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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 | 3991 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 | 11968 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 | 453 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 | 4474 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 | 5619 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 | 3396 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 | 11800 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 | 7193 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 | 12606 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 | 444 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 | 7475 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 | 4318 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 | 3309 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 | 4897 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 | 4010 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 | 3947 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 | 3483 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 | 5487 Views


Burglars strike occupied home in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood

Burglars smashed through a glass door and entered an occupied Palo Alto home on Saturday, awakening a couple and stealing...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Kenny, on Oct 30, 2019 at 8:03 pm | 10 comments | 7330 Views


Stanford sees a string of car break-ins, thefts in a matter of five days

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is investigating 10 car break-ins or thefts from vehicles that occurred...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by Carmen Musat, on Oct 28, 2019 at 2:59 pm | 7 comments | 2835 Views
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