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Another fine mess for 'Stan & Ollie'

"Stan & Ollie" focuses on the classic comedy duo's tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland in the early 1950s during a time...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jose M. Catasus, on Feb 4, 2019 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 546 Views


Unlikely heroes ruled the movies in 2018

At the end of every year after the last films hit the big screen, most movie critics, including me, get asked, "So what did...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by buff, on Jan 4, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 2746 Views


Landmark Theaters bought by Cohen Media Group

Landmark Theaters, which includes the Aquarius Theatre in downtown Palo Alto and the Guild in Menlo Park, has been bought...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm | 14 comments | 1891 Views


The Big Game is in a different category for Stanford's Shaw

After getting back on the winning track last week with a 48-17 victory over Oregon State, Stanford will need to continue...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2018
Last comment by Old Blue, on Nov 16, 2018 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 1923 Views


Facebook plans new bus stop to meet growing transit needs

Facebook is proposing to build a new bus stop to better accommodate the significant number of buses and trams it uses to...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2018
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm | 4 comments | 5087 Views


Prep football preview: Palo Alto on the move under Gifford

Palo Alto High has a storied football tradition. The 2010 Vikings were the first Central Coast Section team to win a state...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2018
There are no comments yet. 2217 Views


Stanford's McGorty shines in pro track and field debut

Stanford's NCAA champion Sean McGorty shattered his personal best in the 1,500 meters by nearly four seconds on the way to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2018
Last comment by famfanoz, on Jul 18, 2018 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1700 Views


'Chef Darren' to debut

"Chef Darren: The Challenge of Profound Deafness]," is Menlo Park filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman's latest work, a documentary...

Original post made on May. 24, 2018
Last comment by Caryn, on May 24, 2018 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 2684 Views


Locally produced documentary on Silicon Valley premieres

"Silicon Valley: The Untold Story," a documentary by Michael Schwarz and Kiki Kapany of Menlo Park, premieres on the Science...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2018
Last comment by awatkins, on Mar 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm | 4 comments | 4530 Views


Stanford grad Stefanidi vaults to season best in France

Stanford grad and Olympic gold medalist Katerina Stefanidi won the pole vault at the Meeting Lievin in France on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1187 Views


Palo Alto has a presence at the Winter Olympic Games

Gunn High grad Joanne Reid competed in Thursday's 15-kilometer individual race at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeonhChang,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by What?, on Feb 16, 2018 at 11:02 am | 2 comments | 1761 Views


New nonprofit hopes to transform Guild into state-of-the-art event venue

Pay a visit to Menlo Park's Guild Theatre and it's easy to see why people are worried about its future. The paint is chipped,...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by David Lieberman, on Feb 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm | 4 comments | 2443 Views


Stanford Theatre to reopen after overdue renovations

Stanford Theatre will reopen this weekend after a three-month closure due to renovations, but moviegoers shouldn't expect...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2018
Last comment by VS, on Jan 27, 2018 at 10:07 am | 1 comment | 3704 Views


The year in film

It's never easy winnowing down hundreds of movies to the supposed "Ten Best," especially when comparing apples to oranges...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by maurice druzin, on Jan 8, 2018 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 4355 Views


High School Athletes of the Week

<B>Sophie Siminoff Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2017
Last comment by Zain Guru, on Oct 23, 2017 at 4:57 am | 1 comment | 1037 Views


Old Testament, new musical

The story of Moses and his people's Exodus from Egypt has been retold in many ways, including, this month from TheatreWorks...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Ken Krechmer, on Oct 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 2344 Views


Menlo College tabs Carrion to lead its baseball program

Menlo College Baseball announced the hiring of former Chico State assistant coach, John Carrion, to lead its program. Carrion...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1502 Views


Rachel Waiters' vocal homecoming

Singer Rachel Waiters will perform in concert Saturday, June 4, at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in East Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3117 Views


Gibbs tops Ahn in a battle of former Stanford teammates

==BI Of local note== It was a showdown between former Stanford teammates at the USTA Player Development Women's $50,000...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2786 Views


Stanford Dish fire caused by bird that struck power line

A bird that flew into a power line sparked a grass fire at the Stanford Dish Tuesday night that threatened a structure and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2017
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Aug 24, 2017 at 9:04 am | 7 comments | 6435 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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