There's never a dull week along the Peninsula, but even some of these stories had us saying, "Huh?!"
Evelyn Winnegar wrote, "This may seem a little simplistic, but didn't anyone check the monthly bank statements? This is a lot of withdrawn money to be "not noticed." I am glad that the family now has the recourse of obtaining their lost funds and the person who stole the money will find our how justice is meted out by the courts."
Evie During wrote, "Very sad. My thoughts are with the families -I really feel for them."
Is There Really a Baby Grand Piano Sitting on a Bluff in Half Moon Bay?
Dee wrote, "Lovely Mauro, Lars and Bill! What a story. Thank you for sharing. I'll have to go play my rendition of chopsticks some time soon."
Foster City Man Wins Emmy
Jeff R. wrote, "Sam Runco really drove the whole home theater concept, using front projection is the true home theater experience, not over sized LCD and Plasma displays. His products were normally at the very high end, but this technology filtered down to more affordable products by his company and others."
Man Tries to Kidnap 11-year-old Girl in Palo Alto
Jon Keeling wrote, "Please note that this girl screamed. Kids are told often to keep quiet. They should learn that there is a time to keep quiet and a time to make noise. She did the right thing in screaming when she did. Our voices are among our most important self-defense tools."
80-Year-Old Woman Struck by Car on Ralston Avenue
Courtney Carreras wrote, "I was at the scene of this accident before the emergency vehicles arrived. Anyone trying to cross Ralston in the dark at this location is CRAZY. There were people "helping" at the scene, one of which was standing right in the middle of the road in all dark clothing and completely invisible to cars. Another "helper" darted out in front of me as I passed the scene going 2 MPH, almost causing another accident. I am a huge believer that cars need to slow down and pay more attention to pedestrians, but pedestrians also have a responsibility to not put themselves in these ridiculously dangerous situations."
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