Town Square

Post a New Topic

where is the interesting news?

Original post made by Rumsfield on Mar 17, 2009

Every day I read PaloAltoOnline and every day it is full of whining about grocery bags or car traffic or schools or cars running down pedestrians. Where is the good news?

I picked up a copy of the Daily Post today and on page 2 we have a story about one woman beating up another woman on the dance floor of Bistro 412 (Emerson Street), then stealing her purse. The assailant fled the scene, but was caught by police and booked on grand theft charges.

On page 3, we have a story about about a 30 year old white male who walked up to a woman on Hamilton AVe. and "touched her where he should not have". Police Agent Dan Ryan "would not say what the woman did next, but he said she somehow brought the encounter to an end." "I don't think she had to run away," Ryan said. I don't know what that means.

Why doesn't PaloAltoOnline print the interesting news about Palo Alto?

Comments (7)

Posted by Danny, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:54 pm

The Post reads like nothing more than a tabloid to me.

Posted by Rumsfield, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 17, 2009 at 3:58 pm

What's wrong with tabloid local news?

Posted by Rumsfield, a resident of Stanford
on Mar 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Besides, these are serious crimes that people visiting the downtown area should know about. The sexual attack happened at 12:40 in the afternoon on a weekday. The victim worked at a local business and was out for a walk during her lunch hour.

Posted by qq, a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 10:53 pm

I really like the Post. It is like the Fox News/Jerry Springer of the newspaper community in Palo Alto. Always something juicy in there!

If I sit down and am waiting, and the place has a Weekly, Daily, and Post, it is usually the Post for me. The Weekly often times has too much fluffy human interest stuff. Need more grit!

As someone who often times has heard the raw version of the story, the Post often times gets much closer to the truth than the rest.


Posted by Craig, a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:25 pm

I couldn't disagree more. Anytime I personally know the facts of a story, I realize how bad the Post's reporting is. It either intentionally slants every story or it has incredibly bad reporters. Either way, it's a joke.

Posted by Sun and Sand, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 17, 2009 at 11:38 pm

"Interesting" is in the eye of the reader. I love the police blotter. It's a good laugh, especially the Atherton police calls. I love it when the police are called because someone has seen a car driving too slow. Atherton is lost in time.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Mar 18, 2009 at 5:29 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

The good news, Rummy, is that there are a few people prescient enough to recognize the folly of our current "leadership" and articulate enough to suggest corrective direction. The bad news is that, to the "leaders" our words are just "ungoodspeak".

If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,256 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 3 comments | 2,003 views

It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
By Anita Felicelli | 1 comment | 1,504 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 976 views

Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 169 views