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Lasers pointed at planes, coming from Palo Alto?

Original post made by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 7, 2012

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It seems that this is causing a stir at SFO, but not in Palo Alto. Perhaps those who are complaining about the noise are taking matters into their own hands!! I doubt it, but it is something that should concern those of us who live here. I don't like to see this type of bad publicity for Palo Alto.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm

"I don't like to see this type of bad publicity for Palo Alto." There's nothing you can do about it. I don't like to read that people on planes are being endangered by those near or in Palo Alto. Hopefully, the idiots will stop this behavior.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm


I don't like it at all, particularly since we have planes flying over us all the time. The fact that it is coming from our vicinity makes it even worse.

I also hope the idiots stop.

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Posted by attempted murder
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Feds need to use helicopters to catch the perps, then charge them with attempted mass murder. Lack of enforcement is just encouraging the punks.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Community Center
on Jul 8, 2012 at 8:05 pm

News reports on July 5th specifically mentioned Palo Alto and strobe light coming from the Dumbarton Bridge area. That area is in East Palo Alto, but news organizations frequently get names wrong. From a plane at night, it's hard to know the boundaries.

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Posted by dumbarton
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jul 8, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I think the Dumbarton Bridge is in Menlo Park, not East Palo Alto. EPA haters frequently forget that much Menlo Park has much more shoreline than EPA.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Yep. Dumbarton is Menlo on this side. We don't know the specific location that this is coming from. There are places there that the public can't access. It could be from a boat on the bay? Someone driving near the bridge? Someone prowling around by the Book of the Face or an EPA neighborhood or Menlo Business Park?

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