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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Searchers for missing Palo Alto couple focus on the water, following alerts from cadaver dogs

With the search for Carol Kiparsky and Ian Irwin nearly reaching the one-week mark, the Marin County Sheriff's Office is...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Hello ....., on Feb 22, 2020 at 5:22 pm | 20 comments | 8186 Views

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Man arrested for kidnapping attempt reportedly held another family hostage

A man arrested Monday for attempted kidnapping in a Mountain View home had allegedly held another woman and her daughter...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2020
Last comment by Clinical Researcher, on Feb 21, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 5 comments | 3890 Views

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Police nab duo for string of car burglaries

Two men linked to 10 car burglaries in Palo Alto on Saturday were arrested after a woman whose vehicle they nearly broke...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Dan, on Feb 20, 2020 at 8:38 am | 5 comments | 4349 Views

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Last 'Sunny Day' defendant sentenced for killing, shooting

Six years after prosecutors announced indictments against 16 gang members as part of "Operation Sunny Day," the last defendant,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2020
Last comment by Rod S, on Feb 20, 2020 at 3:32 am | 3 comments | 4535 Views

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Dragged by the neck, woman escapes from man accused of nearly kidnapping her

A man who allegedly burst into a Mountain View home near the Palo Alto border Monday night and tried to drag a woman by the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2020
Last comment by Lauren , on Feb 19, 2020 at 6:59 am | 8 comments | 7563 Views

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Violent robbery leaves Stanford student unconscious, cashless

A group of men robbed three Stanford University students on Sunday, knocking one of the students unconscious before fleeing...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Feb 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm | 11 comments | 5810 Views

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New documents show man killed in fiery Tesla crash reported problems with Autopilot system

A Tesla driver who died after striking a highway median in Mountain View reportedly complained of problems Autopilot problems...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2020
Last comment by Data, on Feb 15, 2020 at 8:11 am | 16 comments | 3608 Views

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Residents find political signs on their lawns — for a candidate they don't support

A handful of Palo Alto residents recently found lawn signs supporting Rishi Kumar, a Saratoga city councilman and candidate...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by Sick of lying politicians, on Feb 9, 2020 at 11:06 am | 59 comments | 8199 Views

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Escapee from Palo Alto courthouse gets 4 years in prison for gun charges

A man who escaped from a Palo Alto courthouse in 2017, sparking a 20-day manhunt, was sentenced to four years in prison on...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by Ant, on Feb 9, 2020 at 8:12 am | 3 comments | 2970 Views

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Community emergency preparedness leaders to be recognized with awards

Four Palo Alto residents and two organizations will receive top honors on Thursday night during the Palo Alto/Stanford Citizen...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by A concerned homeowner, on Feb 7, 2020 at 2:26 pm | 1 comment | 1859 Views

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Walgreens agrees to $7.5M settlement over alleged phony pharmacist

Walgreens has settled a consumer protection lawsuit alleging that it put people's health at risk by allowing an unlicensed...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 6, 2020 at 8:09 pm | 4 comments | 2563 Views

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Stanford ER now providing rape kits, support services to sexual assault survivors

People who are sexually assaulted in northern Santa Clara County will no longer have to travel to San Jose for a medical...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Curious..., on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:56 pm | 7 comments | 4295 Views

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13 vehicles burglarized on Stanford campus Saturday

Thirteen vehicle burglaries were reported Saturday at three parking lots on the Stanford University campus, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 2, 2020 at 8:12 am | 8 comments | 3675 Views

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Man tests positive for novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County

A man has tested positive for novel coronavirus in Santa Clara County, marking the first case of the disease that has become...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by DC, on Feb 2, 2020 at 12:16 am | 21 comments | 10702 Views

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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 no genie in a bottle, they're terrible, on Feb 1, 2020 at 8:05 am | 3 comments | 2085 Views

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Gravely injured dog dumped in the night on the path to recovery

Badly abused and abandoned in a crate, a sweet-tempered dog named "Baby" was left outside the Pets In Need shelter in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by pearl, on Feb 1, 2020 at 4:50 am | 9 comments | 5830 Views

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One dies in East Palo Alto shooting on Tuesday

One person was killed in a shooting in East Palo Alto on Tuesday night, marking the city's first homicide of the year, police...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Member, on Jan 29, 2020 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 10074 Views

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Man tackles teen who allegedly stole his phone, gets punched in the face

A man walking in Palo Alto's Downtown North neighborhood was accosted by three teenage boys who stole his cellphone and punched...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2020
Last comment by Lazlo, on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 5261 Views

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Former teacher sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison for sex acts with minor

A former Palo Alto teacher who pleaded no contest to engaging in sex acts with a minor was sentenced by a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Mina, on Jan 25, 2020 at 9:12 am | 4 comments | 4491 Views

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Serial bank robber who took $69K across Northern California sentenced

An Oakland man convicted of committing bank robberies in Palo Alto, Mountain View and others in Northern California -- taking...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jailhouse Rock...Not, on Jan 22, 2020 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 2247 Views
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