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News - June 17, 2011

Online This Week

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

Plea in fatal infant shooting case deferred

A 17-year-old teen accused of fatally shooting an infant in East Palo Alto on June 5 did not enter a plea during a court appearance Wednesday (June 15). The baby's mother, Ivonne Garcia Lopez, was present in the courtroom and wept quietly and held a photograph of her son, Izack Jesus Jimenez Garcia. (Posted June 15 at 5:55 p.m.)

Alma Plaza construction gets underway

Alma Plaza, a south Palo Alto development that earned the City Council's approval more than two years ago, hit a milestone this week when the city issued building permits that will allow construction to begin. (Posted June 15 at 9:54 a.m.)

Attempted armed robbery leads to high-speed chase

A man suspected of an attempted armed robbery at Sears in Mountain View was arrested after he flipped his car during a high-speed chase Tuesday evening, police said. (Posted June 15 at 11:48 a.m.)

Fatal Dumbarton crash victim was from Palo Alto

A Palo Alto man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash on the Dumbarton Bridge on Tuesday (June 14), according to the Alameda County coroner's bureau. (Posted June 14 at 11:45 p.m.)

Revamped creek-bridge planned for Highway 101

A proposed replacement bridge over San Francisquito Creek and U.S. Highway 101 between University Avenue and Embarcadero Road will be discussed at a community meeting on Wednesday (June 15). (Posted June 13 at 5:13 p.m.)

Grads: Solve poverty, global warming with science

Mexico President Felipe Calderon Sunday urged Stanford University graduates to use "the best tools and most advanced knowledge" to fight poverty and climate change. In its 120th commencement ceremony, the university conferred 4,941 undergraduate and graduate degrees. (Posted June 12 at 4:07 p.m.)

Thieves hit Duveneck Elementary School

Thieves who entered through an open window at Duveneck Elementary School took computers, digital cameras and thumb drives worth approximately $6,200, a Palo Alto police spokesman said. (Posted June 11 at 9:42 p.m.)

First Person video: A conversation with Dr. Ed Weiss

Ed Weiss, M.D., has been a pioneering practitioner of acupuncture in Palo Alto for more than 35 years. In his video, he shares how magic, mystery, miracles -- and playful humor -- have filled his days as an acupuncture practitioner. (Posted June 11 at 10:35 a.m.)

One in Palo Alto VA credit-card fraud ring pleads guilty

An Oakland woman who was part of a credit-card theft ring that preyed on Palo Alto Veterans Hospital workers, Stanford Hospital and Palo Alto Medical Foundation employees pleaded guilty to three felony counts on Wednesday, June 8, in U.S. District Court in San Jose. (Posted June 10 at 3:48 p.m.)

Doctor linked to student's suicide denied conviction reduction

A Colorado physician who was convicted of illegally supplying prescription drugs that led to a depressed Stanford University student's suicide will not receive a reduced conviction, San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Lisa Novak has ruled. (Posted June 10 at 10:57 a.m.)

Ravenswood may cut entire library staff

Peering into a future of hard times, trustees of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District Thursday voted to slash the staff that provides computer services to children and teachers, among other positions. (Posted June 10 at 9:52 a.m.)

Gunmen rob Palo Alto convenience store

Two masked gunmen robbed a convenience store in south Palo Alto Thursday evening, prompting a police manhunt. (Posted June 10 at 7:14 a.m.)

Castilleja student winner in Congressional Art Competition

A painting called "Peacemaker," by Castilleja School junior Saloni Kalkat, will hang in the U.S. Capitol for a year after taking first place in the 14th Congressional Art Competition. (Posted June 9 at 2:25 p.m.)


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