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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 | 2659 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 | 1910 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 | 7381 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 | 2374 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 | 3298 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 | 4439 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 | 4336 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 | 3524 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 | 2951 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 | 20886 Views

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Up to a year in jail ahead for seminary's former finance director

A San Mateo County judge is considering a sentence of up to a year in county jail for Jennifer Margret Morris, the former...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Chance, on Jun 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2042 Views

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Downtown Menlo Park gets a French patisserie

Debora Ferrand of Atherton, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate who was raised in France, is opening her own patisserie in the former...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm | 10 comments | 5234 Views

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Man pleads no contest to resisting arrest and injuring Menlo Park officer

A San Francisco man pleaded no contest Monday to felony resisting arrest and injuring a Menlo Park officer after a struggle...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by mercurio holland, on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 1610 Views

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Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2015
Last comment by Mother of teen driver, on Jun 29, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 3214 Views

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Portola Valley: Road, trail improvements draw focus in new budget

Town Hall in Portola Valley is projecting a budget deficit for the coming fiscal year, but it's a year that follows previous...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on Jul 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1818 Views

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Atherton, Menlo Park police warn about fireworks, firearms

Atherton and Menlo Park police are reminding residents that all fireworks are illegal in every city in San Mateo County except...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Menlo, on Jul 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 8 comments | 2767 Views

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Caltrain loses bid for exemption from state environmental law on electrification project

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:22 am | 8 comments | 2678 Views

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Menlo Park celebrates the Fourth

Kids with their decorated bikes, trikes and wagons paraded down Santa Cruz Avenue and headed for a festival in Burgess Park...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by Lshore, on Jul 7, 2015 at 6:00 am | 6 comments | 2249 Views

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Residents protest plans to cut old oak at new school site

Neighbors are protesting the Menlo Park City School District's decision to remove an old oak tree on the campus where they...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Jul 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 4479 Views

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Atherton's Cheryl Burke turns thumbs down to Trump's pageant

Cheryl Burke, a 2002 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and a well-known professional dancer on the TV show "Dancing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:24 pm | 13 comments | 3628 Views
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