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Fear spreads as feds plan to expand deportations

Pledges by Mountain View and other Bay Area cities to stand by their immigrant communities could soon be tested under a sweeping...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Hmm, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 584 Views


Palo Alto man arrested after attack at Mountain View auto parts store

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday afternoon after a dust-up at an O'Reilly Auto Parts in Mountain View, where he allegedly...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cowlick, on Feb 24, 2017 at 3:08 pm | 7 comments | 2068 Views


Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Danny's Mom , on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:02 am | 8 comments | 9623 Views


Video captures Fairmeadow burglary suspects

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they believe stole jewelry and other valuables from a home in the Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Feb 23, 2017 at 11:33 pm | 6 comments | 4300 Views


Woman and her dog bite would-be robber in Pardee Park

A man in his 20s who Palo Alto police say attempted to steal a woman's cellphone got more than he bargained for Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2017
Last comment by Flyboy, on Feb 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 19 comments | 10093 Views


Two arrested for 7-Eleven robbery that left clerk with bloody nose

Two men who got into an argument with 7-Eleven clerks over the price of a few snacks and an eaten doughnut were arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 1897 Views


Stanford dismisses lawyer following criticisms in New York Times story

Stanford University has dismissed an attorney it retained to represent students in sexual-assault cases after she publicly...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by Been There, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm | 18 comments | 6137 Views


Body builder on probation for drug-trafficking offense

A body builder who was arrested for selling $250,000 worth of steroids and prescription medications through his Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1848 Views


'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Mulder, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1232 Views


Power outages hit Palo Alto through the morning

A power outage that put 1,800 customers in the dark and turned off many traffic signals has been fully repaired as of 11:15...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 6775 Views


After homeowner's call, alleged burglar shot by Taser

A Palo Alto man who allegedly broke into a woman's home was arrested as he exited the residence carrying her goods on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Midlander, on Feb 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 2262 Views


A different kind of justice


Original post made on Sep. 10, 2008
Last comment by Melinda Letterman Circuit, on Feb 5, 2017 at 11:20 pm | 10 comments | 7979 Views


Couple arrested for alleged opium operation

In what is being called one of the biggest drug busts of its kind in California history, Mountain View police on Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2017
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 5, 2017 at 7:32 pm | 4 comments | 3709 Views


Stanford: Trump immigration ban 'deeply antithetical' to university values

The executive order President Donald Trump signed last Friday banning entry into the United States for 90 days for citizens...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:12 am | 31 comments | 5723 Views


East Palo Alto pair arrested for bike thefts

After a string of bicycle thefts in the Willows neighborhood in Menlo Park and nearby areas, detectives with the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 2, 2017 at 3:42 pm | 6 comments | 4030 Views


Door to Door Home Buyer?


Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by Resident Owner, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 156 comments | 32089 Views


Stanford police arrest man with binoculars for weapons on campus

Police investigating reports of a man who was behaving suspiciously found multiple weapons inside his van and arrested him...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 7885 Views


Electric cars pose new challenges to firefighters

Hybrid and all-electric vehicles are increasingly commonplace in Santa Clara County, with a Tesla car, a Nissan Leaf or a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2017
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm | 9 comments | 4140 Views


Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Jacob Wallace, on Jan 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm | 16 comments | 8957 Views


Board unanimously approves body-worn camera proposal

Sheriff's deputies and correctional officers in Santa Clara County will soon be outfitted with body-worn cameras, a decision...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2017
Last comment by Flash, on Jan 28, 2017 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 1282 Views
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Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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