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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Webster House fined $20,000 after rape of patient

Downtown Palo Alto skilled-nursing facility Webster House Health Center has been fined $20,000 in connection to the June...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Justice, on Oct 19, 2019 at 11:50 pm | 4 comments | 5247 Views

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Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 19, 2019 at 12:45 pm | 7 comments | 4493 Views

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Body found in parked car may be missing tech CEO last seen in Palo Alto

San Jose police are conducting a death investigation in south San Jose, where a body was found in a vehicle parked on the...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm | 2 comments | 7153 Views

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Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for PG&E to repay customers affected by power shutoff

After PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff that left over 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom has called on...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 17, 2019 at 1:36 pm | 4 comments | 1683 Views

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Stanford student drugged at fraternity party

A female Stanford student reported that she lost consciousness after drinking an alcoholic beverage that had been drugged...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dan, on Oct 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm | 6 comments | 5184 Views

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Former East Palo Alto man held to answer charges in 2011 killing

A man charged with the 2011 murder of Cate Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park in East Palo Alto was held to answer on all charges...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5326 Views

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Party at Airbnb rental goes awry when three men rob property owner

A man who owns an Airbnb property in Palo Alto where he found a large party in full swing early Sunday morning was robbed...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2019
Last comment by wander3r, on Oct 9, 2019 at 3:58 am | 46 comments | 7291 Views

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Man armed with machete, knife threatened Caltrans workers in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police are searching for a man who brandished a machete and knife at Caltrans workers and threatened to kill them...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 3, 2019 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 2607 Views

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These students are using augmented reality to honor Chanel Miller's words on the Stanford campus

A group of Stanford University students are using augmented reality to restore Chanel Miller's voice to a campus memorial....

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2019
Last comment by Never leave yourself at the mercy of others, on Oct 1, 2019 at 11:40 am | 11 comments | 5840 Views

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East Palo Alto man, 45, dies in car crash Monday morning

A 45-year-old East Palo Alto man died in a solo-vehicle crash on an off-ramp from U.S. Highway 101 in Sunnyvale early Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2019
Last comment by Josh, on Sep 26, 2019 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 6835 Views

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Police lean on training to diffuse crisis when mentally ill man comes at them with spear-like weapon

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police used crisis-de-escalation techniques to try to diffuse a situation with a mentally ill...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Bring Back Agnews, on Sep 25, 2019 at 7:44 am | 9 comments | 2697 Views

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'Rape is not a punishment for getting drunk.' Chanel Miller speaks out during her first interview about being sexually assaulted by Brock Turner

Chanel Miller was at the center of one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in recent years. Until now, the world...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anneke, on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:43 am | 10 comments | 7692 Views

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'He was in a position of trust': Nursing assistant who raped patient sentenced to 12 years in prison

A former Webster House nursing assistant who pleaded no contest to rape and oral copulation of an incapacitated, 72-year-old...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 3355 Views

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Man shot, killed when 'illegal transaction' evolves into dispute

A man shot when an "illegal transaction" evolved into a dispute in East Palo Alto died two days later, marking the city's...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by RIP VIctor, on Sep 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm | 4 comments | 5242 Views

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Trump to lunch in Palo Alto foothills

With many conflicting rumors swirling in the past few days, it's been confirmed that President Donald Trump's Bay Area fundraiser...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm | 20 comments | 29884 Views

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County asks judge to strike down expanded religious refusal rule

Santa Clara County, San Francisco, the state of California and an array of medical groups asked a federal judge on Thursday...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Martin Niemöller, on Sep 16, 2019 at 2:22 pm | 6 comments | 2401 Views

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Menlo Park man accused of sexual assault of minors pleads not guilty, remains in custody

At a brief hearing on Monday, Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man facing 20 sexual assault charges for allegedly molesting...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by James, on Sep 14, 2019 at 10:42 am | 3 comments | 5007 Views

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Letters to the editor

<B>Program is a life changer Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/09/13/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 14, 2019 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 825 Views

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NTSB criticizes Caltrans for slow repairs following fatal Tesla crash in Mountain View

A new report found that Caltrans failed to promptly fix damaged traffic safety equipment on U.S. Highway 101, including a...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 10, 2019 at 3:58 pm | 7 comments | 3714 Views

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Palo Alto High graduate dies in Conception boat fire

A Palo Alto High School graduate is among the 34 people who died in the Conception boat fire in southern California on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Gary Ruppel, on Sep 9, 2019 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 10556 Views
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