A teenager who was shot and killed in East Palo Alto on Sunday night has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner’s office as 15-year-old Jose Quinonez.
Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the 2800 block of Fordham Street at about 11 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found three teenage boys with gunshot wounds, police said.
Quinonez, an East Palo Alto resident, was found with multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Read More
President Barack Obama is returning to the Bay Area in a couple of weeks to raise money for his Democratic colleagues in the U.S. Senate, according to party officials.
Obama will be attending fundraising events on June 6 in Palo Alto and Portola Valley on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The president’s trip will include a 5 p.m. reception at the Palo Alto home of tech entrepreneurs Marci and Mike McCue, according to an invitation for the event. Read More
Six people were shot and injured about 2:45 p.m. Sunday near a McDonald’s on University Avenue in East Palo Alto, according to a fire official.
Firefighters arriving on the scene reportedly found six people with gunshot wounds, four inside the restaurant and two outside, but it is unclear where they were shot.
One person, a man in his 20s, received more serious injuries and was taken to Stanford Medical Center for treatment. Read More
OAKLAND — A lot can change in 14 months, especially when your name is Jeremy Lin.
When Lin last stepped on the court at Oracle Arena, he was a mop-up point guard fighting to keep his career afloat.
But when the Warriors tipped off against the Houston Rockets in Oakland on Tuesday night, the Palo Alto native took center stage, completing one of professional sports’ most compelling rags-to-riches stories. Read More
A house cleaner is accused of cleaning out jewelry from homes she was paid to tidy up.
Officers arrested Martha Quintero-Ramirez, 36, in Redwood City on Saturday on suspicion of burglary after catching her with stolen items from Palo Alto homes she cleaned, police said. Read More
This guy is the stepdad from hell. And yet his victims only wanted to keep mom happy.
Robert Sparhawk, 48, of Palo Alto pleaded no contest Monday to three felony child molestation charges for sexually abusing his wife’s two daughters, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
Sparhawk, an IT analyst for a San Francisco company, reportedly began the abuse in February 2007 when the family lived in San Mateo. The victims were 11 and 12 years old at the time. Read More
How many lawyers does it take to delay the criminal sentencing of an attorney?
A Palo Alto attorney who was convicted last summer of trying to bribe Colma cops out of a DUI arrest was not sentenced as scheduled Thursday, according to prosecutors, after his appointment of a new attorney postponed that outcome until at least November. Read More
A man accused of burglarizing the late Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto home last month — making off with electronics, jewelry and even the Apple co-founder’s wallet, which contained a $1 bill — reportedly had no idea whose home it was before he broke in, authorities said.
Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda, was arrested Aug. 2 and charged with the July 17 burglary of Jobs’ home on Waverley Street, which had been vacant for renovations. Read More
Authorities are connecting the blocks in their probe into a scam involving Lego sets at Target stores in the Bay Area, saying two men arrested recently in separate counties were not in cahoots, but rather capitalizing on a nationwide crime trend.“Apparently it’s a huge scam these days,” San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said Thursday. Read More
‘This is unbelievable. I’ve never been part of something like this,” Jeremy Lin said. But not about becoming the toast of New York, about signing with the Warriors.
Hey, the young man had to start some place.
He was a curiosity, a hometown kid, an Asian-American, a Palo Alto High grad, a Harvard grad and he was off the bench now and then, when he wasn’t off the team, shuttled off to the D-League, as in Developmental. Read More