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Armed robbers take off with catalytic converter near Pardee Park

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who sawed off a catalytic converter from a parked car during an armed robbery that...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 29, 2023 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 2686 Views


Police: Five-car collision on Alma Street resulted in major damage, largely minor injuries

A series of collisions involving five cars took place on Friday, Nov. 17 at 1:46 p.m. at the 2400 block of Alma Street, between...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2023
Last comment by MidTown Guy, on Nov 22, 2023 at 11:43 pm | 4 comments | 3596 Views


3 teens arrested with 5 guns, cocaine and $4,000 in cash

Five firearms including an AR-15 rifle with a 60-round magazine, drugs packaged for sale, and $4,000 in cash were seized...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Nov 6, 2023 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 4257 Views


Discrimination claim filed against administrators over arrest of Menlo-Atherton High student in April

A claim filed Wednesday against Sequoia Union High School District alleges that an incident leading to a viral-video arrest...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Oct 31, 2023 at 3:16 am | 5 comments | 3749 Views


Police: Stanford shooting suspect nabbed at Trader Joe's in Town & Country

Palo Alto police swarmed Town & Country Village on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and detained a man who had walked into the Trader Joe's...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2023
Last comment by TimR, on Oct 20, 2023 at 1:36 pm | 4 comments | 9326 Views


Quake alert from Sacramento County sparks confusion among Bay Area residents

An emergency alert for an earthquake in Sacramento County reached Bay Area residents’ phones Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., causing...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 19, 2023 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 4520 Views


Local FBI office warns public of 'phantom hacker' scam

The FBI's San Francisco office warned the public against a new scam called "The Phantom Hacker" that targets older adults. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2023
Last comment by Novelera, on Oct 4, 2023 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 5680 Views


Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange

Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Lightning Man, on Sep 30, 2023 at 9:32 pm | 3 comments | 4184 Views


Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison

John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5809 Views


Driver hits two parked cars, flips vehicle on Emerson

Emergency vehicles swarmed a downtown Palo Alto block on Tuesday afternoon after a driver sideswiped two parked cars and...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by cheese guy, on Sep 28, 2023 at 7:19 am | 2 comments | 3530 Views


Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92

A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2023
Last comment by Joey, on Sep 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 4644 Views


Arts briefs: Joshua Redman at Stanford Live, Smuin Ballet, Springline's official opening and more

This weekend, Joshua Redman kicks off Stanford Live's season, plus Smuin Ballet's season opener, a variety of events mark...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 2289 Views


Palo Alto police to add surveillance to prime shopping areas

Boosted by a state grant, the Palo Alto Police Department is preparing to add more patrol officers to Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 16, 2023 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3612 Views


Longtime South Bay journalist's book takes a deep dive into an infamous Peninsula murder

The 1974 murder of a young woman in Stanford's Memorial Church shocked the community and became a decades-long cold case....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
There are no comments yet. 61148 Views


Police auditors scrutinize cases involving pointed firearms

A new report from Palo Alto's independent police auditors reviews six recent instances in which officers pointed their firearms...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Aram, on Sep 13, 2023 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 2920 Views


Police chase ends with three arrests in East Palo Alto after two people were shot in San Jose

Officers found two injured men in the 100 block of West Alma Avenue after gunshots were reported about 1:12 a.m. on Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 11, 2023 at 5:14 pm | 1 comment | 2417 Views


Kaiser to pay $49 million after environmental, patient privacy violations

Kaiser has agreed to a $49 million settlement with the State Attorney General's Office and six district attorneys, including...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4439 Views


'The urgency of this matter strikes me very deeply': Sen. Josh Becker on Peninsula’s fentanyl crisis

Last week, Senator Josh Becker hosted an online town hall to discuss the ongoing opioid situation. He said an over-the-counter...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2023
Last comment by Dave York, on Sep 9, 2023 at 3:56 pm | 7 comments | 2793 Views


Australian tourist charged with manslaughter in wrong-way crash that killed two La Honda residents

31-year-old Luke Nardini, who made his initial appearance in court Tuesday to face the charges for the crash, has pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Sep 8, 2023 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 4810 Views


Judge dismisses 1990s Mountain View murder case on legal technicality

A packed courtroom listened as Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Shella Deen granted a stay order to keep tech CEO...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2023
Last comment by Margaret Petros, on Aug 30, 2023 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 5012 Views
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