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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

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 | 341620 Views

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SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:55 am | 40 comments | 277636 Views

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Los Altos planning commissioner arrested for Tesla DUI

The chair of the Los Altos Planning Commission, Alexander Samek, was arrested in Palo Alto early Friday morning after police...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Dec 3, 2018 at 5:20 pm | 31 comments | 210000 Views

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Two pit bulls shot after they killed a small dog

An East Palo Alto police officer shot two pit bulls that had mauled a small dog being walked by its owner Wednesday evening...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Dec 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm | 58 comments | 195393 Views

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Father charged in crash that killed daughters

A father has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after a November roll-over crash in Palo Alto killed...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by norm62, on Nov 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm | 41 comments | 103957 Views

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Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by baszia, on Jul 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm | 87 comments | 101929 Views

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Police warn about doorbell-ring burglaries

Police are cautioning Palo Alto residents about a recurring type of crime: burglars who ring door bells, posing as a solicitor...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by gutbug, on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 13 comments | 85184 Views

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Brock Turner sentenced to six months in county jail, three-year probation

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced on Thursday former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner to six...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by marie, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 35 comments | 77076 Views

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Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 64166 Views

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Special report: murder victim Jennifer Schipsi's final hours

A narrative account of Oct. 15, 2009, the day Palo Alto real-estate agent Jennifer Schipsi was murdered, based on testimony...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by AnnaNicoleSmith, on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:10 am | 20 comments | 52386 Views

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County releases Brock Turner court documents

Santa Clara County Superior Court released Friday more than 400 pages of court documents for the Brock Turner case, illustrating...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by VG, on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:49 am | 31 comments | 51071 Views

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Stanford, Kaiser hold drive-thru coronavirus testing, but you can't just head over there

At least two large, local medical centers are now providing drive-through testing for COVID-19. Stanford Health Care’s...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:24 am | 16 comments | 46420 Views

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Palo Alto boy killed in Friday night collision

A middle-school aged boy riding a bicycle was killed Friday night (March 6) in a collision at El Camino Real and California...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Mar 7, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 19 comments | 44461 Views

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Former Stanford student found guilty in fatal DUI case

A 28-year-old man who drove the wrong way down U.S. Highway 101 in 2013, killing one man and seriously injuring two others,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2017
Last comment by F, on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm | 16 comments | 43824 Views

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Former tech executive takes plea deal in LEGO scam

A former vice president of a Palo Alto software firm took a plea deal Monday, July 29, for one felony commercial burglary...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by headbussa, on Aug 9, 2013 at 1:34 am | 16 comments | 41695 Views

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Palo Alto man charged with six felonies in sex case

A Palo Alto man who was arrested in June for allegedly raping a woman he knew at his home has been charged with six felony...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by peppered, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 41072 Views

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Police investigate bomb threat at HP

Police don't believe a bomb threat at Hewlett Packard's headquarters that forced employees to stay inside in Palo Alto this...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Sophie Mutter , on Oct 14, 2017 at 8:59 am | 6 comments | 39299 Views

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Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by Sunnyvale_Joe, on Jul 1, 2017 at 5:19 pm | 159 comments | 38168 Views

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Palo Alto woman seriously injured in crash

A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 38005 Views

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Fourth case of coronavirus found in Santa Clara County

The fourth case of coronavirus was reported Saturday in Santa Clara County involving a woman who is a “household contact”...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2020
Last comment by Family Friendly, on Mar 2, 2020 at 2:02 pm | 22 comments | 37756 Views
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