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PALO ALTO ISSUES

$700,000 in hidden city bonuses

An interesting discrepancy struck me while reading the City salary table posed on paloaltoonline http://www.paloaltoonline.com/media/reports/1269449374.pdf On...

Original post made by Gigo on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Gigo, on Apr 10, 2010 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 2321 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Firefighter Petition Is Bad Policy. Don't Sign!

PA Firefighters approached me outside Piazza's for a signature on their petition the other day. They want to force any reduction...

Original post made by Budget Watcher on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by I think I get it, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:48 am | 11 comments | 1981 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill investors sue firm over millions

Palo Alto-based property manager Page Mill Properties committed securities fraud, misled its investors and engaged in an...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by JC, on Apr 10, 2010 at 8:24 am | 15 comments | 8106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: If ROTC returns will it compromise Stanford's core mission?

There appears to be much concern these days about "identity": Who or what it is we are, what we need and what we, as individual...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 9, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 37 comments | 14680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to landfill for 'green' energy

Palo Alto is banking on an old landfill in the Central Valley to help it meet its long-term goals for renewable energy. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto parcel-tax ballots to arrive next week

Voters in the Palo Alto school district can expect ballots in the mail next week for Measure A, which would replace the current...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by Devin, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:38 pm | 13 comments | 2553 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for waste-to-energy plant surges ahead

Palo Alto's composting advocates cheered in the City Hall lobby early Tuesday morning after the City Council voted for a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm | 42 comments | 4645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's affordable-housing program challenged

Following in his father's footsteps, Forrest Mozart filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto this month, claiming that the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by John, on Apr 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm | 75 comments | 5159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City plans tour of new LED streetlights

The City of Palo Alto will hold a walking tour of Palo Alto streets that have been outfitted with newly installed, energy-efficient...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by bill, on Apr 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 2296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Paly Bell Schedule is 4-Day Block

I rec'd an email regarding the decision to begin 4-day block this fall at Paly. Thirty teachers decided on this crazy idea?...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Student, on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 2503 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Appel gets return trip to San Antonio with WNBA

Stanford senior All-American center Jayne Appel was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the first round, the fifth...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Good luck!!!, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rave reviews for 'Everyday Mathematics'

Teachers and administrators from top school districts in Illinois and one in California report strong results after using...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Alabama Teacher, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 22 comments | 6104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Good Samaritan helps lost East Palo Alto man

East Palo Alto police today are commending a good Samaritan who helped an 81-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease find his...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2010
Last comment by nikki freyermuth, on Apr 9, 2010 at 10:39 am | 10 comments | 2198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Upgrades on tap for Palo Alto elementary schools

Smartboards, whiteboards, new lighting and ventilation will soon come to every classroom in Palo Alto's 12 elementary schools,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by puzzled, on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 3453 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglar suspect caught catnapping -- cat missing

A 46-year-old man was arrested Sunday after apparently falling asleep while burglarizing a home in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:07 am | 11 comments | 2357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Partners in Education names new executive director

Palo Alto Partners in Education, an independent foundation that raises money for Palo Alto's public schools, has named longtime...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by PA resident, on Apr 8, 2010 at 4:25 pm | 11 comments | 2882 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park unveils plan for downtown

The city of Menlo Park has released a plan establishing guidelines for development and capital improvements over the next...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 2151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High library displaying student phography

My high school kid Leo loves photography. Gunn High library is displaying Leo's photography work now. Some of these photos...

Original post made by AJ Chen on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2627 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

think twice before you buy an Apple iPhone or iPad

Those gadgets are made in Chinese sweatshops where suicides are rampant. One woman worker jumped off a factory building...

Original post made by Steve on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by iNeeds, on Apr 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm | 7 comments | 2319 Views

RESTAURANTS

Marche on Santa Cruz

Anyone try this place in Menlo Park recently? Comments?...

Original post made by nat on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by nat, on Apr 8, 2010 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3953 Views
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