Local runners stress safety, offer support after jogger assaulted

As Palo Alto Police detectives continue to search for the man who sexually assaulted a high school jogger at gunpoint along Arastradero Road last week, the local running community is banding together to promote safety and to honor the victim.

Los Altos High School track athletes were visibly shaken at Thursday’s practice, according to coach Stephanie MacKenzie.

Los Altos running group to honor assaulted jogger Saturday

Courtesy of Allison M. Leopold Tilley
Members of the Team ARMUp Run Group pose outside A Runner’s Mind in Los Altos. The group is hosting a benefit run to honor a young jogger who was assaulted March 28.

Members of a local running group will honor the young jogger assaulted at gunpoint earlier this week with a Saturday (March 31) morning run through Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto.

Missing teen found safe

Anya Gosain
Anya Gosain

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m. Wednesday: Missing teen Anya Gosain has been found safe, the Los Altos Police Department reported in a Nixle alert issued at 9:32 p.m.

The Los Altos Police Department Wednesday (3/28) morning issued a missing persons alert for a teenager last seen in South Los Altos.

Shopkeeper loses the irreplaceable in downtown Los Altos theft

Encore Purse Thief
Courtesy of Encore
A still image taken from Encore's video surveillance footage shows the suspect who stole the shopkeeper's purse March 9. Watch the video at the end of this article.

He took her credit card, cash, social security card, driver’s license and checkbook. But what Pearl Thomas wants back most from the man who stole her purse are the photos she kept inside.

“Everything I owned was in that purse,” said Thomas, 89. “They took all my memories.”

Police Blotter, March 14, 2018


March 8, 11:21 p.m.: 800 block of Park Drive, Mountain View

March 7, 6:59 a.m.: 1200 block of Lisa Lane, Los Altos

33 months in prison, $5.7 million restitution close local fund manager's fraud prosecution

The six-year saga of Los Altos businessman Mark Feathers’ financial fraud prosecution wrapped up last week with a sentencing hearing. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh accepted a plea agreement and sentenced him to 33 months in prison.

The defense had asked for 21 months, the low end of the range agreed to in the plea deal. The plea agreement pegs Feathers’ ordered restitution payment to a total arrived at during the civil case, approximately $5.7 million, or the estimated total amount lost to investors. His company managed more than $40 million at its peak.

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