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    I grew up on Tulane Avenue in East Palo Alto, a beautiful, vibrant city of 29,000 by the San Francisco Bay. I was lucky to be surrounded by family and friends to celebrate the ups and navigate the downs in life. Grandma and grandpa lived down the street, my aunties and uncles were around the corner, and my friends and cousins were within shouting distance. It felt as if, anywhere I was in the neighborhood, I could call for help, call for support or just have loving people around me. Then in April we abruptly lost my childhood home. We were given 30 days’ notice by an absentee landlord. We were displaced and devastated. The relocation process was a nightmare. My family was homeless for three months until a rental application was approved for a house far from our schools, jobs and extended family in East Palo Alto. East Palo Alto is just one of many California communities undergoing this kind of change and displacement of long-time residents. In my hometown, the seeming lack of city plans and policies to...
    EAST PALO ALTO – A former East Palo Alto resident faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after a Peninsula jury convicted him this week of murder and attempted murder. Tuesday, on their second day of deliberations, jurors found 31-year-old Christian Fuentes guilty of the first-degree murder of 19-year-old Catherine Fisher with the special circumstances of lying in wait and use of a firearm, as well as the attempted murder of a second person, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. Fuentes will be sentenced Jan. 12, said District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Fisher and two other people were sitting inside a Chevrolet Tahoe parked on the 2500 block of Annapolis Street in East Palo Alto around 2 a.m. on July 13, 2011, when a car pulled up, according to prosecutors. Two people got out of the car, walked up to the SUV and opened fire. Fisher was hit several times and died of her injuries. Prosecutors said Fuentes and a second suspect left the scene and eventually made their way to Colorado, where Fuentes participated in...
    PALO ALTO — A woman walking in a residential neighborhood near Palo Alto High School was suddenly attacked Sunday morning by a man who tore off her necklace, shoved her to the ground and ran off with her cellphone, police said. Nearly two hours after the robbery at 11:38 a.m. on the 300 block of Manzanita Avenue, the investigation led police to Redwood City, where they located the suspected robber, who was on parole, and another man. Both were arrested in connection with the robbery and on other charges. According to police, the middle-aged victim had been walking east on Manzanita Avenue near her home when she saw a man approach her on the sidewalk. When she said hello, he suddenly ripped the jewelry from her neck and shoved her to the ground. When the woman took out her cellphone and told the robber she was going to photograph him, he walked toward her, police said. She threw her phone into a nearby yard. The robber found it, grabbed it and fled the area on foot. The woman went to...
    EAST PALO ALTO — A man was found stabbed to death inside a home late Friday, marking East Palo Alto’s fourth homicide of the year, according to police. Police were called at 11:12 p.m. to a residence in the 1900 block of Cooley Street for a report of a stabbing, police said in a news release. Responding officers found a 50-year-old man with serious injuries, and he died at the home. The victim’s name was not publicly released pending notification of his next of kin by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. Police did not immediately release additional details, including any possible suspects or the circumstances of the stabbing. Anyone with information for investigators can contact Acting Commander Angel Sanchez at 650-853-3154 or submit an anonymous tip by texting or leaving a voicemail at 650-409-6792, or by emailing [email protected] Check back later for updates to this story. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Antioch sex offender gets nearly six years in federal prison for receiving child pornography Crime and Public Safety | San Jose man sentenced for 25-pound...
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities are investigating an apparent homicide-suicide in South San Francisco. Just before 8 p.m. Thursday, officers were asked to do a welfare check at a home on Chestnut Avenue, the South San Francisco Police Department said in a news release. Officers found a man and a woman dead inside the home. An initial investigation indicated the deaths were the result of a homicide-suicide following a potential domestic dispute, police said. No other people appeared to be involved, police said. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | East Palo Alto: Second man arrested in connection with fatal Fourth of July stabbing Crime and Public Safety | East Palo Alto: Arrest made after fatal stabbing Crime and Public Safety | Carjacked vehicle bursts into flames after striking tree on I-280, killing driver Crime and Public Safety | San Francisco cop charged with felony grand theft Crime and Public Safety | Bicyclist killed in crash on Highway 1 near San Gregorio State Beach Police are asking anyone with...
    EAST PALO ALTO – A second person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old man Monday night in East Palo Alto, according to police. Ceferino Vasquez Lopez, 29, of East Palo Alto, was arrested Thursday, East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu said in a statement. Lopez was identified as a suspect following a review of newly acquired surveillance video. “The video surveillance footage clearly showed the second suspect was an active participant in the murder,” Liu said. Officers were called to the 400 block of O’Keefe Street at 11:35 p.m. Monday for a report of a stabbing victim. They found the victim, identified as Abner Oswaldo Najeraxol, and provided first aid until paramedics arrived. Najeraxol, however, died of his injuries at the scene. Just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers arrested Wilmer Vasquez Amador, 19, of East Palo Alto, in connection with the killing. Amador and Lopez are cousins, Liu said. Police have not released a motive for the fatal stabbing, which marked the city’s third homicide of the year. Related Articles Crime...
