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

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 4444 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by question, on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 7 comments | 1542 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Henry's vision -- changing the world, one community at a time

A quiet young man from halfway around the world approached us recently as we visited a small primary school in a rural village...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Aug 30, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 1207 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women's volleyball looking for missing pieces to puzzle

College volleyball Jordan Burgess, Madi Bugg and Brittany Howard have faced incredibly high expectations since joining the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by William Tomlinson, on Aug 30, 2015 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 2857 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean of freshmen, Palo Alto parent of two and author of new book, "How to...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tired of this, on Aug 30, 2015 at 9:20 am | 24 comments | 6411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches gas-safety initiative

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department has launched a safety initiative to check local sewer systems for crossbores,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:18 am | 15 comments | 3447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will this court ruling kill the Paly Gym deal?

Uh-oh.... http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/No-bid-practice-for-funding-school-projects-found-6389681.php...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm | 8 comments | 1125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 20 comments | 3888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laning in Los Altos elementary schools?

Hi. I understand that they have just started implementing lanes/strands in Los Altos elementary schools, for math and for...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crossbore?, on Aug 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 1269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ross Road closed due to repaving

Found it difficult to cross Ross Road at Loma Verde, Ames. Thanks PA for letting us know in advance. Anyone know if it...

Original post made by Detour on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Aug 29, 2015 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 501 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Six-vehicle crash in Palo Alto sends three to hospital, closes road

A six-vehicle crash on Alma Street and Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto injured at least three people and snarled rush-hour...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by local, now student, on Aug 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm | 74 comments | 8515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In city's new wage law, a modest proposal

The regional wave toward a higher minimum wage this week swept through Palo Alto, where city officials set aside their differences...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by BernieSanders2016, on Aug 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 8 comments | 4588 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes greater consistency at Palo Alto's high schools

Armed with a wealth of data on consistency – or lack thereof – across courses, subjects and teachers at Palo Alto's two...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 69 comments | 6085 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto tech worker arrested on suspicion of stealing trade secrets

A tech worker suspected of stealing trade secrets was arrested Thursday at San Francisco International Airport as he prepared...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Disloyal, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:43 pm | 13 comments | 5684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

This week includes East Palo Alto Children's Day in the Park on Saturday, Green Fest on Sunday and moth observations on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 2159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters to the editor

Shift subsidies Read the letters here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/08/28/letters-to-the-editor posted...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 2 comments | 1050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stabbing victim identified

0...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2008
Last comment by Another , on Aug 28, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 14 comments | 4904 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buckets of changes

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Yuckie, on Aug 28, 2015 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New proposal for Maybell affordable housing site

Residents near the Maybell/Clemo property which was at the heart of the Measure D ballot measure two years ago have received...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Billi, on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 898 Views
<< < 166.5 167.5 168.5 169.5 170.5 > >>
Page 168.5 of 1289

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 11,041 views

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 3,789 views

Avocado and Wine-Soaked Sundried Tomato Crostini
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,395 views

Pockets of time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 320 views

Groundwater Pumping Background
By Douglas Moran | 2 comments | 286 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

Contest Details