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Week in Review: Korean Detainee Freed; Wee Snowmen; Fatal Freeze; Locals Catch a Thief!

A look at some of last week's stories from Palo Alto.

Sen. Hill Announces 2014 'Oughta Be a Law' Contest. Your ideas for reforms and improvements could become reality! Submissions due Jan. 15.

Palo Alto Weekender: Paly Fiery Arts; 300+ Creche Display; 'Caring Santa
' -Fun options for your weekend plans.

Palo Alto Woman Marching to Raise Awareness About Endometriosis Some of your neighbors need your help. Here's how you can be there for them.

Palo Alto Citizens, Firefighters Help Nab Suspected Thief
. Man chased by crowd and ambulance workers after allegedly trying to steal a wallet from a lady's purse.

In The Plaza, They Can Build A Snowman. City shares photos of its holiday celebration at Lytton Plaza.

SF Chef to Open 2 Restaurants at 49ers New Stadium for 'Tailgate' Parties. Michael Mina hopes to score with dynamic Silicon Valley community and the 49ers faithful.

Palo Alto Korean War Veteran Detained in North Korea Freed. 85-year-old grandfather with heart condition is finally released after being held prisoner for six weeks accused of 'hostile acts against the state.'

Elderly Couple Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide. The couple is found dead of gunshot wounds Saturday afternoon in Campbell.

Cold Snap Breaks Records. Bay Area to get even colder; snow dusting likely in higher elevations this weekend.

4 Homeless Freeze to Death in Santa Clara County. Autopsies revealed that the people died from hypothermia.

Dublin Homeless Man Possibly Fifth Bay Area Hypothermia Death.

Santa Cruz Police Crack 1994 Cold Case, ID Murdered Teen. Mystery "Pogonip Jane" found by hikers near UCSC nearly 20 years ago identified.

All Aboard the Caltrain Holiday Train This Weekend. The 2013 Holiday Train will hit the rails Dec. 7 & 8, and will travel between San Francisco and San Jose spreading holiday cheer throughout the Peninsula.

Search for Missing San Jose Pilot, Family Continues for Fourth Day. San Jose resident Dale Smith and four other passengers are believed to have disappeared Sunday, Dec. 1.

Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping from Palo Alto Police. Stay safe and sound out there!

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