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

Audit urges more oversight, better security over city equipment

Palo Alto's system for keeping track of city equipment has been hampered by inconsistent oversight and lax security, according...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Irresponsible, on Feb 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 2347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment

Castilleja School has pledged to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Waverley Bette, on Feb 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 25 comments | 5789 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect flashes gun in attempted robbery

A suspect attempted to rob a cashier at a Palo Alto gas station on Saturday evening, but fled on foot when the cashier refused...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by ChrisC, on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 3278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 22207 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Library closures, transportation changes on Monday

Feb. 17, Presidents Day, will mean more than school closures and cherry pie. City, state and federal facilities will also...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by BIOND, on Feb 17, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 5 comments | 2123 Views

SPORTS

Gunn has three champs at the SCVAL wrestling finals

Despite winning the SCVAL Championships in wrestling a year ago, Gunn faced a stiff challenge this weekend while attempting...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by Applause, on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 1890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford trustees approve tuition hike

Undergraduate costs at Stanford University – including tuition, room and board and a mandatory health fee -- will rise...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 1:08 pm | 8 comments | 4907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Didn't Paly eliminate class ranking?

Message from the UCs claims my son isn't in the top 9 percent of his class and implied his application isn't competitive....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by it's complicated, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 9704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board adopts harassment policy

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday adopted harassment policies to protect certain students as an 11-year-old girl, whose...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by explainer, on Feb 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 17 comments | 5631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price walks fine line in supporting high-speed-rail brief

Palo Alto may be one of the staunchest opponents of California's controversial high-speed rail system, but one council member...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 47 comments | 8259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forecast predicts years of budget surpluses

A surging economy and an expected influx of revenue from new hotels have prompted Palo Alto officials to predict a decade...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 6827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Healing the mind

When Donald Ray Williams, in the grip of a psychotic episode, torched the University Avenue Walgreens in Palo Alto on July...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Do more, on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 5 comments | 6935 Views

AROUND TOWN

Miki's Market in Palo Alto to close

Less than six months after Miki's Farm Fresh Market opened its doors at Alma Plaza, filling a vacancy that has blighted the...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by JP, on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm | 221 comments | 5199 Views

AROUND TOWN

A law that forces mental health treatment

To commit, or not commit? That is the question for many families and advocates in the mental health system. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Abuse, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 1725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline

Silicon Valley economy 'sizzling,' but many are left out in the cold Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/02/07/off-deadline...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by General Practitioner, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments | 1297 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 9706 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six celebrated for longtime service

For many, the 2014 Lifetimes of Achievement honorees are household names. They are a former college counselor, a corporate...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Phyllis , on Feb 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 5110 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hotel-tax hike recommended in Palo Alto

Seeking to tap into the riches generated by the city's flourishing hotel scene, a Palo Alto council committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 21 comments | 4678 Views

AROUND TOWN

Something to do today (Sat) Feb 15

Hi Folks, I've decided to come down from the mountain and visit my city today and thought, hmmm, wouldn't it be nice to...

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Feb. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 402 Views
<< < 102.75 103.75 104.75 105.75 106.75 > >>
Page 104.75 of 1058

Cho's, beloved dim sum spot, to reopen in Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 5,885 views

Why I Became Active in Palo Alto Forward
By Steve Levy | 12 comments | 2,299 views

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 1,922 views

Guest Post from HSSV: Adopt a Naughty Dog!
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 1,490 views

First Interview
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,108 views