The man struck and killed by a train in Palo Alto on Thursday night has been identified as 23-year-old Clayton Carlson, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s Office said today.Carlson, a Palo Alto resident, was struck and killed by a southbound Caltrain local around 8:40 p.m. about a half-mile north of the Churchill Avenue crossing, according to a Caltrain spokeswoman. Read More
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound Caltrain on Thursday night.
The pedestrian was identified Friday.
The accident happened just south of the Churchill Avenue crossing in Palo Alto, the transit agency said. Traffic was not affected.
About 10:40 p.m., the train involved in the incident was moved to Caltrain’s San Jose maintenance facility. Read More
Leaf blowers damage the atmosphere, annoy the eardrums and churn up particles that contribute to respiratory diseases, yet they’re commonplace throughout the Peninsula. But now Burlingame might join Peninsula cities such as Los Altos, Palo Alto and Menlo Park in banning the ubiquitous noisemakers. Read More
Passengers walked away from a plane crash near the Palo Alto Airport on Thursday night with only minor injuries, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said today.The single-engine Cessna 172 lost engine power while approaching the airport’s runway around 8:25 p.m. Thursday, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.The plane was forced to land in a marsh southwest of the runway and came to rest upside down. Read More
As the daily noon bell rings at Ohlone Elementary School in Palo Alto, most children think of one thing — recess.But for 10-year-old Taylor DeGroff, it is another reminder that she is a little different than the rest of her classmates.“I’m really used to it by now,” she said, recalling the daily routine of waiting for the school nurse to check her blood sugar level and administer an insulin shot before playing with her peers. Read More
Fans can argue the point till the cows come home. But the cold, hard truth of the matter is that Lindsey Buckingham has always been — and continues to be — the real brains and heartbeat behind Fleetwood Mac. Want proof? Read More
The 2011 NCAA men’s and women’s tennis championships bounce over to Stanford today, as the university plays host for the remaining rounds of the comprehensive outdoor tournament that culminates with singles and doubles finals on May 30.
It’s somewhat of a homecoming for Stanford, whose women’s team won the tournament last season and looks to repeat this year. Read More
The California Highway Patrol cleaned up a gas spill and reopened all lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto after a drunken driving crash, where one person was arrested and another was injured, an officer said.The three right lanes just north of San Antonio Avenue were opened at 3:38 a.m. after crews were sent to clean up the gas and other debris covering the road, CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Read More
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg – renowned for his casual approach to dressing as a CEO – cleaned up and donned a rarely seen jacket and tie for his Wednesday question and answer with President Barack Obama. Read More
President Barack Obama visits the Facebook campus in Palo Alto on Wednesday.