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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Waste not, want not? Palo Alto's garbage challenges

Trapped by a garbage system that's draining city funds, Palo Alto seeks to overhaul its obsolete waste-management model....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Makes sense, on Aug 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm | 17 comments | 5007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to appoint task force for rail outreach

Five neighborhood leaders, four business representatives, an environmentalist, a member of Canopy, a bicyclist, a Caltrain...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by TwoHundredThousand$, on Aug 8, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 20 comments | 3808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

proposed refuse rate changes

Looking at the increase rates, the people that generate the least trash (20-gal) pay $1.25 a gallon while people that generate 32-gal...

Original post made by chavey@gmail.com on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 2 comments | 2110 Views

BOOKS

Getting the word out

What writer hasn't dreamt of holding that bound volume in hand, relishing the fresh-ink aroma, standing with pride at the...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 8, 2010 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 5502 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prof: Prop. 8 will be 'unconstitutional'

A Stanford Law School professor, Michael Wald, is predicting a federal judge will rule that Proposition 8, the state law...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 34 comments | 13655 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate dumpster fire at Gunn

A dumpster containing wood and metal debris burned in a suspicious fire at Gunn High School in Palo Alto Tuesday night, police...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Oblivious, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:02 am | 8 comments | 3172 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View march celebrates Prop. 8 ruling

Gay rights advocates gathered at the Mountain View Caltrain station Wednesday evening to celebrate the decision delivered...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by Hixson's parents, on Aug 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm | 2 comments | 2947 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

News About Fire in EPA, Westside?

I saw a brief news story about a fire on Clarke, on the westside of EPA. Earlier tonight I saw fire trucks & cop cars, but...

Original post made by Hmmm on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 7, 2010 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 2084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto council members blast firefighters' measure, launch 'Safe Palo Alto'

Palo Alto's former elected leaders are joining the current City Council in opposing a ballot measure that would freeze staffing...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by establishment-phobe, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 32 comments | 4497 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pre-Jump Start Day JLS Middle School Questions

I'm sure that these questions will be answered at the JLS Jump Start Day, but I'm curious now. Are the 6th grade student...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by JLS Parent, on Aug 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2842 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities issue rail challenge: 'build right or not at all'

Palo Alto and its four allies in the Peninsula Cities Consortium have issued a new call for the California High-Speed Rail...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by KTB, on Aug 7, 2010 at 12:55 pm | 23 comments | 5746 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Middle Men'

Oh, Hollywood. You're always messing with our heads. The opening titles to "Middle Men" say it's "Inspired by a True Story,"...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2010
Last comment by paypal, on Aug 7, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 8587 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA plans multi-agency fight against animal abuse

People who abuse animals are just as apt to inflict violence upon other people and could face hefty fines and jail time,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Aug 7, 2010 at 8:41 am | 7 comments | 2406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteer readers to be recognized Sunday

Actress and former schoolteacher Jane Seaman of Los Altos Hills has spent 15,000 hours -- or 1.7 years of her life -- reading...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by JoAnne, on Aug 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm | 3 comments | 4832 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We shouldn't let 'Planned Community' zone steal our public benefits

My beautiful hometown, Pomona, was destroyed by rapacious development. The orchards are gone, along with its beauty, charm...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by Still more, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm | 22 comments | 4077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves library, compost contracts

Contracts for library rebuilding and and energy-and-compost feasibility study were approved Thursday night in a special City...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Bryan Long, on Aug 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm | 5 comments | 2779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

BAD water in Palo Alto

I received a recorded phone call from the Palo Alto Utilities Dept. yesterday alerting me of "water in the 600 block of Arastradero...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:20 pm | 3 comments | 2323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alert system merger launches Aug. 11

Palo Alto's Community Emergency Alerting and Notification System (CANS), which notifies residents and businesses during emergencies,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Patricia Robinson, on Aug 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 2616 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why isn't hp being asked to pay for employee housing?

My headline is meant in a whimsical way. Why does Stanford go under the gun on housing, but when thousands of hp employees...

Original post made by Sierra on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by HPEngineer, on Aug 6, 2010 at 11:30 am | 18 comments | 3968 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Baylands brush fire caused by kids with matches

Two children playing with matches set fire to dry grass and brush along a trail at the end of Geng Road in Palo Alto, near...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by lol, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:26 am | 2 comments | 2545 Views
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