    A person was fatally stabbed Monday night in East Palo Alto, police said. The attack was reported at 11:35 p.m. on the 400 block of East O’Keefe Street, on the west side of Highway 101. Officers found a victim, identified only as male. He died at the scene after emergency treatment by police officers and paramedics. This is East Palo Alto’s third homicide of the year. The second one — the shooting of a teenage boy on June 13 — was in the same neighborhood, near the Four Seasons hotel.
    EAST PALO ALTO – A pair of juveniles has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy Monday night in East Palo Alto, authorities said. The suspects were arrested after authorities served search warrants Friday morning in East Palo Alto and Palo Alto, the East Palo Alto Police Department said in a news release. Police said a semi-automatic pistol with an extended magazine was seized at one of the suspect’s homes. The suspects were booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Hall on murder charges, police said. Their names were not released. The fatal shooting was reported just after 9 p.m. Monday in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue. Officers arrived to find the victim suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries. His name has not been released. Police said the case was cracked thanks to surveillance cameras. “The presence of privately owned surveillance cameras and the availability of the footage made the arrests of the suspects and the seizure of the firearm in this case possible,” police...
    EAST PALO ALTO — A possible land rush of development projects in East Palo Alto could hinge on the fate of an obscure public agency that serves the Bay Area city. Development companies that have proposed 20 projects, both office and residential, in the Peninsula city say they have been stymied by the refusal of the East Palo Alto Sanitary District to allow sewer connections to serve the endeavors. Some developers are asking the sanitary district to expand the capacity of connections to their projects. Numerous existing connections can accommodate a discharge of 1,000 gallons a day. But in some instances, developers want to see the capacity of the sewer connection increased to a capacity of 11,000 to 12,000 gallons a day, according to Akin Okupe, general manager of the East Palo Alto Sanitary District. “Most of the developers that have proposed projects are attempting to exploit the community,” Okupe said. “The developers have been attempting to exploit East Palo Alto for a long time.” University Circle office complex phase 2, totaling 180,000 square feet, located at the corner of...
    EAST PALO ALTO — A 15-year-old boy died Monday night after being shot more than once, police said. Officers responded about 9:05 p.m. to a ShotSpotter activation in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue, and they found the teen in an alley between Manhattan and Euclid avenues, according to a statement from East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu. The teen had been shot more than once, and officers and paramedics worked to save him before he went by ambulance to a hospital, police said. He died there. The homicide is the second one in East Palo Alto this year. Police said there are two suspects in the shooting, both males who were seen running from the scene toward Woodland Avenue. Police did not provide a description of them. Police urged anyone with information on the shooting to contact Acting Cmdr. Angel Sanchez at 650-853-3154. Anonymous tips can be sent via voice or text message to 650-409-6792 or by email at [email protected] Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Hayward: One dead, arrest made in fatal shooting ...
    REDWOOD CITY — A male suspect was arrested Friday night after allegedly injuring another person with a coffee cup, authorities said. Police responded at about 10:02 p.m. to the 3400 block of East Bayshore Road, which runs adjacent to U.S. Highway 101 behind large parking lots for industrial warehouses. The male victim was found with lacerations and abrasions to the face, police said. He was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries after medics attended to him at the scene. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Pacifica: 8-year-old boy injured in hit-and-run collision Crime and Public Safety | Two arrested in connection with deadly East Palo Alto park shooting Crime and Public Safety | Driver killed in high-speed crash in East Palo Alto Crime and Public Safety | San Mateo: Man arrested in fatal stabbing at bus stop Crime and Public Safety | Cousin of Las Vegas Raiders receiver killed in East Palo Alto shooting Officers searched the area and found the suspect walking down the street....
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A backyard garden can provide food for a family. However, there's a special garden on the Peninsula tended by one man who has fed neighbors for three generations and has brought the community together.He goes by the name Mississippi Joe. And this is where you find him every day, tending to a vegetable garden. Almost everyone in East Palo Alto knows him because of his kindness."Giving is something special when you give," he said. "It makes you feel good when you can hand out something to someone else."RELATED: Dog Lodge gives senior dogs a place to live out their final daysFor 48 years, when the cucumbers and squash and corn and onions and tomatoes and other produce are ready for harvest, Mississippi Joe will share them with his neighbors and friends. It's something that stayed with him, growing up in the South."We always shared the food with each other 'cause some of them didn't have food sometimes, and then what we had we'd share it," he said.Mississippi has a large fan club. A few...
    PACIFICA – Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a driver who injured an 8-year-old boy in a hit-and-run collision last week in Pacifica. On May 19 at 4:25 p.m., the boy was chasing a ball into the street when he was struck by a car on the 600 block of Manor Drive, according to the Pacifica Police Department. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was treated and later released, police said. The car was described as a silver-colored Honda Accord. It was last seen traveling westbound on Manor Drive. Officers are also seeking witnesses who stopped to help the boy in the hopes they can provide additional information about the hit-and-run collision, according to police. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Two arrested in connection with deadly East Palo Alto park shooting Crime and Public Safety | Driver killed in high-speed crash in East Palo Alto Crime and Public Safety | San Mateo: Man arrested in fatal stabbing at bus stop Crime and Public Safety |...
    EAST PALO ALTO – Two people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting last week at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, police said. The names of the arrestees were not released but neither is currently considered the homicide suspect. Both will be booked into San Mateo County jail for outstanding warrants and will remain in custody while police “continue building the cases against them for their involvement in the shooting which endangered the families and children playing” in the park, East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu said in a news release Tuesday. “Names and photos are not being released at this time because the investigation is continuing,” Liu said. Just after 6 p.m. on May 17, two groups of people exchanged 33 shots at the park on the 2500 block of Fordham Street. Ralph Fields, 34, of East Palo Alto, was killed and three others were injured. Fields was the cousin of Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams. “We want to emphasize that this was not a random attack of any kind,” Liu...
    EAST PALO ALTO – A driver was killed in a solo-vehicle crash Monday night in East Palo Alto, police said. The crash was reported at 8:04 p.m. near University Avenue and Bay Road. East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu said the vehicle was traveling westbound on University at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office will release the driver’s identity once it has been confirmed and his next of kin is notified. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and no other injuries or deaths were reported, Liu said/ Additional details about the crash were not immediately available. Check back for updates. Related Articles Crashes and Disasters | San Jose: Driver killed in I-280 crash after colliding with tree Crashes and Disasters | Child bicyclist fatally hit by driver in Fremont is identified Crashes and Disasters | San Francisco: Two pedestrians killed by taxi on sidewalk Crashes and Disasters | Suspected DUI crash in East...
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Residents of East Palo Alto are frustrated, angry and worried after a nightmare played out at Jack Farrell Park which was filled with children and adults on Tuesday.Police say 33 bullets went flying in the shootout, which killed one man and injured three others.On Thursday, city leaders called a special community meeting. The virtual gathering was really the first time neighbors have been able to publicly voice their concerns and call for action."Y'all gotta do better. Do better," one resident demanded.Another pointed out, "It takes things getting to this point before you guys do something..."RELATED: Gun battle leaves cousin of Raiders' Davante Adams dead, sends children running in East Palo Alto"You guys have to do something to make this better and safe for our babies," a third resident said. "This is unacceptable."During the public comment portion of the night, there was outrage, raw emotion, and a call for real action."Maybe a police presence to be there walking around- maybe even like interacting with the residents from the park and just checking in," one resident...
    He is also the cousin of Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams. A second witness said one of the gunshot victims run towards the field where families were sitting with their children. "We’re so very fortunate that none of us were seriously injured. One of my cousins was grazed by a bullet in the back of the head but he’s okay,” said the witness. Liu said the other three victims are expected to survive. A local pastor and community activist noted that the harrowing incident even broke the code of the street. “There is a street code that’s out there. You even broke the street code by shooting where kids were. Kids were running, saying ‘mommy help me.’ This is totally unacceptable,” said Pastor Paul Bains to KRON. "If you see something, say something," he said at a media briefing with police. "Otherwise this is going to happen again. Because retaliation is what ignorant, stupid minds want to do. We're not gonna tolerate this." ...
    EAST PALO ALTO – Nearly three dozen rounds were fired in a shooting that left one person dead and three others injured Tuesday night at a crowded park in East Palo Alto, police said. At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu said two pairs of people exchanged three volleys of gunfire totaling 33 shots. “We want to emphasize that this was not a random attack of any kind,” Liu said in a statement. Liu identified the victim who died as Ralph Fields, 34, of East Palo Alto. Fields was a cousin of Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, according to several media reports. The shooting occurred just after 6 p.m. Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park on the 2500 block of Fordham Street. Many people were present, including a number of children, Liu said. “Our hearts go out to all of those impacted and traumatized by this incident,” Liu said. “Shooting and violence, especially in parks with kids playing, is completely unacceptable.” Liu said police have stepped up patrols in the area with...
    RALPH Fields, the cousin of Las Vegas Raiders player Davante Adams, was named the victim in Tuesday night's deadly East Palo Alto shooting. The East Palo Alto Police Department responded to reports of shots fired just after 6pm on May 17. Fields died in an ambulance en route to the hospital, cops said. 2Ralph Fields died in a shooting in California on TuesdayCredit: Family Photo of Ralph Fields 2The shooting occurred near a playgroundCredit: NBC Bay Area Three other people were injured in the shooting. Two of those victims self-transported to a firehouse before being taken to a nearby hospital. The fourth victim did not receive treatment, cops said. Investigators believe the shooting was targeted, though a motive remains unknown. The shooting occurred near a playground at Jack Farrell Park. The investigation is ongoing. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account...
    EAST PALO ALTO – One person was killed and three others were injured in a shooting Tuesday night in East Palo Alto, police said. The shooting was reported just after 6 p.m. at Jack Farrell Park on the 2500 block of Fordham Street, said East Palo Alto Interim Police Chief Jeff Liu in a news release. Officers found one victim at the park, Liu said, adding that he died of his injuries on the way to the hospital. Two other victims showed up at a Menlo Park Fire Protection District fire station in East Palo Alto, where they were treated before being taken to the hospital, Liu said. A fourth victim was identified at a home on Fordham Street, but they did not request medical treatment. Liu described the shooting as a “targeted attack.” Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | East Palo Alto man arrested on suspicion of child sexual assault Crime and Public Safety | Girl, 16, drove off road to avoid DUI checkpoint in San Carlos, officers say Crime and Public Safety...
    SAN MATEO COUNTY – A 35-year-old East Palo Alto man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two family members, police said. Earlier this month, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into the sexual assault of a minor in an unincorporated part of the county, Lt. Jacob Trickett said in a news release Friday. Trickett said detectives learned the man began sexually molesting a family member when she was 3 years old, and the “illicit acts continued periodically for the next six years.” Detectives also learned the man had sexually assaulted another family member and had used social media to make inappropriate sexual comments to another underage girl, Trickett said. On Thursday, detectives obtained a no-bail felony warrant for the man’s arrest on three charges of child sexual assault, Trickett said. Detectives arrested the man in Burlingame and booked him into the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City. Related Articles Crime and Public Safety | Driver who fled San Mateo County DUI checkpoint identified as Newark girl Crime and Public Safety | Seven...
    EAST PALO ALTO — In a small garage on Beech Street, saw-on-metal screeches bounce off the walls and spill out, interrupted only by the sounds of mechanical movements and the faint murmur of kids happily barking orders at each other while working on their collective pet project. For the past three years, a dozen-or-so East Palo Alto middle- and high-schoolers have been experimenting with basic motors, electrical engineering, computer vision, hydraulics, machining, pneumatics and software development with one goal in mind: Build a robot. Palo Alto High School Senior Cristina Becerra, who is one of the longest-running members of East Palo Alto Robotics, said the team “just kind of happened.” She prefers to call the team the “Churrobots” (they hang tiny churros off of their robot honoring their largely Hispanic roots). Without many options around her in East Palo Alto, she and a few dedicated people cobbled together enough parts and equipment from Home Depot and other local teams to forge it out of nothing. In Silicon Valley, you’d be hard-pressed to find a school that doesn’t have a robotics program (all...
    EAST PALO ALTO – A driver hit and killed a pedestrian Monday morning in East Palo Alto, police said. The crash was reported at 5:09 a.m. on East Bayshore Road at Oakwood Drive, East Palo Alto police Cmdr. David Carson said in a news release. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said. The pedestrian was apparently pushing a shopping cart in the southbound lane of East Bayshore Road when he was hit by a vehicle traveling in the same direction. The pedestrian was also wearing all-dark clothing. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office will release the pedestrian’s identity once it has been confirmed and his next of kin is notified. Related Articles Crashes and Disasters | Motorcyclist, 32, killed in weekend crash in Concord Crashes and Disasters | Man killed in rollover crash on Interstate 880 near Fremont Crashes and Disasters | Oakland: 91-year-old man fatally struck while crossing street Crashes and Disasters | 911 calls released: NFL quarterback...
    EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – A pedestrian pushing a cart was hit and killed by a driver in a collision in East Palo Alto early Monday morning. According to police, the victim was struck by a vehicle on East Bayshore Road at Oakwood Drive around 5:09 a.m. The victim succumbed to his injuries on scene. READ MORE: COVID: Oakland Unified Ends Indoor Mask Mandate at SchoolsA preliminary investigation determined that the pedestrian was walking in a southbound lane of East Bayshore Road when he was struck by the car, which was also headed southbound. Police said the pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart and had been wearing all dark clothing. READ MORE: Activists Briefly Occupy Wells Fargo, Demand Action On Climate ChangePolice said the driver remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of his family. MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Elon Musk Acquires Twitter After Board Accepts Buyout Offer; Wants 'To Make Twitter Better'Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact East Palo Alto Police by calling Sgt. M....
    PALO ALTO — A driver has been arrested after swiping a police car and crashing into a tree while attempting to flee sideshow activity in November, resulting in two injuries and a small dog being euthanized, according to authorities. An arrest warrant was issued March 8 for a 26-year-old East Palo Alto man on four felonies in connection with the sideshow: evading causing serious bodily injury, driving under the influence of alcohol while causing bodily injury to another person, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs while causing bodily injury. He was taken into custody at the end of the month. The driver and female passenger of the vehicle, who wasn’t charged, were both injured in the crash last year. On Nov. 26 at about 1:06 a.m. near the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve, at least four cars were spotted by police involved in sideshow activity, according to Palo Alto police. After officers arrived at the scene, a driver started to flee on westbound on Embarcadero Road “at a...
    In the face of persistent concern over its potential effect on property values, East Palo Alto’s City Council voted to table for up to 10 months and possibly water down an ordinance that would give some renters first-dibs to buy their home. The Opportunity to Purchase Act, which City Council has been debating since last year, would allow renters, affordable housing nonprofits or the city a chance to buy certain properties before they go on the market. Supporters view the measure as a way to prevent corporate investors from snapping up housing stock and displacing renters. But vocal opponents worry the ordinance will tank property values in the city. City analysis suggests that the ordinance is unlikely to cause property values to fall in East Palo Alto, where the median price of a single-family home was more than $1 million in November — marking a nearly four-fold increase since 2012. But city staff acknowledged Tuesday there is limited research available on this issue, and even after months of discussion, the city has not been able to assuage some people’s fears....
    By Jocelyn Moran, KPIX EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A city full of culture, history and people with ambitious goals – sits just across from wealthy, affluent Palo Alto. The physical divider — Highway 101. READ MORE: With Indoor Mask Mandate Ended, Newsom to Discuss California's Future COVID PlansWhile you may live just blocks away from a tech company, access to the technology or the tools to be successful could be beyond your grasp. StreetCode Academy, a nonprofit organization, has been aiming to change that. “We offer free technology training to communities of color,” said Olatunde Sobomehin, the founding CEO of StreetCode. “That means we offer classes in coding, entrepreneurship and design.” StreetCode just marked five years as an organization. They provide classes for free to students as young as 4 years old. Sobomehin is among those who started it. He moved to the Bay Area as a student to study at nearby Stanford in the late 90s and soon started to see that while tech was emerging, some communities were being...
    EAST PALO ALTO – A man was critically injured in a shooting Tuesday night in East Palo Alto, police said. The shooting was reported just after 7 p.m. on the 2300 block of Palo Verde Avenue, East Palo Alto police Cmdr. David Carson said in a news release. Officers did not find a victim at the scene but later learned a gunshot victim had arrived at an area hospital. The victim, a 20-year-old East Palo Alto man, was listed in critical condition Wednesday, Carson said. No arrests have been announced. Anyone with information related to the case can contact detectives at 650-942-1572. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call or text 650-409-6792, or email [email protected] Check back for updates. Related Articles Two Bay Area men arrested on suspicion of abducting woman, forcing her to perform sex work Four arrested in Bay Area gun-trafficking probe State investigators say man killed by police at San Francisco International Airport had replica gun Tip to FBI leads to arrest of Peninsula man in Capitol breach ...
    Will East Palo Alto become one of the first Bay Area cities to give tenants a shot at buying their homes? Anxious landlords and renters will have to wait a little longer to find out. City Council on Tuesday night declined to vote on the Opportunity to Purchase Act, deciding instead to take it up again on March 1. While one council member expressed strong support for the measure, another said she didn’t believe it would benefit city residents, and a third wasn’t ready to vote. Multiple people dialed into the meeting to express concern that it would push their property values down, while others urged council to pass the measure and give more people a chance to achieve homeownership. The ordinance would give renters, affordable housing nonprofits and the city the first shot at buying certain residential properties that go up for sale. The goal is to prevent corporate investors from scooping up homes, raising rents and displacing tenants, or flipping the properties. Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose are considering similar measures. Councilwoman Regina Wallace-Jones speculated the measure wouldn’t...
    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO – A 34-year-old man was in stable condition after being found shot in the stomach Thursday night in South San Francisco, police said. At about 10:50 p.m. Thursday, officers were called to the 200 block of South Airport Avenue for a report of a person down on the sidewalk, possibly suffering from a gunshot wound, the South San Francisco Police Department said in a news release Friday. The victim was found and taken to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he remained Friday, police said. A preliminary investigation revealed that the shooting likely stemmed from an altercation at a nearby homeless encampment, police said. No suspect information was available. The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information can contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900 or the Criminal Investigations Unit at [email protected] Information can be submitted anonymously at [email protected] Related Articles Authorities identify East Palo Alto man fatally shot near apartment complex Redwood City man charged with attempted murder S.F.: French bulldog puppy taken in violent robbery in Marina District...
    EAST PALO ALTO — An East Palo Alto man who was killed in a shooting last week has been identified by authorities. Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter activity report on Dec. 28 around 7:57 a.m. in the 1600 block of Bay Road, according to a news release. A man was found lying down in the parking lot of an apartment complex and suffering from gunshot wounds, authorities said. Meno Park rescue workers tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials identified the man as 33-year-old Moises Estrada of East Palo Alto. Related Articles San Francisco homicide: Man shot in South Beach apartment DNA helps identify California woman found in shallow grave in 1994 Mother who portrayed 7-year-old daughter as terminally ill pleads guilty to causing her death Homicide suspected in fatal California crash Man dies after shooting in downtown Oakland Authorities did not release information about a potential suspect or motive in the killing. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact...
    EAST PALO ALTO — An East Palo Alto man was shot and killed on Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police said that officers responded to a report of ShotSpotter activity at around 7:57 p.m. in the 1600 block of Bay Road, according to a news release. They arrived to find a 33-year-old East Palo Alto man lying in the parking lot of an apartment complex suffering from gunshot wounds. Related Articles In one Oakland neighborhood, a spike in killings leaves community reeling, searching for answers Santa Cruz County stabbing victim’s parents file claim against school district California synagogue shooter sentenced to 2nd life term Despite ‘credible’ allegations, DA tosses more Cuomo charges Prince Andrew: Accuser can’t sue because she’s not in the US Menlo Park rescue workers tried to revive the man but he was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Authorities did not release information about a potential suspect or motive in the killing. Anyone who has information about the...
    EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF/BCN) — East Palo Alto police were investigating their second homicide in a week after a man found with fatal gunshot wounds in an apartment complex parking lot late Tuesday. In a news release, East Palo Alto police said officers responded to a 7:57 p.m. report of shots fired in the 1600 block of Bay Road. READ MORE: The 'Deluge Is Here'; Health Official Warns Of New Year's Eve Gatherings Spreading OmicronUpon arrival, they found a 33-year-old man with gunshot wounds lying on the ground of an apartment complex parking lot. Paramedics from Menlo Park Fire Protection District provided medical care to the man, but he died of his injuries at the scene. The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The slaying was the second in the city in less than a week. A 22-year-old East Palo Alto man suffering from fatal gunshot wounds was discovered inside a vehicle after a late Christmas Eve traffic collision. READ MORE: UPDATE: I-80 Reopens to Limited Traffic After Extended Snowy Sierra...
    EAST PALO ALTO — A 22-year-old resident was found shot inside a crashed car Friday night and later died, authorities said. In a statement, police said officers responded to a report of ShotSpotter activity shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 900 block of Beech Street. When officers arrived, they found a car that crashed through a fence and struck a Beech Street home’s front porch. Inside the car, officers found the unresponsive man and took him from the car to provide first aid before realizing he had been shot. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. His identity was not immediately available, pending next-of-kin notification. Anyone with information may call East Palo Alto police Det. Aleyda Romero at 650-853-7249, send an anonymous e-mail to [email protected], or leave an anonymous voicemail or text message by calling 650-409-6792. Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.
    EAST PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A 22-year-old East Palo Alto man suffering from fatal gunshot wounds was discovered inside a vehicle after a late Christmas Eve traffic collision, authorities said. East Palo Alto police said officers responded to a Shotspotter activation on the 900 block of Beech St. at approximately 11:33 p.m. READ MORE: Time-Honored Tradition Of Christmas Giving Lives On In San Jose NeighborhoodOnce on the scene, officers discovered a vehicle that had crashed through a fence and then collided into the front porch of a home. The officers believed the crashed vehicle was possibly involved with the gunfire in the area and noticed the driver, a 22-year-old Hispanic male from East Palo Alto, who was unresponsive and possibly injured. READ MORE: Last-Minute Shoppers Rush To Beat The Clock As Time Ticks Down To ChristmasHe was removed from the vehicle and found to be suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was subsequently transported to the local hospital for emergency medical treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending the notification of family...
    EAST PALO ALTO — When Staci Edwards first started learning to play the guitar at the age of 12, her classroom was inside a cramped old house on Bell Street that more than one person told her was “sketchy.” For the now 18-year-old East Palo Alto native and the rest of her classmates, it was the only way to learn music and stay in their community. While surrounding cities have renowned music programs, community centers and ample extracurricular activities hosted inside modern buildings, East Palo Altans have often had to leave town for better opportunities. But Edwards believed in staying in a part of her community. “Even if it wasn’t super-duper formal, it still had this homey vibe which I love a lot,” Edwards said. “It wasn’t much, but I felt really safe and comforted there.” While studying guitar at the Youth Arts and Music Center in this small house about six years ago, Edwards became a part of a student-led process to build a new community center by East Palo Altans for East Palo Altans. Over the past half-decade,...
    Faced with vehement opposition by some landlords, East Palo Alto City Council put off voting on an ordinance that would give renters a chance to buy their building before it hits the market. The Opportunity to Purchase Act, intended to stop deep-pocketed investors from scooping up properties, raising the rents and displacing tenants, would allow renters, affordable housing nonprofits or the city first dibs on certain properties going up for sale. But on Wednesday evening, City Council members decided they needed more information about how the ordinance might affect housing prices and the real estate market. “I think it has potential to really be great for the city,” said Councilman Antonio López, “but I think those questions really have to be addressed.” Similar ordinances are in the works in Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose, as cities search for creative ways to ease their affordable housing shortages. But groups of vocal opponents throughout the Bay Area are up in arms over the proposals, arguing the rules will chill the real estate market and impinge upon homeowners’ freedom to do what they...
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- Housing has long been a hot-button issue across the Bay Area and beyond.In East Palo Alto on Wednesday, councilmembers weighed in on the city's controversial Opportunity to Purchase Act (OPA).City documents show the policy would require property owners to give renters affordable housing non-profits and the city a chance to purchase some multifamily properties before they hit the market.The city said nearly a third of all of East Palo Alto's housing units are owned by absentee landlords. The intent of the proposed OPA would be to protect the community from outside investors.RELATED: COVID-19 help: $1M donation to give East Palo Alto residents rental assistance"It is only just to offer. Offer! Not at a lower price, but to offer that home to a tenant before that house goes on specifically to the open market," Councilman Carlos Romero said during Wednesday's study session.While Councilman Romero and others view the ordinance as a tool to create more affordable housing, others argue it's a takeover.In recent months, council heard an estimated 12-hours of public comment on the policy.RELATED:...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose police on Wednesday announced the arrest of six men who allegedly committed dozens of robberies, burglaries and thefts since last year, including many that targeted people of Asian descent.The suspects have been charged for more than 70 cases that occurred between October 2020 and this September, and hate crime enhancements have been added because the men allegedly frequently targeted Asian females who ended up injured in robberies, police said.The six have been identified as Anthony Robinson, 24, of Stockton; Cameron Moody, 27, of East Palo Alto; Derje Blanks, 23, of San Jose; Hassani Ramsey, 24, of Oakland; Clarence Jackson, 21, of East Palo Alto; and Malik Short, 21, of Tracy, according to police.Many firearms, including a ghost gun, were also recovered as part of the investigation.San Jose Police Chief Anthony Mata and Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen planned to hold a briefing later Wednesday to discuss the case.Mata in a news release thanked his department and the other agencies who assisted in a "long and complex investigation. Thanks to their hard work,...
    By Jennifer Mistrot and Elizabeth Cook OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — A former Students Rising Above scholar is helping newly-arrived immigrant families in the Bay Area establish themselves with an empathy gained from her own personal traumas. READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Mayor, Police Chief Promise Crackdown on Crime After Brazen Union Square SpreeRecently, Stephanie Noriega led a team meeting of Oakland Unified School District social workers and school counselors as part of the Newcomer Wellness Initiative. The program serves immigrant families and unaccompanied minors enrolling into the district for the first time by providing educational assistance and referrals for medical care, legal aid and other basic needs like food and warm coats to multiple students and families across 15 secondary school sites. Some of the students served have experienced significant trauma. “Gang violence, violence against women, poverty,” said Noriega of some student experiences. “All of the stuff that we know is happening.” LEARN MORE: Students Rising Above Noriega’s drive to help those affected by trauma is personal. The Bay Area native grew up in East Palo Alto in the early...
    EAST PALO ALTO (KPIX) — Residents in an East Palo Alto neighborhood are on edge after learning a violent, convicted sex predator set to be released in the coming weeks could be living nearby. City leaders and police are making their concerns about the proposed release nearly multiple schools clear. They remain hopeful it doesn’t happen. READ MORE: Hung Jury In Trial of Danville Deputy Andrew Hall Over Laudemer Arboleda Killing; Guilty On Gun AssaultAs a part of his release, convicted sex offender Lamar Johnson could be placed in a home on Beech Street and Clarke Avenue in East Palo Alto. The East Palo Alto Police Department sent out a community notice regarding the release, informing area residents of what’s going on. It read in part: “Recently, we were made aware of a decision by the court to place Lamar Johnson in East Palo Alto following his release from prison. Lamar Johnson has been designated as a sexually violent predator based on conditions met through crimes of which he was convicted and his subsequent prison sentence.” Johnson was convicted in...
    EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (KGO) -- A man who served time for raping three people is set to be released from jail and to move to East Palo Alto.Lamar Johnson plans to move to a home near Beech Street & Clarke Avenue.RELATED: Bay Area woman charged with throwing secret teen parties with alcohol, sexBefore that happens, the community has a chance to express its concerns.East Palo Alto police say Johnson served 17 years of a 36 year sentence.He was convicted in 1982 and 1994.A hearing to take comments about his release is scheduled for December 1 at 9 a.m. at the San Mateo County Superior Court building.
    PALO ALTO (CBS SF) – Police in Palo Alto have arrested a man for indecent exposure following an incident at a city park over the weekend. Around 9:20 a.m. on Sunday, officers were called to Pardee Park on Center Street after a woman accompanying two kids said she saw the suspect in the playground with his pants down and masturbating. No one else was at the playground at the time and that the suspect did not notice the victim, police said. READ MORE: Man Who Spent 46 Years In Prison Wrongly Convicted of San Francisco Rape, Murder Finally ExoneratedThe victim said the children in her care did not see the suspect or his actions. READ MORE: Massive Caldor Fire 100% Contained After Threatening Lake Tahoe RegionOfficers arrested the suspect, identified as 33-year-old Uiha Haano Fakapelea of East Palo Alto, without incident. Fakapelea was issued a misdemeanor citation for indecent exposure. Police said he was also cited on outstanding misdemeanor warrant for openly displaying an imitation firearm in a public place and another outstanding warrant for trespassing. MORE NEWS: Two Unhoused...
    Max Chavez remembers the moment when he finally found the coding error that was causing his two-dimensional red and yellow ball to defy the laws of physics. He was watching the ball on an old Mac computer on a cafeteria table at East Palo Alto Academy. It was 2016, he was a freshman at the high school and he’d become part of StreetCode Academy, a local nonprofit that provided free training for students to bridge the tech divide in Silicon Valley. Instead of glancing off the wall, the ball was doubling back on its original track. A StreetCode teacher walked Chavez through every line of his code until Chavez finally identified the culprit: a stray “-1”. He remembers the rush of excitement he felt — and its broader significance. “People who came from my community don’t have the chance to have that spark,” said Chavez. The next year, he became a StreetCode teacher himself. Now, he’s studying computer science at UC Berkeley. And StreetCode, which started operations in a cafeteria, has moved onto Facebook’s campus. Founded in 2016 with $1...
    Pumpkin Chocolate. Blackbottom Walnut. Pink Apple with Cardamom Crumble. Not ready to deal with the holidays yet? Pietisserie’s Jaynelle St. Jean will help you get there. St. Jean and her wildly original, pure-butter crust pies have been synonymous with the East Bay for the past 10 years, from her early years as a farmers market pop-up to her recent explosion on the national scene via Goldbelly. But come November, St. Jean will be bringing the pie love to the South Bay for the first time by opening a holiday pie shop in Palo Alto’s Town & Country. The shop, which will be located at 855 El Camino Real, Unit 109, opens Nov. 7 and runs for seven weeks, until Dec. 24. Hours will be noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. You can except a whopping 14 pie varieties, including St Jean’s sweet-tart Raspberry in Chocolate, which is two pounds of raspberries in a decadent, dark chocolate double crust; Double Cherry, featuring two kinds of cherries and a crumble...
    REDWOOD CITY – A pair of juveniles has been arrested in connection with an attempted murder in Redwood City, police said. On the morning of Aug. 26, officers were called to an apartment complex on the 1500 block of Hudson Street for a report of a person shot. They arrived to find a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso. The victim was treated at an area hospital. An update on his condition was not immediately available. According to initial reports, the victim was shot in a carport at the complex, police said. Witnesses told officers the suspects left the scene in a black Volkswagen Jetta. Officers served a search warrant later that day on the 100 block of Hamilton Street in Menlo Park. Police said electronics and several firearms were located and seized. Two juveniles were identified as suspects. Both were arrested on Sept. 3, police said. Related Articles Pacifica: Woman who died in cliff fall is identified East Palo Alto police arrest 2 suspected of 2020 homicide San Francisco...
    EAST PALO ALTO — Police arrested two people suspected of shooting a 28-year-old Hayward man in East Palo Alto in January 2020. The fatal shooting occurred at the 900 block of Mouton Circle at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2020. Police found Alexis Pulido Garcia of Hayward dead at the scene. The arrest records of the two suspects, who are now in custody at San Mateo County Jail, were not released, and no further information was immediately available. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call East Palo Alto police.
    SAN MATEO (BCN) — Police have arrested two suspects in the January 2020 fatal shooting of a 28-year-old Hayward man in East Palo Alto. Alexis Pulido Garcia was found with a gunshot wound about 8 p.m. Jan. 28, 2020, in the 900 block of Mouton Circle, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. READ MORE: UPDATE: Concessions Workers Wont Strike at Oracle Park for Giants-Dodgers Game Sunday The arrest of suspects in the shooting was a joint effort by police and the San Mateo County District Attorney’s office, according to news release issued Friday by police. READ MORE: Bill to Help Restaurants Passes State Legislature The names of the suspects, now in custody at San Mateo County Jail, were not released. No further information was provided about the ongoing investigation. Police ask anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information to contact the East Palo Alto Police Department by any of the following means: – Send an anonymous email to [email protected] – Send and anonymous text from your cell phone to (650) 409- 6792 – Leave and anonymous...
    EAST PALO ALTO (BCN) — A 26-year-old Redwood City man died in a shooting Tuesday night in East Palo Alto, according to police. Around 9 p.m., Menlo Park Fire District crews came across a man sitting in a vehicle parked along the sidewalk in the 100 block of Jasmine Way and then discovered he had been shot. He was taken to a hospital but succumbed to his injuries there, and his name has not yet been released, police said. East Palo Alto police have not announced any arrest or suspect information in the case and ask anyone with information about the killing to call Detective Aleyda Romero at (650) 853-7249, leave an anonymous text message or voicemail at (650) 409-6792 or to send an anonymous email ato [email protected]
    MENLO PARK – Fireworks-related calls this fireworks season fell by roughly 45% in Menlo Park compared with last year, while East Palo Alto saw a nearly 60% decrease in non-gunfire activations of its gunfire-detection technology during the same time frame, according to a task force assembled to rein in the use of illegal fireworks. The task force – composed of officers from the East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police departments and members of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District – seized 3,656 pounds of fireworks worth $73,122, according to a statement released Wednesday. The seizure prevented 86,151 “audible discharges” from taking place in the cities, the task force said. Fireworks-related calls dropped by 44% in Menlo Park, an outcome the task force attributed to its efforts, as well as an education campaign and stepped-up patrols with new enforcement tools. In neighboring East Palo Alto, non-gunfire activations of the city’s ShotSpotter technology decreased by 58% when comparing 2021 with 2020, according to the statement. The fire district, meanwhile, was called to five small fireworks-related brush fires between July 4 and...
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