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CHP to patrol Stanford Shopping Center, other malls amid smash-and-grab crime wave

Local malls will have a greater force of armed protection this holiday season. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered the California...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 30, 2021 at 9:02 pm | 4 comments | 5751 Views


Stanford administrators uncertain if possible nooses found on campus were deliberate

Possible nooses were reported along the Lake Lagunita walking trail at Stanford University on Monday, university administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Screeedek, on Nov 30, 2021 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 2858 Views


Police thwart 30 to 40 people in smash-and-grab attempt downtown

A large group that tried to smash the door of The RealReal store ran off in 20 cars after police responded to the scene on...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2021
Last comment by SteveDabrowski, on Nov 26, 2021 at 4:42 pm | 5 comments | 15692 Views


Burglars strike jewelry store, take $50K in gold, silver

Three people took an estimated $50,000 in gold and silver from a downtown Palo Alto jewelry store in a brazen smash-and-grab...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2021
Last comment by A Person, on Nov 26, 2021 at 8:03 am | 10 comments | 9669 Views


After 80 mph, wrong-way flight on Embarcadero, man crashes stolen Mini Cooper into tree

A 36-year-old man attempted a harrowing escape from Palo Alto police on Monday and was arrested after he fled at high speed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2021
Last comment by Banes , on Nov 26, 2021 at 4:10 am | 2 comments | 7999 Views


Reports: Puppies likely died from heat stroke, asphyxia

Seven puppies that died in the care of Palo Alto animal services operator Pets in Need on Aug. 2 likely succumbed from heat...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Nov 22, 2021 at 11:23 am | 5 comments | 5959 Views


Man held at knifepoint loses cash, property in RV robbery

Five people who were armed with knives robbed a man in his recreational vehicle in Palo Alto during the wee hours of Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 20, 2021 at 8:32 am | 5 comments | 6199 Views


Witness intervenes in car burglary, faces knife-wielding man

A man who tried to stop two car burglars in a downtown parking garage last week became the victim of a violent crime after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Nov 18, 2021 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments | 3478 Views


Small plane makes emergency landing at The Horse Park in Woodside

A small plane that took off from the Palo Alto Airport made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon at a horse park in Woodside,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2021
Last comment by Lana Berkowitz, on Nov 18, 2021 at 7:44 am | 27 comments | 5412 Views


Letter from Pets in Need staff alleges major errors led to puppy deaths

The deaths of seven puppies while they were being transported by the nonprofit Pets in Need on Aug. 2 were caused by multiple...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by ScottieZimmerman, on Nov 17, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 19 comments | 8187 Views


San Mateo County Sheriff's Office ends ICE transfers, effective immediately

Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said Tuesday that his department will end release transfer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 12, 2021 at 1:01 pm | 7 comments | 6432 Views


John Getreu receives life sentence for 1974 murder

Calling the string of murders and sexual assaults John Arthur Getreu "evil and despicable crimes," San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2021
Last comment by Lillian Davis, on Nov 11, 2021 at 3:20 pm | 20 comments | 6382 Views


Man allegedly threatens to shoot police after causing disturbance, vandalism

A man led Palo Alto police on a harrowing foot chase and standoff after they tried to arrest him for smashing car windows...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2021
Last comment by Bob M., on Nov 9, 2021 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 6237 Views


Gold necklaces taken from woman as she's out for a walk

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance in their investigation of a roadside necklace theft near Mitchell Park...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2021
Last comment by JB, on Oct 30, 2021 at 6:51 pm | 4 comments | 8959 Views


Palo Alto woman found safe after missing for two days in Sierra National Forest

After going missing for 48 hours and weathering 5 inches of new snow in the Sierra National Forest, a Palo Alto woman was...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by TheMcGuires, on Oct 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm | 9 comments | 11191 Views


Utility customers to get 'smart meters'

In a move that aims to make Palo Alto's utilities more efficient, city leaders voted to approve $18.1 million in contracts...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2021
Last comment by Jane, on Oct 19, 2021 at 7:53 pm | 9 comments | 8178 Views


Man arrested after alleged violent downtown hate crime

Two people were attacked during a violent hate crime assault in downtown Palo Alto early Sunday morning, and the suspect...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2021
Last comment by Paly02, on Oct 17, 2021 at 7:38 pm | 27 comments | 12168 Views


Burglars break into home, flee when confronted by resident

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who they believe broke into an occupied home on Friday night in the city's Barron...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2021
Last comment by Chuck , on Oct 12, 2021 at 11:03 pm | 8 comments | 10636 Views


Webster Street garage closed following suspected arson

A fire set in Palo Alto's public parking structure at 520 Webster St. engulfed an unoccupied car on Monday night, prompting...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2021
Last comment by Julian Guiterrez, on Oct 6, 2021 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 3382 Views


Searching for their father's killer

Determined to find their father's killer, a son and a daughter set out to unearth what really happened in North Beach in...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by JonnyK, on Oct 5, 2021 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 12721 Views
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