Stanford to offer ‘Facebook for Parents’ course beginning next week

By Khalida Sarwari A new course that begins next week at Stanford University aims to bring parents into the relatively unfamiliar realm of social networking sites in order to make them more aware of what their kids are up to online. The four-part course, titled “Facebook for Parents,” is being co-taught by BJ Fogg, associate professor at Stanford and the author of “The Psychology of Facebook,” and his sister Linda Phillips, whose background is business Read More …

Two employees and two customers robbed at gunpoint at restaurant

By Khalida Sarwari Gilroy police are searching for three men in their mid to late 20s who robbed a Tacos El Grullense Jal restaurant in the city at gunpoint Saturday evening. The robbery was reported at around 9:15 p.m. at the restaurant at 353 E. 10th St., according to police. Officers responded to the incident involving three men robbing two employees and two customers at gunpoint. The suspects did not cause any injuries, and fled Read More …

Firefighters rescue two people from apartment building fire

By Khalida Sarwari Two people were rescued today during a single-alarm fire at a three-story apartment building in San Francisco, a fire lieutenant said. The fire, confined to the second and third floors in the rear of the building at 104 Broad St., was reported at about 8:20 a.m. and was mostly contained in less than 20 minutes, Lt. Mindy Talmadge said. Firefighters rescued two people off the third floor who were unable to get Read More …

Police searching for woman who allegedly stole car from man she met on Craigslist

By Khalida Sarwari South San Francisco Police are cautioning residents to be careful when conducting online affairs after a meeting between a San Jose man and woman that was initiated through Craigslist led to the man getting his car and other personal items stolen Saturday. The victim, 42, responded to an ad on Craigslist placed by the suspect, 31, asking for monetary assistance in repairing her car, according to police. Over the course of e-mail Read More …

Police investigating fatal shooting near birthday party

By Khalida Sarwari East Palo Alto police are investigating a homicide that happened Saturday night following an argument between two men at a child’s birthday party. Officers responded to a report of gunfire at about 11 p.m. from people near the intersection of Bell Street and University Avenue. The officers spotted a white van that was stopped and blocking the westbound lanes of University Avenue. Upon closer inspection, officers discovered that the driver was slumped Read More …