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Stanford's $8 million offer gets another shot

Call it the $8 million offer that won't die: Stanford University's proposal to pay for trail improvements along Alpine Road...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jimmae, on Jul 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1706 Views

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El Camino Pedestrian Accidents

Two people have died crossing El Camino Real in the past year or so. Yesterday, there was another accident involving a pedestrian....

Original post made by El Camino Real on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 28, 2011 at 7:07 pm | 2 comments | 1352 Views

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Elected Official Compensation

Intriguing data courtesy of the LA Times. They have a recap of all general law cities and the amount paid to council members....

Original post made by Benefit Watcher on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 1889 Views

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Panel finds flaws in high-speed-rail forecasts

The California agency charged with building America's first high-speed-rail system has been using a flawed forecasting model...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 2, 2011 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1574 Views

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Texting-while-driving bill gets Legislature's OK

The fines for texting on or holding a cell phone while driving in California could get much steeper if Gov. Jerry Brown signs...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 1579 Views

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Kaygetsu prepares to say goodbye

Kaygetsu, a seven-year-old Japanese restaurant in Menlo Park that made Zagat's top 10 list and has consistently made the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by twgp, on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 2322 Views

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Wednesday: Supes discuss district boundaries

A meeting is set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the results of five workshops held for the once-a-decade task...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2011 at 8:25 am | 2 comments | 1857 Views

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Chili cook-off benefits fire district

A chili cook-off and barbecue is coming to the Runnymede Farm in Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1350 Views

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Residents revisit Stanford's offer to upgrade trail

Residents of Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered last week to reconsider a controversial offer by Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by pj, on Sep 22, 2011 at 10:05 am | 2 comments | 1417 Views

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Night-vision goggles, glow stick help rescue girl

Night-vision goggles and a glow-stick necklace were instrumental in a search-and-rescue team locating and rescuing a 5-year-old...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 1547 Views

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Hiker reports mountain lion sighting

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office received a report of a mountain lion sighting in the Portola Valley area on Saturday...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Jamie Spencer, on Oct 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1381 Views

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Service for Michele Daschbach Fast

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, for Michele Daschbach Fast, the youngest daughter of the well-known Daschbach...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 1898 Views

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Friday: Vikings to play at M-A halftime

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings, a local Pop Warner football program, will parade their skills before an expanded audience on...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hand, on Oct 29, 2011 at 10:08 am | 2 comments | 1350 Views

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Woodside theater stages 'South Pacific'

If "South Pacific" can enjoy a successful revival on Broadway, then why not try in Woodside, too? Woodside Community Theatre...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 2075 Views

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Chris Paine returns with 'Revenge'

It's time to celebrate the electric car, according to Chris Paine, a Portola Valley native and documentary film director...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by UH OH, on Nov 12, 2011 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 2024 Views

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Philz Coffee shop coming to Facebook campus

Employees clocking long hours at Facebook's new Menlo Park campus require fuel in the form of caffeine, of course, so Philz...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by better coffee, on Nov 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1818 Views

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Get what you want, for free, at Alice's Restaurant

In the spirit of Thanksgiving portrayed in the 1967 song "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, the management and staff...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Redfield Flash, on Nov 30, 2011 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 1827 Views

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Menlo Park couple give $150 million to Stanford

Stanford University's Graduate School of Business has received a $150 million gift -- one of the largest in the university's...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by Alfred Nonymous, on Dec 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 3604 Views

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Tonight: Garbage rate hike on Menlo agenda

It's that time of year again. No, not the holidays. The return of the annual garbage rate hike. The Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 1949 Views

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Left Bank hires architect for new steakhouse

The new year will welcome a new Left Bank steakhouse at 898 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park, the former location of...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Downtown Neighbor, on Dec 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 1762 Views
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