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Medical leader and surgeon R. Hewlett Lee dies at 89

R. Hewlett "Hewey" Lee, M.D., a leader for decades in medical affairs in Palo Alto, Stanford University and statewide, died...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Brendan, on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm | 2 comments | 1552 Views

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Menlo Park school board may put two parcel tax measures on ballot

The board of the Menlo Park City School District is considering asking voters to approve two parcel tax measures in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Ballot Argument, on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:25 am | 83 comments | 4808 Views

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Intruder breaks into occupied home; second incident in a week

For the second time in less than a week, a stranger entered a local occupied home after dark, this time in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by CC, on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:34 am | 2 comments | 4065 Views

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Menlo Park-based InnVision Shelter Network unveils new brand

After a year in the works, a new name and brand for InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based homeless services nonprofit,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 1467 Views

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CalWater scrambling to repair multiple water-main leaks

Emergency plans of California Water Service Co.'s Bear Gulch District have been tested since Monday, Jan. 25, when an afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Louise68, on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 2921 Views

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Tuesday: Menlo Park looks at 'E-bikes', bike lanes at special joint session

Menlo Park's transportation issues will get a closer look Tuesday, Jan. 26, when the Menlo Park Bicycle Commission, Transportation...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Meyer, on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:22 am | 6 comments | 1446 Views

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Woodside: Car windows smashed at equine therapy center

Deputies don't yet have a suspect in the case of two Jan. 19 auto burglaries on the grounds of the National Center for Equine-Facilitated...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by CC, on Jan 27, 2016 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 1026 Views

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Consultant skeptical of FAA's interest in reducing aircraft noise

An airline industry consulting firm, hired by the town of Portola Valley, is skeptical of an FAA proposal to analyze noise...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 24 comments | 2345 Views

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Firefighters, cops deliver thousands of toys to kids

Christmas came early this year for hundreds of local children, thanks to the efforts of a large group of volunteers involved...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
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Menlo Park: Three arrested in connection with fight, shooting

Menlo Park police arrested three men Saturday night, Jan. 30, in connection with a fight and a shooting in the 1100 block...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Rufus, on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 2778 Views

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Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot

It's official. Two parcel taxes will go to voters in the Menlo Park City School District in a special May 3 mail-in ballot....

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Apr 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm | 172 comments | 6706 Views

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Student enrollment at Woodside High not growing as predicted

A 2013 study anticipated enrollment growth of 19 percent at Woodside High School by 2020, with the first signs expected in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by WES & WHS parent, on Feb 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 38 comments | 3078 Views

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Woodside's Kate Laubscher may qualify for finals on 'Jeopardy'

"What is grenadine?" answered Kate Laubscher on Jeopardy! the evening of Feb. 2, in response to the clue, "A Shirley Temple...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm | 2 comments | 1928 Views

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Neuroscience pioneer tapped as Stanford's new president

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, and a former resident of Atherton and Woodsdie,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by , on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 2739 Views

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Atherton party raises $1 million for charity, organizers say

Nearly 500 people, including a number of sports stars and celebrities, attended the "Big Game Big Give" party in Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Eglantine, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 3910 Views

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Tonight: Woodside council considers limits on basements

With a significant uptick in 2015 in the number of applications to build basements, and with designs that are increasingly...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Donna, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1177 Views

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Menlo Park church mourns loss of pastor

Members of the Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park are mourning the loss of their pastor, Bishop...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ella, on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 5432 Views

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Wedesday: Will Atherton become more welcoming to chickens?

At the moment, it's illegal to have even a single chicken in Atherton on a lot of less than 80,000 square feet, which is...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ethan, on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 3 comments | 1555 Views

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Caltrans: No broadcast spraying of herbicides along Highways 84 and 35 this year

Following up on recent promises, Caltrans has announced that it will forego broadcast spraying of herbicides along Highway...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ellen, on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1388 Views

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Menlo Park: 'Clee' Webster's legacy: role model for youth

Bridget Matheson, the city of Menlo Park's recreation program coordinator, began 2016 with a staff in mourning. Nobody could...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by MENLO, on Feb 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1687 Views
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