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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares for 'budget of loss'

Palo Alto's proposed budget for the next fiscal year contains a sliver of good news and a heap of bad. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 3, 2010
Last comment by Not resident, on May 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm | 21 comments | 3105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gov. Arnold invites oil drillers to the California coast to replace the oil spilled in the Gulf

The USA is losing millions of gallons of oil to Gulf of Mexico disaster. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his new pal Abel Maldonado...

Original post made by drill baby drill on May. 1, 2010
Last comment by drill baby drill, on May 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm | 29 comments | 2483 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite reviews, district defends new math text

Despite mixed reviews from parents and teachers, Palo Alto school officials Tuesday said they have had "a tremendous year"...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by BH, on May 13, 2010 at 4:37 pm | 19 comments | 4654 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Arizona boycotte

Several cities across the country, including SF, Oakland, San Diego and LA have passed resolutions or urged boycotts of Arizona...

Original post made by Armen on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 2200 Views

SPORTS

Lacrosse playoffs just a tuneup for the finales

The high school lacrosse season is heading into its final week, with playoff matches setting up championship showdowns this...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on May 13, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 4 comments | 3050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shorter hours, smaller collections eyed for Palo Alto libraries

For Palo Alto's library supporters, the city's latest budget proposal is the ultimate buzz kill. Read the full story here...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by libram, on May 13, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 62 comments | 4888 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Did anyone witness the accident I was in on 12/21 at E. Meadow and Middlefield Road?

Hello, I was in a car accident on 12/21 at the intersection of E. Meadow and Middlefield Road at about 1:30pm. I was traveling...

Original post made by Need help please! on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Need help please!, on May 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 8 comments | 2421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Disoriented woman's family located, reunited

An elderly woman brought to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Monday who had been unable to identify herself was reunited...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by best wishes, on May 13, 2010 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 2215 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Valley facing food and shelter emergency

The economic slide spreading from Wall Street to Main Street has hit the "side streets and back streets," according to Silicon...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Nilesh, on May 13, 2010 at 11:40 am | 3 comments | 3131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes 'resource recovery' recycling center

While a proposed composting operation remains in limbo, Palo Alto is considering building new facilities near the baylands...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 13, 2010 at 4:09 am | 3 comments | 2205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Law Professor John H. Barton dies of bike-accident injuries

John H. Barton, 72, a Stanford University law professor whose career emphasized the interface between science and the law,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2009
Last comment by Tamali Sen Gupta, on May 13, 2010 at 2:04 am | 8 comments | 3842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto council members may take pay cuts

Seeking to send the community a sober message about Palo Alto's budget woes, a City Council committee agreed last week to...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by homegirl, on May 12, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 21 comments | 3001 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

are all the threads about Arizona's racial profiling law being deleted?

Given Palo Alto's own history with racial profiling, I think the Arizona law is worth studying and learning about....

Original post made by racial profiling on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on May 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 57 comments | 3205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Hospital gives 'final offer' to nurses

Nurses at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital are at a heated impasse with hospital administrators...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2010
Last comment by CaliNurse, on May 12, 2010 at 5:08 pm | 91 comments | 6846 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cable, Satellite, Att Uverse & internet

I am moving to Palo Alto (St Claire) nieghborhood and was wondering if anyone can tell me what is the best option for TV?...

Original post made by Jon on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on May 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 2020 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park, Atherton want rail suit reopened

Menlo Park, Atherton and a coalition of environmental groups filed a new legal challenge against the California High-Speed...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on May 12, 2010 at 1:52 pm | 5 comments | 2840 Views

AROUND TOWN

An oasis in the neighborhood

Downtown North resident Katie Ritchey this week walked through the well-appointed ground floor of her new nonprofit for women,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Karen, on May 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 3362 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cut Library Branches and stop overtime abuse

Palo Alto should follow the lead of Mountain View and close all but one library and concentrate all their resources there....

Original post made by David on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Darwin, on May 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 1975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board may scrap redistricting plan

After a flurry of opposition and a threatened lawsuit from the City of Gilroy, the Santa Clara Valley Water District agreed...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by waterboard?, on May 12, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What plastics can I recycle curbside?

I've looked online and I can't find any info! Which plastics can I put in my curbside bin? #1 and #2, sure. What about...

Original post made by recycler on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by anon, on May 12, 2010 at 11:16 am | 10 comments | 3070 Views
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