Town Square

Post a New Topic


Sort by:  Most recent topic/comment   Most viewed   Most comments

Navigation tip: Clicking on any category label will display all recent posts in that category

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge political contributions spark outcry, suspicion

As September wound down, Palo Alto City Council candidate Lydia Kou's campaign had plenty of endorsements but not a lot of...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Mar 25, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 4 comments | 593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:31 am | 38 comments | 1131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Recall election of Brock Turner judge postponed

The group working to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for alleged judicial bias has decided to delay placing...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by My Left Foot, on Mar 25, 2017 at 11:26 am | 20 comments | 3861 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood haunt

Renee Barton grew up in Redwood City's Woodside Plaza neighborhood and knows what it needs and what it lacks: a family-friendly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, on Mar 25, 2017 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 2336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by R Alvarez, on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:18 am | 28 comments | 6202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Making amends

Faced with a strong backlash from residents across Palo Alto's political spectrum and angry colleagues who felt disrespected,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Mar 24, 2017 at 6:04 pm | 14 comments | 2484 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knead to bake

Every week, subscribers to As Kneaded Bakery, a new Community Supported Bakery, get a different variety of bread -- from...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Ron Wolf, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2189 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rare Tall Tree 'Global Impact Award' awarded to longtime philanthropists

Longtime philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore will on May 16 become only the second recipients of Tall Tree Global Impact...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by moi , on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 2064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City moves toward compromise on growth vision

Responding to an uproar of criticism from residents and community volunteers, members of the Palo Alto City Council swiftly...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 52 comments | 5166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Renew stormwater fee

The system for moving rainwater from our streets out to the bay only gets our attention when something goes wrong, streets...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 33 comments | 2768 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:57 am | 21 comments | 11266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections at JLS vs Private School

My child has been accepted by both the Connections program at JLS and a highly privileged private school H in San Jose. As...

Original post made by Caring Parent on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ask lots of people and really listen, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One woman's will to survive

Janet Steele was driving from her College Terrace neighborhood home to work on March 13, 2006, when a terrible accident changed...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Questions re lifetime health insurance limits, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:19 am | 10 comments | 4662 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Electric rates set to surge in Palo Alto

Despite a wet winter that recharged Palo Alto's hydroelectric supplies, the city's electric customers could be in for a shock...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 24, 2017 at 3:23 am | 59 comments | 6398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's proposed expansion raises anxieties over traffic

As Stanford University prepares for its next phase of campus expansion, officials are confronting a daunting question: How...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Mar 24, 2017 at 12:41 am | 47 comments | 8887 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two-alarm fire contained in Old Palo Alto

Palo Alto firefighters have contained a two-alarm fire found in the attic of an Old Palo Alto home on Sunday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm | 6 comments | 5399 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Oakland shooting victim was from East Palo Alto

A man who was fatally shot in East Oakland earlier this month has been identified by police as 26-year-old Rene Cabrera of...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous , on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 1482 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Israeli arrested for bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto responded today to the arrest of a 19-year-old Israeli teenager for...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Mar 23, 2017 at 6:17 pm | 3 comments | 1545 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Alleged Crescent Park burglars caught after traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in Gilroy resulted in an arrest of two people for allegedly burglarizing a home in Crescent Park earlier...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 16 comments | 2678 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FPPC investigates allegation against Adrian Fine

An anonymous complaint against Palo Alto City Councilman Adrian Fine has triggered an investigation by the Fair Political...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by 38 year resident, on Mar 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm | 21 comments | 2346 Views
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 2.25 of 1296

Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
By Elena Kadvany | 22 comments | 9,007 views

Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 3,276 views

Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 4 comments | 1,327 views

Planning for College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 750 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

Contest Details