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Make Palo Alto prettier than just its parklets, please

Cheers to the PA City Council for acknowledging that its two downtowns (University and California Avenues) need some sprucing up – at least their new “parklets”...

Original post made by Diana Diamond on Sep. 14, 2023
Last comment by marc665, on Sep 18, 2023 at 4:32 pm | 7 comments | 2648 Views


Redwood City wine shop and tasting room JuiceBox is closing

Inside JuiceBox, a wine shop offering tastings, wine pickup and delivery in downtown Redwood City. Courtesy Zu Tarazi. ==I By Stephanie...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on Aug. 16, 2023
There are no comments yet. 2629 Views


Guest Opinion: Innovation climate is leading Valley out of recession

Silicon Valley is leading an economic recovery that is slowly building strength in California and the nation. The region added 21,900 private sector jobs during...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Apr. 9, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 9, 2011 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments | 2616 Views


Ad Libs: The story behind the face

"Eddie Currents was a dreamer. The men at the bank where he worked called him crazy Eddie, and told him to straighten his hat. Serious guys wear their hats directly...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Mar. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2545 Views


Who Will Replace Baby Boomers as They Retire

Retiring baby boomers will be replaced by immigrants and their children who will account for over 80% of America's labor force growth and change over the next 20...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 74 comments | 2498 Views


A Bit of Good News

The California economy continued to grow in November and outpace the nation in job growth over the past 12 months with a 1.7% gain in jobs compared to 1.2% nationally. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Dec. 17, 2011
Last comment by stephen levy, on Dec 22, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 10 comments | 2481 Views


Ad Libs: Mr. Congeniality at the Cantor

I have a confession: I get in trouble a lot at the Cantor Arts Center. I know, arts editors should be setting a good example. But I go into exhibits with my little...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 19, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2475 Views


Benefit Promises that are Hard to Keep

Town Square has been filled with posts about city employee benefits for pensions and health care. The Weekly did a long article on the situation in Palo Alto. There...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Jon, on Aug 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm | 41 comments | 2474 Views


Will -- or should -- adult schools remain 'the quiet corner' of local education?

In about eight years, the Palo Alto Adult School will be observing its 100th anniversary -- a century of promoting the notion that learning can be for a lifetime....

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by local gem, on Jun 5, 2013 at 1:13 am | 6 comments | 2447 Views


Ad Libs: Woodsider at the War Memorial

Almanac reporter Dave Boyce wrote a nice story this week about young Henry Phipps, a 12-year-old Woodside resident who's spending his September singing in the San...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2437 Views


Michael Moore Exec-Produced "Planet of the Humans" Strikes a Chord During SIP

Michael Moore (who I for one don't always agree with or follow his logic completely) has executive-produced a new film available to view for free on youtube: Planet...

Original post made by Max Greenberg on May. 1, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2348 Views


Ad Libs: From Emily to Georgia

Busy Palo Alto playwright Sharmon J. Hilfinger is having her seventh full-length play produced in the Bay Area. It seems like we just wrote about "Tell It Slant,"...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 23, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2298 Views


Connecting Values and the Economy

I believe that my family and I are connected to generations past and future. I believe this for living in Palo Alto and for living in this world. That is one of...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm | 34 comments | 2271 Views


Two Hours - 75,000 Meals – Wanna Help?

75,000 meals in TWO HOURS. That’s the goal at Christ Church Episcopal in Portola Valley and Rise Against Hunger;...

Original post made by Laura Stec on Sep. 15, 2023
Last comment by Philomena Jackson, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 2263 Views


Ad Libs: Why black and white?

Why black and white? Why not, if you can make a ceiling lamp look like a marvelous stained-glass fractal without any color? Fine-art photographer Cole Thompson,...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 16, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2225 Views


Ad Libs: Ten years ago, ten years later

As I write about the 9/11 memorial events this weekend, I think about the Mozart Requiem concert happening Sunday in Stanford's Memorial Church and imagine how peaceful...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 8, 2011
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 23, 2011 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 2201 Views


Rocket Fizz to open in Mountain View

Sodas in glass bottles, rare Kit-Kat flavors, your favorite childhood candy, gag gifts: Welcome to Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, a franchise of which is set...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by MVResident, on Sep 28, 2015 at 4:39 am | 6 comments | 1923 Views


Nearly 100 eateries gearing up for the third annual Peninsula Restaurant Week May 19-27

Peninsula Restaurant Week will be held this year from May 19-27. By Peninsula Foodist staff Starting May 19, nearly 100 restaurants...

Original post made by The Peninsula Foodist on May. 8, 2023
Last comment by Eric C, on May 10, 2023 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 1898 Views


I Like Downtown Palo Alto

I have worked in downtown since 1969 and we have lived downtown since 2006. So downown is a big part of my life on daily basis. Mostly what I read on Town Square...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Aug 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 6 comments | 1844 Views


California Economy Update

A reader asked for an update on the California economy and budget. This post is about the economy and the next post is about the budget. The overall CA economy...

Original post made by Steve Levy on May. 19, 2012
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm | 20 comments | 1828 Views
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