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rape on Alma Street pedestrian bridge?

Original post made by William, Downtown North, on Nov 13, 2009

Saw this article in the Almanac about a rape occurring yesterday afternoon on the Alma Street pedestrian bridge (between Palo Alto and Menlo Park). Why was this story not reported in PaloAltoOnline? Web Link

Witnesses are asked to call the police.

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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Strange, I was just through that area on Wednesday. Seems like it has turned into a homeless camp. Perhaps it has always been.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm

That's Palo Alto Park. I've always wondered why our fair city resolutely neglects this signature park, which contains its namesake tree and that is viewed by thousands of motorists and train riders daily. Menlo's side of the bridge is far better maintained and much more inviting.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Palo Alto needs a caravansary with minimum sanitary facilities to which urban campers can be directed.

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Posted by Palo Parent
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Nov 13, 2009 at 7:59 pm

WEW: I can only imagine the lawyer feedy frenzy that a government-santioned facility for at risk people would attract lest something bad happens there. Perhaps second only to the legal claims arising from people who marginally survive a "train catcher" apparatus.

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Posted by William
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:55 am

More details on this attack in the Mercury-News: Web Link
Still nothing in Palo Alto Online.

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