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Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

The Menlo Park City Council unanimous adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 808 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire on roof of Woodside Bakery extinguished by alert employees

Quick action on the part of employees at the Woodside Tennis Shop and the office of Dave Tanner's home design and remodeling...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtowner, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 3 comments | 2993 Views

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Portola Valley: Town manager resigns after three years

The Portola Valley Town Council accepted the "involuntary resignation" of Town Manager Nick Pegueros last night (Wednesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 4910 Views

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Tonight: Can Menlo Park afford to make city parks herbicide-free?

In response to community concerns about the use of the herbicide Roundup Pro Max in city parks, the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by MP_guy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 1166 Views

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Tuesday: Packed agenda for Menlo Park City Council

The Menlo Park City Council's Aug. 25 agenda is scheduled to include: the El Camino Corridor report, the city's pesticide...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Kayleen Seiter, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 5 comments | 1485 Views

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Understanding the world through science

Humans like to think about the past as a simpler time, and when viewed through the lens of scientific progress, that kind...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nina, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 2117 Views

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San Mateo County has lowest unemployment rate in state

San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, at 3.7 percent, according to July [http://www.edd.ca.gov/About_EDD/pdf/urate201508.pdf...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 23, 2015 at 1:22 am | 2 comments | 973 Views

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Saturday: Hundreds expected at Tour de Menlo bicycle ride

If you are out early on Saturday, Aug. 22, watch out for cyclists who will be setting out from Menlo-Atherton High School...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Aug 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 5 comments | 1173 Views

MENLO PARK

Feature story: Burgers and brews among friends at the Dutch Goose

Scott Davis pored over a newspaper while nursing a golden ale as a bright afternoon sun peeked into the patio of one of the...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 21 comments | 3002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Highway 84 closed in Woodside

Live power lines are down in the 1400 block of La Honda Road (state Highway 84) in Woodside, and eastbound and westbound...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 22, 2015 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 867 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs downtown housing-commercial complex

Menlo Park's Planning Commission has approved the first mixed housing and commercial project under the downtown-El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by lost retail, on Aug 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 30 comments | 3898 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board member opposes proposed contract

It's been seven years since Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters have worked under a contract. If district governing...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 30 comments | 2338 Views

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Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is moving, but not retiring

Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Knoerle is leaving Menlo Park, where she's lived in Sharon Heights since 1961, but she not...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Edith, on Aug 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 2404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia Healthcare School District meeting

The pictured announcement appeared on the home page of the Sequoia Healthcare District(SHD) on whose Board I have served...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 75 Views

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Friday: High-tech a cappella groups to belt 'em out at Menlo College

Menlo College will cap its free summer concert series on Friday, Aug. 21, when vocal groups from Facebook, Google, Pinterest,...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Googapella, on Aug 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1266 Views

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Suspects sought in armed robbery of man kicked in face

Sheriff's deputies are looking for three suspects who stole a man's wallet Tuesday night in unincorporated San Mateo County...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1668 Views

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Still waiting for a new home

So near and yet so far. That describes the place Jasper Ridge Farm finds itself in now that the nonprofit has run into more...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Tia, on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:38 am | 4 comments | 1929 Views

MENLO PARK

District meets water-reduction target in June-July period

Atherton and Menlo Park customers of the California Water Service Company's Bear Gulch District didn't quite meet the 36...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Aug 20, 2015 at 6:56 am | 2 comments | 1294 Views

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San Mateo County Corrections Officer Jason Jurow arrested.

Jason Jurow, 32, faces six felony charges including being in possession of Xanax at the county jail, according to prosecutors....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Aug 20, 2015 at 12:05 am | 3 comments | 375 Views

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Contractor's equipment started Aug. 11 grass fire near Webb Ranch

Fire Marshal Denise Enea of the Woodside Fire Protection District said she plans to talk with the land management department...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 19, 2015 at 2:59 pm | 3 comments | 1886 Views
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