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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, 14 hours ago | 9 comments | 2351 Views


Smash-and-grab car burglary suspect evades cops — but not for long

A suspected car burglar who sped away from Palo Alto police on Feb. 1 was tracked down an hour-and-a-half later in Daly City,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2019
Last comment by Crime & Punishment, 22 hours ago | 5 comments | 2621 Views


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, 23 hours ago | 10 comments | 4049 Views


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 Deng Zhao, on Mar 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm | 16 comments | 3828 Views


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..., on Mar 21, 2019 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 2477 Views


Webcast: Unpacking the admissions bribery scandal

Palo Alto college adviser John Raftrey discusses with Weekly journalists the implications of a multimillion-dollar nationwide...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2019
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Mar 19, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 6 comments | 3444 Views


Sleeping driver causes rollover crash on University Avenue

A sleeping driver caused a chain-reaction crash with two other cars before flipping over on its roof on University Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Mar 9, 2019 at 11:17 pm | 16 comments | 5824 Views


Stanford employee pleads not guilty to trying to kill girlfriend

A Stanford University employee pleaded not guilty to charges related to the alleged stabbing of his girlfriend while under...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2019
Last comment by alarmed, on Mar 8, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 14 comments | 6422 Views


Stanford assistant admissions director arrested for attempted murder, assault

James Shirvell, 26, was booked into San Francisco County Jail on Sunday in lieu of $1 million bail for alleged attempted...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Mar 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm | 11 comments | 9402 Views


Police arrest cousins for SAP burglaries in Palo Alto

Two cousins who allegedly burglarized two buildings within SAP's Palo Alto campus and attempted to flee early Sunday morning...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by Smile...You're On Body Camera, on Mar 5, 2019 at 5:19 pm | 10 comments | 3050 Views


Pinewood girls win battle of nationally-ranked hoops teams

Hannah Jump found her shooting rhythm in the championship game of the 'Ionali Classic and her Pinewood girls' basketball...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1344 Views


Prep report: M-A girls get the point to win PAL soccer title

Menlo-Atherton seemed to be threading a fine line all season, losing three of its first five girls soccer matches by three...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 946 Views


East Palo Alto man arrested for sexually assaulting child

A 35-year-old East Palo Alto resident was arrested Monday in connection with a 2016 sexual assault of a child, the San Mateo...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
There are no comments yet. 4039 Views


Should police protect Facebook's bikes?

Local law enforcement officials have been stopping people riding Facebook bikes, questioning them, and in some instances,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2019
Last comment by almunday60, on Feb 26, 2019 at 10:31 am | 26 comments | 4218 Views


Three Stanford students report sexual assaults

Three separate sexual assaults against female students at Stanford University are alleged to have occurred over the weekend,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2019
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Feb 20, 2019 at 9:24 am | 10 comments | 5058 Views


Stanford construction site could be in violation of city law

Stanford University is violating a city nuisance ordinance that prohibits storing building materials on a site where construction...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 19, 2019 at 4:33 pm | 30 comments | 4717 Views


Car crashes, barely misses PG&E gas lines

A man crashed a sedan into a barrier protecting PG&E gas transmission lines on a major roadway in Palo Alto on Monday morning,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Feb 6, 2019 at 3:16 am | 20 comments | 6161 Views


Ride-share driver gives woman unwanted kiss at Stanford

A man who claimed to work for a ride-sharing company picked up a woman and kissed her without her consent at Stanford University...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Feb 5, 2019 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 1941 Views


Police search for stolen laptop, instead find allegedly armed teen

The hunt for a missing MacBook Air stolen from an East Palo Alto Home led police to a 16-year-old boy who was allegedly found...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by revolving door, on Jan 30, 2019 at 11:44 pm | 5 comments | 4691 Views


Suspected home burglar nabbed by K-9

A Palo Alto police canine took down a man Tuesday who’d allegedly entered a historic Crescent Park home in the 900 block...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Just Down the Street, on Jan 30, 2019 at 6:41 pm | 7 comments | 4312 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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