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Chowchilla kidnapper to be released on parole

Richard Schoenfeld, who grew up in Atherton and was imprisoned for nearly 36 years on a 1976 conviction related to the kidnapping...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1364 Views

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Menlo Park man drowns in Minnesota

A 75-year-old Menlo Park man was swimming in a Minnesota lake on Saturday afternoon when he went under, according to the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Don, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1529 Views

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State Senate candidates in 30 minutes or less

California State Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, seems like a man who really could give you his life story in three...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1372 Views

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Feature story: Beating the drums for jazz

Most of us forever remember the magical moment when a great passion ignites. For Jon Krosnick, the magic occurred in 1972,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Peter Erskine, on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 2335 Views

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Business: Menlo Park native aims to cut cost of home automation

Imagine an inexpensive device that allows you to set an alarm on your smart phone that will automatically turn on your coffee...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tim Cook, on Aug 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1626 Views

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$3.2 million granted for Caltrain upgrade

Caltrain's goal of "faster, quieter, more frequent service" using electric trains instead of diesel got another step closer...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Aug 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1419 Views

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Judge denies bail for psychiatrist accused of molesting boys and faking dementia

A San Mateo County judge Wednesday denied bail for an 80-year-old former psychiatrist accused of molesting boys during...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Poster , on Aug 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 1597 Views

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Suspected drunken drivers involved in collision

Two suspected drunken drivers crashed into each other in Menlo Park early Saturday morning, according to police. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 1 comment | 1535 Views

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Wednesday: County bag ban meeting

Local governments are taking steps this fall to turn a proposed ban on plastic bags into reality for San Mateo County. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1487 Views

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Shorts: Local Girl Scouts win Bronze Awards

Thirteen Girl Scouts from Troop 32515 at Encinal School in Menlo Park were awarded the Bronze Award, the highest award for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by kathleen, olivia's friend, on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1722 Views

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Man pleads not guilty to pellet gun robberies

A suspect in multiple armed robberies who was arrested Aug. 16 after a nearly 10-hour standoff outside a North Fair Oaks...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 782 Views

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Slain activist Dave Lewis is celebrated

Supporters of a program that helps parolees transition back into their communities held a celebration Wednesday honoring...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Bob Cancilla, on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1709 Views

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News briefs: Menlo Park woman surprises stranger in her home

The last thing anyone wants to stumble upon in their home is a stranger. That was, however, the sight greeting a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Lisa Lovazzano, on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 1 comment | 1942 Views

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Letter: Avoid state mandates; become a charter city

An inspiring example of the power of local involvement took place at the Menlo Park Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by W. Dito, on Sep 28, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 2228 Views

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League of Women Voters provide election info and video links on their website

Go to SmartVoter.org and check out the ballot measures and candidates for the November election. Notable videos include...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Oct 2, 2012 at 7:28 pm | 1 comment | 1751 Views

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Portola Valley: Time running out for ancient oak

It continues to shade the home team dugout at Portola Valley's Ford Field baseball diamond, that solitary old oak with its...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Dibs!, on Oct 4, 2012 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2365 Views

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Museum upgrades exhibit on county history

The San Mateo County History Museum is reopening its exhibit space, "Joseph W. Welch Jr. Gallery: Journey to Work," on Sunday,...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 3254 Views

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'Significant' mail theft reported in Woodside

A "significant theft" from mail boxes at Bear Gulch Road and Skyline Boulevard in Woodside occurred from Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Moo, on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 3548 Views

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Tutor sentenced in molestation case

A former Menlo Park City School District employee was sentenced Oct. 5 to three years in state prison for two counts of felony...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:42 pm | 1 comment | 3605 Views

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Lost and found dogs confound Menlo Park neighborhood

Here's one for the Sherlock Holmes case file: In Menlo Park, two dogs vanish from a locked house. They're found, two days...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 1518 Views
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