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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gold necklaces taken from woman as she's out for a walk

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a roadside necklace theft near Mitchell Park...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by Carol, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 3967 Views

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Palo Alto woman found safe after missing for two days in Sierra National Forest

After going missing for 48 hours and weathering 5 inches of new snow in the Sierra National Forest, a Palo Alto woman was...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by TheMcGuires, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm | 9 comments | 9542 Views

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Utility customers to get 'smart meters'

In a move that aims to make Palo Alto's utilities more efficient, city leaders voted to approve $18.1 million in contracts...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jane, on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:53 pm | 9 comments | 6282 Views

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Man arrested after alleged violent downtown hate crime

Two people were attacked during a violent hate crime assault in downtown Palo Alto early Sunday morning, and the suspect...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Paly02, on Oct 17, 2021 at 7:38 pm | 27 comments | 11080 Views

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Burglars break into home, flee when confronted by resident

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who they believe broke into an occupied home on Friday night in the city's Barron...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2021
Last comment by Chuck , on Oct 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm | 8 comments | 10032 Views

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Webster Street garage closed following suspected arson

A fire set in Palo Alto's public parking structure at 520 Webster St. engulfed an unoccupied car on Monday night, prompting...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 3024 Views

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Searching for their father's killer

Determined to find their father's killer, a son and a daughter set out to unearth what really happened in North Beach in...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by JonnyK, on Oct 5, 2021 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 11653 Views

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Duo strikes man, robs him of cellphone and other belongings

A man was beat up and robbed of his cellphone, backpack, skateboard and other belongings in downtown Palo Alto early Saturday...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by Lacy W., on Sep 30, 2021 at 2:06 pm | 8 comments | 9211 Views

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El Camino Park bathroom vandalized with hateful graffiti for a third time

Hateful graffiti with "derogatory language directed at white people" was found in the men's restroom of El Camino Park on...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by MaryAnne Borgers, on Sep 28, 2021 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 8666 Views

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Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women

A yearlong, multijurisdictional investigation involving a group that targeted victims of Asian descent in four counties has...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Phoebe Winters, on Sep 22, 2021 at 11:46 am | 4 comments | 9344 Views

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Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge

Palo Alto police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery attempt after a man reportedly tried to take a bicycle from...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2021
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Sep 21, 2021 at 8:24 pm | 4 comments | 10816 Views

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Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Judy Kleinberg, who has served the city, local schools and nonprofits for almost 40 years, is being given the Athena Award...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Peninsula Lady, on Sep 20, 2021 at 9:12 pm | 4 comments | 11214 Views

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Police investigate vandalism at downtown parking garage as a hate crime

Palo Alto police are investigating a vandalism incident discovered on Wednesday night at a parking garage as a hate crime,...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by WilliamR, on Sep 18, 2021 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 7489 Views

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John Getreu's own words pointed to his guilt

Convicted murderer John Arthur Getreu revealed multiple times during a law enforcement interview that he had knowledge of...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Sep 17, 2021 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 9689 Views

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Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

After a two-week jury trial, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor on Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, on Sep 16, 2021 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 15137 Views

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Neighbors outraged over melee outside Woman's Club

A fight among partygoers outside the Woman's Club of Palo Alto on Friday night that allegedly involved one person being threatened...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 14, 2021 at 9:24 pm | 6 comments | 13266 Views

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Plane crashes en route to Palo Alto Airport, strikes power lines before going down in Baylands

A plane carrying 166 gallons of fuel has gone down near the Palo Alto Airport, leading to an apparent fuel spill in the Baylands...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2021
Last comment by We Are The People, on Sep 14, 2021 at 8:08 pm | 20 comments | 14848 Views

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Polling error: How one survey changed the Newsom recall campaign

The early August survey suggested Gov. Gavin Newsom would get ousted -- and scared Democrats and progressives into ramping...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2816 Views

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Opinion: On anniversary, 9/11 volunteer revisits the tragedy — and humanity

Here we are two decades later following a domestic attack and ongoing threats from foreign adversaries. Domestic terrorism...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2021
Last comment by B, on Sep 10, 2021 at 7:15 pm | 2 comments | 2402 Views

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Coroner's office identifies skeletal remains found near Skylonda in April

Skeletal remains found near the Skylonda/Woodside area on April 12 have been identified as 42-year-old Jill Anderegg, according...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 9, 2021 at 8:46 am | 1 comment | 5505 Views
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