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Understanding the world through science

Humans like to think about the past as a simpler time, and when viewed through the lens of scientific progress, that kind...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nina, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 3246 Views

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Tonight: Can Menlo Park afford to make city parks herbicide-free?

In response to community concerns about the use of the herbicide Roundup Pro Max in city parks, the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by MP_guy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 3 comments | 2445 Views

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Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

A 65-year-old Portola Valley woman on a bicycle traveling east on Alpine Road was injured in a collision with a westbound...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by jason, on Aug 28, 2015 at 1:29 pm | 15 comments | 3728 Views

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Menlo Park: Pilot program to make city parks herbicide-free OK'd by council

The Menlo Park City Council unanimous adopted revisions to the city's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy last night,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marjorie Z, on Aug 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 2 comments | 1921 Views

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Linden Avenue in Atherton closed due to fallen tree

Linden Avenue in Atherton is closed at Elm Place in the Lindenwood neighborhood of Atherton by a fallen tree, town officials...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 2186 Views

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Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii

A resident of St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, has been charged with drunken...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 8 comments | 3892 Views

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Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 3275 Views

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Sacred Heart Prepatory graduates 136 students

Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 136 students on May 23 at the 116th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Kohki Kitano, on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2517 Views

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Deputy Juan Lopez sues Sheriff's Office

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has filed a lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff's Office,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 4594 Views

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Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit

Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Not a member, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:05 am | 25 comments | 3969 Views

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Community to hear three design alternatives for Flood Park

Three design options for Flood Park will be presented tonight (Sept. 1) at a community meeting on the future of the park....

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by TBD, on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 1826 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton examines drainage study, aircraft noise

Updates on storm water running through Atherton and aircraft noise happening above are on the agenda for the Wednesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pat, on Sep 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1471 Views

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Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail

At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:20 am | 8 comments | 1833 Views

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Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?

One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:40 am | 49 comments | 5760 Views

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Portola Valley: Deputies see mountain lion feed on deer carcass

Of the many local reports of mountain lions sightings, this is a rare one. When the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 9 comments | 2985 Views

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Arrested deputy sues, claims retribution

The year 2014 had some tough stretches for Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, according to the lawsuit...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Wait a minute, on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:49 am | 31 comments | 4650 Views

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Almanac: Covering community for 50 years

On Sept. 8, 1965, the first issue of the Country Almanac appeared in mailboxes all over Portola Valley and Woodside. The...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Yera, on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 2472 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 967 Views

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Menlo Park council approves salary increase for assistant city manager position

Praising City Manager Alex McIntyre for creativity and innovation in changing the duties of the assistant city manager, the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:58 am | 7 comments | 2296 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3225 Views
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