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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa Clara County Superior Court grants amnesty to 1,600 misdemeanor cases due to COVID

The Santa Clara County Superior Court granted amnesty to 1,600 individuals ordered to serve their sentences through the sheriff's...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Mama, on Jan 20, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1675 Views

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Armed robber interrupts meal, flees with women's purses

A man who pointed a handgun at two elderly women stole their purses on Tuesday afternoon at Stanford Shopping Center, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 20, 2022 at 11:52 am | 9 comments | 10942 Views

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State attorney general launches investigation into Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday announced his office is opening a civil rights investigation into the Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by Ben Z., on Jan 19, 2022 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1425 Views

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Resident with baseball bat chases off home intruder

A man was arrested after he allegedly entered an occupied home and fled after being confronted by a bat-wielding resident...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2022
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Jan 19, 2022 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 3251 Views

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Newsom's $50 million opioids education pledge comes as colleges warn of risks

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed spending $50 million on youth opioids education, funding that comes as colleges are grappling...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2022
Last comment by Aletheia, on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:17 pm | 1 comment | 2027 Views

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Pop-up COVID testing site in Mountain View under investigation following complaints

A new Mountain View clinic advertising swift COVID-19 tests without an appointment is currently in hot water following numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2022
Last comment by vmshadle, on Jan 17, 2022 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 4854 Views

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Opinion: Saving lives by sending the right people to crises

Having the appropriate resources available, and investing in de-escalation efforts when there's a crisis, is really the key...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2022
Last comment by Kirsten Lakin, on Jan 16, 2022 at 2:11 pm | 8 comments | 2236 Views

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Palo Alto owes $135K to victim of police dog attack

Palo Alto will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit by Joel Alejo, who was sleeping in a shed in Mountain View where he was attacked...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2022
Last comment by jlanders, on Jan 14, 2022 at 2:24 pm | 12 comments | 3862 Views

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Elizabeth Holmes verdict: Guilty of four counts of defrauding investors through failed blood-testing company

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of defrauding investors and not guilty of four...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by All Along the Watchtower, on Jan 8, 2022 at 11:42 am | 12 comments | 5499 Views

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Former Stanford sailing coach says case against him was 'rigged'

John Vandemoer, the former longtime head coach of Stanford University's sailing team who pleaded guilty for his role in the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2021
Last comment by Me, on Jan 6, 2022 at 2:09 pm | 14 comments | 7340 Views

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Motorcyclist dies in collision that closes all southbound lanes on Highway 101 in Menlo Park

A motorcyclist died after striking a disabled vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 near Willow Road in Menlo Park early Tuesday morning,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 28, 2021 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 5251 Views

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Settlement reached in police dog attack

Palo Alto and Mountain View have reached a settlement with Joel Alejo, who was attacked and repeatedly bitten by a police...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by felix, on Dec 22, 2021 at 10:41 pm | 6 comments | 3373 Views

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Newsom announces proposal of more than $300M to combat retail theft, violent crime

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Friday a proposal to allocate upwards of $300 million over the next three years to curtail...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Dec 21, 2021 at 3:03 pm | 5 comments | 2454 Views

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Two injured in crash following illegal sideshow

Two people are hospitalized with major injuries after they fled from an illegal sideshow, sideswiped a police patrol car...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Dec 15, 2021 at 7:33 am | 10 comments | 9013 Views

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Woman loses car to burglar while she was asleep at home

Palo Alto police are investigating an occupied home burglary that occurred on Thursday morning, when a woman woke up to find...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2021
Last comment by ndn, on Dec 13, 2021 at 8:11 pm | 10 comments | 10142 Views

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Judge rules sexually violent convict can be housed in East Palo Alto

A man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" will be released from prison to a residence in East Palo Alto over...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2021
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Dec 8, 2021 at 6:49 am | 3 comments | 4832 Views

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Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Palo Alto Res, on Dec 7, 2021 at 3:16 pm | 4 comments | 5399 Views

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Animal shelter workers to be charged in deaths of 7 pups

Three employees of Pets in Need, a no-kill animal shelter, have been cited and are being charged with animal cruelty and...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Serg, on Dec 2, 2021 at 6:36 pm | 58 comments | 15477 Views

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Alleged carjacker caught red-handed by vehicle's owner

Palo Alto police arrested a man in connection with a carjacking incident at a downtown parking lot on Friday evening, police...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 3369 Views

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Burglars break into Palo Alto house but flee after realizing residents are home

Burglars smashed a glass door to get into a Crescent Park house early Saturday morning but left empty-handed after discovering...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Dec 1, 2021 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 8952 Views
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