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Timber! Forty-foot-tall tree falls down on Middlefield Road

A 40-foot-tall Chinese elm tree collapsed on Middlefield Road in Palo Alto early Tuesday morning, blocking northbound lanes...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by bikermom, on Dec 10, 2019 at 9:24 pm | 5 comments | 5209 Views


Buena Vista resident who received city settlement faces burglary charges

Gustavo Alvarez, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident who recently received a $572,500 settlement from the city of Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Lauren , on Dec 10, 2019 at 9:01 am | 17 comments | 3634 Views


Former Palo Alto school employee killed in Mountain View collision

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified two people who died in a fiery head-on collision...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by member 1, on Dec 9, 2019 at 9:52 am | 12 comments | 11371 Views


'Hell on Earth: A New Musical' premieres in Mountain View

"Hell on Earth: A New Musical (About Middle School)" follows seven best friends as they join forces to survive the final...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2019
Last comment by meggie_ros, on Nov 30, 2019 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 360 Views


Man confronts homeowner during burglary, arrested in neighbor's backyard

A man who startled two women in the middle of a home burglary in Old Palo Alto on Monday got away with money, electronics...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 28, 2019 at 5:55 am | 4 comments | 4107 Views


Mercedes-Benz stolen in armed carjacking at Stanford University

Three men are wanted for stealing a Mercedes-Benz while armed at Stanford University's The Row residential complex on Thursday...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by dtnorth, on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 6 comments | 5277 Views


Battery, hate crime reported on Stanford campus

Stanford University deputies are searching for a woman pushed and called another woman an ethnic slur on Stanford University's...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Nov 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm | 7 comments | 3035 Views


Palo Alto utility worker who died on duty identified

The City of Palo Alto Utilities lineperson who died Saturday from injuries that he suffered while upgrading a transformer...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2019
Last comment by Nina, on Nov 18, 2019 at 9:30 pm | 5 comments | 10978 Views


Caltrain hits empty car near Churchill Avenue

A southbound Caltrain struck a car on the tracks near Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto this evening, the agency said on Twitter....

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 18, 2019 at 10:30 am | 34 comments | 6631 Views


Dozens arrested in large sweep for illegal guns, drugs

Federal and state agents cracked down on illegal guns and drugs in northern California this week, arresting and charging...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2019
Last comment by john wall, on Nov 16, 2019 at 1:43 am | 3 comments | 11443 Views


Concert: Matt the Electrician with Sylvie Simmons

Singer-songwriters Matt the Electrician and Sylvie Simmons will perform at Cubberley Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 14, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 2 comments | 344 Views


Facing public pressure, Stanford decides to install plaque with Chanel Miller's words

Almost two years after rejecting a quote proposed by Chanel Miller for a plaque at a memorial garden where she was sexually...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by More Plaques, on Nov 13, 2019 at 8:20 pm | 7 comments | 5716 Views


Separate incidents of rape, aggravated assault reported at Stanford University

In separate incidents, two women reported serious allegations of sexual violence – aggravated assault, sexual battery...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Nov 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 9 comments | 3887 Views


Spare the Air alerts called for Saturday and Sunday, wood burning banned

A high-pressure system trapping smoke over the Bay Area spurred the air district to issue the winter season's first Spare...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Nov 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1759 Views


Man gropes girl at concert at Stanford's Frost Amphitheater

Stanford University deputies are searching for a man who groped a girl at Frost Amphitheater on Friday night, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2019
Last comment by BOLO, on Nov 9, 2019 at 10:08 am | 1 comment | 3111 Views


Victim's green pants to be key piece of evidence in serial-killer case

A pair of torn, green corduroy pants will likely be the most fought-over piece of evidence in the trial against accused serial...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 7, 2019 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 4378 Views


Police seek teenagers in robbery at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for two teenagers who they say robbed a woman outside Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday night,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Pied Piper, on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 3725 Views


Californians unwilling to subsidize land owners' wildfire prevention, Stanford poll finds

Years of devastating, back-to-back wildfires coupled with recent power shutdowns have not convinced Californians to fund...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2019
Last comment by pinball, on Nov 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 13 comments | 3715 Views


Cameras catch man video-recording himself allegedly slamming a dog to the ground

A 30-year-old East Palo Alto man seen allegedly slamming a small dog onto the ground while recording it with his phone has...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Nov 2, 2019 at 9:01 pm | 4 comments | 3167 Views


Driver attacks two with a cane in road-rage incident

A 66-year-old man allegedly attacked two drivers during separate road-rage incidents on Oct. 25 in what police termed a "rampage."...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2019
Last comment by @Anon, on Nov 1, 2019 at 6:31 am | 29 comments | 4975 Views
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