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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman surprises intruder in her home

A woman returning to her house in Palo Alto interrupted an intruder who was in the middle of ransacking her home Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by kelly, on Feb 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 1809 Views

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Mountain lion spotted in Portola Valley

A mountain lion was spotted in a rural residential neighborhood in Portola Valley Wednesday night, San Mateo County emergency...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2011
Last comment by Lion Tamer, on Feb 23, 2011 at 7:51 pm | 3 comments | 1779 Views

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Smuggler kidnaps woman from Mountain View

An illegal border crossing took a bad turn in Mountain View on Sunday after the family of a woman was unable to pay the extra...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Ms. Wow, on Mar 23, 2011 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 1769 Views

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Palo Alto man arrested for stalking family

A Palo Alto resident was arrested Monday and booked at the Marin County Jail on suspicion of stalking and harassing a San...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Curious Lady, on Nov 16, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 3053 Views

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Car collides with school bus in Menlo Park

An alleged drunken driver traveling south on Middlefield Road in Menlo Park collided with a school bus carrying 32 students...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Gwen, on Apr 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm | 3 comments | 2237 Views

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Sister and brother arrested in Woodside burglary

Authorities have arrested a sister and brother in connection with a Woodside burglary with losses in excess of $100,000....

Original post made on May. 1, 2011
Last comment by don m., on May 4, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 3 comments | 2070 Views

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Mood disorders topic of Stanford event July 9

A day-long educational event on mood disorders and the latest advances will be held on July 9 at Stanford. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by PAPD-Critic, on Jul 7, 2011 at 7:35 am | 3 comments | 4024 Views

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DUI arrests up over Independence Day weekend

Drunken driving arrests were up in the Bay Area over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, with one fatality, California Highway...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by MADD, on Jul 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm | 3 comments | 1960 Views

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Loud Bang in Palo Verde at 11.15 pm on Thursday

Very loud bang, could have been transformer or gunshot, just as I was dropping off to sleep. Power was not interrupted. Not...

Original post made by Curious on Jul. 22, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jul 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm | 3 comments | 1431 Views

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Zumot case on Dateline NBC

Anyone see the Dateline NBC show about the Jennifer Schipsi murder on Friday? I did not follow the trial when it happened,...

Original post made by resident on Jul. 24, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Jul 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 3 comments | 1910 Views

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Computer heists at Portola Valley schools

A total of 31 computers, valued at $28,000, have been stolen from Portola Valley schools in recent weeks, the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 26, 2011 at 3:40 pm | 3 comments | 1764 Views

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Police release sketch of Los Altos indecent exposure suspect

Police have released a sketch of a man who indecently exposed himself to a juvenile in Los Altos Monday morning. The man...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by turn him in, on Jul 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm | 3 comments | 1885 Views

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Accident on Middlefield last night

Any information on a crash on Middlefield between Loma Verde and East Meadow a little before 2 am? It looked pretty bad,...

Original post made by WilliamR on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm | 3 comments | 1530 Views

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Photos released of suspects in East Palo Alto killings

The photos of two East Palo Alto men linked to a string of homicides in two states were released by police Thursday (Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by musical, on Aug 5, 2011 at 5:53 pm | 3 comments | 2999 Views

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Google's self-driving car in five-car crash

Google's self-driving cars have traveled 160,000 miles without incident, but that changed last week when one was behind a...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by Calvin Li, on Aug 8, 2011 at 6:13 pm | 3 comments | 3532 Views

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Hammer-wielding man sought by Palo Alto police

Palo Alto police are looking for a hammer-wielding man who allegedly followed a woman to Palo Alto after a domestic dispute...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by punishment, on Aug 19, 2011 at 7:49 pm | 3 comments | 1822 Views

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Thank you to a good samaritan

Last weekend I lost my cell phone near the Dish area. Early the next morning a young woman phoned saying she had found it....

Original post made by Nora Charles on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm | 3 comments | 1387 Views

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Startup Equity: Do You Know What You Need To Know?

Palo Alto is perhaps home to more startups per capita than any other city in the world. Hardware, software, SaaS, biotech,...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by sean, on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:27 am | 3 comments | 2330 Views

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Man to face murder charge in 1995 stabbing

A man accused of murdering a teenage mother in front of her 2-year-old daughter more than 15 years ago appeared in a San...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm | 3 comments | 2085 Views

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Traffic signal hacked?

It appears that either the traffic signal at Lytton and Alma (at the train station) was hacked, or someone had extremely...

Original post made by asharpe on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm | 3 comments | 1624 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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