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Editorial: Vicki Veenker for District 24 Assembly seat

There are three standouts in the field of eight candidates for the state Assembly. We think Vicki Veenker would bring a fresh...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Are you high?, on May 22, 2016 at 11:18 pm | 11 comments | 1593 Views

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Menlo Park: Why Saturday is special day for retired fire captain Tom Carter

When retired Fire Captain Tom Carter rides on the Menlo Park fire district's 1899 horse-drawn Hose Wagon No. 1 on Saturday,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1366 Views

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Nan Chapman, first Atherton councilwoman, dies at 80

Nan Chapman, the first woman to be elected to the Atherton council, where she served for 20 years, died May 9 at her home...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by fcservices, on May 23, 2016 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 1126 Views

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Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Steamer, on May 24, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1212 Views

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Woodside: Council addresses aircraft noise, considers increase to house sizes

Woodside Town Council members considered how to effectively complain about noise from commercial aircraft flying over the...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Broke, on May 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm | 6 comments | 1219 Views

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Recent home sales: Atherton, Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains home sale data from local...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on May 27, 2016 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 688 Views

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Portola Valley council to set baseline of 100% green electricity

Portola Valley's Town Council approved a plan on May 25 that will have the greenest baseline possible in effect when a program...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jim Dandy, on Jun 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 1519 Views

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A few bumps as Marsh Road closure begins

Police say there were a few start-up problems as Atherton began a planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road on Tuesday as the...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by JBCHAM, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 44 comments | 3938 Views

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Tonight: More funding sought for Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks, flood protection

Several projects the city of Menlo Park has planned are more expensive than predicted, and the City Council may have to make...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm | 4 comments | 621 Views

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Tonight: Facebook to meet with public about expansion plans

Facebook will hold the first of several meetings with the public to discuss its plans for expansion at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Beth, on Jun 2, 2016 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 1989 Views

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Work underway on Marsh Road; traffic appears to be calming

Motorists appear to be figuring out alternative routes with the closure of Marsh Road in Atherton that began this week and...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by hiker, on Jun 3, 2016 at 2:01 pm | 14 comments | 1982 Views

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Dumbarton corridor revisited: A twist on an old debate

Each day, about 77,000 cars pass over the Dumbarton Bridge. Commuters and locals alike know all too well how congested the...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Jun 3, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3343 Views

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School board members explain their job in the age of social media

Despite a recent contentious parcel tax election and the fact that some difficult budget decisions may be ahead for the Menlo...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 7, 2016 at 7:30 am | 4 comments | 2204 Views

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Early results: Berman leads the field in Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman is leading the pack in the race to succeed Rich Gordon in the 24th Assembly District, while...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Top Two, on Jun 9, 2016 at 10:49 am | 6 comments | 2632 Views

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Menlo Park: Facebook to move employee health clinic to new location

Rehearsing for a rock band at an employees-only health clinic? That's what Facebook plans to allow its employees to do...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 2259 Views

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School district says budget has $900,000 in cuts

The proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget of the Menlo Park City School District shows slightly more spending than revenues,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 499 Views

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Woodside: Man fined $212K for cutting down mature trees

The previous owner of a vacant 3.2-acre parcel at 205 Mountain Wood Lane in Woodside was assessed a fine of $212,500 on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 19 comments | 4607 Views

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Atherton: Gas line break repaired, roads reopened

A gas line main break on Encinal Avenue near Laurel Street reported by the Atherton Police Department at about 1 p.m. was...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Jun 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 1328 Views

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Menlo Park man faces prison term for burglary of occupied home

A 24-year-old Menlo Park man, nabbed by police inside a 74-year-old woman's Menlo Park home in February with $5,000 worth...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 1736 Views

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San Mateo County vigil for victims of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the June 11 shooting at an Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead and dozens injured, San Mateo County will hold...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm | 16 comments | 1496 Views
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