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Is Negative campaigning starting?

I've been hearing people trash talk some of the new candidates with unsubstantiated rumors. Seems like the incumbents and...

Original post made by Just the Facts on Oct. 12, 2014
Last comment by Guy_Fawkes, on Oct 14, 2014 at 9:54 am | 7 comments | 1647 Views


Letters to the editor

<B>Bravo to Castilleja report Read the full story here

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 21, 2020 at 10:23 am | 4 comments | 1644 Views


Is Santa Clara County Measure A a Trojan Horse?

I'm being blocked from posting my concern. I've tried several times....

Original post made by Long-time Voting Democrat on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Old Timer, on Nov 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 8 comments | 1644 Views


Jordan Principal Leaving

We just received word that the Jordan principal was leaving at the end of the year. ...

Original post made by Parent L on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Not Bowers, on Mar 29, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 1644 Views


Who has been the worst mayor at managing city council meeting in Palo Alto?

Anyone watch the city council meeting tonight? Seems like they're completely out of control - with unrealistic time estimates...

Original post made by OMG on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Pontification, on May 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 1638 Views


Tree Cutting Connection to City Government

I can only understand the bizarre choices made by the city as to when and how to cut trees by positing a financial connection...

Original post made by Spoiler on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 1634 Views


The Great Developer Giveaway -- Hidden Inurement

When Palo Alto increases the zoning density on a parcell of land, it is a gift of a Public Asset to a private individual,...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on May. 26, 2014
Last comment by Important Point, on May 26, 2014 at 4:28 pm | 3 comments | 1629 Views


What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 1626 Views


Bungled launch

I got a fundraising letter from Nancy Shepherd a week ago, directing interested persons to her website at As...

Original post made by Guy_Fawkes on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Guy_Fawkes, on Jul 7, 2014 at 4:12 pm | 3 comments | 1626 Views


Traffic light changes every 11 seconds

Anyone notice this around Palo Alto or is it just this one traffic light at Coulombe and Arastradero? Every 11 seconds it...

Original post made by pares on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by pares, on Jan 5, 2016 at 11:10 am | 7 comments | 1622 Views


T&C/Paly Intersection Status?

Does anyone know where we stand on any progress towards a solution? Beside the obvious need to synchronize the three...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:05 am | 5 comments | 1618 Views


Models and experts lean toward strong El Nino forecast for the fall I...

Original post made by Slow Down on May. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1617 Views


September is National Emergency Preparedness Month – Are You Prepared?

2020 has seen the perfect storm of disasters and human suffering in the US. COVID-19, sheltering in place, recent and ongoing...

Original post made by AnnetteG on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by resqpro911, on Sep 8, 2020 at 9:27 am | 14 comments | 1613 Views


Buena Vista Residents Sue City Over Park Closure

Buena Vista residents filed suit on Monday against the City of Palo Alto in Santa Clara Superior Court. The residents want...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Winter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 10 comments | 1612 Views


Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 1610 Views


City Website Maintenance Moving to External Hosting Provider

The City of Palo Alto is moving its website maintenance outside of City Hall. The current website designer and content provider...

Original post made by Deep Throat on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by No archives?, on Oct 31, 2014 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 1610 Views


Steffens, Neushul among top three Cutino Award finalists

Stanford's Kiley Neushul and Maggie Steffens were named two of three finalists for the prestigious Peter J. Cutino Award,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1610 Views


Do Church's have a moral obligation to contribute to affordable housing?

A few months ago, Cornerstone Community Church at 701 East Meadow in Palo Alto had a sign advertising three lots for sale....

Original post made by Church Responsibilities on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Question, on Jul 14, 2016 at 10:54 am | 19 comments | 1609 Views


spam phone calls from Palo Alto Utilities

I got a phone call on my voice mail today. The caller ID said "650-329-2161 Palo Alto Utilities". The message was from some...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm | 1 comment | 1608 Views


Palo Alto Manager of Communications

There must be somebody who posts on Palo Alto Online who has the skills for the following job opening. The Palo Alto City...

Original post made by Deep Throat on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by More PR ha ha, on Dec 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 1600 Views
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