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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

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 Curmudgeon, 23 minutes ago | 18 comments | 4146 Views

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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, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 3894 Views

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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 | 187 Views

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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 | 3991 Views

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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 | 3076 Views

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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 so much crime at Stanford, on Nov 9, 2019 at 3:52 pm | 1 comment | 2320 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 resident, on Nov 9, 2019 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1154 Views

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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 | 2712 Views

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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 | 3443 Views

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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 | 3134 Views

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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 | 3327 Views

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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 | 2633 Views

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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 | 4233 Views

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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 | 6580 Views

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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 | 2146 Views

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Breaking two decades of silence, Palo Alto woman says Harvey Weinstein tried to rape her when she was his 24-year-old assistant

A native of Britain and Palo Alto mother of four, Rowena Chiu had her own #MeToo story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by What Will They Do Next, on Oct 21, 2019 at 10:55 am | 6 comments | 8740 Views

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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 | 3919 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 | 3640 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 | 6240 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 | 1412 Views
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