Town Square | Palo Alto Online |

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

Santa Clara County's COVID-19 testing continues to lag

Santa Clara County public health managers have gained significant ground in controlling the coronavirus among vulnerable...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Reader, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 2139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Palo Alto needs reform now

Our country continues to contend with the horrific killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Across the...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 1 hour ago | 29 comments | 4197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite calls to think smaller, Newell Road Bridge replacement plan wins final approval

A regional effort to replace and expand the narrow Newell Road bridge between Palo Alto and East Palo Alto reached a crucial...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Martin, 3 hours ago | 24 comments | 3860 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'It was not the right decision': Palo Alto abruptly ends curfew

Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada on Thursday lifted the curfew that the city imposed on Tuesday, which banned residents...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Crescent Parker, 11 hours ago | 64 comments | 16631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fearing a 'resurgence' of infections, Stanford plans to limit students on campus with mostly online classes this fall

Travel restrictions and half of all undergraduates on campus at a time: A Stanford education will look vastly different this...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, 15 hours ago | 7 comments | 3043 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Before second coronavirus wave comes, local doctors work to stock senior care facilities with PPE

Rather than wait around for the government to figure out a way to get personal protective equipment to senior care facilities...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2020
Last comment by Paula Wolfson, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 1917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing budget shortfall, Palo Alto agrees to cut more than 70 positions

Facing a public outcry about recent proposals to cut funding for popular art and teen programs, the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on May. 27, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:50 am | 36 comments | 8997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:35 am | 42 comments | 13561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A better way to save vital city services

The COVID emergency is forcing our city government to face the most difficult challenges it has encountered in decades. Valued...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:07 am | 54 comments | 4248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto managers plan to take pay cut during budget crisis

With Palo Alto facing a gaping budget deficit, City Manager Ed Shikada said Monday that he plans to take a 20% pay cut and...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Firehim, on Jun 4, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 47 comments | 5624 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss reopening plan, budget cuts

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday a detailed plan for reopening schools this fall, including proposed bell...

Original post made on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Check the Checker, on Jun 4, 2020 at 5:35 pm | 69 comments | 7642 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto imposes 10-day curfew starting Tuesday night

Citing reports of criminal activity planned for local commercial districts, Palo Alto is instituting a curfew tonight and...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm | 211 comments | 59528 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police auditor reports

For the past 15 years, an independent police auditor has been reviewing citizen complaints against Palo Alto officers, as...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 4, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 2 comments | 440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto leaders condemn police brutality, vow to protect demonstrators

Hours after staged local protests on Monday over the killing of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, city leaders...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 4, 2020 at 11:25 am | 25 comments | 4257 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: 5G cell towers are coming to your neighborhood

Palo Alto neighborhoods may about to experience a significant increase in the number of cell towers along their streets,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Millennial 5G FAN, on Jun 4, 2020 at 11:10 am | 102 comments | 8932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Warned of potential looters, some Midpeninsula stores board windows to protect their property

With the Midpeninsula already stirred up in recent days over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by ReallyLiveHere, on Jun 3, 2020 at 2:04 pm | 9 comments | 8761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palantir threatens to move out of downtown Palo Alto

An interview with the CEO of Palantir: https://www.axios.com/palantir-alex-karp-headquarters-california-1dd44454-89c5-4773-a01d-c0f183654c08.html "We...

Original post made by resident on May. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:24 am | 37 comments | 1404 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou seeks fresh term on Palo Alto City Council

City Councilwoman Lydia Kou, who over the past four years established herself as one of Palo Alto's most strident opponents...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:22 am | 74 comments | 4377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants

University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Doesn't suffer fools, on Jun 2, 2020 at 10:38 pm | 47 comments | 22469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Earthwise Productions offers indie musicians a place to play in Palo Alto

Since 1994, Earthwise Productions founder Mark Weiss has been bringing a variety of up-and-coming and established independent...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 7 comments | 2198 Views
1 2 3 4 5 > >>
Page 1 of 380

Get fact-based reporting on the COVID-19 crisis sent to your inbox daily.

Black Lives Matter: on the topic of protesting and looting
By Jessica Zang | 26 comments | 9,470 views

'All of us can do something.' Local black restaurant owners react to George Floyd protests
By Elena Kadvany | 13 comments | 6,284 views

Power Lines, Pipelines, and the Limits of Eminent Domain
By Sherry Listgarten | 23 comments | 4,680 views

Such delightful city employee perks
By Diana Diamond | 40 comments | 3,700 views

Ready for Nothing
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 965 views

 

Who is your local hero?

Whether they're grocery shopping for a neighbor or volunteering for a nonprofit, you can spread the joy and support our journalism efforts by giving them a shout-out.

Learn More