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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Six-vehicle crash in Palo Alto sends three to hospital, closes road

A six-vehicle crash on Alma Street and Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto injured at least three people and snarled rush-hour...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by local, now student, on Aug 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm | 75 comments | 10075 Views

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Police hunt for clues in girl's abduction

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Original post made on Oct. 30, 2007
Last comment by Danny, on Nov 10, 2007 at 12:30 am | 75 comments | 10113 Views

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Ambulance-crash driver doesn't remember crash

The driver in the ambulance crash on University Avenue "does not recall the incident and could not provide any information...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2008
Last comment by Maria Ivanova, on Oct 31, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 74 comments | 15191 Views

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Police, FBI 'dismantle' EPA-based 'Taliban' gang

In a massive operation involving almost 500 FBI agents and local police in 14 cities, simultaneous raids at 7 a.m. Saturday...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2009
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Mar 14, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 74 comments | 7536 Views

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Otto Koloto arrested for Palo Alto 'City Hall murder'

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Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by dont trip, on Mar 13, 2009 at 11:03 am | 73 comments | 5278 Views

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Driverless cars OK'd for local streets

Google's autonomous car offshoot, Waymo, announced Tuesday it had received permission from California regulators to begin...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
Last comment by Student driver, on Nov 6, 2018 at 2:56 pm | 73 comments | 8055 Views

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Robbers fracture man's shoulder in PA robbery

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Original post made on Oct. 13, 2008
Last comment by G. Orwell, on Oct 18, 2008 at 5:44 pm | 71 comments | 8649 Views

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EPA mayor requests formal apology, reprimand

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Original post made on Nov. 3, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 9, 2008 at 1:37 am | 70 comments | 6047 Views

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Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Discrimination, on Oct 7, 2016 at 4:59 am | 69 comments | 15547 Views

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Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto arson death

Bulos Zumot, 36, the boyfriend of Jennifer Marie Schipsi, 29, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. at his downtown Palo Alto hookah...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 24, 2009 at 1:43 am | 68 comments | 11169 Views

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Palo Alto weighs police, fire staff cuts

If Palo Alto's public-safety unions don't agree to millions of dollars in concessions, the city may have to cut 12 percent...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 31, 2011 at 7:00 am | 68 comments | 4174 Views

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Bicyclist 'unsafely turned' before fatal crash

The accident that killed a Los Altos Hills bicyclist on Alpine Road in November occurred after the bicyclist "unsafely turned"...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Firefighter, on Dec 25, 2010 at 7:39 am | 68 comments | 5834 Views

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Settlement near for theater's Pat Briggs

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Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by Artie Kaye, on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:35 pm | 68 comments | 6028 Views

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Boy may lose eye after 'assault' at Mitchell Park

A young boy may lose sight in his left eye after he was chased by at least three other boys and shot with a plastic pellet...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Davis, on Oct 23, 2009 at 1:29 am | 68 comments | 10351 Views

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Palo Alto police arrest suspect following manhunt

Palo Alto police arrested Cameron Conley, 19, of Oakland after a nearly three-hour manhunt near downtown Palo Alto Thursday...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 9043 Views

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Brock Turner judge responds to recall

Aaron Persky, the Santa Clara County judge who is facing a recall after his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2017
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Aug 22, 2017 at 3:55 am | 67 comments | 9314 Views

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Police detonate suspicious package in Palo Alto

A suspicious device found on a residential lawn in Palo Alto Friday, Aug. 17, was at first suspected of being an acid bomb...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by Anon, on Aug 21, 2012 at 8:23 am | 66 comments | 10557 Views

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Hit-and-run collision injuries bicyclist

A bicyclist was left with moderate injuries in a hit-and-run collision Friday on a narrow arterial in Old Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm | 66 comments | 7109 Views

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Ban on vehicle dwelling back on the table

After balking last year, Palo Alto is now once again pursuing a new law that would make it illegal for people to live in...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by PAmom33, on May 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 66 comments | 6949 Views

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Kniss wins third term as Palo Alto mayor

Liz Kniss returned to the center of Palo Alto's political limelight Monday night, when the City Council unanimously elected...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2018
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, on Jan 12, 2018 at 12:06 pm | 66 comments | 8877 Views
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