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Loud Boom last night

Original post made by Neighbor on Jun 14, 2007

At just after 10.30 last night (Wed) there was a flash of light followed by a very loud boom, enough to wake and scare my kids. We thought it may have been a transformer blowing, but as far as I could see from my windows, no power was lost in my neighborhood. We live at the south end of Stockton off Loma Verde. Does anyone know what caused this?

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Posted by Keith Peters, sports editor of the Palo Alto Weekly
on Jun 14, 2007 at 9:53 am

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It might have been a very large firecracker (M-80)......I think it went off at the Colorado Apartments......set off a car alarm there.


Posted by Don Kazak, Palo Alto Weekly columnist
on Jun 14, 2007 at 10:01 am

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Police dispatch said they received several calls about this last night but police couldn't find anything. It may have been a large firecracker.




Posted by Dave and his Dog, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Jun 14, 2007 at 10:25 am

The dog & I were on the fields at Cubberly when the first BOOM was heard, that was a bit after 8 and came from the vivinity of San Antonio. Definetly an M-80 firecracker.


Posted by Resident, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 14, 2007 at 11:18 am

We live on Loma Verde; We were startled by this major "flash" next to our bedroom window, followed by the fire cracker sound and a police siren. It literally seemed like the cracker had burst in our back yard (I suspect this was more of a visual, since we didn't' find any debris in the yard this morning)