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

Around Town: Work begins on Palo Alto's newest affordable housing project

In the latest Around Town column, news about an affordable housing project breaking ground, local residents and organizations...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by Pat Burt, 20 minutes ago | 1 comment | 524 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto middle, high schools unlikely to reopen this school year

It's unlikely that Palo Alto Unified middle and high schools will reopen for hybrid instruction this academic year, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, 54 minutes ago | 5 comments | 2671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County ramps up COVID-19 vaccinations amid chaotic federal allocations

Santa Clara County leaders are concerned they won't have enough COVID-19 doses to continue building up their vaccination...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2021
Last comment by Local, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 2725 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Under assault: Data shows Santa Clara County hospital workers routinely attacked on the job

Each year, hundreds of health care workers in Santa Clara County hospitals are punched, kicked, spat on, slapped or worse,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Beth, 13 hours ago | 5 comments | 5127 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sheriff's Office forms task force investigating right-wing extremists

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office has formed a special task force to combat right-wing extremists in response to the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Corey Levens, 14 hours ago | 19 comments | 2572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prime for housing? New apartment plan targets 'moderate' earners

A residential block in the College Terrace neighborhood could become the site of a 24-unit apartment building under a proposal...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 1236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Day from hell Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2021/01/15/letters-to-the-editor posted...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 170 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors to consider requiring health care systems to provide vaccination plans

Seeking to know how many vaccines are being given out, Santa Clara County supervisors will consider requiring large health...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, 17 hours ago | 4 comments | 2618 Views

AROUND TOWN

'I will vote to impeach this traitor': Rep. Anna Eshoo supports removing Trump from office

Granted only 30 seconds to speak on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Anna Eshoo did not mince words regarding...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by trump: " fight like hell, & if you don’t fight like hell", 17 hours ago | 19 comments | 2396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After political tussle, Burt on track to join the VTA board

When elected leaders from four north Santa Clara County cities meet later this month to pick their representative for the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, 17 hours ago | 14 comments | 3101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over Foothills Park access continues as Palo Alto weighs new restrictions

Nearly a month after Palo Alto opened the once-exclusive Foothills Park to the broader public, city leaders are preparing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by R. Cavendish, 19 hours ago | 14 comments | 4057 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Opinion: Contradictions of COVID-19

While city councils all up and down the Peninsula contemplate severe housing shortages in the decades ahead, we are also...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rose, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 1559 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County works to clear hurdles to vaccinations

One month after the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Santa Clara County, county leaders are hurrying to fix shortcomings...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Carol Kenyon, 22 hours ago | 4 comments | 4688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn student athletes can again train outdoors in person starting next week

Palo Alto and Gunn high school student athletes will be able to again train in person outdoors in stable cohorts starting...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 5402 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues via clinic, partnerships

In San Mateo County, about one-third of the health care workers and long-term care residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Relief, gratitude among seniors receiving COVID-19 vaccines

Residents at Channing House, a senior independent living and long-term care center, say COVID-19 vaccines are the first step...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An Alternative View: Drastic decision keeps police information from the public

The Palo Alto Police Department definitely made a mistake when it abruptly sent an email to local media on Tuesday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2021
Last comment by Exactly , on Jan 15, 2021 at 5:47 am | 1 comment | 946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older

All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Jan 14, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 7046 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California's new goal: Vaccinate a million people in 10 days

Acknowledging that vaccinations have been too slow, state officials aim to ramp up the pace. But many questions remain about...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2021
Last comment by Penny, on Jan 14, 2021 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1909 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New numbers, same concerns as Palo Alto challenges housing mandate

A recent adjustment by regional planners could lower the number of housing units the city is required to plan for between...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 14, 2021 at 8:24 am | 6 comments | 3600 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 1581

Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

Craving B. Patisserie's perfect pastries? The San Francisco bakery is popping up in San Mateo next week
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 10,705 views

Spend some quality time with your thermostat
By Sherry Listgarten | 11 comments | 3,711 views

PA Police: Too drastic a decision on banning police information from public
By Diana Diamond | 6 comments | 2,610 views

Dry January Last Week? LOL
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 2,434 views

Which Christmas Gifts are Lasting?
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,287 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 26 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $7 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE