Palo Alto

Diane Jones (left) and her son Oliver Terry, a student at Foothill College, have slept in a minivan in the Palo Alto area for the past few years. (CBS)

Homeless College Student Living In Van With Mom Helps Convince Palo Alto To Overturn Car Camping Ban

The City of Palo Alto just made life a little easier for one young college student, who is working to turn his life around. He lives in a minivan with his mother and told KPIX 5 things can only get better from here.

11/19/2014

Cats on homeowners's security camera

Palo Alto Burglars Caught On Camera Breaking Into Home, Spooking Cats

Burglars in Palo Alto were caught on camera breaking into a home, frightening two watchful cats, before grabbing the surveillance camera when they realized it was recording them.

11/19/2014

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Palo Alto Throws Out Ban On Car Camping

The Palo City Council voted to reverse an ordinance that made sleeping in one’s private camper, RV or car a crime punishable by a $1,000 fine or up to six months in jail.

11/18/2014

Suspects in the case of a $10K shopping spree at Apple stores with a woman's stolen credit card.

Thieves Go On $10K Shopping Spree At Apple Stores With Stolen Credit Card; No One Checked Their I.D.?

Thieves made a whopping $10,000 worth of gift card charges at 3 different Apple stores with a stolen credit card, and it didn’t set off a red flag with a single employee.

11/08/2014

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Caltrain Rolling Through Palo Alto Strikes And Kills 16-Year-Old Boy In Apparent Suicide

A 16-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Caltrain early Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide. The unidentified victim was a student at Gunn High School.

11/04/2014

NSA.gov screen shot.

NSA Luring Stanford Students; Claims Rewards Outweigh Any Google-Apple Benefits

“We come in peace.” That was the message delivered by the head of the National Security Agency to a Silicon Valley crowd as the nation’s spy chief is searching for recruits.

11/04/2014

Tyler Wallace

Palo Alto Man Suspected Of Battering, Sexually Assaulting His Girlfriend Arrested

A man suspected of battering and sexually assaulting his live-in girlfriend early Sunday morning in Palo Alto and fled the scene was arrested, police said.

10/26/2014

Jose Refugio Cesar Garcia

Man Arrested For Allegedly Watching Young Girls Shower At Palo Alto Motel

Palo Alto police arrested an East Palo Alto man on Thursday after he was spotted allegedly watching two young girls as they showered in a hotel.

10/25/2014

Martin Scorsese (credit: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)

Martin Scorsese To Produce Grateful Dead Documentary For 50th Anniversary

The acclaimed director is teaming up w/ noted documentarian Amir Bar-Lev to mark a half-century since the group first formed…

10/24/2014

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Caltrain’s Electrification Could Dramatically Reshape Palo Alto’s Land Parcels

Caltrain wants to separate its train tracks from roadways, cars, pedestrians and cyclists as part of its electrification process, but the Mayor of Palo Alto says that would require some drastic land acquirement.

10/22/2014

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