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Residents concerned about herbicide spraying plan to meet with Senator Hill

Residents protesting Caltrans' spraying herbicides along local highways say they will show up for a coffee scheduled by Senator...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Tillie, on Nov 29, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 2220 Views

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County advisory: beware of extra high tides

Water levels at high tide along the San Mateo County coast are expected to be a few inches to a foot higher than usual from...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Looking north, on Nov 30, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments | 2469 Views

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Why one Harvard MBA is dedicating his career to narrowing the opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2015
Last comment by Ram Duriseti, on Nov 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 3266 Views

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School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 1, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 5 comments | 1419 Views

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King tides provide preview of sea level rise

Gray water, rippling with rainfall, lapped at the banked edge of the Coyote Point waterfront at the San Francisco Bay, covering...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm | 6 comments | 3000 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan commit to giving 99% of their Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced on "Giving Tuesday" that they will give 99 percent of their Facebook shares...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2508 Views

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Surf Air co-founder sues airline and backers for $125 million

One of the founders of Surf Air has filed a lawsuit for more than $125 million against the company, its financial backers...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2015 at 7:05 am | 57 comments | 4496 Views

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Atherton dentist pleads not guilty to defrauding patients

Kim Chi Vu, the 52-year-old dentist from Atherton who was charged in May with defrauding patients and an insurance company...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Farmere, on Dec 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 2368 Views

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Menlo Park: Farewell Su Hong, hello Yum Cha Palace

Jason Kwan's forthcoming Menlo Park restaurant, Yum Cha Palace, will be somewhat of a departure from the Su Hong sit-down...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by People, on Dec 15, 2015 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 4915 Views

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Police calls: Atherton, Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park

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

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Piney, on Dec 13, 2015 at 11:21 am | 3 comments | 3821 Views

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Menlo-Atherton girls fall in state volleyball title match

Weekend prep roundup: The first-ever trip to the CIF State Division I volleyball championship match for the Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Go Bears, on Dec 9, 2015 at 4:58 am | 1 comment | 1398 Views

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Menlo Park: Weapons brandished along El Camino Real in two incidents, police say

Two separate disputes along El Camino Real in Menlo Park led to weapons being brandished: in one case a pistol, and in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 26 comments | 3833 Views

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Facebook expands office space in Menlo Park (again)

Facebook has leased three buildings from its Menlo Park neighbor, Intuit, the finance software company behind Quickbooks...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 3946 Views

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Menlo Park: Council, staff to review downtown plan changes

The Menlo Park City Council will continue its discussion and provide staff direction on changes it wants to make in the city's...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by menlo resident, on Dec 15, 2015 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 1543 Views

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Wednesday: Train horns, civic center design on Atherton council agenda

Atherton City Council members may soon no longer have to compete with train horns to be heard at meetings. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jeremy, on Dec 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 2704 Views

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Menlo Park home burglary: Hayward man pleads no contest

In exchange for eight months in jail and no time in state prison, Christopher Sheard, 21, of Hayward, pleaded no contest...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kelly, on Dec 18, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 1 comment | 1868 Views

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Fatal crash closes Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park

Police are investigating a fatal crash in Menlo Park this morning (Dec. 19) that has closed Sand Hill Road. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm | 14 comments | 11615 Views

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Atherton: Another accident takes down fence on Marsh Road

Marsh Road will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to make repairs to the Atherton Channel fence, something...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by MP Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 24 comments | 4233 Views

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Menlo Park: Borrone MarketBar to host holiday pop-up event

Six months after its unexpected closure, Borrone MarketBar, the neighboring sister restaurant of the ever-popular Cafe Borrone...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 2603 Views

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Portola Valley: Car crash kills man, 23, Sunday morning on Portola Road

Portola Valley resident Charles Derwin, the 23-year-old son of the town's mayor, died early Sunday morning (Dec. 27) in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ann, on Dec 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 7 comments | 7639 Views
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