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News - February 12, 2010

Online This Week

These and other news stories were posted on Palo Alto Online throughout the week. For longer versions, go to or click on "News" in the green, left-hand column.

Lego scenes shown in Palo Alto stolen in Fremont

The elaborate Lego creations displayed at Palo Alto's Museum of American Heritage last month were stolen from a locked truck in Fremont the night after the exhibit was taken home, Feb. 3. Fremont police are asking for help in finding them. (Posted Feb. 10 at 10:11 p.m.)

Police arrest gang members in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police and officers from surrounding jurisdictions seized six guns and arrested two known gang members and one of their associates Tuesday as part of an ongoing operation to take firearms off city streets. (Posted Feb. 10 at 9:59 a.m.)

Closing the 'digital divide' east of Bayshore

A decade ago East Palo Alto embarked on an effort to "close the digital divide" that was separating less-affluent communities and minority cultures from the Online Age. (Posted Feb. 10 at 9:02 a.m.)

PiE raises $2.9 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $2.9 million to provide help to Palo Alto's 17 cash-strapped public schools, the foundation Partners in Education (PiE) announced Tuesday. (Posted Feb. 10 at 8:48 a.m.)

Safeway clerk sentenced for dealing drugs

Cayetano Figueroa-Fernandez, a 32-year-old stock clerk at the Safeway supermarket on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, was sentenced to eight months in San Mateo County jail on Monday (Feb. 8) after pleading no-contest to two felony counts of selling methamphetamines to an undercover informant in the store parking lot in May 2009, prosecutors said. (Posted Feb. 10 at 8:19 a.m.)

Two injured in East Palo Alto shooting

Two male victims were injured in a shooting in East Palo Alto on Saturday night, police said Monday. (Posted Feb. 8 at 10:29 p.m.)

Hunger crisis hits local counties, survey shows

One in four people are at risk for hunger in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, according to a report to be released by the nationwide hunger-relief charity "Feeding America" in mid-March. (Posted Feb. 8 at 9:17 a.m.)

Expert: Treat junk food like cigarettes

America will solve its obesity problem when eating junk food becomes as socially unacceptable as smoking cigarettes. That was the message of David Kessler, former chief of the Food and Drug Administration, who famously took on the tobacco industry when he was commissioner in the 1990s. (Posted Feb. 5 at 9:55 a.m.)

Five Atherton homes hit by daytime burglars

A home was burglarized Thursday (Feb. 4), the latest in a string of bold daytime burglaries in Atherton over the past week. (Posted Feb. 5 at 8:43 a.m.)

Palo Alto police launch texting tip line

A new anonymous tip line that allows police to receive cell phone text messages and e-mail communications from the public was launched Thursday, Palo Alto Police announced. (Posted Feb. 5 at 9:49 a.m.)


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