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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto delays decisions on rail redesign to October

Palo Alto's tortuous effort to choose new designs for its four rail crossings shifted yet again this week when City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Reality Check, 1 minute ago | 16 comments | 2791 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two students continue lawsuit over college admissions scandal

Two students have dropped out of a federal lawsuit filed over the college admissions cheating scandal but two others are...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 11 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1982 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Milk Pail Market, a Mountain View institution for 45 years, to close

After 45 years in Mountain View, the popular Milk Pail Market will be closing its doors permanently. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Inevitable Sad Progress, 29 minutes ago | 31 comments | 10736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: Parents paid tens of thousands to game the admissions system

The 204-page federal complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on March 12 in the case of a nationwide college-admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by MidtownMama, 32 minutes ago | 71 comments | 15070 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: SB 50 undermines single-family neighborhoods and diversity

Rather than reap the benefits of locally driven solutions, SB 50 pulls the rug from under them with radical, one-size-fits-all...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by george drysdale, 52 minutes ago | 101 comments | 7610 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bedside intruder interrupts woman's study session

A man who trespassed into an apartment surprised a Palo Alto woman when he entered her bedroom early Sunday morning, according...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by y'all c'mon back now..., 56 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by James Thurber, 1 hour ago | 38 comments | 7692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approaches key decision on grade separation

Faced with a series of expensive, complex and, in some cases, deeply unpopular options for redesigning four local rail crossings,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by TBM, 1 hour ago | 32 comments | 6373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto starts to plan for sea-level rise

With rising tides threatening to submerge the Palo Alto Baylands by mid-century, city officials agreed on Monday that they...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by Podcasts, 1 hour ago | 70 comments | 5605 Views

SPORTS

If it's March, it must be Little League time, Palo Alto style

A break in the weather allowed Palo Alto Little League to celebrate a dry and festive Opening Day over the weekend and featured...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Baseball Is A Dying Sport In America, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opinion: Lessons parents should learn from the college-admissions scandal

Last week's college-admissions scandal can teach parents one of two lessons: create your own broad definition of success...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by No equivocation, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 2887 Views

SPORTS

Prep report: Gunn, Paly meet for city dominance in softball

Kylie Ng tripled and drove in two runs, Michele Scwarzwalder had two hits and drove in a run and ther Gunn softball team...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Palo Parent, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 489 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Report: Police shooting that killed Palo Alto teacher placed officers in 'remarkably dangerous' situation

Police officers called to a Redwood City home where a Palo Alto teacher was attempting suicide in December were justified...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Jordan Parent, 4 hours ago | 6 comments | 1874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How Palo Alto made global headlines in 2018

You don't have to live in Palo Alto to know that the city boasts thousands of Teslas, two Philz Coffee locations and the...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2018
Last comment by , 10 hours ago | 13 comments | 5365 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women mark day 1 of NCAA championships with a win

The top-ranked Stanford women's swimming and diving team wasted no time in establishing itself at the NCAA Championships...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Marty, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 418 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New Stanford artificial intelligence institute focuses on humanitarianism

Stanford University plans to tackle some of the world's most critical problems through its new Institute for Human-Centered...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by AJL, 13 hours ago | 15 comments | 3518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Embattled Ravenswood superintendent forced to resign

Three weeks after placing the Ravenswood City School District's controversial superintendent on paid administrative leave,...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Taquisha , 13 hours ago | 12 comments | 3149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County calls on Stanford to ramp up faculty housing

Stanford University may need to quadruple the number of housing units it has to produce for its employees under its ambitious...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by chris, 14 hours ago | 29 comments | 4308 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In a bid to woo Google, Palo Alto shared confidential utility information

Newly released documents reveal that the city of Palo Alto, in its effort to join Google Fiber Cities program, provided the...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, 17 hours ago | 20 comments | 8996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to return to Stanford fellowship

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will return to a fellowship at Stanford University's Hoover Institution think...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2019
Last comment by Forgetable People, 17 hours ago | 13 comments | 1166 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd 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 March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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