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

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to ban natural gas in new buildings

Palo Alto took its most dramatic action of the year on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions Monday night, when the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by StupidSolution, on Nov 17, 2019 at 10:57 am | 102 comments | 20938 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto firefighters push law to prevent layoffs

Palo Alto's firefighters union is spearheading a new ballot measure that would keep the city from reducing the staffing levels...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18 am | 101 comments | 8610 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by CAMD, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | 101 comments | 35374 Views

AROUND TOWN

History of Fry's site complicates city's redevelopment plans

A Portage Avenue site that now houses Fry's Electronics has been deemed a historically significant property, which may delay...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Classic Ventura, on Aug 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm | 101 comments | 20841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto aligns itself against 'one-size-fits-all' housing bills

Responding to a flurry of housing bills moving through Sacramento, Palo Alto's elected leaders took a stance on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2019
Last comment by Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!, on Apr 30, 2019 at 6:08 pm | 100 comments | 11758 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altans protest at Bank of America

Outraged over job losses and corporate and bank bailouts, more than 200 protesters lined El Camino Real near Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Oct 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 99 comments | 12380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto committee has 'no confidence' in rail

Palo Alto took its most extreme step to date to oppose the state's proposed high-speed rail line Thursday morning when a...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by D. P. Lubic, on Sep 12, 2010 at 9:48 pm | 98 comments | 8638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hotel, townhouses to replace Palo Alto Bowl

After serving Palo Alto for more than half a century, Palo Alto's only bowling alley will soon be demolished to make way...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by K-Mart, on Dec 18, 2009 at 6:26 am | 98 comments | 7342 Views

AROUND TOWN

In rare move, Chamber picks favorites in Palo Alto council race

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday jumped into the city's politically charged debate about office development when...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:24 am | 98 comments | 11441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Discount grocer to open shop at Alma Village

Grocery Outlet, a chain specializing in extreme bargains, will take over the Alma Village supermarket that has been vacant...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:28 am | 97 comments | 22966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keene: Outreach failure on trees a 'mistake'

Palo Alto's Public Works Department staff blundered when it cut down 63 holly oaks on California Avenue -- more than the...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Justin Cady, on Oct 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 97 comments | 7323 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown explosion, fire draws extra help

A reported explosion in an Eichler home at 452 Maureen Ave. had firefighters out in force today. The affected area was in...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Suwen, on Oct 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 97 comments | 11185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prop 13: The elephant is finally in the room

Calling California's tax system "broken," the head of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation called this week for a re-examination...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by loopholes, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:41 am | 97 comments | 13459 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents seeing green over Charleston-Arastradero bike boulevard

It's been a highly contentious roadway for more than a decade, with everyone from motorists and bicyclists to pedestrians...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Captain Obvious, on Jun 2, 2014 at 8:21 am | 96 comments | 12504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto schools to close for one month starting Monday

Santa Clara County this morning ordered all public schools in the county to close for three weeks beginning Monday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Good idea, on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:31 pm | 96 comments | 32988 Views

AROUND TOWN

City's new Web site aims for elegance, utility

0...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2007
Last comment by resident, on Dec 24, 2007 at 9:21 am | 95 comments | 18036 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hobee's at Town & Country to close

Longtime Palo Alto icon Hobee's California Restaurant will close at Town & Country Village shopping center in January, property...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2012
Last comment by j. Rowley, on Nov 22, 2012 at 9:12 am | 94 comments | 20087 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue redesign stalled by lawsuits

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to turn California Avenue into the next University Avenue or Mountain View's Castro Street is...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Evan Thomas, on May 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 94 comments | 10916 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing Authority votes to acquire Buena Vista

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents received a hopeful pre-holiday present from the county Housing Authority on Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Oldster, on Jan 1, 2017 at 7:02 pm | 94 comments | 13622 Views

AROUND TOWN

Researchers claim to have body of 'Bigfoot'

0...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by Bharhal, on Sep 1, 2008 at 8:24 pm | 94 comments | 32898 Views
<< < 2 3 4 5 6 > >>
Page 4 of 365

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox for free.

Craving a two-foot pizza? Pizzone serves Milan-style magic in Palo Alto.
By The Peninsula Foodist | 2 comments | 6,887 views

PA's downtown business problems not simple to solve
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 5,705 views

Is renewable diesel the real deal?
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 3,756 views

Recall Election Reform: Forgetting that the talking points were only that
By Douglas Moran | 15 comments | 3,215 views

Couples and Premarital: Parallel Living: What to Do
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 2,995 views