NOT A MODEL TRAIN ... When part of a Union Pacific train catapulted in Palo Alto resident Daniel Peters' Chevrolet Suburban last week, it wasn't the only piece to end up where it shouldn't have. Another resident also found pieces and was puzzled by them until he read about Peters' predicament. The three smaller fragments, weighing 1, 2 and 5 pounds, had landed along Alma Street near Ely Place. Police declined to get involved as no property was damaged, the resident said.
HALLOWEEN HAUNTS ... On Oct. 31's bewitching hour, neighborhood haunts will fill with ghosts and goblins. Two neighborhoods that could be particularly haunting include the Duffie family's Haunted Yard at 343 Oxford Ave. in the Evergreen Park neighborhood and South Court in Midtown Palo Alto, which always offers a streetful of scary encounters on Halloween night. Danilo Oxford promises his Realm of Darkness, now in its 15th year, will be the scariest ever. It will be open Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. — but not on Halloween. He says it is not for the faint of heart, the very young or pregnant women. The address is 1034 Moffett Circle, between Greer Road and Colorado and Amarillo avenues.
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