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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford researcher allegedly concealed Chinese military ties

A 38-year-old Stanford University researcher has been arrested by federal authorities for allegedly failing to disclose that...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Atilla C., on Jul 29, 2020 at 8:47 am | 30 comments | 57895 Views

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Police confiscate over 1,300 pounds of fireworks in East Palo Alto

A series of operations to tamp down on illegal fireworks in East Palo Alto led police officers to confiscate 1,304 pounds...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2020
Last comment by EPA Resident, on Jul 28, 2020 at 2:13 pm | 14 comments | 12539 Views

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California sets new coronavirus testing guidelines

As the nation grapples with growing demands for COVID-19 testing, renewing shortages and delays in results, California is...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by resident, on Jul 15, 2020 at 5:38 pm | 1 comment | 2967 Views

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Remdesivir treatment shows 62% reduction in COVID-19 deaths

The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir reduced the mortality rate in severely ill COVID-19 patients by 62%, Foster City-based...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2020
Last comment by JT, on Jul 15, 2020 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 6708 Views

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Should the state investigate local police shootings? California rethinks its resistance

If this state is the nation's laboratory for progressive laws, why has it been unable to keep the police from policing themselves? Read...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jul 14, 2020 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 4309 Views

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Woman arrested in 1993 homicide of her daughter

Twenty-seven years after a 3-year-old girl was found unresponsive in her family's East Palo Alto home, investigators have...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 11, 2020 at 7:09 am | 4 comments | 7469 Views

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Man chases alleged car burglars to dead-end street where they nearly run him over

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy and are searching for another teenager after they nearly ran over a man with a stolen...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2020
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm | 17 comments | 6969 Views

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Tri-city fireworks summit examines enforcement, culture change

Loud explosions on East Palo Alto's city streets formed a backdrop for a public meeting on Monday night as leaders from three...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 7, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 20 comments | 4674 Views

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State denies Santa Clara County's plan to reopen economy, prompting confusion over outdoor dining

Santa Clara County suffered a stinging setback over the weekend in its strategy to reopen the economy, when the state rejected...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 7, 2020 at 9:09 am | 12 comments | 6826 Views

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Un-forgetting the segregationist history of Palo Alto (and Daly City, and San Francisco, and…)

Richard Rothstein presents the Bay Area as Exhibit A of how tangible segregationist housing policy had been implemented in...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:38 am | 31 comments | 23463 Views

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Weekend demonstrations extend into Monday as Peninsula residents protest death of George Floyd

Hundreds of protesters marched through Menlo Park and into Palo Alto on Monday to protest police brutality in the wake of...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2020
Last comment by Jason Eldredge, on Jul 1, 2020 at 10:17 pm | 86 comments | 64725 Views

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Santa Clara County previews new COVID-19 reopening plan

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Public Health Department held a joint meeting Monday with the San Jose City...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2020 at 2:41 am | 7 comments | 7841 Views

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The cost of COVID-19 drug remdesivir: $2,340 to $3,120 per patient

Gilead Sciences, the manufacturer of an experimental antiviral drug used to shorten the effects of the COVID-19 disease,...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2020
Last comment by Marketing Guru, on Jul 1, 2020 at 1:36 am | 5 comments | 2510 Views

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Police release video of 2019 arrest that led to excessive-force claim

The Palo Alto Police Department released on Friday video footage of the July 10, 2019, arrest of Julio Arevalo, who suffered...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2020
Last comment by Resident 2, on Jun 29, 2020 at 9:35 pm | 54 comments | 11650 Views

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Bay Area religious services slowly return under tight COVID-19 rules

Churches, synagogues and mosques throughout Santa Clara County are taking small steps to return to normal this month, with...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:20 pm | 5 comments | 3400 Views

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Why was a helicopter circling low in Midtown this morning?

We saw a blue and white helicpoter, with no obvious police or news markings, circling very low over midtown around 9:30 this...

Original post made by Witheld on Jun. 16, 2020
Last comment by obvious joke (but not really funny), on Jun 17, 2020 at 10:13 am | 4 comments | 506 Views

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Uber ride goes awry: Passenger allegedly batters driver during unexpected stop in Palo Alto

An Uber passenger who requested a destination change during the middle of his ride allegedly battered his driver and attempted...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2020
Last comment by Midlander, on Jun 16, 2020 at 4:08 pm | 7 comments | 8445 Views

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Drive-by shooting sends police on search for gunman

Detectives are looking for a man who fired multiple shots at an occupied car near U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by HN, on Jun 13, 2020 at 11:22 pm | 26 comments | 6372 Views

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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 | 19648 Views

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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 | 13606 Views
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