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Palo Alto man arrested in $250,000 narcotics bust

Original post made on Jun 8, 2012

A 46-year-old Palo Alto man was arrested Thursday morning after police seized tens of thousands of doses of prescription medications, the Menlo Park Police Department announced.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 7, 2012, 9:54 PM

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Posted by jock
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:05 am

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Posted by Facts
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2012 at 3:29 am

Diazepam and Valium..... Great reporting....


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Posted by paallday
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2012 at 7:40 am

Peak performance is a chiropractic office and a great office at that. the person arrested only rents space there, So he does NOT work for Peak Performance.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

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I have been a highly satisfied chiropractic client of Peak Performance for decades. It is unfortunate and inappropriate that the police report used their name rather than the address of the suspect's place of business.


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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 8, 2012 at 7:50 am

>>> Facts --

The diazepam was for the 99%.

The Valium was for the 1%.


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 8, 2012 at 8:51 am

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In its report on this drug bust the Weekly identifies the suspect's place of business as Peak Performance. The Weekly is the only news source which used this incorrect identification rather than the suspect's business name One-2-One Fitness and business address 325 Sharon Park Drive.

Bill Tarr's Peak Performance is a highly reputable organization and Bill has been a long time and strong supporter of the community in many ways.

The Weekly's use of Peak Performance's name in this article is totally inappropriate and very damaging to Bill and his business. The Weekly owes him a very public apology.


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Posted by jock
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 8, 2012 at 9:18 am

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Posted by Enough!
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I feel compelled to add my endorsement to Bill Tarr and Peak Performance Chiropractic. I am a long time client and Bill is the best Chiropractor I have ever been to. I was sorry to see his name and place of business inaccurately tied in this incident.


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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm

But it's okay, Peter for you and the weekly to accuse the school supe and board of criminal activity?

So, Sharon, Bill knows who you really are?


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Posted by Albert
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:57 pm

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Posted by anon
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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Congratulations to the Publisher for updating this story and deleting the inappropriate reference to Peak Performance.


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Posted by Elizabeth
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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Posted by jock
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm

The Menlo Park police issued a press release this afternoon saying that when they raided the offices of Peak Performance, they only raided the space used by the perp. The perp is an "independent contractor" to Peak Performance, not an "employee" of Peak Performance.


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Posted by Peter, peter, peter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

All the negative comments about Peak Performance were removed, but the positive ones remain. Hmmm.....

Peter should put on his cheerleader outfit and go in front of the Weekly offices with his pompoms!!!!!


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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Just consider it a victory for civility and truth - Peak Performance was clearly inappropriately identified in the original police report and the original story. The positive comments on Bill Tarr and Peak Performance represented fair balance.


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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm

"The positive comments on Bill Tarr and Peak Performance represented fair balance."

or maybe Peak Performance is an advertiser with the weekly


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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"or maybe Peak Performance is an advertiser with the weekly"
Or maybe the moon is made of green cheese.

What not supply facts rather than speculation? Or does that require too much work?


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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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"Or maybe the moon is made of green cheese.
What not supply facts rather than speculation? Or does that require too much work?"

My, my, seems that I have upset Peter again.
Facts?? similar to the "facts" you are supplying when you are accusing the school supe and board of breaking the law?
This may come as a shock to Peter but people speculate on things all the time. I do not know the entire list of weekly advertisers and I did find it intriguing that all the negative comments were deleted.

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
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on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:53 pm

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Posted by svatoid
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 8, 2012 at 4:02 pm

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Posted by Hmmm
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on Jun 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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Posted by the_punnisher
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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Just remember, LIBEL and SLANDER are actionable items when your journalists don't tell the whole truth about the facts in a news item.






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Posted by Sue Dremann
Palo Alto Weekly staff writer
on Jun 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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The story's original reference to Peak Performance came from the Menlo Park Police Department, the arresting agency. We posted the story after receiving an alert from the department. The reference was removed after we learned that the police gave out the wrong information, and a correction was made.


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Posted by Community Center Neighbor
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 1, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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It's unfortunate that the chiropractor was falsely represented as the owner of the facility. However, he rented his back space to him so in essence is was a bit involved. All together, it's a sad situation. They'll all get what they deserve.


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