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Town Square and Registered Users

When TS started the idea of closing a certain thread to all but registered users, the reason given was that it would make...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by Perspective, 1 hour ago | 24 comments | 444 Views


Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by La-Dee-Da, 2 hours ago | 27 comments | 7000 Views


Palo Alto trees dying in greater numbers

As the drought drags through its fourth year, Palo Alto's parched trees are dying in greater numbers, prompting city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by The Facts, 2 hours ago | 37 comments | 4016 Views


Palo Alto treads cautiously on fiber network

With Google looming as a major wildcard, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to wait until next year before making any decisions...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Robert Smith, 2 hours ago | 113 comments | 3551 Views


One-third of Stanford women experience sexual misconduct, survey finds

Nearly one-third of undergraduate women at Stanford University reported in a new campus climate survey that they experienced...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Strange Comments, 2 hours ago | 13 comments | 2608 Views


On homelessness, and those who strive to help

I have spent more than 3,920 hours working with the homeless population in Palo Alto. To most people employed in the social...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by suzanne, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 1202 Views


Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real

A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 3 hours ago | 14 comments | 4830 Views


Aircraft noise

I have just spent some time emailing Anna Eshoo and Barbara Boxer (you have to fill out their website) urging them as our...

Original post made by stephanie enos on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 3 hours ago | 16 comments | 329 Views


High school students make coding skills multiply

Coding isn't as hard as it sounds, but it might not be accessible to many teens. That was the idea that inspired Nikhil Cheerla...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by FORTRAN Forever, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1632 Views


City looks to expand 'drought-free' water supply

As California's water woes continue to stress local trees and inflate water rates, Palo Alto officials are preparing to move...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by SF Mann, 7 hours ago | 15 comments | 4706 Views


Mayor commits to eradicating homelessness among veterans

Citing the deaths of two unhoused women in Palo Alto parks two years ago as emblematic of the need to end homelessness in...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2015
Last comment by A Vet, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 1006 Views


Merchants set Meet The Street event

Call it a block party that the whole city is invited to attend. Palo Alto will kick off its inaugural Meet The Street event...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 936 Views


Reaching for service, adventure with an encore career

Through their busy years of child-rearing and careers in Silicon Valley, Rick and Wendy Walleigh of Los Altos nurtured a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 846 Views


With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 15 hours ago | 116 comments | 6342 Views


Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 4668 Views


Editorial: Don't let the bed bugs bite

Crows, leafblowers, incessant construction, parking and traffic problems and new airplane flight paths. They've all riled...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 52 comments | 3759 Views


Al Gore address at Stanford climate change rally to draw thousands

Former Vice President Al Gore will join students at Stanford University this afternoon for a rally addressing climate change. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 6 comments | 1433 Views


Student pushes Stanford to address the 'Scary Path'

On the east side of Stanford University's campus, tucked between several fraternity houses and student residences, is a short,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by what?, on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 2766 Views


Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 3, 2015 at 7:24 am | 38 comments | 3686 Views


Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Kay , on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:59 am | 56 comments | 26860 Views
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