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Students look up, notice trees during campus-wide blackout

A power outage left students floundering on the main Stanford campus this Sunday. With phones, laptops and game consoles dying just one day before the fall quarter started, students had no option but to look away from their screens for the first time. “I was astonished by what I saw...
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Father and son die from stabbing in Hayward home, arrest made

HAYWARD, Calif. - Police have made an arrest in the stabbing deaths of a man and his son who were found inside a Hayward home early on Sunday. The victims were found unconscious with stab wounds in a home near the 100 block of Lund Avenue at around 4:30 a.m., according to police. Both victims were pronounced dead in the home.
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Retired SFPD officer pleads no contest to San Mateo drug store robbery

SAN MATEO – A retired sergeant with the San Francisco Police Department on Monday has pleaded no contest to robbing a San Mateo drug store last year for prescription pain killers.According to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office, 56-year-old Davin Lyle Cole of San Mateo pleaded no contest to two counts of felony second degree robbery. Prosecutors said on November 3, 2021 Cole walked into a RideAid pharmacy on Concar Drive and handed a pharmacy tech a note. Cole's note said he had a gun, not to push the alarm and demanded pills for Norco, a highly-addictive pain killer.The...

Criminal charges dismissed in San Mateo County Batmobile saga

OAKLAND -- The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office announced Monday the dismissal of criminal charges against the owner of an Indiana specialty car shop that sheriff's deputies raided in July.District Attorney Stephen Wagstaffe said his office will drop charges of felony theft by false pretense and felony diversion of construction funds against Mark Racop, 57, after a review of newly acquired information. The charges were related to an alleged contract payment dispute involving Racop's car shop, which manufactures replica Batmobiles from the 60s-era TV show.Wagstaffe said in a statement that he determined after the review that the allegations against...

1 dead in Fremont crash between tanker truck and vehicle

FREMONT -- A crash between a tanker truck and a passenger vehicle in Fremont early Monday morning left one person dead, police said.The crash happened at about 4:15 a.m. at the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Boyce Road, west of Interstate Highway 880 and about 0.7 mile north of Auto Mall Parkway. Fremont police said a passenger vehicle was traveling heading west on Stewart Ave and as it entered Boyce Road, the vehicle collided with the tanker which was heading north on Boyce Road. Three people were in the passenger vehicle, and one of them died in the crash, police said. The coroner's office withheld the victim's identity until family members were notified. No other injuries were reported. Police said the tanker truck driver remained at the crash scene and cooperated with the investigation.Police did not say whether excess speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision. Witnesses or persons with informaiton on the crash were asked to contact Officer Vincent Montojo at or Officer LanTran at, or by calling Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800. Anonymous tips can be sent by text to "Tip FremontPD" followed by short message to 888-777, and at 

Police Arrest Woman for Alleged Assault with Wine Bottle

Originally Published By: City of Palo Alto Webpage:. “Palo Alto, CA – Police arrested a woman on Saturday afternoon after she attacked two men with an empty wine bottle before robbing a third of property. Police recovered the property and booked her into jail. One victim sustained minor physical injury.

Upscale Los Altos Mexican restaurant from chef Traci Des Jardins abruptly closes after just six months

The upscale Mexican restaurant in the Peninsula town of Los Altos, opened by celebrity chef Traci Des Jardins, has suddenly and mysteriously closed just six months after it opened. El Alto started serving its Cal-Mex dishes on March 24th as the anchor tenant inside the State Street Market food hall. Palo Alto Online was the first to report that El Alto’s website and social media pages posted a statement saying, “as of September 23, 2022, el Alto has ceased operations. Thank you to all that have supported the restaurant through this time, especially our wonderfully supportive guests and our staff.”

Survey finds East Palo Alto residents concerned about water quality

Nearly three-quarters of East Palo Alto residents – surveyed as part of a Bay-Area-wide water needs assessment – say they purchase bottled water for drinking and cooking. And when asked to name water issues in their community, 67 percent listed unsafe drinking water. More than 700 people responded to the survey.

One arrested in Hayward double homicide

One person has been arrested in connection to the stabbing in Hayward that left a father and son dead. According to the Hayward Police Department, Oscar Josue Arevalo-Baquiax, 22, was arrested in connection to the homicide. The suspect is being held at the HPD jail on murder charges. Around 4:25...

Fleet Week returns to Bay Area steeped in military history

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) -- When Admiral "Bull" Halsey made a triumphant return under the Golden Gate Bridge after World War II, it was perhaps the most climactic Fleet Week in history. But the history of the military in the Bay Area started long before that, when the Spanish accidently wandered into the bay and instantly realized its value. In 1776, it was decided to establish a permanent Army post there. They called it "El Presidio de San Francisco." Historian John A. Martini says, with the mile-wide Golden Gate being the only opening to the Bay, it made for a perfect military situation."You...

Man arrested in August shooting at Redwood City park

REDWOOD CITY – Police in Redwood City on Wednesday arrested a man in connection with a shooting that occurred in August.Jorge Daniel Gomez, 32, of San Carlos, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, negligent discharge of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a controlled substance with a firearm and possession of methamphetamine for sale, according to the Redwood City Police Department.On Aug. 19, a suspect fired several rounds from a handgun at Hoover Park.Police said the intended victim was not struck by the gunfire, but multiple rounds struck a Boys and Girls Club building.There were no reported injuries in the shooting, but the incident caused a lockdown of the Boys and Girls Club and nearby Hoover Elementary School.Investigators ultimately identified Gomez as the shooter, and on Wednesday, police and members of the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at his residence.Gomez was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of a loaded and illegally possessed Glock handgun and three quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine, police said.Police also seized more than $3,000 as evidence of illegal drug sales.

Teenaged jazz whiz brings down the house

A capacity crowd at Chez Nous Café in Redwood City cheered 16-year-old jazz pianist Alex Makeev on September 17 while he took charge of the bandstand as part of the popular Scott Dailey Trio. Makeev, a Belmont resident and junior at Carlmont High School, wowed the audience with imaginative solos on jazz standards including “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “On Green Dolphin Street” and “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars.”