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THE LOCAL DISH

Remembering joyful Woodside summers long ago

When school closed each June, my brothers and I left our home in foggy San Francisco for a summer in the country. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 19, 2011 at 10:43 am | 3 comments | 3678 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Tonight: Willows crime meeting in Menlo Park

After another spate of burglaries in the Willows neighborhood, the Menlo Park police department will hold a community meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2747 Views

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Bay Road pipeline construction starts

As part of its $4.6 billion Hetch Hetchy seismic upgrade project, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission starts work...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 2 comments | 2543 Views

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Opinion: Republican takes on the debt-ceiling issue

The July 20 Guest Opinion piece by Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Democrat, requires a fair and balanced response. The title of her essay...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2011
Last comment by David Dellinger, on Aug 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm | 38 comments | 7985 Views

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Woodside: Teens, ages 13-16, rounded up in arson incidents at Woodside Elementary School

Arson and vandalism at Woodside Elementary School over three days in early August have led deputies from the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2011
Last comment by student1, on Nov 10, 2011 at 7:15 am | 17 comments | 4269 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Thieves burglarize cars Thursday morning while hikers walk The Dish

Thieves broke into and burglarized six vehicles parked at the informal dirt parking area at the Alpine Road intersection...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 8457 Views

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Rebuilding veterans

The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are creating disabled veterans in greater numbers due to advanced life-saving techniques...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by donald sexton, on Sep 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm | 1 comment | 2012 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Should local towns ban plastic bags?

Someday, that plastic bag you carried home from Safeway might be worth something on eBay. OK, probably not, but it may become...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 23, 2012 at 7:00 am | 11 comments | 3058 Views

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Reward offered in cat-drowning case

The Peninsula Humane Society is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in an...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by PitOwner, on Nov 10, 2011 at 9:10 am | 8 comments | 2528 Views

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High-speed rail hit with legal setback

A coalition that includes Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto scored a legal victory over the California High Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by UH OH, on Nov 12, 2011 at 6:38 am | 1 comment | 2358 Views

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Today: Rich Gordon hosts hearing on high-speed-rail

California's controversial and increasingly expensive high-speed-rail system is the subject of a public hearing hosted by...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 15, 2011 at 5:33 am | 1 comment | 2555 Views

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Mitsunobu restaurant opens in Sharon Heights

Mitsunobu Japanese restaurant has opened in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center in Menlo Park, replacing the highly rated...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 9 comments | 8154 Views

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Fire occurred at Larry Ellison's former home

The large Japanese pagoda-style home in Atherton where firefighters quickly extinguished an attic fire Sunday was the former...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Susan Smith, on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 2568 Views

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PayPal exec battled mental illness, family said

A losing battle against mental illness led a man to his death, according to a statement released by his family on Monday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by Michelle, on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 10 comments | 3580 Views

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Kaygetsu owner now cooks for Apple

When Menlo Park's Kaygetsu restaurant closed in September, owners Keiko and Toshi Sakuma weren't quite sure what would come...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 30, 2012 at 9:10 am | 4 comments | 2849 Views

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Former PV superintendent Hanretty charged with three felonies

Tim Hanretty, who resigned Jan. 31 as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District during an investigation of "financial...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2074 Views

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Occupy group targets Saltworks project

Members of Occupy Redwood City have formed a new group targeting a planned Bayfront development. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 3246 Views

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Letter: Plastic bag ban would be a pain for everyone

The stated purpose of the proposed plastic bag ban and 10-cent fee at checkout counters is to encourage shoppers to bring...

Original post made on May. 13, 2012
Last comment by dirty bag, on May 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm | 11 comments | 3396 Views

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Video: Romero claims degrees he doesn't have

==B Election 2012:== A few seconds from a video of a candidates forum in the 2008 election for City Council in East Palo...

Original post made on May. 26, 2012
Last comment by voter, on May 27, 2012 at 11:55 pm | 37 comments | 3434 Views

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Slocum, Masur face off in November

==B Expanded version of previously posted story.== It's down to a two-person race for a seat on the five-member San Mateo...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by numbers, on Jun 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 2 comments | 2812 Views
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