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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 | 2068 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 | 3481 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 | 2305 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 | 2725 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 | 2361 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 | 591 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 skeare, on Jul 28, 2016 at 3:52 pm | 20 comments | 4797 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 | 1388 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 | 1809 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 | 1566 Views

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Police arrest pair in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park mail theft

Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 7, for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Katie, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2905 Views

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Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impact

Residents question a draft environmental impact report that says adding about 6,550 employees and no housing will have a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 15 comments | 3304 Views

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How locals voted in presidential primary

In the 62 precincts in the Almanac area, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won 72 percent of the Democratic vote in...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Stan, on Jul 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 13 comments | 1984 Views

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FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

Commuter airline Surf Air has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying a new approach...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 15, 2016 at 5:44 pm | 12 comments | 4483 Views

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Atherton police report second home burglary in two days

The Atherton Police Department has reported the second home burglary in two days, both taking place during morning hours...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 2839 Views

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Water rationing goals may drop dramatically

Cal Water has recommended that customers' water rationing goal be reduced from 36 percent to 10 from 2013 usage. If the state...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Unexpected Consequences, on Jun 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 3 comments | 1887 Views

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Local ways to celebrate the Fourth

As is the tradition around here, there are many local ways to celebrate the Fourth, including parades, festivals, fireworks...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by gardener , on Jul 2, 2016 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 487 Views

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Menlo Park: Two arrested following armed robbery, wild chase across Dumbarton Bridge

Menlo Park police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 28, following an armed robbery and a wild chase across the Dumbarton...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 30, 2016 at 9:17 am | 2 comments | 2072 Views

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Man dies in crash on I-280 in Woodside

A 71-year-old Cupertino man died in a solo-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 280 in Woodside, California Highway...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
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Sheriff Greg Munks to retire in mid July

Sheriff Greg Munks announced today that he will retire July 16 due to the effect a "not life-threatening" heart condition...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2016
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