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Open-space bond measure 'yes' votes exceed required 2/3rds

The $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District appears to have passed, with the current...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 13 comments | 5942 Views

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Dismissal of lawsuit against Menlo Park fire board directors may be appealed

Once all the legal maneuvering is over, this may wind up being the most expensive campaign sign in history: John Woodell...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Common Sense, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:30 pm | 3 comments | 2859 Views

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Judge arrested for alleged DUI; D.A. reviewing case

A San Mateo County judge was arrested on U.S. 101 in Redwood City during Memorial Day Weekend on suspicion of driving...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 42 comments | 5470 Views

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June 21: Pajama Party Adopt-a-thon

Odette, a 65-pound, 3-year-old, with an adorable, wrinkled face and a passion for belly rubs, is among the 200 or so dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris M, on Jun 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2508 Views

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Wednesday: Parcel tax on Atherton council agenda

Resolutions assessing Atherton's annual parcel tax at the maximum rate and approving small salary increases for town staff,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Broken promise, on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 2633 Views

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Menlo Park council passes $72 million budget

Responding to pleas for mercy, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously passed a budget for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Frugal, on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:17 am | 3 comments | 637 Views

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Write-in candidate for sheriff gets 997 votes

The votes are in. Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez received 997 votes in his campaign to unseat incumbent Sheriff Greg Munks in...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by David, on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 5 comments | 2774 Views

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Menlo Park: Fire crews control 2-alarm fire at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park on Wednesday night. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 5 comments | 5320 Views

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Guest opinion: Midpeninsula residents need to wake up

Many residents of the Midpeninsula are about to witness the destruction of hundreds of mature trees lining the Caltrain corridor....

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by vandie, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 15 comments | 1887 Views

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Sheriff's Office warns of rise in burglaries

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an increase in burglaries throughout the Peninsula, south...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 2897 Views

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Menlo Park fire district votes to find new site for downtown station

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 45 comments | 6654 Views

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Menlo Park: Top sales tax producer leaving city

In the wake of a merger, Office Depot Max, one of Menlo Park's top sales tax producers, is leaving for Fremont this fall,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Propaganda Opportunity, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 11 comments | 4124 Views

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Woodside sets kickoff meeting for 'Day of Horse' fair, ride

WHOA! — the Woodside-area Horse Owners Association — is hosting the 10th annual Woodside Day of the Horse kickoff...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Camelot, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 1288 Views

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Farewell from the publisher: Guiding the Almanac has been a rewarding adventure

As I retire from the Almanac after more than 20 years as publisher, it is rewarding to look back at what a fascinating job...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Jul 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 11 comments | 5007 Views

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Woodside woman writes romantic suspense novel

Lisa Frieden, a Woodside resident with a background in science but a Ph.D. in English, was working on her autobiography,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 4873 Views

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Local real estate agents among top sellers in country

Three local Realtor teams and 14 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2013, in rankings announced...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Jul 11, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 5 comments | 5367 Views

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Good listeners: Dogs give young readers undivided attention

Robbie came from Redwood City to the Woodside library on June 11 just so he could read to his longtime friend, Annie, who...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by Wood, on Jul 12, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 2 comments | 3654 Views

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Menlo Park: CEQA prevents expediting fire station remodel

Seven years in the planning, the redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 23883 Views

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Judge upholds settlement in Menlo Park fire director defamation lawsuit

A judge has denied a request to nullify the settlement agreement reached in a defamation countersuit between a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by bizarre, on Jul 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 14 comments | 3443 Views

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Menlo Park: Man allegedly backs truck into police officer

A Menlo Park police officer investigating a code violation complaint wound up being treated at the hospital after being struck...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Really, on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 10 comments | 6655 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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