

As Bank of America assumes ownership of the second largest newspaper company in the nation in an impending bankruptcy, what...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by crickett, on Jan 31, 2010 at 1:40 am | 1 comment | 9206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park girl, 14, still missing -- a walk-away

Police are looking for Jennifer Blair, a 14-year-old resident of Menlo Park who was last seen leaving her residence in the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 30, 2010 at 11:50 pm | 26 comments | 3729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Taking the Frenzy Out of College Admissions; Paly Event

The Paly PTSA is honored to host renowned college admissions expert Lloyd Thacker, a college admissions officer and college...

Original post made by Maureen Simons on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm | 1 comment | 2042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian: State school budget not based in reality

This year's state budget for education is the "least reality-based proposal" state Sen. Joe Simitian has seen from the governor...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm | 18 comments | 2139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters

Hospital renewal Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=12359 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm | 7 comments | 2147 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

the benefits of global warming

According to USA Today, there are many benefits to global warming. The melting polar ice cap opens up many new commercial...

Original post made by polar bear on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Jan 30, 2010 at 4:39 am | 3 comments | 1844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: A city where trees make news

For living things that grow slowly and mostly just stand around, trees in Palo Alto have been making big news locally --...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jacqueline Yetzotis, on Jan 30, 2010 at 1:13 am | 1 comment | 2447 Views

AROUND TOWN

I love it!

A Palo Alto blog called ad LIBS! Perfect! Thanks for the post about the LA Theater Company doing Robert Kennedy! Will...

Original post made by Ano Nymous on Jan. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does Palo Alto think of the Progressive, Populist Power in this Admin?

So, gotta ask..what do Palo Altans think of the POTUS using his podium last night to condemn a Supreme Court decision...are...

Original post made by Connecting the Dots on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 13 comments | 1881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to get tough over trash hazards

Mounds of tree branches, trash, bags of garbage -- and even a dead body once -- littering a vacant lot and adjacent business...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Rt, on Jan 29, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 4 comments | 3061 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Memorial service for Brian Taylor set for Saturday

A memorial service for Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at noon in Menlo Park at The Church of Jesus...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blanchard Family, on Jan 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm | 16 comments | 3901 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California controller: State will run out of cash before April

Here we go again. http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_14249833?source=rss . At what point do we understand that this state...

Original post made by John on Jan. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1930 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peninsula residents clash over high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed rail system is either a badly needed boost to the state's workers and commuters or an overpriced,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 57 comments | 5094 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council tackles weaker survey results

Focusing on the weaker areas of Palo Alto rather than its strong points, the City Council Monday night wrestled with how...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by CHinCider, on Jan 29, 2010 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 2154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A no reaction protest idea

I'm thinking about distributing a flyer tomorrow (see below) but wanted to run it by other Gunn students first and parents...

Original post made by Anne on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Jan 29, 2010 at 9:21 am | 32 comments | 3581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 72679 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Forum: Budget cuts hitting community colleges

A "community dialogue" on the funding crisis faced by community colleges will be held Wednesday night at the Los Altos Library,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Parent, on Jan 29, 2010 at 2:21 am | 11 comments | 1852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Building communities within our high schools.

I attended a meeting about teen depression a few weeks ago. One of the speakers was a basketball coach at Paly. The point...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by A Mom, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:27 pm | 23 comments | 2908 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain/PCJPB Request Safety Waivers from FRA

Per Clem at the Caltrain HSR Compatibility Blog http://caltrain-hsr.blogspot.com/ "Caltrain's petition for a waiver of...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jan 28, 2010 at 9:11 pm | 6 comments | 1629 Views

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 | 2032 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE