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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek Valentine's Day armed robber

The armed man who allegedly robbed a Palo Alto resident walking a dog Tuesday night was likely responsible for an attempted...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:10 am | 66 comments | 7265 Views

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Parents of East Palo Alto plane crash victim file suit

The parents of a man who died in a plane crash in East Palo Alto in February filed a lawsuit Tuesday (Aug. 17) alleging that...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2010
Last comment by daniel, on Aug 23, 2010 at 11:50 am | 65 comments | 5559 Views

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Stanford sex-assault victim: 'You took away my worth'

Standing in front of a full courtroom in Palo Alto on Thursday, the 23-year-old college graduate who was sexually assaulted...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by @Vince, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 65 comments | 341629 Views

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Suspect in strong-arm robberies arrested

Palo Alto and Menlo Park police Tuesday night apprehended a suspect in at least some of the series of purse-snatch robberies...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:37 am | 65 comments | 5036 Views

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Multiple shootings in EPA in four-hour period

Four people were shot in two separate incidents in East Palo Alto on Friday night and Saturday morning, leaving as many as...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by anita smith, on Dec 11, 2008 at 8:22 pm | 64 comments | 3485 Views

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Bicyclist hit by car on Middlefield Road Monday

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital after a car crashed into him, sending him flying through the air, at the intersection...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2012
Last comment by Walker and Driver, on Jun 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm | 64 comments | 7343 Views

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Online education's local incubator

For Foothill College President Judy Miner, online learning represents an opportunity to broaden the reach of her life's work...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by , on Oct 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm | 64 comments | 5280 Views

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Palo Altan dies from injuries sustained in brawl

He was a young, athletic tennis instructor at Kim Grant Tennis Academy. His wife of two years said he was a peaceful person...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park, on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:13 am | 64 comments | 22880 Views

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Bicyclist struck, injured in College Terrace

A bicyclist was injured after he was hit by a pickup truck while riding across El Camino Real in Palo Alto's College Terrace...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Terry Morse, on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:57 am | 64 comments | 7649 Views

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El Palo Alto tree sprayed with graffiti

Palo Alto's iconic El Palo Alto tree has been sprayed with graffiti by one or more vandals, who also left alcohol containers...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Zelda, on Aug 16, 2010 at 9:31 am | 63 comments | 8919 Views

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Two men attacked in Midtown Palo Alto

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Original post made on Aug. 19, 2008
Last comment by fireman, on Aug 22, 2008 at 3:55 pm | 62 comments | 4688 Views

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Weekly editorial urges police chief to step down

Embattled Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson should step down as police chief in the face of a firestorm of protest about...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2008
Last comment by tj, on Nov 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm | 62 comments | 4251 Views

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Following tragic bike accident, a local family and their friends take action. 'Slow down for kids. Be more mindful.'

The family and friends of an 11-year-old Greene Middle School student who died in a collision in Palo Alto on Friday are...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Jake Millan, on Apr 1, 2020 at 9:49 am | 62 comments | 16423 Views

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Ban on car dwelling loses support in Palo Alto

Palo Alto is preparing to abandon a deeply divisive proposal to ban vehicle dwelling and to explore instead a program in...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by thompsonr, on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 62 comments | 5934 Views

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Palo Alto man, 71, arrested for gun threat

A Palo Alto man's frustration over parking in front of his home escalated into a threat to return to his neighbor's home...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:33 am | 62 comments | 5919 Views

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Shooting victim taken off life support, dies

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Original post made on Jul. 15, 2008
Last comment by vf, on Jul 21, 2008 at 9:57 pm | 62 comments | 6860 Views

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Closed for cleanup

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Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Even Another Employee, on Aug 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm | 61 comments | 8635 Views

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Dog Mauling Threat

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Original post made by John on Aug. 24, 2006
Last comment by Andrew, on Jul 28, 2017 at 11:39 am | 61 comments | 10921 Views

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Coroner identifies man in fatal crash at Peers Park

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Original post made on Oct. 2, 2008
Last comment by Steve Z, on Jul 14, 2012 at 9:26 am | 60 comments | 8877 Views

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Residents react to Arastradero Rd. shooting

A reported shooting left one man wounded and one man being sought at an apartment complex in the 500 block of Arastradero...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2009
Last comment by questioning, on Mar 19, 2009 at 9:33 pm | 60 comments | 6302 Views
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