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AROUND TOWN

Srinivasan Subramanian drops out of Palo Alto school-board race

Palo Alto parent and engineer Srinivasan Subramanian has decided to withdraw from the race for a seat on the Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm | 21 comments | 7293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Our housing crisis calls for regional cooperation

The housing crisis in our communities is both an economic challenge and a threat to sustainability. It is defined by the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 6, 2016 at 2:47 pm | 32 comments | 4575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How were you able to become a Palo Alto homeowner

I thought it would be helpful to start a thread where Palo Alto homeowners explained how they got here. There seems to be...

Original post made by PAresident on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Not worth the sacrifice, on Sep 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 33 comments | 1246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Gardner too, on Sep 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 25 comments | 6911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

25 free articles per month

Dear Town Square, Several months ago you started a policy of only 25 free articles per month and after that registration...

Original post made by Reader on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:44 am | 26 comments | 746 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Employee suffers minor injuries after kitchen fire at Panda Express in Palo Alto

A manager at a Palo Alto restaurant suffered minor injuries when a fire broke out in the restaurant's kitchen Monday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 6, 2016 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 4431 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district committee drops Everyday Math

After devoting an entire school year to testing out new math materials at Palo Alto's elementary schools and selecting three...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Sep 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 7419 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Following Turner's release, recall-campaign organizers rally

Local and national elected officials, Stanford University students, sexual-assault survivors, parents and others threw their...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Sep 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 5 comments | 678 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals open up about housing struggles

A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:46 am | 43 comments | 4922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air is smokey tonight in Midtown Palo Alto

Anyone else experiencing smokey air tonight? I've just closed all of our windows because of it. Seems like either firewood...

Original post made by Lily on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 5, 2016 at 5:25 am | 1 comment | 193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Kirke Comstock survived rough-and-tumble politics, and a bomb

The passing last week of Kirke Comstock — a former mayor of both Palo Alto and Portola Valley — closes a long-ago...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by just a kid then, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 3 comments | 1920 Views

SPORTS

Course record set in first cross country race of the year

Palo Alto senior Kent Slaney set a Bol Park course record, racing 10:13, at the annual Palo Alto-Gunn Alumni meet Wednesday....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by running fan, on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 747 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School boys pass big water polo test over weekend

==BI Prep roundup == Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen enjoys a challenging nonleague schedule. This year he...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Phillip, on Sep 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 1772 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto teens arrested on suspicion of burglary

Two East Palo Alto teens were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with at least one burglary in Menlo Park, police...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by MenloRez, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 2328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to raise storm-drain fees flows forth in Palo Alto

A proposal in Palo Alto to raise storm-drain fees and create a new structure for funding future improvements advanced this...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Betty Jo, on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 15 comments | 3773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Just check for soft drinks, on Sep 3, 2016 at 3:52 pm | 85 comments | 7648 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner released from jail after 90 days

Head down and silent, flanked on both sides by crowds of reporters and cameras, former Stanford University student-athlete...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by TTSF, on Sep 3, 2016 at 12:26 am | 4 comments | 8369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore new policies for long-term growth

When it comes to growth, Palo Alto's elected leaders have plenty of divergent opinions, with some calling for the city to...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dorothy Fields, on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm | 56 comments | 5586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 7416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto mayor, dies

Former Palo Alto councilman and mayor Kirke Comstock, who presided over the City of Palo Alto during the 1960s and early...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Harriett Ferziger, on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 212 Views
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