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An 'overreach'? Palo Alto's curfew sparks concerns over civil liberties

City Manager Ed Shikada's sudden decision on Tuesday to impose a curfew in Palo Alto until June 11 is facing a backlash from...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by George, on Jun 11, 2020 at 7:19 am | 69 comments | 20636 Views


Target temporarily closes dozens of stores nationwide, including East Palo Alto location

Target has temporarily closed dozens of stores throughout the country, including multiple Peninsula locations, following...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 1, 2020 at 1:19 am | 10 comments | 14299 Views


After visits from police department, Menlo Park gallery closes doors

The owner of Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Menlo Park, after opening the gallery Tuesday and Wednesday, has decided to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on May 28, 2020 at 9:37 pm | 18 comments | 4989 Views


After sharp decline, crime climbs back to pre-pandemic levels

Reports of crimes, which dropped during the first weeks of the coronavirus shutdown, are trending back upward in three Midpeninsula...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by resident, on May 17, 2020 at 8:10 pm | 9 comments | 9241 Views


Former Palo Alto VA cardiology chief indicted for sexual battery

The former cardiology chief of the Palo Alto VA who is accused of sexually abusing a doctor in 2017 made his first appearance...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midtown Local, on May 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments | 4693 Views


Police arrest man for throwing rock at women, exposing himself

Palo Alto police arrested a man who allegedly threw rocks at two women and then exposed himself to them near the Mayfield...

Original post made on May. 12, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 13, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 9 comments | 3691 Views


To curb speeding, Palo Alto may ban cars on some streets during pandemic

In a bid to slow down speeding cars and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists during the coronavirus pandemic, Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by Enforcement?, on May 13, 2020 at 10:17 am | 143 comments | 20104 Views


Coronavirus weekend update: Local leaders expect summer spike in cases

With other states beginning to relax their public health restrictions, Santa Clara County leaders on Friday predicted a local...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 28, 2020 at 11:14 am | 47 comments | 24631 Views


Woman swerves to avoid collision, dies in rollover crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto

A woman who suddenly veered her car away from a collision on U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto on Monday afternoon died at the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm | 14 comments | 19407 Views


Alleged burglar crashes truck into Gunn High's baseball field

A 23-year-old man who allegedly stole a truck from a Redwood City company crashed the vehicle at Gunn High School's baseball...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2020
Last comment by County Jail Food = CRAP, on Apr 14, 2020 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 5139 Views


Counties change tune on face protection, but not on N95 or surgical masks

Bay Area public health leaders are now asking residents to cover their faces with a cloth before leaving their homes, heeding...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Think different, not like a sheep, on Apr 14, 2020 at 9:59 am | 40 comments | 63977 Views


To ease pressure at hospital ERs, cities start testing for COVID-19

Bay Area cities are taking up the mantle to test their first responders, health care workers and even members of the public...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2020
Last comment by Liz Gardner, on Apr 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 6 comments | 17628 Views


Judge sends Atherton mom to prison for college admissions scandal

An Atherton woman who paid more than $500,000 to help her children get into college through a nationwide admissions scandal...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 4, 2020 at 5:58 pm | 19 comments | 14137 Views


Want to donate protective equipment to hospitals? A group of Stanford University medical students can help.

A group of Stanford University medical students quickly mobilized this past week to set up a drive for masks and other personal...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2020 at 11:23 am | 7 comments | 8023 Views


Following tragic bike accident, a local family and their friends take action. 'Slow down for kids. Be more mindful.'

The family and friends of an 11-year-old Greene Middle School student who died in a collision in Palo Alto on Friday are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Jake Millan, on Apr 1, 2020 at 9:49 am | 62 comments | 21628 Views


Moments after armed robbery, witness springs into action by leading police to getaway car

Three people wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station on Sunday night were located by police with the help of a witness,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Downfall, on Mar 31, 2020 at 9:51 pm | 6 comments | 8245 Views


Man to stand trial for 1973 cold-case murder at Stanford

Accused serial killer John Arthur Getreu claims he didn't have contact with Leslie Marie Perlov, but his statements appeared...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2020
Last comment by Wife, on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:43 am | 4 comments | 8957 Views


Coronavirus-testing tents pop up on Stanford campus and in Menlo Park

Stanford Health Care is gearing up for larger-scale testing of patients with COVID-19 symptoms, erecting tents on the Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Andy, on Mar 26, 2020 at 11:47 pm | 8 comments | 14911 Views


Stanford, Kaiser hold drive-thru coronavirus testing, but you can't just head over there

At least two large, local medical centers are now providing drive-through testing for COVID-19. Stanford Health Care’s...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:24 am | 16 comments | 52108 Views


Q&A with the top cop

In a wide-ranging interview with the Palo Alto Weekly, Palo Alto Police Chief Robert Jonsen discusses several controversial...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Mark, on Mar 17, 2020 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 3629 Views
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