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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

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 | 6229 Views

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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 | 9258 Views

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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 | 7597 Views

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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 | 7567 Views

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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 | 6732 Views

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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 | 9618 Views

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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 | 11873 Views

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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 | 9578 Views

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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 | 13108 Views

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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 | 11062 Views

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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 | 3705 Views

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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 | 14178 Views

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Duo strikes man, robs him of cellphone and other belongings

A man was beat up and robbed of his cellphone, backpack, skateboard and other belongings in downtown Palo Alto early Saturday...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2021
Last comment by Lacy W., on Sep 30, 2021 at 2:06 pm | 8 comments | 9877 Views

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El Camino Park bathroom vandalized with hateful graffiti for a third time

Hateful graffiti with "derogatory language directed at white people" was found in the men's restroom of El Camino Park on...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2021
Last comment by MaryAnne Borgers, on Sep 28, 2021 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 9448 Views

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Three arrested for spree of robberies, purse snatches that targeted Asian women

A yearlong, multijurisdictional investigation involving a group that targeted victims of Asian descent in four counties has...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Phoebe Winters, on Sep 22, 2021 at 11:46 am | 4 comments | 10317 Views

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Bicyclist steers clear of attempted robber on bridge

Palo Alto police are investigating a Saturday morning robbery attempt after a man reportedly tried to take a bicycle from...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2021
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Sep 21, 2021 at 8:24 pm | 4 comments | 11846 Views

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Judy Kleinberg, former mayor and community leader, to receive Athena Award from Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce

Judy Kleinberg, who has served the city, local schools and nonprofits for almost 40 years, is being given the Athena Award...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by Peninsula Lady, on Sep 20, 2021 at 9:12 pm | 4 comments | 12458 Views

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Police investigate vandalism at downtown parking garage as a hate crime

Palo Alto police are investigating a vandalism incident discovered on Wednesday night at a parking garage as a hate crime,...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by WilliamR, on Sep 18, 2021 at 9:14 pm | 2 comments | 8114 Views

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John Getreu's own words pointed to his guilt

Convicted murderer John Arthur Getreu revealed multiple times during a law enforcement interview that he had knowledge of...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2021
Last comment by NanaDi, on Sep 17, 2021 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 11483 Views

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Swift verdict in John Getreu trial: Guilty of first-degree murder

After a two-week jury trial, John Getreu has been convicted of murdering 21-year-old Janet Ann Taylor on Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2021
Last comment by Anneke, on Sep 16, 2021 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 17489 Views
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