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Police ready for 'maximum enforcement' weekend

Bay Area law enforcement agencies will be stepping up their patrols and cracking down on drunk drivers to keep the roadways...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by George K., on Jul 1, 2010 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 2655 Views

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Residents urged to dispose of recalled spinach

The California Department of Health is advising residents who purchased two lots of recalled baby spinach to throw the products...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 2437 Views

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drill baby drill - new oil spill off Louisiana

At least they have cleanup equipment in the area already. AP news story: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5goAO1X4EEp6JwVmrPYUu5-o8oqdAD9H7HTQ01...

Original post made by drill baby drill on Jul. 27, 2010
Last comment by good grief, on Jul 28, 2010 at 7:01 am | 2 comments | 2287 Views

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Baylands brush fire caused by kids with matches

Two children playing with matches set fire to dry grass and brush along a trail at the end of Geng Road in Palo Alto, near...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by lol, on Aug 6, 2010 at 2:26 am | 2 comments | 2370 Views

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MV man could get life in attempted homicide

Mountain View resident Reginald Ellis was arrested late last week for allegedly trying to choke his girlfriend to death in...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 2100 Views

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Stolen Car Stopped at Gunpoint near Cal Ave

Details here if you are interested: http://twitter.com/qqpa qq...

Original post made by qq on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by annoyed, on Sep 9, 2010 at 8:57 am | 2 comments | 2031 Views

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What's going on in Palo Alto?

I just saw some cops driving like crazy (around 60mph) on Alma about 30 minutes back with lights and sirens and everything....

Original post made by paly student on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Kate, on Sep 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm | 2 comments | 2376 Views

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Town & Country Village Police Activity Weds Evening

qq, or anyone else, What was happening at Town & Country Village Wednesday at about 8:15 pm? There must have been a...

Original post made by Moi on Sep. 22, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Sep 23, 2010 at 10:43 am | 2 comments | 1995 Views

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Veteran settles for $250K in Palo Alto VA claim

A veteran who claimed he was blinded because of negligent medical care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has settled...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2464 Views

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CHP reports increase in holiday DUI arrests

The California Highway Patrol is reporting an increase in the Bay Area and statewide in the number of drunken driving arrests...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on Nov 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 2266 Views

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Jewelry salesmen robbed in Los Altos

Two jewelry salesmen were robbed by a group of masked men in Los Altos Wednesday evening, the latest in a series of jewelry...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by concerned, on Dec 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm | 2 comments | 2004 Views

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Police make arrest in killing of David Lewis

Investigators have arrested a suspect in the June fatal shooting of East Palo Alto community leader David Lewis, San Mateo...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:53 am | 2 comments | 4764 Views

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Woman arrested for Bay Area auto burglaries

One woman has been arrested and a second is being sought in connection with a series of auto break-in burglaries in several...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:11 am | 2 comments | 2056 Views

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Zumot-trial attorneys clash over arson evidence

Federal arson investigator Barbara Maxwell said she detected a heavy smell of gasoline as soon as members of her team began...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by objective, on Jan 5, 2011 at 7:48 am | 2 comments | 2351 Views

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'Spare the Air' alert issued for Thursday

Weather predictions for Thursday in the Bay Area have prompted air-quality officials today to issue the third Winter Spare...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by Kumar, on Jan 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm | 2 comments | 1738 Views

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Earthquake shakes San Jose Friday

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck south San Jose at 04:10 p.m. today (Jan. 7), the U.S. Geological Survey has reported. It...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by nothing in midtown, on Jan 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 1737 Views

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Palo Alto police to discuss robberies tonight

The Palo Alto Police Department will host a community-awareness meeting about recent armed robberies in Palo Alto tonight...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 1729 Views

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Schipsi's friends say she felt she was in danger

Two nights after the October 2009 death of his girlfriend, Jennifer Schipsi, and a fire that ravaged their cottage, Bulos...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 29, 2011 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 2458 Views

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Man with a gun on Waverley

A couple of days ago our neighbors were out and saw a man throw a gun out of his car on Waverley near Embarcadero as the...

Original post made by Gun? on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by Gun?, on Jan 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 2 comments | 1657 Views

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Menlo Park police arrest four on drug charges

Menlo Park police arrested three men this week in two separate incidents on charges of possessing narcotics for sale in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by coke, on Feb 4, 2011 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 1953 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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