BIKE THEFTS ... A series of bicycle thefts took place throughout Palo Alto between Feb. 14 and 20, according to police. Approximately eight bikes were snatched, five on Feb. 14 and 15. Palo Alto police are reminding the public to lock up their valuables and keep bikes in locked garages or storage areas.
DONKEY DENTIST ... When someone needed a dentist for their pet donkey recently, Barron Park residents knew where to send them. Neighborhood star donkeys Perry and Niner get their teeth worked on by veterinarian Dr. Gary Hanes at Briarwood Equine Clinic in Woodside, donkey handler Bob Frost said.
SAME OLD, SAME OLD ... The meat salesmen who were featured in a Nov. 15 story in the Weekly appear to be back — this time in Crescent Park. Several residents have reported the men claim to have sold seafood or meat to a neighbor, but on inquiry the neighbor had not purchased any products. Police suggest calling the department at 650-329-2413 to report unwanted solicitors, who are required to have a permit for door-to-door soliciting.