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Sketch released of suspect in break-in of occupied house

Detectives from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office have released a sketch of a man suspected of breaking a glass door...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2120 Views

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Man accused of defrauding Menlo Park woman, 92

A 52-year-old Burlingame man is facing charges of fiduciary elder abuse and securities fraud in connection with allegations...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Robert D., on Feb 18, 2016 at 10:28 am | 1 comment | 1799 Views

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Menlo Park: Ravenswood Ave. median barrier to stay; Chilco Street to get sidewalks

The Menlo Park City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to approve traffic-control measures near the Ravenswood Avenue railroad...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Vicky, on Feb 25, 2016 at 10:59 am | 1 comment | 1367 Views

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Update: Ravenswood Ave. crossing in Menlo Park: Median barriers to stay

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her SUV at the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by pedestrian, on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:36 am | 1 comment | 1190 Views

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Menlo Park, SLAC named top water conservers in Silicon Valley

Local efforts to shave down water use appear to be working. Across Silicon Valley last year, water usage was reduced from...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Samia, on Mar 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 1543 Views

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Menlo Park: Housing, Stanford project on tonight's council agenda

The Menlo Park City Council will meet Tuesday, March 15, to review a yearly report on the state of Menlo Park's housing and...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Mar 15, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1276 Views

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Menlo Park police arrest man on suspicion of identity theft

Menlo Park police on Saturday, March 12, arrested a suspect in the theft of mail, documents and other items from more than...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Shoeter, on Mar 15, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 2498 Views

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Belle Haven homes get free solar panels

The phrase "free" often elicits skepticism. Anyone who has received a "You just won a free cruise" phone call knows there's...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mitch Slomiak, on Mar 16, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 1 comment | 525 Views

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Menlo Park teens invited to aply for cultural exchange trip to Japan

Menlo Park teens ages 13-15 are invited to apply to go on a six-day cultural exchange trip to Bizen, Japan, one of Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Annoyed, on Mar 17, 2016 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 1807 Views

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Longtime Menlo Park police detective Larry Shannon dies at 67

Larry Shannon, who arrested one of the Chowchilla kidnappers, was involved in shooting incidents, and investigated homicides...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Burke, on Apr 5, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 673 Views

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Man dies in hit-and-run rollover collision

A 58-year-old New Hampshire man is dead after a hit-and-run, rollover collision Wednesday on northbound U.S. 101 just south...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Apr 7, 2016 at 10:16 am | 1 comment | 1124 Views

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Sunday: Water shutdown scheduled in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Municipal Water District will shut down its Burgess Park pressure valve on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 6 a.m....

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by retired teacher, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:06 am | 1 comment | 1457 Views

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Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Chuck Wood, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 1264 Views

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shine a light on Grade separation

I see a discussion elsewhere that really deserves a light to be shined brightly on it. A study about Ravenswood grade separation...

Original post made by confused and concerned on May. 7, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 280 Views

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Jennie Bettini turns 100

Jennie Bettini, who will observe her 100th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 26, has called Menlo Park home for 79 years. Longevity...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ed Balocco, on May 9, 2016 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 1298 Views

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Menlo Park: Walls rise on 90 affordable housing units for seniors

Demolition cranes in February made quick work of the 48 below market rate family and senior housing units on the 1200 block...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on May 13, 2016 at 7:50 am | 1 comment | 2010 Views

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Menlo Park reduces fees for retrieving towed vehicles

The city of Menlo Park has reduced the fee it charges to retrieve a towed vehicle from an impound lot to $125 and discontinued...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

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Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on May 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1483 Views

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Saturday: Fire district centennial parade in downtown Menlo Park

Firefighting vehicles from 1862 to today will be on display Saturday, May 21, as the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on May 19, 2016 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 2401 Views

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Longtime Almanac staffer Jane Coladarci dies at 96

Jane Coladarci, a mainstay of the Almanac's advertising department for most of her 30 years at the paper, died "quickly and...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by John Mercer, on Jun 6, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 420 Views
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