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Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 19 comments | 29268 Views

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A Halloween story

They say Halloween is the most popular holiday for elementary-age children. As I trooped through a Woodside neighborhood...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Class 15, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 4252 Views

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Menlo Park fire district election: Carolyn Clarke releases answers to union questionnaire

Carolyn Clarke, candidate for the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, has now released her answers to a questionnaire...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm | 4 comments | 3213 Views

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Woman robs Bank of the West in downtown Menlo Park

A woman in her mid-20s robbed Bank of the West in downtown Menlo Park on Tuesday, police report. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by J J, on Oct 31, 2013 at 9:14 am | 3 comments | 3728 Views

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County reissues 120 ballots due to boundary-change snafu

The county's failure to officially authorize school boundary changes approved by government agencies and voters over the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 31, 2013 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 2505 Views

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Funds started to help Menlo Park teens orphaned by alleged drunken driver

As an alleged drunken driver awaits arraignment, the Menlo Park community is raising funds to help the three teenage children...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Staff Writer, on Nov 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm | 3 comments | 6601 Views

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Bike lanes open in memory of cyclist

Cyclists and officials from San Mateo County, the California Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 1, 2013 at 5:37 pm | 4 comments | 12365 Views

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Menlo Park fire board election: Reports show union holds $17,000 heading into final days

Big money was not quite flying around in the final week before the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board election on...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 13352 Views

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The other big project in downtown Menlo Park

While attention has been focused on what Stanford University plans to build in Menlo Park, another developer has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by cassandra, on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 21 comments | 20798 Views

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Menlo fire district: Carpenter, Bernstein, Ianson elected

Three candidates who had run as a slate in opposition to two union-supported candidates were elected Tuesday to seats on...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2013 at 11:58 am | 43 comments | 4130 Views

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Menlo Park karate teacher pleads no contest to molestation, child porn charges

A child molestation case that began nearly a year ago ended with Ralph "Eugene" Todd III, 32, of Menlo Park, pleading no...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Vicki Moore, on Nov 9, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments | 3922 Views

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Officials investigate Sims fire

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 26317 Views

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Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
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Lolly Font on living life to its fullest

Lolly Font of Menlo Park teaches yoga at the California Yoga Center in Palo Alto, which she co-founded in 1980. She loves...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Martha Ozer, on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:13 am | 2 comments | 5073 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park commission confirms specific plan recommendations, starts housing element update

Rarely does a week go by without mention of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, and that will continue to...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 6 comments | 17988 Views

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Police calls: Grand piano missing from Atherton home

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/19/police-calls-grand...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Come on, now, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 13025 Views

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Monday: Spare-the-air alert issued

The first Spare the Air alert of the winter season has been issued for Monday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by about time, on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 5503 Views

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Atherton bans vehicle-camping

Atherton's ordinance banning overnight camping in vehicles was finalized on Nov. 20 by a unanimous vote of the City Council....

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Conner, on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 8491 Views

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Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 11246 Views

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Police calls: Thieves abscond with desk, rug and dining room table

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/27/police-calls-thieves-abscond-with-desk-rug-and-dining-room-table...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 4621 Views
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