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

City wants 20% of apartment tenants to drive electric cars

In a city where about 15% of households already own or drive an electric vehicle, Palo Alto leaders are preparing to invest...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by musical, 2 hours ago | 28 comments | 3850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Above ground or below? The fight over utility boxes comes to Green Acres

Utility wires may be out of sight in the Green Acres I, where they are tucked away in underground vaults, but they are hardly...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Oldster, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 1350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to lean on churches for help with vehicle dwellers

Facing a flood of complaints about car campers parked on local streets, Palo Alto is once again looking to local churches...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Eradicate The Street Homeless First...Then Talk RVs, 7 hours ago | 33 comments | 4310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on county funds to plan for rail redesign

Palo Alto's ever-shifting plans for redesigning its rail corridor are about to get a welcome boost from the Santa Clara VTA,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by RalphE, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 1760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion

As Castilleja School moves ahead with its divisive expansion plan, project proponents often cite the Palo Alto institution's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by JR, on Sep 13, 2019 at 5:47 pm | 9 comments | 1575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on four wheels: The people inside the RVs on Palo Alto's El Camino Real

The more than 40 recreational vehicles parked along El Camino Real, just outside Stanford University, have been deemed eyesores...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2019
Last comment by hostels, on Sep 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm | 104 comments | 10411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto foothills face risk of 'castastrophic wildfire.' Here's how the city hopes to reduce the threat.

The Palo Alto foothills may be a choice haven for local hikers and birdwatchers, but for the city's utility officials the...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Resident too, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm | 49 comments | 4441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is a 'safe parking' program the answer to Palo Alto's vehicle dweller problems?

With Palo Alto's homeless population on the rise, city officials are looking at two publicly owned sites near the Baylands...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 47 comments | 4840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday due to hot temperatures, light winds

High temperatures and light winds forecast in the Bay Area for Thursday have prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by parent, on Sep 12, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to empower citizens group on rail redesign

Seeking to bring clarity to Palo Alto's convoluted debate over the future of its rail corridor, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by relentlesscactus, on Sep 12, 2019 at 6:28 am | 24 comments | 3570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community groups join forces to bring diversity celebration to Palo Alto

History tours and a cultural potluck are among the events lined up for Palo Alto's second annual Welcome Week kicking off...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 11, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 3 comments | 1591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: After 45 years, it's finally time to seize the opportunity to build housing on the soon-to-be former Fry's site

The long, zigzagging history of why housing doesn't already exist on the Fry's Electronics site is a portrait of one of the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:16 pm | 30 comments | 4231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can city's big plans for Ventura be saved?

The debate over the Ventura plan is expected to heat up in the coming months, as Palo Alto city leaders and residents begin...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 9, 2019 at 5:07 pm | 23 comments | 5931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing pushback, city manager rethinks rail committee with only former elected leaders

After receiving pushback for his initial proposal to establish a new committee to work on rail improvements, Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Morris, on Sep 9, 2019 at 4:47 pm | 8 comments | 2096 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 8, 2019 at 10:18 am | 14 comments | 2774 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bowman School set to unveil new $20 million Learning Village

Two brand-new preschool classrooms, a science and media lab, an outdoor amphitheater and a multi-purpose building with a...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by sunnypa, on Sep 6, 2019 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 2512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hope fades for housing at Fry's site

With its ambitious effort to revitalize the Ventura neighborhood in danger of faltering, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Zoned multi family, on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 70 comments | 10899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads cautiously on expanding Foothills Park access

A fresh effort to expand access to Foothills Park is reopening an old debate, with some residents saying that it's time let...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm | 109 comments | 8776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commissioners slam approval process for residential parking programs

Palo Alto's recently implemented residential parking programs faced withering criticism Wednesday from the city's Planning...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 5, 2019 at 12:29 pm | 25 comments | 3453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It's time to address leaf blowers (again)

A longtime Palo Alto resident wants to take the fight over leaf blowers to the homeowners and property managers who hire...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by Responsibility, on Sep 5, 2019 at 8:24 am | 57 comments | 4038 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 366

All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Su Hong Palo Alto's last day of business will be Sept. 29
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 4,271 views

Electric Buses: Challenges and Opportunities
By Sherry Listgarten | 22 comments | 2,667 views

Troubling safety issues in our fair city
By Diana Diamond | 16 comments | 1,307 views

Natural Wines?
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 848 views

Premarital, Women Over 50 Do Get Married
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 800 views

 

Register now!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

More Info