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News - June 28, 2019

Police make arrest in Buena Vista homicide

Victim was stabbed, died at hospital; second man was punched by same person

by Sue Dremann and Jamey Padojino

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in Monday's stabbing death of a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident in Palo Alto — just three days after he was also arrested for punching another man in the residential community as police were investigating the homicide, police said Thursday.

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30 people like this
Posted by winter dellenbach
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 27, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Just as our City and citizenry supported saving Buena Vista, and residents from displacement, we again offer our support and sympathy, just as we do when other such tragedies have occurred in other Palo Alto neighborhoods over the years.

Buena Vista is very well managed, has onsite security, and alert close-knit residents who know BV to be a safe community like the rest of Palo Alto. But that doesn’t mean such things still can’t happen through no fault of anyone but the person who caused it.

Last night, Kara was at BV providing grief counseling. As I listened, I could only think how awful that this befell these good people, this fine small community within my Barron Park neighborhood. Buena Vista needs our good wishes as they work through this, with the strength we know them to have as a community.


17 people like this
Posted by Aight
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 27, 2019 at 3:39 pm

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Posted by C. Walters
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 27, 2019 at 4:38 pm

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10 people like this
Posted by Elan
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 28, 2019 at 9:49 am

Sending love and support to all of the residents of BV in this difficult time <3 <3


2 people like this
Posted by Joel
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:35 am

Joel is a registered user.

Compared to someone getting murdered and another person being punched so hard that he had to have eight stitches to his lip; I guess it could be considered "minor". But I really do not think the "minor" connotation was necessary. My heart goes out to the Buena Vista residents for the trauma this event may have cost them.


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Posted by sad
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 28, 2019 at 10:59 am

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Posted by Joel
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:06 am

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Posted by Chip
a resident of Professorville
on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:40 am

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Posted by george drysdale
a resident of Professorville
on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:48 am

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Posted by Truth Teller
a resident of another community
on Jun 28, 2019 at 12:05 pm

It doesn't Surprise Me that when there is a exchange in the atmosphere and Background checks are not done. And renting is performed by those that want to keep the Demographic close to their Vest. Instead of Due Diligence. This will happen anywhere.


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Posted by In Sympathy
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

I want to join with the other posts offering sympathy and support for the residents of Buena Vista. I do not agree with the comments using this incident as an excuse to vilify others in BV for criminal activity - a charge that is completely unfounded.

Palo Alto is hardly immune to the racial and class prejudices that afflict our larger society. Every story about Buena Vista, good or bad, inevitably unleashes a frenzy of hateful posts online untethered to any truth or logic. Frankly, such posts should resolve the rest of us to do even more to help Buena Vista and its residents, given the constant barrage of prejudice they have to endure.


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