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Menlo council members' travel expenses vary widely, with mayor topping the list

An annual review of the City Council's travel expenses shows Mayor Kirsten Keith on pace as the top spender, by far, among...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 24, 2014 at 7:24 am | 3 comments | 1167 Views

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Stanford backs away from divisive Dish parking plan

After pressure from the city and an outpouring of opposition from hikers who frequent the Dish, Stanford University is backing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 4 comments | 4485 Views

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Wednesday: Portola Valley to consider skateboard ramp

An idea that is almost a year old, building a skateboard ramp in Portola Valley, could advance significantly on Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 25, 2014 at 9:13 am | 1 comment | 3945 Views

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Former sheriff's deputy ordered to stand trial in assault case

A former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy who allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend's past boyfriend in an apparent...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 10 comments | 3900 Views

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Wednesday: Open space board to vote on $300 million bond measure

The board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is expected to vote Wednesday to place a $300 million bond measure...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Hill Mom, on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 2062 Views

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Police calls: Purse stolen from grocery cart

Crime reports from Woodside, Atherton, Portola Valley, Ladera, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by concerned, on Feb 28, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 5 comments | 5356 Views

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Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 5928 Views

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Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 25 comments | 10869 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park council considers Facebook's offer to fund police officer

When the new Belle Haven substation opens this spring, it may come with a larger police staff than expected for at least...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Just say NO, on Mar 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 2411 Views

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Open space district puts bond measure on ballot

Voters in the June 3 election face a decision on whether to approve a $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by great bargain, on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

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High school district puts $265 million bond measure on June ballot

The Sequoia Union High School District board decided on Wednesday (Feb. 26) to put a $265 million bond measure on the June...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 5, 2014 at 9:33 am | 2 comments | 5191 Views

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Menlo Park OKs Facebook's offer to fund police officer

Calling it a "win win win," the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously last night to accept Facebook's offer to fund a...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 6 comments | 3801 Views

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Menlo College student faces drug-dealing charges

A preliminary hearing is set for next week for a Menlo College student arrested Feb. 28 by Atherton police and charged with...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 6, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments | 4468 Views

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Ex-symphony head charged with embezzlement

The former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 3560 Views

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Menlo Park police select officer for Facebook-funded position

What was described as a "win win win" is now a "win win win win" situation, at least for one Menlo Park police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 5973 Views

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Mail theft suspect arrested in Menlo Park

Police have made an arrest in connection with thefts of mail from residential mailboxes, including in West Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Dane, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 5276 Views

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Sequoia board approves $265M bond measure for June ballot

The June 3 ballot will include a bond measure asking voters for $265 million in capital improvement funds for the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 4 comments | 4140 Views

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Artisan Shop has new home at Allied Arts Guild

The Artisan Shop, which first opened at Allied Arts Guild in 2006, has a sunny new location. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mrs. Teddy Heinrich, on Mar 10, 2014 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 4910 Views

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Voters have choices for few county offices

South San Mateo County voters won't have choices in who will be their sheriff, their district attorney, or their superintendent...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 30, 2014 at 6:26 am | 9 comments | 4823 Views

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Editorial: Initiative would shrink Menlo projects

Menlo Park voters who have noticed the recent skirmishes over the proposed mixed-use housing, office and retail projects...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 50 comments | 23828 Views
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