Several demonstrations are being held in Palo Alto and San Francisco on Wednesday in response to President Barack Obama’s scheduled visits to Facebook headquarters and a fundraiser at the Nob Hill Masonic Center. Read More
The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified a woman who was killed when the car she was driving was struck by a Caltrain in Palo Alto on Friday as Judith Goldblatt.
Northbound train No. 369 struck Goldblatt's Nissan Altima rental car at Charleston Road near Alma Street at about 5 p.m. Friday, Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew said. Read More
President Barack Obama has asked Americans to take a break from “friending” and “defriending” on Facebook for a little while – at least during the town hall meeting he plans to hold at the Facebook headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday. Read More
A woman in her 60s from Indiana visiting family in Palo Alto was killed when a car she and a man she was driving with was struck by a train, according to Caltrain.
Caltrain service was halted in both directions Friday during the evening commute after a northbound train struck a Nissan Altima rental car at approximately 5 p.m. The car was traveling eastbound at the the intersection of Alma and Charleston in Palo Alto, according to the transit agency. Read More
A Palo Alto attorney accused of trying to buy his way out of his third DUI arrest in Colma was due back in court Monday for a pre-trial conference.Richard Chae, 37, allegedly offered a cop who pulled him over up to $35,000 to let him go on Feb. 26. According to police, he made three separate offers, first pulling $900 out of his pocket, then offering $5,000, and finally $35,000. Read More
The death of a 24-yeara-old Sunnyvale man on the Caltrain tracks Monday night appeared to be a suicide.At about 7:30 p.m., a southbound train struck and killed the man on the tracks at the Palo Alto station, according to the transit agency. A preliminary investigation indicated that the death was an intentional act, according to the agency. Read More
San Francisco Giants fans were already lining up in East Palo Alto on Tuesday morning to check out the 2010 World Series trophy, which will be on display in that city and in Palo Alto on Tuesday afternoon.The championship trophy is making the two Peninsula stops as part of a nationwide tour that will put the prize on display for Giants fans in California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and New York. Read More
A fifth-grade teacher at Hoover Elementary School in Palo Alto died Sunday after a brief illness, and health officials are looking into the possibility that he might have had meningitis.In a letter sent to parents Monday, the school district described the teacher, George Flath, as an "uplifting, vibrant teacher who cherished his work" at Hoover Elementary. His family was with him when he died. Read More
A Caltrain conductor is accused of trying to solicit sexual favors from ticketless passengers — including a 16-year-old girl — in lieu of a citation.Ricardo Arias Cano, 60, of South San Francisco, allegedly made the offer to the underage girl on Nov. 27 as she boarded a southbound train near Palo Alto, said Dave Triolo, head of transit police.“He attempted to negotiate with her ... to receive sexual gratification of some sort,” Triolo said. Read More
Jennifer Schipsi had planned to kick her boyfriend -- the man accused of strangling her and setting her body ablaze -- out of their Palo Alto home, according to deleted text messages police recovered from her iPhone. Read More