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

Palo Alto hikes development 'impact fees' for first time in 20 years

Developers looking to build in Palo Alto will have to pay significantly more to support local parks, libraries and community...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , 5 hours ago | 11 comments | 1141 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto OKs church to house the homeless in parking lot

Soon, the cracked pavement of Highway Community Church's parking lot on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto will be home to up...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by Online Name, 5 hours ago | 32 comments | 2943 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family of slain Palo Alto teacher Kyle Hart sues Redwood City police

The family of Palo Alto teacher Kyle Hart has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Redwood City and members of its...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2021
Last comment by Enough, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 5226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Palo Alto ready for rent stabilization? City explores new policies to help tenants

Seeking to address the plight of low-income residents in a city famous for its astronomical rents, Palo Alto is considering...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Easy8, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 774 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Our better nature: Six ideas to diversify the outdoors

José González, founder of Latino Outdoors, dissects the misguided assumptions and hidden disparities that leave many families...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Rose, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 853 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The end of an era: Ann's Coffee Shop to close

After 75 years, Ann's Coffee Shop, known for its 1950s atmosphere, bottomless carafes of coffee and homemade soups and pies,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2021
Last comment by Old PA Resident, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 5201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

By curbing 'planned home' zone, Palo Alto steers housing plans away from single-family neighborhoods

The Palo Alto City Council moved Monday to curtail its most promising -- and unpredictable -- zoning tool when it voted to...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 11 hours ago | 24 comments | 3941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested for sexual assault on elderly woman

A man has been arrested after a violent sexual assault of a woman, who he reportedly harassed on an ongoing basis, in a downtown...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Seen it before, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1481 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Teen substance use treatment center in East Palo Alto shutters after few show up for services

In 2018, San Mateo County launched a substance abuse treatment clinic in East Palo Alto for troubled youth, but it failed...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2021
Last comment by Mireia, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 948 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties halt use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

A rare side effect from the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has caused health leaders in Santa Clara and San...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2021
Last comment by Darrin Jeffries, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 1472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes another shake-up to parking policies in commercial areas

Seeking to add flexibility to the city's rigid and confusing parking policies, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt new rules...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2021
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, 17 hours ago | 1030 comments | 7892 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to restore police auditor's power to review internal complaints

The City Council surprised many police watchdogs in 2019 when it moved to strip away the power of an independent auditor...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2021
Last comment by Alejandro Morales, 19 hours ago | 6 comments | 1065 Views

AROUND TOWN

Power outage affects hundreds in Palo Alto

Hundreds of Palo Alto Utilities customers are without power Tuesday night due to at least one outage affecting multiple neighborhoods. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2021
Last comment by TimR, 19 hours ago | 14 comments | 11216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opens its first 'safe parking' site for unhoused residents

Responding to a steady increase of residents living in vehicles, Palo Alto on Friday opened its first "safe parking" site. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2021
Last comment by Bob Ohlmann, on Apr 14, 2021 at 2:44 pm | 56 comments | 13933 Views

AROUND TOWN

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expands to people ages 16 and up in Santa Clara County

The county will receive about 300,000 additional COVID-19 vaccine doses and plans to open up tens of thousands of additional...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Palo Alto math tutor now charged with 52 lewd acts on 16 girls

Prosecutors in the case against former Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes filed additional charges of lewd conduct against...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2021
Last comment by Justine Paul, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:56 am | 46 comments | 6458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An Alternative View: The power outage: From a lemon to lemonade

At 5 p.m. on March 27, my power went out, along with 7,000 other Palo Altans. What followed is a fun tale of how people react...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:50 am | 6 comments | 2583 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City Council clashes over appointments to new housing panel

Palo Alto's effort to craft a new housing vision got off to a rocky start Monday, with the City Council at odds over appointments...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2021
Last comment by Justine Paul, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:49 am | 76 comments | 5922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Department confronts recruiting challenge as female firefighters opt out

With Palo Alto recordings its lowest number of female firefighters in decades, the city is preparing to spend more time,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2021
Last comment by Lauren P., on Apr 14, 2021 at 9:43 am | 9 comments | 6850 Views

AROUND TOWN

May Fête Parade calls on community to offer their version of a 'Wonderful World'

After a year of unprecedented loss, Palo Alto is hoping to uplift the community by resuming a longstanding local tradition...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2021
Last comment by desmond phillips, on Apr 14, 2021 at 6:52 am | 7 comments | 2312 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 1595

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

A fond farewell from the Peninsula Foodist
By paloaltoonline.com | 21 comments | 5,361 views

Porn
By Chandrama Anderson | 5 comments | 2,615 views

My letter to council on PHZ zoning
By Steve Levy | 9 comments | 1,508 views

My Man vs. Squirrel
By Diana Diamond | 7 comments | 802 views

While we wait
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 382 views