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Palo Alto's last dive bar faces uncertain future
Three years after its colorful owner passed away, Antonio's Nut House, Palo Alto's last authentic dive bar, is still open,... Last comment 2 hours ago | 40 comments

Palo Alto Tailoring closed three years ago. Customers want their clothes back.
Customers of a Palo Alto tailoring business say they have been trying to get their clothing back for nearly three years,... Last comment 1 hour ago | 25 comments

Guest Opinion: To solve housing crisis, decrease demand
Housing is in short supply in Silicon Valley, especially affordable housing. Unfortunately, no amount of the current sort... Last comment 5 hours ago | 59 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 on Feb 25, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 31 comments

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"Dancing Little Girl"
At a Palo Alto Martin Luther King Jr. Day event, this very little girl was boogieing along with the singer of "Redemption Song." Submitted by Mitchell Zimmerman on Jan 16, 2017


Stanford student died from accidental fentanyl overdose, coroner confirms
A Stanford University sophomore found unresponsive in a campus fraternity house in January died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful narcotic, the Santa Clara County coroner confirmed on Tuesday. Wednesday, 9:37 AM | 11 comments

After early speed bumps, Palo Alto steers bike boulevards in a new direction
After a rocky start and a sudden stop, Palo Alto is preparing to resume its ambitious plan to build a network of bike boulevards, which includes modifications to the recently added amenities on Ross Road. Wednesday, 9:44 AM | 19 comments

Bay Area developer pledges $55M to alleviate Stanford medical students' debt
Bay Area real estate developer John Arrillaga has pledged $55 million towards the Stanford School of Medicine to help cover tuition costs for qualified students, the university announced Wednesday. Wednesday, 3:46 PM

Two volunteers, one dog and a local couple's unlikely rescue
On the eighth day of Palo Alto residents Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin's disappearance, Rich Cassens and his search dog came to the town of Inverness near Point Reyes Station with a very specific task: find human remains. Wednesday, 2:03 PM | 6 comments

Police chief says use of force is 'very rare.' Critics are not convinced.
Facing numerous allegations of excessive force by local police officers, Palo Alto police Chief Robert Jonsen assured the City Council on Monday that officers who cross the line will be held accountable. Tuesday, 12:12 AM | 13 comments

NTSB: Tesla's Autopilot steered Model X into highway median, causing fatal crash
An Apple employee died from a high-speed crash because his Tesla Model X's Autopilot driving system steered the car into a median on U.S. Highway 101 in 2018, federal officials concluded Tuesday. Wednesday, 10:02 AM | 14 comments

Shop Talk: Sephora to open downtown, Umami Burger shutters
In the latest Shop Talk column, read about Sephora's newest Palo Alto location, the closure of Umami Burger and a new pizzeria opening this year. Wednesday, 2:30 PM

Drug dealer sentenced for fatal fentanyl overdose

Rent increase sends FabMo, the nonprofit treasure trove of rescued fabrics, to Sunnyvale

Palo Alto's middle schools look for new state-aligned science curriculum

Errors in fed reimbursement, employee ratios to cost Ravenswood $24K

City's last dive bar faces uncertain future

Outside spending in state Senate race ramps up in final days before Super Tuesday

PUBLIC AGENDA: Potential bike boulevard changes; Magical Bridge playground project

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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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