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Wednesday: Public hearing on proposed increases in bus fares

A public hearing on proposed changes in SamTrans bus fares is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the SamTrans headquarters...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense, on Oct 7, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 2 comments | 927 Views

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Thursday: Tri-county panel on economic inequality

Top administrators in San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, and San Francisco County will convene on Thursday, Oct. 8, from...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Toulouse, on Oct 7, 2015 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1064 Views

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Bedbug closes Menlo Park Library

The Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center was closed Tuesday evening (Oct. 6) after a bedbug was found in a chair, City...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by library patron, on Oct 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 15 comments | 3936 Views

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Belle Haven residents don't like 'Bayfront' label for M-2 zone

Some residents of Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood say they don't like the fact that the industrial district around...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Kielie, on Oct 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 1771 Views

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Cover story: Empowering girls

In its 50th year, local Junior League reboots to focus on helping girls become leaders in science, technology, engineering...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 8, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1581 Views

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Local effort to help animal victims of Valley wildfire

When Joanne Klebe learned of the many animals who perished in September's Valley wildfire in Lake County, she says: "It hit...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 1903 Views

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Portola Valley Superintendent Lisa Gonzales resigns

Portola Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Gonzales is leaving the district, effective Friday, Oct. 9, with Eric...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Trouble indeed, on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 3644 Views

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Fire chief releases recording of response in heavy traffic to Sept. 22 motorcycle fatality

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman has released an audio recording of the Menlo Park Fire District's response to a Sept. 22...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:52 am | 13 comments | 2659 Views

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Tonight: Woodside council to consider streamlining residential building reviews

Changes to the processes in Woodside for government review of residential building and remodeling plans are set a discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Blown Away, on Oct 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 4 comments | 1252 Views

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Voter Guide: Seven run for community college board seats

In the 2014-15 school year, the San Mateo County community colleges enrolled about 25,000 students. Seven candidates are...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Tom Devine, on Nov 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2561 Views

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Palo Alto blasts high-speed rail project for moving too fast

With plans for California's high-speed rail system accelerating on the Peninsula, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday ramped up...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 20 comments | 2536 Views

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Deer spotted near Allied Arts

Menlo Park resident John Patun sent the Almanac this photo of a solitary deer seen grazing Oct. 12 at about 11:50 a.m. at...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 2 comments | 1342 Views

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Woodside: Jeb Bush to visit for fundraiser on Oct. 20

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is set to visit Woodside on Tuesday, Oct. 20, for a fundraiser at the home of...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 18 comments | 2234 Views

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Local officials roll out storm plans

Warning that rainwater might not be contained if the predicted El Nino storms hit the Bay Area this winter, local officials...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Haley, on Oct 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 3 comments | 3506 Views

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More groups ask Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides in San Mateo County

More local groups, public officials and farmers and ranchers have asked Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides along San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by La Hondan, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 13 comments | 2932 Views

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Stanford Shopping Center announces 10 new retail stores

Stanford Shopping Center is entering its final phase of renovation, and on Tuesday, Simon Property Group, which owns the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 2276 Views

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Phones and Internet out at Menlo Park City School District schools and offices - again

For the second time in a little more than two weeks, the phone lines for Menlo Park City School District schools and offices...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 1232 Views

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Public viewing of Sunset gardens in Menlo Park ends on Friday

Sunset Publishing Corp., which has been on its site at 80 Willow Road for 63 years, will permanently close its gardens...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Stacey, on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 3772 Views

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Woodside venture capitalist John Doerr to be honored

Venture capital leader and philanthropist John Doerr of Woodside will be honored at the 11th annual "Pioneers & Purpose"...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 29, 2015 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2175 Views

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Eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday

Atherton town officials say eastbound Marsh Road will be closed Saturday, Oct. 31, from Middlefield Road to Fair Oaks Avenue...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Oct 31, 2015 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 368 Views
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