If it is local and useful, it is on en-us Copyright 2019 Palo Alto Online <![CDATA[Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam]]> A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was ordered to pay a $9,500 fine and spend three weeks in prison, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.]]> <![CDATA[A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data]]> Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact, according to results from a campus climate survey.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto police sergeant involved in forceful Buena Vista arrest no longer employed in city]]> Wayne Benitez, the police sergeant who was captured by a surveillance camera slamming a man onto a car hood during a 2018 arrest at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, is no longer employed by the Palo Alto Police Department.]]> <![CDATA[Palo Alto explores new ways to settle giant pension bill]]> Seeking to settle the city's astronomical pension bill, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a policy that would commit the city to higher annual contributions -- and possible service reductions -- to reduce the backlog.]]> <![CDATA[Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools]]> The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically improve academic and social experiences for minority and low-income students.]]> <![CDATA[Breaking two decades of silence, Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his 24-year-old assistant]]> A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for 21 years. She kept it a secret -- until now.]]> <![CDATA[Body found in parked car may be missing tech CEO last seen in Palo Alto]]> San Jose police are conducting a death investigation in south San Jose, where a body was found in a vehicle parked on the street. The deceased may be of a tech CEO who was last seen Oct. 7 in Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Work starts on closing 'a critical gap' of Bay Trail]]> Construction has begun on a new segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail in the Ravenswood Preserve near East Palo Alto.]]> <![CDATA[Webcast: Reflecting on Palo Alto]]> As the Palo Alto Weekly celebrates its 40th anniversary, we highlight work by the editorial staff to commemorate the milestone, including a project titled "When I think of Palo Alto, I think of ..." ]]> <![CDATA[PUBLIC AGENDA: Discussions on housing for school staff, city pension policy]]> A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Oct. 14.]]> <![CDATA[The price of 'paradise': Palo Altans love their hometown but the stress of living in the heart of Silicon Valley is growing]]> In celebration of the Palo Alto Weekly's 40th anniversary, news staff wanted to examine what the city is like today in light of what has happened over the past four decades.]]> <![CDATA[What makes a local business last for nearly half a century or more in Palo Alto?]]> What makes a business last nearly half a century or more? Often it's being in the right place at the right time -- or buying the property before values shoot through the roof.]]> <![CDATA[Editorial: Why our next 40 years depends on you]]> Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson reflects on the evolution of journalism over the last 40 years and the crisis that faces the industry.]]> <![CDATA[VIDEO/MULTIMEDIA: Palo Alto Online archive]]> A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff.]]>