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

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Is Silicon Valley's painfully severe 'housing crisis' insoluble?

At gatherings late last year, people throughout the Peninsula had a chance to express their feelings and experiences relating...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 8 minutes ago | 37 comments | 2672 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo: Government shutdown an 'embarrassment'

The federal government went into shutdown mode Saturday at midnight after the U.S. Senate failed to get the needed 60 votes...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 10 minutes ago | 25 comments | 2040 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District grapples with ongoing budget deficit

Palo Alto Unified, a well-resourced district that has set ambitious and costly educational goals for the next several years,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by A Parent, 23 minutes ago | 16 comments | 2521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian proposes teacher housing in Palo Alto

To help teachers cope with the increasingly high cost of living in the Bay Area, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Juan, 2 hours ago | 39 comments | 2588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City faces legal challenge over budget transfers

A resident's lawsuit and a court case involving the city of Redding could upend Palo Alto's century-long practice of transferring...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 2 hours ago | 15 comments | 1106 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Eight is enough

The Palo Alto school district has a rare opportunity to put a term limit measure on this November's ballot without it being...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 1541 Views

AROUND TOWN

League of Women Voters launches teen-registration effort

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto is working toward an ambitious goal: to register all eligible Palo Alto teenagers...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Al Ward, 3 hours ago | 19 comments | 1799 Views

AROUND TOWN

For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing

Palo Alto's effort to turn a street into a bicycle-friendly boulevard is encountering a chorus of complaints from residents...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by @Petitioner, 5 hours ago | 133 comments | 9704 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Keller Chryst announces plan to transfer

Quarterback Keller Chryst announced on twitter Sunday that he will transfer from Stanford for his fifth season of eligibility....

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by Michael O., 8 hours ago | 5 comments | 1758 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bike bridge to connect East Palo Alto and Palo Alto

After decades of dangerous crossings on the University Avenue overpass over U.S. Highway 101, bicyclists and pedestrians...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by David, 11 hours ago | 10 comments | 2131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Kids, 21 hours ago | 9 comments | 1945 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Ana Gabriela Hermosillo, on Jan 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm | 54 comments | 4403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm | 86 comments | 8850 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tens of thousands expected at Bay Area Women's Marches

Tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out Saturday in cities across the Bay Area -- and at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2018
Last comment by @(So-called) Resident, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:38 pm | 3 comments | 887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Editorial: new year, new mayor

The surprise, if one can call it that, wasn't the unanimous election Monday night of Liz Kniss as mayor of Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jan 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm | 17 comments | 1793 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ravenswood school district faces looming budget crisis

If the Ravenswood City School District does not cut $3.3 million from its budget, it will face insolvency within a year,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by EPA RESIDENT, on Jan 20, 2018 at 6:59 pm | 12 comments | 4329 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 20, 2018 at 5:45 pm | 46 comments | 827 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost

A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by PTA Member, on Jan 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm | 15 comments | 2100 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Invasion of the stinkwort

Stinkwort, an invasive weed, is poised to dominate grasslands and open spaces from the baylands to the mountains. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Jan 20, 2018 at 4:47 pm | 9 comments | 6065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores ways to pay for revamped Caltrain intersections

Despite years of discussions about the need to separate the Caltrain tracks from the local streets that intersect the rail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 20, 2018 at 12:19 pm | 93 comments | 6395 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 1364

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 4,968 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,201 views

This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!
By Douglas Moran | 10 comments | 811 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 720 views

One-on-one time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 552 views