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Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 4732 Views

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Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 2957 Views

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Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 5979 Views

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Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner arrested on credit card fraud charges

On the tail of being evicted from the premises of popular dry-cleaning business Menalto Cleaners, owner Edwin Gary Smith...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 8080 Views

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Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 3520 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 3652 Views

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Jury trial set for man with 15 prior felony convictions

A man with 15 prior felony convictions and identified as a suspect in the 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chris H, on Jan 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 2434 Views

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Reubens and brews

Menlo Park's Refuge specializes in an unlikely but tasty duo: pastrami and Belgian beer. The vibrant night spot is a welcome...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 2349 Views

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Mia competes in three episodes of 'MasterChef Junior' before elimination

Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by A cook, on Jan 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 3637 Views

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Menlo Park may join lawsuit over Caltrain electrification EIR

As with two neighboring cities, Menlo Park is considering whether to challenge the environmental impact report for Caltrain's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 22 comments | 3826 Views

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Menlo Park police propose changes to body-worn camera policy

After the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three Menlo Park officers in November went unrecorded by their body-worn...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by curiosities finally answered, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 3088 Views

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More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Feb 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 44 comments | 6093 Views

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 11 comments | 4445 Views

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Pedestrian killed on Caltrain tracks south of Mountain View

A train struck and killed a pedestrian this afternoon on the Caltrain tracks just south of the Mountain View station, an...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
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Social worker accused of child molestation faces additional charges

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Feb 2, 2015 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 2859 Views

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Menlo Park debates body-worn camera policy

Changes to the Menlo Park Police Department's policy on how officers use body-worn cameras are not quite ready for prime...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by dashcam, on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:52 am | 3 comments | 3909 Views

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Menlo Park's Measure M opponents outspent proponents by factor of 1.3

The final batch of campaign finance reports for the 2014 election were due Feb. 2, and the numbers show serious money –...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Responsible Too, on Feb 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 6 comments | 3705 Views

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Mandarin immersion backers respond to county analysis of proposed charter school

Representatives of the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School have responded to the County Office of Education's analysis...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by ken, on Feb 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 3248 Views

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Ex-Wildcat Edelman stars in Super Bowl

Julian Edelman, quarterback on Woodside High's championship 2004 football team, was a star of Sunday's Super Bowl as a wide...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Woodside Mom, on Feb 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm | 3 comments | 2948 Views

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Carl Djerassi, 'Father of the Pill,' dies at 91

Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 3756 Views
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