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Today in Woodside: The real Downton Abbey

DiAnn Ellis, professor emerita at San Francisco State University, will give an illustrated lecture on "Downton Abbey Culture...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2111 Views

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Feature story: Beating the flu bug

It was a terrifying way to start the new year. Feeling wiped out and congested, Menlo Park resident Candace Peterson took...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by Susan Horstmeyer, on Feb 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 5344 Views

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Owner challenges Menlo Park dog-bite lawsuit

A dog rescue organization and a German shepherd owner named in a lawsuit filed over an alleged Menlo Park dog park biting...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by , on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 4805 Views

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Ronald Ferrando, 59, longtime bus driver for Las Lomitas School District

Ronald Rio Ferrando, a school bus driver for the Las Lomitas School District for 30 years, died Feb. 18 in Menlo Park. He...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bradford Barrett, on Mar 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 3134 Views

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Does Rich Gordon endorse the Sequoia Healthcare District?

In a recent presentation to the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee this morning, a PowerPoint presentation...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 23, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 2 comments | 2280 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District defends its community mission as political foes aim to pull the plug on it

This article by Renee Batti in 2002 provides some insight into this decade long struggle. http://www.almanacnews.com/morgue/2002/2002_09_25.cover.html...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 22, 2013 at 10:02 am | 2 comments | 1770 Views

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Should Government websites be searchable?

In my struggle to make the Sequoia Healthcare District more user friendly, I suggested to CEO Lee Michelson that "Searchable...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2579 Views

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Suicide or murder? Attorneys duel in closing arguments

Did Parima Parineh commit suicide in the bedroom of her Woodside home on April 13, 2010, or was she shot and killed by her...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 2 comments | 2570 Views

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Lawsuit filed over car collision with horses on I-280

A lawsuit has been filed by Menlo Park physician Dr. Jean W. Gillon over an incident in the early morning darkness of Dec....

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steel Magnolia, on May 28, 2013 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 1977 Views

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Memories: When it was 'an occasion' and fun to go downtown

In my youth it was great fun to go downtown, and we dressed for it. One of my earliest memories was Mother helping me into...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 2 comments | 2899 Views

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Tonight: Party with Menlo Park police

The Menlo Park Police Department invites the community to a barbecue on Friday, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Burgess...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by pro Sheriff, on Jul 27, 2013 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 2439 Views

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Judge: Rail authority's funding plan violated law

The California High-Speed Rail Authority violated state law and "abused its discretion" in proceeding with the controversial...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Vernon, on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 17903 Views

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Father charged in November car-crash tragedy

A father has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after a November roll-over crash on U.S. 101 at Embarcadero...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Questioner, on Aug 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments | 3743 Views

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September arraignment set for man accused in Portola Valley incidents

A 21-year-old Palo Alto man arrested in Portola Valley in April in connection with a series of incidents, including assault...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 2339 Views

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Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 22297 Views

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Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 15651 Views

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Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 21600 Views

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Stanford student pleads not guilty after fatal crash

A Stanford Graduate School of Business student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges related to a fatal...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:58 am | 2 comments | 2889 Views

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Alleged drunken driver pleads not guilty in fatal crash

A woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm | 2 comments | 2963 Views

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Watchdogs happy with judge's high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 2039 Views
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