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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Collision between Caltrain, person reported in Palo Alto

Caltrain has reported a collision between a train and a person on the tracks Monday night in Palo Alto, agency officials...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 5030 Views

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To create more equitable communities, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative updates Community Fund program

Now in its fifth year, the program is taking applications for grants that will benefit local organizations addressing socioeconomic...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4300 Views

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Inspired by the pandemic, Menlo Park women create phone buddy program for isolated seniors

As the threat of the pandemic has dropped for those who are vaccinated, the acute loneliness crisis faced by seniors in lockdown...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4852 Views

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Police investigate hate crime involving park bathroom vandalism

Palo Alto police are investigating a hate crime in which a derogatory racial statement was written inside a bathroom at El...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2021
Last comment by Mike, on Jul 14, 2021 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 5708 Views

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Public defender Sajid Khan runs for Santa Clara County district attorney

Sajid Khan, a Santa Clara County deputy public defender and criminal justice reform advocate, is running for district attorney....

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2021
Last comment by Devon Wilson, on Jul 14, 2021 at 10:46 am | 10 comments | 5954 Views

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Group steals $50K worth of handbags from The RealReal

The RealReal became the latest store targeted in a string of expensive handbag thefts in Palo Alto on Monday after a coordinated...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2021
Last comment by Loren Pfister, on Jul 12, 2021 at 9:30 am | 94 comments | 13478 Views

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Man charged with murder in beating death of woman in East Palo Alto

A 42-year-old man made his initial appearance in court Tuesday to face a murder charge for allegedly beating a woman with...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2021
Last comment by MM, on Jul 8, 2021 at 9:15 pm | 2 comments | 6492 Views

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San Mateo County sheriff's investigation nets 15,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and $1M in cash

Search warrants served last week in Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco and Alameda counties led to the bust. San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2021
Last comment by Ben Stallworth, on Jul 1, 2021 at 9:50 am | 6 comments | 6143 Views

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Man who allegedly profited off sex trafficking more than 100 women faces 10 felonies

David Davies led a quiet life in his Palo Alto home for more than 20 years, but an investigative report alleges he and his...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jun 21, 2021 at 6:35 pm | 7 comments | 22024 Views

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Six rescued, two arrested in human trafficking investigation that included Palo Alto brothel

A Milpitas couple was arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering in connection with brothels in Milpitas, Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Jun 18, 2021 at 11:24 pm | 41 comments | 23579 Views

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Hands-free technology helps Menlo firefighters find people 'twice as fast'

Firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have new technology that helps them navigate through burning buildings...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2021
Last comment by Mama, on Jun 10, 2021 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 3382 Views

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Fathers, husbands and heroes: The nine men killed in San Jose's VTA mass shooting

Here is a look at the lives of the nine men who were shot and killed at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2021
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Jun 1, 2021 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 4018 Views

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Molotov cocktails, 12 guns, 22K ammunition rounds found at mass shooter's home

Investigators have found Molotov cocktails, cans of gasoline, a dozen firearms and about 22,000 rounds of ammunition in the...

Original post made on May. 28, 2021
Last comment by Guns Across America, on May 31, 2021 at 1:43 pm | 10 comments | 4187 Views

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East Palo Alto to host public meetings on business district development, fireworks Thursday

East Palo Alto will host two community discussions on Thursday: a workshop on the future of the city's Ravenswood Business...

Original post made on May. 27, 2021
Last comment by An Attorney At Large, on May 28, 2021 at 3:48 pm | 7 comments | 4345 Views

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Convict arrested for assault, robbery of man in his 70s

A 34-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly beating and robbing a man in his 70s at the downtown Palo Alto Caltrain...

Original post made on May. 25, 2021
Last comment by Screeedek, on May 26, 2021 at 11:26 am | 4 comments | 5294 Views

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Shooting kills one in East Palo Alto

Police are investigating the death of a male victim who was shot in East Palo Alto on Sunday night, nearly three weeks after...

Original post made on May. 24, 2021
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on May 24, 2021 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments | 10359 Views

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Alleged serial killer's trial delayed while defense seeks state Supreme Court decision on DNA evidence

A legal case about whether John Getreu's DNA is protected under the Fourth Amendment is in the hands of the state Supreme...

Original post made on May. 21, 2021
Last comment by Solar Renegade, on May 21, 2021 at 11:46 am | 3 comments | 6753 Views

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More than $150K worth of handbags stolen from Neiman Marcus store

More than $150,000 worth of handbags were stolen from the Neiman Marcus department store at Stanford Shopping Center by at...

Original post made on May. 20, 2021
Last comment by We Are The People, on May 20, 2021 at 3:29 pm | 18 comments | 36363 Views

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Jury finds Menlo Park man guilty on 15 felony counts related to child molestation

Randolph Michael Haldeman, 60, has been found guilty of 15 of the 19 felony counts related to allegations of molesting children...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Elly Needham, on May 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm | 5 comments | 6326 Views

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Police investigate hate vandalism at city park

A vandalism case at El Camino Park, where racial slurs were found scrawled in black marker in several areas in the public...

Original post made on May. 11, 2021
Last comment by loren freeman - m.b.a., on May 12, 2021 at 4:20 pm | 18 comments | 4562 Views
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