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Pollution Bath

Here's a well-kept secret: Palo Alto residents bathe their neighborhoods in air pollution. And they pay money to have it...

Original post made by Glenn D Rennels on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Fred, on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:59 pm | 7 comments | 1829 Views


Trump Wins Election, Never Becomes President

I saw something in the New York Times the other day which offered up a truly bizarre but entirely possible scenario: Donald...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:06 am | 9 comments | 1827 Views


Stanford professor Condoleezza Rice says Donald Trump should withdraw from election

Senator John McCain and other prominent Republicans agree. CBS News report:

Original post made by Donald on Oct. 8, 2016
Last comment by Oh, Hush, on Oct 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm | 6 comments | 1825 Views


Bicycle Traffic Lights

Here's an article with some good ideas for bikes, pedestrians and vehicle traffic. Bike traffic lights are necessary at many...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by Good for spenders, on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 2 comments | 1824 Views


Obama, the empty suit

I like to gloat, because I believe in humans having the ego to do so. I have long said that Obama is a leftist empty suit....

Original post made by Gary on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm | 12 comments | 1824 Views


Calls for Rent Control in Silicon Valley

From today's NYT:

Original post made by nyt reader on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 9 comments | 1823 Views


No business promotion allowed here, but can customers post reviews?

I know the Terms of Service for the site and Town Square Forum prohibit posts that promote a business, but can someone at...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jan 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 1823 Views


The Affordable Care act must succeed!

The Affordable Care Act, which is disparaged and called "Obamacare" by the extreme right, must succeed! It is the first...

Original post made by Jane on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Feb 23, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 6 comments | 1820 Views


California Chrome

Great racehorse story, I hope he wins the Triple Crown. Not Secretariat, by a longshot, but Penny Chenery (Secretariat's...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 1819 Views


Finding a doctor for the end of life

Geriatricians, who serve adults over 70 years old, possess a deeper understanding of the nuances of how aging affects the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2023
Last comment by vmshadle, on Dec 1, 2023 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 1819 Views


When will they outlaw using fireplaces?

The minute the weather dips, our neighbor burns wood in their fireplace. As most in Palo Alto, we have to park our cars outside...

Original post made by Irritated on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 12, 2017 at 8:36 pm | 22 comments | 1818 Views


Where is bh?

I've repeatedly overheard Paly kids discuss "bh" as a gathering spot for smoking pot during school hours and for storing...

Original post made by PalyParent on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by anony mouse, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 1817 Views


Targeting academic stress at Paly

There is no Dead Week at Paly but an editorial in the school newspaper suggests this would alleviate stress on students....

Original post made by Experienced Parent on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Advocate , on Dec 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 6 comments | 1817 Views


Why detours Louis, Middlefield, Embarcadero, Oregon??

Does anyone know what is going on this Saturday with roads blocked off in PA and detours?? - ...

Original post made by anonymous on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Aug 9, 2014 at 7:52 pm | 6 comments | 1817 Views


PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 1815 Views


Back to basic on low income housing options

Can someone please explain why it is better and fairer to spend the available public funds to acquire an existing trailer...

Original post made by thoughtful gathering place on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by The Jissers don't want to sell, on Jul 4, 2016 at 9:00 am | 22 comments | 1815 Views


New proposal for Maybell affordable housing site

Residents near the Maybell/Clemo property which was at the heart of the Measure D ballot measure two years ago have received...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Billi, on Aug 28, 2015 at 10:08 am | 11 comments | 1813 Views


Eager to adopt new green goals, Palo Alto prepares for Sustainability Summit

From new bike paths and electric-car chargers to an aggressive "green building" code and a "carbon neutral" electric supply,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 25, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 10 comments | 1813 Views


Community Notebook: In Deep Radio to discuss Brock Turner case at Kepler's Books

In Deep Radio, a weekly news program hosted by Bay Area journalist Angie Coiro, will tackle in a live show Wednesday the...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by @Actual lies, on Jun 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 4 comments | 1813 Views


Prep report: Paly, Menlo boys open hoops tourney with a win

William Schlemmer scored 17 points, one of three to reach double figures, and the Palo Also boys varsity basketball team...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Fred Sanford, on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm | 1 comment | 1813 Views
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