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As car break-ins surge, Palo Alto police laud drop in violent crime
Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive... Last comment 3 hours ago | 16 comments

Editorial: Brownrigg for state Senate
In the impressive group of candidates for California's 13th Senate district, we give the nod to Michael Brownrigg, who has... Last comment 3 hours ago | 24 comments

Palo Alto couple gone missing in Marin County
A Palo Alto couple who had rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing,... Last comment 18 hours ago | 20 comments

Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible
Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De... Last comment 3 hours ago | 80 comments

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Stanford lightweight rowing earned a bid to the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics. Submitted by Rick Eymer on May 21, 2019


Police nab duo for string of car burglaries
Two men linked to 10 car burglaries in Palo Alto on Saturday were arrested after a woman whose vehicle they nearly broke into at a downtown parking garage alerted authorities, Palo Alto police said Wednesday. Wednesday, 6:26 PM | 1 comments

Student injured by potato gun in class likely to receive $1.5M settlement
The Palo Alto school board will consider approving in closed session next week a $1.5 million settlement with a former student whose eye was permanently damaged during a potato gun science experiment at JLS Middle School in 2017. Wednesday, 4:04 PM | 1 comments

After Ross Road blowback, Palo Alto looks to shift gears on bike boulevards
Chastened by the outpouring of resident complaints about the city's new "bike boulevard" on Ross Road, Palo Alto's transportation officials are preparing to adopt a new approach for future bicycle improvements. Wednesday, 2:11 PM | 7 comments

Massive search underway for couple missing since Friday
A Palo Alto couple who rented a room in Marin County last week and were due to check out Saturday morning have gone missing, prompting a search-and-rescue operation that started Sunday, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office. Wednesday, 8:15 AM | 20 comments

As car break-ins surge, police laud drop in violent crime
Despite a year marred by car break-ins and claims of police brutality, the Palo Alto Police Department saw several positive trends in 2019, including fewer assaults, burglaries and traffic collisions, according to its annual report. Tuesday, 4:49 PM | 16 comments

Dragged by the neck, woman escapes from man accused of nearly kidnapping her
A man who allegedly burst into a Mountain View home near the Palo Alto border Monday night and tried to drag a woman by the neck out to her car was arrested hours later, according to Mountain View police. Tuesday, 1:35 PM | 8 comments

Last 'Sunny Day' defendant sentenced for killing, shooting
Six years after prosecutors announced indictments against 16 gang members as part of "Operation Sunny Day," the last defendant, Tyrone Sostenes Love-Lopez, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Wednesday, 9:44 AM | 1 comments

VIDEO: A playground for all

A daughter's disability. A mother's ingenuity. And the playground that's launching a revolution.

Ravenswood school district seeks public input on superintendent pick

Editorial: Brownrigg for Senate

Meet the 7 candidates who want to represent you in Sacramento

PUBLIC AGENDA: Funding Code:ART2, transitional kindergarten policies

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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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