Baby needs a new pair of shoes • A pregnant woman was cited for removing tags

Baby needs a new pair of shoes • A pregnant woman was cited for removing tags from sandals and wearing them while on Broadway in Redwood City, it was reported at 9:46 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29. Cited. Someone was cited and released for having an active misdemeanor warrant out for their arrest on San Carlos Avenue, it was reported at 8:50 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. Arrest. A Morgan Hill resident was arrested for having a misdemeanor warrant after being stopped behind a business on Laurel Street, it was reported at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. Cited. Someone was cited and released for driving with a suspended license on Laurel Street, it was reported at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Stolen vehicle. Someone had their vehicle stolen on Industrial Road, it was reported at 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Cited. An East Palo Alto resident was cited and released for possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, it was reported at 10:32 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Grand theft. Someone reported a tablet was stolen from their vehicle on Correas Street resulting in a loss of approximately $1,000, it was reported at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17. Cited. Someone was cited and issued a new court date f...

Facebook parenting groups: ‘Amid the milestones, the bump photos and the freshly painted nurseries, there was

Facebook parenting groups: ‘Amid the milestones, the bump photos and the freshly painted nurseries, there was also the unimaginable, terrible tenderness of stillbirths and angel babies.’ Photograph: iStock Before I had a child, one sentence used to madden me. “As I parent, I can fully empathise/relate/understand.” The subtext, of course, was that becoming a parent somehow sent you to a higher plane of emotional literacy, while us child-free types were simply unable to fully grasp the finer details of the human condition. Just because I couldn’t get a guy I liked to text me back, I reasoned, didn’t mean I couldn’t fully comprehend feelings of love, loss, vulnerability or protectiveness. I’ve been a parent for nearly a year and it’s changed me in so many ways. I hate to admit it, but it feels as though the softer parts of me have expanded and opened up. I’m less annoyed at shrieking kids in restaurants. I tear up watching charity adverts on TV. Psychologists would say that the act of supporting a completely helpless baby will drive the development of our psychological sensitivity to others needs. (On the other hand, McGill University researchers established that stress inhibits e...