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


Parents lose patience over school mask mandate

Since state health officials decreed the end of the mask mandate for restaurants and grocery stores last week, frustrated...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 16, 2022 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 2931 Views


Family sues Stanford University, fraternity over son's fentanyl death

The family of a Stanford University student who died from an accidental fentanyl overdose in January 2020 has filed a lawsuit...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 29, 2022 at 9:08 am | 10 comments | 12156 Views


Racial epithet found on El Carmelo school sign, prompting hate crime investigation

Palo Alto police are investigating the vandalism of an outdoor sign at El Carmelo Elementary School with a racial epithet...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2022
Last comment by Citizen , on Jan 27, 2022 at 10:02 pm | 1 comment | 3678 Views


Barron Park's new principal aims to forge partnerships by making home visits to each student's family

Barron Park Elementary School principal Judy Argumedo has set herself the goal of visiting every student's home to meet with...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2022
Last comment by felix, on Jan 22, 2022 at 10:36 pm | 4 comments | 6006 Views


Palo Alto Unified looks to parent volunteers to shore up staffing during omicron wave

Rising staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant surges have led the Palo Alto Unified School District to ask parents...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Judith Kenney, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:12 am | 8 comments | 13886 Views


Hundreds of COVID-19 cases appear in Palo Alto schools as omicron surges

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2022
Last comment by Jennifer Tate, on Jan 18, 2022 at 4:36 pm | 42 comments | 30126 Views


Palo Alto schools prepare for surge of omicron cases

On Monday, Palo Alto Unified School District teachers and students stood in line for COVID-19 tests administered at the district...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2022
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on Jan 7, 2022 at 9:35 pm | 9 comments | 17701 Views


Cold early, Gunn could not rally late in SCVAL hoops loss

Gunn was unable to shake off a poor start and fell to Lynbrook in its SCVAL El Camino Division opener 63-41 on Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by RickEymer, on Jan 5, 2022 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 2111 Views


St. Francis announces 10 additional student-athlete signees

St. Francis honored 10 additional student-athletes, including five football players, who officially signed a National Letter...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2975 Views


The 'never-ending year': Palo Alto education leaders look back on 2021

With 2022 on the horizon, district leaders say they are looking forward to moving ahead with issues beyond the pandemic,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Professional, on Dec 28, 2021 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 4665 Views


Palo Alto Unified approves enrollment lottery to boost student body at Fletcher Middle School

The district's board voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize an intradistrict lottery at Fletcher for next school year....

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by John94306, on Dec 15, 2021 at 9:54 pm | 4 comments | 5998 Views


As new housing laws take effect, Palo Alto plays zone defense

Responding to new state laws that seek to encourage housing in single-family zones, Palo Alto adopted a suite of new rules...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 12, 2021 at 10:38 pm | 6 comments | 12240 Views


Parents express displeasure with plans to relocate Palo Verde to Cubberley during construction, but board moves forward

Plans to temporarily move Palo Verde and Hoover elementary schools to Cubberley Community Center and the adjacent Greendell...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by New in Town, on Dec 9, 2021 at 11:34 am | 15 comments | 9259 Views


Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley

After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by Ashley Tseng, on Dec 9, 2021 at 6:17 am | 13 comments | 16482 Views


Gunn students file claims over violent and racist bullying

A group of six Gunn High boys have faced violent bullying and harassment, including racial slurs, that administrators didn't...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by BillyBirch, on Dec 7, 2021 at 2:03 pm | 55 comments | 24087 Views


Understanding the debate behind California's new math framework

In the push to help more students thrive in STEM, California is working to change the way its schools teach math. But the...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 24, 2021 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 5245 Views


Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Enrollment is down, but not as significantly as during the 2020-21 school year, data shows. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 23, 2021 at 9:36 am | 8 comments | 6284 Views


School mask requirements likely to remain in place into 2022, state public health officials say

State public health officials said Wednesday that indoor mask requirements in schools are likely to remain in place into...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by SamuelL., on Nov 3, 2021 at 5:44 am | 7 comments | 5023 Views


A helping hand for youth, by youth

When Emily Yao joined Youth Connect, she thought it would be a good way to complete the community service hours required...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by MA midtown, on Oct 31, 2021 at 9:33 pm | 5 comments | 7217 Views


Pandemic induces staff shortages at local schools

Midpeninsula school districts are having trouble finding people to fill a variety of positions, including substitute teachers,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 15, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 8108 Views
<< < 1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 3 of 231

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Mountain View's Castro Street opens up for an eat-and-greet to rally support for businesses
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 2,763 views

Fidelity, Infidelity, Loyalty, Luck
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,969 views

Is this the kind of America we want to live in?
By Diana Diamond | 5 comments | 739 views


Register today to support local nonprofits

The 38th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, September 9. Proceeds go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local nonprofits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon. Complete your race in person or virtually to support local nonprofits.

Register Now!