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Firefighters rescue one from stranded boat, three remain on-board

A water-rescue crew transported one person to shore while assisting a boat in distress near East Palo Alto on Saturday morning,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Attractive Nuisance , on May 10, 2015 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1689 Views

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Webb Ranch teems with new, old activity

"The jewel of Silicon Valley" is how Doug Galen described Webb Ranch to the crowd assembled for a groundbreaking ceremony...

Original post made on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Carol, on May 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 3258 Views

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Menlo Park: Trial underway in double DUI fatality

Nearly two years has passed, but the second-degree murder trial of Marjorie Reitzell is finally underway. The 55-year-old...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by A Reader, on May 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 2717 Views

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Portola Valley troop: Three earn Eagle Scout rank

The three newest Eagle Scouts in Portola Valley Boy Scout Troop 64 are Alex Duff, Kevin Kelly and Weston Bourgeois. Read...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Gal, on May 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 1 comment | 2657 Views

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Caltrain ridership hits new high

The annual head count of riders on Caltrain found that the average weekly number of passengers has hit 58,245 -- a 71 percent...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by mo' better trains, on May 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 1929 Views

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Driver testifies in double-fatality DUI trial

Marjorie Reitzell took the stand on Wednesday to testify in her defense, telling the court that she is capable of driving...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on May 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 12 comments | 5144 Views

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Coroner releases name of man killed by train in Atherton

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 6118 Views

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Hourly day care center opens in West Menlo Park

Toddle, the West Menlo Park day care center that takes children by the hour as a convenience for busy parents, opened March...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Dinara, on May 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 3759 Views

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Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple

A woman who was driving drunk when her car struck and killed a Menlo Park couple in 2013 was convicted of murder this morning,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on May 23, 2015 at 8:09 am | 15 comments | 3650 Views

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How should Menlo Park define public benefit?

In the city's ongoing effort to wrangle the meaning of "public benefit" into measurable, comparable terms, the Menlo Park...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm | 6 comments | 2708 Views

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Guest opinion: Keeping Searsville dam in place a good solution

The day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article labeled "1000 dams down and counting" was published...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 16 comments | 2569 Views

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Menlo Park: Police body camera policy may let people request video deletion

Menlo Park may amend its police body camera policy to allow the deletion of videos with no investigative relevance upon request...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1852 Views

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Menlo Park: Changes underway at Ravenswood and Alma intersection

A six-month trial of changes to the Alma Street-Ravenswood Avenue intersection starts this week, according to the city of...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 7293 Views

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Police calls: Pillowcase-toting bandit sighted in Ladera?

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/06/02/police-calls-possible-si...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Yvonne Stent, on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2294 Views

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Women unite to ease return to workforce

Meeting some of the women who are part of a new local group trying to help women return to paid employment after a "career...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Diane , on Jun 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 3211 Views

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Menlo Park: Police surround house with burglary suspects inside

As recommended by public safety advocates, residents of Lexington Drive in Menlo Park saw something on the morning of Monday,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Harriet, on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:08 am | 5 comments | 4378 Views

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Luck of the draw: Tech failed to show up to take blood samples in Menlo Park shooting

After three Menlo Park police officers shot and killed a parolee at large last November, a lot needed to happen, including...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm | 11 comments | 4252 Views

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Atherton leader Phil Lively dies; service on Saturday

Philip D. Lively of Atherton, whose public service to his community over the last 25 years was wide-reaching and consequential,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Jim Drake, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 3452 Views

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Asian-fusion restaurant headed to Menlo Park

Banana Leaf, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Milpitas, has snagged the former Menlo Hub location in Menlo Park for a second...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gail, on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 2894 Views

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Obituary: Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, Woodside

Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, a Woodside resident who served until last week on the local school board, died on June 16. He was...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Weasel, on Apr 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm | 4 comments | 20595 Views
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