Clickable map shows violent crime in the region in the last 14 days. Cupertino, outlined in red, is a relatively low-crime enclave in the Silicon Valley.
Friday morning, the parents of a 22-year-old Stanford student reported him missing in Malaysia. His friends created a social media campaign to find him. Read the story through the actual tweets and Facebook posts.
Peninsula police departments are using smart phones and netbooks to help them quickly respond to calls. Apps help them map and search areas, download photos and videos of suspects, and write reports from the field.