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

Stanford releases Title IX report as university navigates concerns around new federal regulations

Stanford received 92 fewer reports of sexual misconduct in 2019-20 than the prior school year, though the drop is attributed...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 17 hours ago | 6 comments | 1892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bay Area's new growth plan eyes massive housing influx in Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, which has consistently failed to meet its own housing targets, would be required to plan for more than 10,000...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, 19 hours ago | 114 comments | 9691 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite zoning dispute, planning commission advances Castilleja's expansion plan

Castilleja School eked out a hard-fought and limited victory Wednesday night, when a divided Planning and Transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2020
Last comment by PACC Reputation - New and Old, 22 hours ago | 30 comments | 3567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto asserts housing growth mandate is a recipe for 'failure'

Faced with a mandate to plan for 10,000 new housing units, Palo Alto officials vowed early Tuesday morning to lodge a protest,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 22, 2020 at 5:16 pm | 36 comments | 5267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Put parking costs where they belong — on businesses

Ending all-day business parking in all residential neighborhoods is a straightforward goal that contributes to making our...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by jc, on Nov 21, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 11 comments | 2303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County officials step in after Sheriff Laurie Smith refuses to release records to oversight group

With Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith refusing to sign an agreement allowing a civilian law enforcement watchdog access...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 21, 2020 at 7:35 am | 2 comments | 4261 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Jenny dies after falling ill

Jenny, one of Palo Alto's beloved donkeys who called the Barron Park neighborhood home, has died. She was euthanized on Wednesday...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by Jamie , on Nov 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 8 comments | 7876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Funding, patience in short supply as Palo Alto plans for new history museum

City leaders often tout Palo Alto's role as a pioneer in the fields of technology, education and medicine. On Tuesday, however,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:29 pm | 10 comments | 4227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council members cry foul over lame-duck appointments

In a bitter split, the Palo Alto City Council voted this week to give its outgoing members the opportunity to appoint commissioners...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Laruie, on Nov 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm | 18 comments | 4373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In a reversal, Palo Alto moves to increase police oversight

Facing public pressure for more police accountability, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Monday to empower the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2020
Last comment by Albert K Henning, on Nov 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 2606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto strikes ban on non-residents at Foothills Park

Seeking to settle a lawsuit from the NAACP and the ACLU and resolve a long-standing community debate, the Palo Alto City...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 15, 2020 at 7:09 am | 71 comments | 19814 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Castilleja plans its expansion, city seeks firm assurances on traffic impacts

If Castilleja School moves ahead with its ambitious plan to rebuild its campus and increase enrollment, it may have to do...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2020
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Nov 13, 2020 at 2:52 pm | 17 comments | 4206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The results are in ... almost

More than a week after Election Day, ballot counting is nearly its unofficial conclusion in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2020
Last comment by Great Choice, on Nov 13, 2020 at 7:57 am | 1 comment | 453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Family-owned grocery store seeks to set up shop at College Terrace Centre

A family-owned and operated grocer could open in the College Terrace Center before the holidays if the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Nov 13, 2020 at 6:53 am | 22 comments | 9323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What we know so far about school reopenings in California

Despite limited testing requirements, California schools that have reopened for in-person classes have largely avoided COVID-19...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2020
Last comment by Teacher , on Nov 12, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 4 comments | 4074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burt and Kou at front of crowded race for Palo Alto City Council seats

Former Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt is poised to return to the City Council and Council member Lydia Kou appears set to win a...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 10, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 15 comments | 7594 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters back Measure RR to fund Caltrain with sales tax

Caltrain has lost significant ridership and subsequent funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, but after the Nov. 3 election,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2020
Last comment by NeilsonBuchanan, on Nov 10, 2020 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Elderly woman dies following collision in downtown Palo Alto

A woman in her 70s who was struck by a car while crossing a street in downtown Palo Alto on Thursday morning died soon after...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm | 14 comments | 13787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

As Palo Alto expands Foothills Park access, council members spar over confidential information

Mayor Adrian Fine and Council member Lydia Kou clashed Monday after he accused her of divulging private details to the public...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 5, 2020 at 10:03 am | 21 comments | 3093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anxious voters find relief as they cast ballots in person

From wiping down surfaces to providing answers on ballot security, volunteer election workers put their training into practice...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alias, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3138 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 389

Get the most important local news stories sent straight to your inbox daily.

How to Buy a Used EV
By Sherry Listgarten | 5 comments | 2,812 views

Premarital and Couples: Giving Thanks
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,841 views

Gates sets an example for local billionaires to emulate
By Diana Diamond | 3 comments | 1,037 views

Pie Brings People Together
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 991 views

Tree Lighting Ceremonies
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 743 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 26 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $7 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE