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Teens punch, attempt to rob man at gunpoint on Stanford campus

Three teens accused of punching and attempting to rob a man at Stanford University on Monday were arrested by police near...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Jul 22, 2019 at 11:20 pm | 28 comments | 9717 Views


Discovery of noose leads Stanford to offer support services

Stanford University has tapped on several campus offices to offer support services for students and staff affected by the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by Jusse, on Jul 22, 2019 at 7:24 pm | 5 comments | 5253 Views


Road rage incident evolves into armed robbery outside Stanford Shopping Center

A road rage incident between two drivers fueled into an armed robbery in which one them lost their cellphone at the Stanford...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm | 12 comments | 5899 Views


Man gropes woman after concert at Stanford's Frost Amphitheater

Stanford University deputies are searching for a man who groped a woman leaving a concert at Frost Amphitheater on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by herr gropenfuhrer, on Jul 19, 2019 at 1:21 pm | 5 comments | 2569 Views


Investigation launched into noose found at Stanford near student residence

Stanford University is investigating how a noose ended up tied to a tall bush near a residence for summer students over the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by federal law about racists, on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | 3831 Views


Man killed in head-on collision on U.S. Highway 101 identified

A man who died while driving the wrong way in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto on June 16 was identified...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 16, 2019 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 8193 Views


ICE put on notice by federal court, no Bay Area raids occur

After the American Civil Liberties Union took U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to federal court in Northern California,...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2019
Last comment by Not WASP, on Jul 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm | 9 comments | 3719 Views


Fires spark near San Francisquito Creek, burning vegetation, transformer

An initial report of a possible airplane crash at the Palo Alto Airport Monday morning turned out instead to be three electrical...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Golfer, on Jul 10, 2019 at 9:52 pm | 6 comments | 3537 Views


No Security in city parking garages

We found out the hard way. Our daughter's car was broken into and her belongings stolen. The police let us know there are...

Original post made by Another theft victim on Jul. 1, 2019
Last comment by EZ Way To Catch Car Thieves, on Jul 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 29 comments | 2010 Views


Cars driving through red lights!

My son was biking home from camp yesterday. He was at the intersection of El Camino Way and El Camino Real, at KEYS school....

Original post made by Jonathan on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 10, 2019 at 5:02 am | 50 comments | 2613 Views


New photo, video show man wanted for sexual battery in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood

Police shared more details Wednesday about a man who groped a woman walking in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood on...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2019
Last comment by Wheels In Motion, on Jul 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm | 6 comments | 5535 Views


Truck crashes into Palo Alto Airport hangar, damages airplanes, sends driver to hospital

An out-of-control utility truck plowed into a hangar at the Palo Alto Airport on Wednesday evening damaging three to five...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Rich, on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:33 am | 2 comments | 5793 Views


Woman groped by man while walking through Crescent Park neighborhood

A woman walking in Palo Alto’s Crescent Park neighborhood on Monday night was approached by a man who sexually battered...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 26, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 7 comments | 3966 Views


He was a married hospital technician and a Boy Scouts leader. Was former Palo Alto resident John Getreu also a serial killer?

Some who have known John Arthur Getreu have seen a seemingly normal person who volunteered with civic groups. But others...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 22, 2019 at 10:54 am | 11 comments | 11295 Views


Arrest in 1970s cold-case murder points to serial killer

Nearly six months after a Hayward man was charged in another murder that had gone unsolved for decades, DNA evidence has...

Original post made on May. 16, 2019
Last comment by You are kidding, on Jun 21, 2019 at 1:18 pm | 11 comments | 12756 Views


After attempted robberies, East Palo Alto police to add bridge patrols, consider surveillance cameras

East Palo Alto police plan to patrol the new bike-and-pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 101 after two people reported being...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Lauren , on Jun 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 4 comments | 4348 Views


Woodside: Murder suspect named in Skyline slaying

Authorities have identified the suspect arrested early Wednesday for allegedly killing a man found Tuesday night on Skyline...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Jun 20, 2019 at 7:52 am | 2 comments | 6663 Views


One dead following multiple U.S. Highway 101 collisions

Lanes in both directions of U.S. Highway 101 are slowly reopening after separate multiple-vehicle and major-injury collisions...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary Lauder, on Jun 20, 2019 at 12:36 am | 19 comments | 7754 Views


Sleeping couple awakened by burglar exiting front door with their car keys

Palo Alto police have arrested a San Jose man suspected of burglarizing a home on Oregon Avenue early Saturday morning while...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Jun 18, 2019 at 10:23 pm | 4 comments | 3907 Views


Attempted robberies leave pedestrians injured on East Palo Alto overpass

East Palo Alto police are investigating two attempted robberies by groups of teenagers on Thursday night within a two-hour...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by YP, on Jun 17, 2019 at 4:21 pm | 6 comments | 4626 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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