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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian killed while crossing Embarcadero is identified

A Palo Alto woman who died after being hit by a pick-up truck Friday night, Jan. 25, has been identified by the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by anon too, on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 119 comments | 12495 Views

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College Terrace petition: 'End vehicle dwelling'

Two years ago Palo Alto city officials said they planned to craft a new ordinance to prohibit sleeping in cars overnight....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Annoyed, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 114 comments | 8747 Views

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Bicyclist killed was tech executive

Jeffrey Donnelly, the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car on Page Mill Road Tuesday morning, was the chief operating...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 113 comments | 29326 Views

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Rescue crews respond to Baylands airplane crash

The Fire Department is responding to a small airplane that has crashed at the duck pond at 2500 Embarcadero Road, near the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by noisepolluter, on Oct 6, 2018 at 11:40 am | 108 comments | 27634 Views

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Victor Frost cited for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Apr. 16, 2008
Last comment by A. F., on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 106 comments | 9619 Views

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Description, sketch and observant cop led to the arrest

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Original post made on Nov. 2, 2007
Last comment by mom of 8 black young men, on Jan 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 105 comments | 17384 Views

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Strongarm robbery of iPod leads to six arrests

The strongarm robbery of an iPod Touch from a youth who was knocked off his skateboard in the 200 block of Everett Avenue...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2009
Last comment by TwoSides, on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm | 103 comments | 8995 Views

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Bicyclist struck, killed by car on Page Mill

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car just outside of Palo Alto this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Spicer, on Nov 6, 2015 at 4:09 am | 102 comments | 25565 Views

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Egg Fight/Vandalism at Mitchell Park

THis morning Mitchell Park was a total mess, with eggs splattered everywhere and empty egg cartons littering the landscape....

Original post made by Sandy on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:14 am | 102 comments | 7036 Views

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Rabbi cites 'grief, dread, confusion' of suicides

With loving memories of Gunn senior Sonya Raymakers, who died at the Caltrain tracks Tuesday, clergy members and friends...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 100 comments | 8420 Views

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Three bicyclists hit by car on Page Mill Road

Three bicyclists who were hit by a vehicle on upper Page Mill Road above Foothills Park Sunday were transported to Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by MJP_Cyclist, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 99 comments | 14894 Views

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Palo Alto ponders rules for people who live in their cars

Palo Alto's deeply divisive debate over whether to ban vehicle dwelling could get closer to resolution Tuesday evening, Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2012
Last comment by Zuck, on Dec 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 98 comments | 11065 Views

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Alleged liquor theft leads to Safeway shooting

A Nevada man who admitted he shot at a fleeing vehicle after the occupants left the Midtown Safeway in Palo Alto on Aug....

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2019
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 9, 2019 at 8:53 am | 97 comments | 10762 Views

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Richard Curtis to challenge theater firing

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Original post made on Jun. 23, 2008
Last comment by OPar, on May 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 97 comments | 8813 Views

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Yet another dog attack

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Original post made by DogLover on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 3, 2007 at 3:31 pm | 96 comments | 11867 Views

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Marchers call for police chief's resignation

Palo Alto Mayor Larry Klein addresses the crowd gathered at Palo Alto's City Hall Sunday to denounce alleged racial profiling...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2008
Last comment by reallydisgustednow, on Nov 10, 2008 at 5:14 pm | 95 comments | 5888 Views

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Palo Alto cop identified in 2009 DUI arrest

A Palo Alto police officer has been identified in a 2009 arrest for driving under the influence after he rolled his SUV on...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by bru, on Oct 7, 2010 at 12:12 am | 92 comments | 12028 Views

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Do fences make for better neighbors?

About a month ago, I was pulling up to our house after a long day of work when I saw a couple standing in front of our house,...

Original post made by Disgusted on May. 11, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm | 91 comments | 9609 Views

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Thoughts on Gunn incident & teaching good judgement

I think the question asked in another forum of what should the Gunn student with the airgun in his car have done is a very...

Original post made by Bru on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Anon., on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:49 am | 90 comments | 5452 Views

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Woman knocked down, robbed in Midtown area

A woman walking on Middlefield Road south of Loma Verde Avenue in Palo Alto was knocked down and robbed of her purse about...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2008
Last comment by H, on Nov 10, 2008 at 9:17 am | 89 comments | 8494 Views
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