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East Palo Alto: Man fatally shot in street

EAST PALO ALTO -- Police are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man who was shot early Tuesday morning.The shooting was reported just after 1:05 a.m. Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any information is urged to contact Detective Veronica Barries at 650-353-1899.
San Jose Mercury News
04/05
9 Points

East Palo Alto: Landlords can increase rent by 2.4% starting July 1

Separate from the increases, renters can be charged a monthly "pass-through" fee of $9.75 by landlords. The 2.4 percent jump is the highest yet.Some tenants could see increases as high as 6.4 percent because landlords are allowed to "bank" up to three years of rent increases and apply them at the same time. The city allowed increases of 2 percent in each of the past two years.This year's increase is based on 80 percent of the increase in the U.S.
San Jose Mercury News
03/05
4 Points

Money Why Sports Authority is throwing in the towel and closing all of its stores

When struggling retailer Sports Authority filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month in the face of more than $1 billion in debt, the company indicated that it had two options going forward.One of those was to shed underperforming stores and emerge from bankruptcy as an intact, but pared-down company. Just last week, Sport Chalet announced the closure of all 47 of its stores in California, Nevada and Arizona.
San Jose Mercury News
29/04
6 Points

East Palo Alto men sentenced to 3 years in prison for violent street robbery

14, 2014, when he was punched to the ground by Antoine and Thorn.Antoine and Thorn then went through the victim's pockets and demanded money. REDWOOD CITY -- Two 18-year-old men were sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for the violent robbery of a 68-year-old man in East Palo Alto, according to prosecutors.Joel Augustine Antoine Jr. They also will have to pay restitution to the victim, but the amount remains to be determined.Contact Jason Green at 408-920-5006.
San Jose Mercury News
Today
9 Points

East Palo Alto: Not guilty plea entered on 7 counts by wanted felon

He remains in custody on $100,000 bail.Deputies first spotted Moratapla at 5:42 p.m. The deputies got back into their car and chased him for about a mile, but called off the pursuit because of safety concerns, including Moratapla running a red light and going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone, prosecutors said.Moratapla stopped himself, however. and recognized him as a wanted felon on probation for a burglary last year, sheriff's Detective Sal Zuno said.
San Jose Mercury News
Today
7 Points

Menlo Park: Fire displaces up to 50 Sharon Heights residents

MENLO PARK -- As many as 50 residents were displaced by a fire at an apartment complex in the Sharon Heights neighborhood of Menlo Park late Friday night, according to fire officials. Though only two dwellings -- the first-floor unit where the fire began and the unit directly above it -- suffered fire damage, residents in other units were evacuated and displaced because of smoke damage and the discovery of asbestos, Menlo Fire said.
San Jose Mercury News
26/04
5 Points

Menlo Park: Facebook's farmers market returns April 30

MENLO PARK -- Don't expect a sophomore slump when Facebook brings its weekly farmers market back for a second year on April 30.The market, which will run through Dec. "One company will hand out tomato plants to each child and teach them how to grow them at home," said Facebook Global Events, Amenities & Community Engagement Manager Alex Gahagan. That is definitely on our radar."The market takes place in the parking lot of Facebook's east campus, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park.
San Jose Mercury News
21/04
9 Points

East Palo Alto murder: Defendant's $5 million bail revoked, trial ordered

25 on the 300 block of Wisteria Drive.Magee got into a fight with Morrison and a 45-year-old man, and as Magee was being punched and kicked, Morrison pulled out a handgun and shot him twice, according to prosecutors.Magee got up and tried to run away, but Morrison allegedly fired three more shots and Magee fell to the ground. 11, when he was arrested at a motel in Tracy.Morrison pleaded not guilty to the murder charge on Dec.
San Jose Mercury News
16/04
5 Points

Stockton man to stand trial for murder

25 on the 300 block of Wisteria Drive.Magee got into a fight with Morrison and a 45-year-old man, and as Magee was being punched and kicked, Morrison pulled out a handgun and shot him twice, according to prosecutors.Magee got up and tried to run away, but Morrison allegedly fired three more shots and Magee fell to the ground. 11, when he was arrested at a motel in Tracy.Morrison pleaded not guilty to the murder charge on Dec.
San Jose Mercury News
16/04
8 Points

East Palo Alto challenge aims to boost black youths

"Our girls have just as many issues as our boys, and they're issues that are unique to them," said Emily Pharr, the city's community programs manager.The city on April 8 held My Brother's Keeper Local Action Plan Summit, the first in a series of meetings aimed at strategies to enable "communities of color ... to thrive," Pharr said.
San Jose Mercury News
14/04
4 Points

Former San Mateo County social worker sentenced for sex with minors

The sexual acts occurred in June and July of 2014 at multiple locations, including a motel near Bakersfield and at the CPS office in East Palo Alto.The second victim told authorities Sedillo-Messer was like a father to her. On July 11, he took her to the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose and engaged in sexual relations.One of the girls told her mother about the abuse, and she reported the incidents to police.Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869 and follow him at Twitter.com/MarkMgomez.
San Jose Mercury News
13/04
4 Points

Menlo Park police arrest arson suspect in blaze near Facebook

MENLO PARK -- A man suspected of starting a fire in a grassy area near Facebook's headquarters was arrested Wednesday on arson charges. "We want to make sure the information gained in the first interview was accurate," Dixon said Tuesday, prior to the arrest, adding that some may have withheld information. Sergio Anguianolopez, 35, a transient, was picked out of a lineup by an eyewitness, also a transient, according to Menlo Park police detectives, who interviewed the eyewitness earlier this week.
San Jose Mercury News
07/04
4 Points

Menlo Park: Police arrest arson suspect in blaze near Facebook

MENLO PARK -- A man suspected of starting a fire in a grassy area near Facebook's headquarters was arrested Wednesday on arson charges. "We want to make sure the information gained in the first interview was accurate," Dixon said Tuesday, prior to the arrest, adding that some may have withheld information. Sergio Anguianolopez, 35, a transient, was picked out of a lineup by an eyewitness, also a transient, according to Menlo Park police detectives, who interviewed the eyewitness earlier this week.
San Jose Mercury News
07/04
6 Points

Palo Alto security guard surprises car break-in suspect

PALO ALTO -- A man accused of attempting to burglarize cars was caught in the act on Thursday when he opened the door of a private security car and found a security officer inside.Police arrested Curtis Edward Jordan Jr., 52, of East Palo Alto, and booked him into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on suspicion of felony attempted auto burglary and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.A private security officer reported the incident to police about 2:39 a.m.
San Jose Mercury News
06/04
9 Points
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