On Oct. 19, the United States Postal Service (USPS) delivered a package to a home in East Palo Alto. The package — disguised to resemble a jewelry box — contained a home-made pipe bomb that exploded when the addressee’s father opened the package.
Last Friday morning, USPS delivered a package to an Alameda police officer’s home on Oleander Avenue. When the officer’s wife opened the package, it exploded in her face. The blast burned her and injured her ears.