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Mail carrier injured during strong-arm robbery

Police in Palo Alto are investigating after a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was injured and robbed on Wednesday by two...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2023
Last comment by palymother, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1955 Views


Dog trainer is charged in disappearance of Palo Alto German shepherd, who is presumed dead

A dog trainer who allegedly attempted to substitute a Palo Alto resident's German shepherd with another dog after failing...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2023
Last comment by helloit'sme, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 5603 Views


Buena Vista man pleads guilty to trailer park murder

A man who stabbed a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park resident to death in 2019 has pleaded no contest to multiple violent felonies,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2023
Last comment by Ocam's Razor, on Dec 6, 2023 at 7:18 am | 1 comment | 1957 Views


Police: Woman arrested after burglarizing occupied home in University South

Palo Alto police have arrested a woman who they said burglarized an occupied home in the University South neighborhood on...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2023
Last comment by Augie Dunbar, on Dec 5, 2023 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 4083 Views


Armed robbers take off with catalytic converter near Pardee Park

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who sawed off a catalytic converter from a parked car during an armed robbery that...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2023
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 29, 2023 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 2937 Views


Police: Five-car collision on Alma Street resulted in major damage, largely minor injuries

A series of collisions involving five cars took place on Friday, Nov. 17 at 1:46 p.m. at the 2400 block of Alma Street, between...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2023
Last comment by MidTown Guy, on Nov 22, 2023 at 11:43 pm | 4 comments | 3794 Views


3 teens arrested with 5 guns, cocaine and $4,000 in cash

Five firearms including an AR-15 rifle with a 60-round magazine, drugs packaged for sale, and $4,000 in cash were seized...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2023
Last comment by Claudette, on Nov 6, 2023 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 4361 Views


Discrimination claim filed against administrators over arrest of Menlo-Atherton High student in April

A claim filed Wednesday against Sequoia Union High School District alleges that an incident leading to a viral-video arrest...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Oct 31, 2023 at 3:16 am | 5 comments | 3827 Views


Police: Stanford shooting suspect nabbed at Trader Joe's in Town & Country

Palo Alto police swarmed Town & Country Village on Tuesday, Oct. 17, and detained a man who had walked into the Trader Joe's...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2023
Last comment by TimR, on Oct 20, 2023 at 1:36 pm | 4 comments | 9389 Views


Quake alert from Sacramento County sparks confusion among Bay Area residents

An emergency alert for an earthquake in Sacramento County reached Bay Area residents’ phones Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., causing...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 19, 2023 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 4582 Views


Local FBI office warns public of 'phantom hacker' scam

The FBI's San Francisco office warned the public against a new scam called "The Phantom Hacker" that targets older adults. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2023
Last comment by Novelera, on Oct 4, 2023 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 5721 Views


Large vegetation fire burning at University Avenue 101 interchange

Firefighters were responding to a large fire that burned shrubs and trees at University Avenue and the U.S. Highway 101 interchange...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Lightning Man, on Sep 30, 2023 at 9:32 pm | 3 comments | 4211 Views


Serial killer John Getreu dies in prison

John Arthur Getreu, the serial killer who was sentenced to life in prison for the strangulation murders of two women in the...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 5862 Views


Driver hits two parked cars, flips vehicle on Emerson

Emergency vehicles swarmed a downtown Palo Alto block on Tuesday afternoon after a driver sideswiped two parked cars and...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by cheese guy, on Sep 28, 2023 at 7:19 am | 2 comments | 3559 Views


Pedestrian struck, killed by California Highway Patrol officer with DUI suspect in vehicle on Highway 92

A California Highway Patrol officer struck and killed a man who was running across State Highway 92 on Wednesday night, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2023
Last comment by Joey, on Sep 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 4699 Views


Arts briefs: Joshua Redman at Stanford Live, Smuin Ballet, Springline's official opening and more

This weekend, Joshua Redman kicks off Stanford Live's season, plus Smuin Ballet's season opener, a variety of events mark...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2023
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 22, 2023 at 6:16 am | 2 comments | 2322 Views


Palo Alto police to add surveillance to prime shopping areas

Boosted by a state grant, the Palo Alto Police Department is preparing to add more patrol officers to Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2023
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 16, 2023 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3652 Views


Longtime South Bay journalist's book takes a deep dive into an infamous Peninsula murder

The 1974 murder of a young woman in Stanford's Memorial Church shocked the community and became a decades-long cold case....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2023
There are no comments yet. 61205 Views


Police auditors scrutinize cases involving pointed firearms

A new report from Palo Alto's independent police auditors reviews six recent instances in which officers pointed their firearms...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2023
Last comment by Aram, on Sep 13, 2023 at 12:02 am | 4 comments | 2940 Views


Police chase ends with three arrests in East Palo Alto after two people were shot in San Jose

Officers found two injured men in the 100 block of West Alma Avenue after gunshots were reported about 1:12 a.m. on Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 11, 2023 at 5:14 pm | 1 comment | 2545 Views
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