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MENLO PARK

District attorney says his office should not have dismissed case against Menlo Park cop

Review of case filed against Menlo Park police officer caught with prostitute leads to policy changes in Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by downtowner, on Jan 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 2423 Views

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Firefighters duck gunfire in East Palo Alto

Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by tired of it, on Jan 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 7 comments | 1498 Views

MENLO PARK

Judge inclined to let defamation lawsuit proceed

"If the tentative ruling stands, the San Mateo court would essentially be making new law," said Harmeet Dhillon, who is representing...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by , on Jan 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 931 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo gun buyback nets 680 firearms

A gun buyback event in San Mateo Saturday collected more than 680 firearms, including 24 assault weapons, 338 hand guns...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by elko-fer, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:37 am | 15 comments | 1143 Views

MENLO PARK

Defamation lawsuit against a MP FProtection District Board member Virgina Chang Kirlay won't be dismissed.

http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_22429443/judge-indicates-he-wont-toss-defamation-suit-against?source=autofeed# "...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Connecting the dots, on Jan 29, 2013 at 9:38 am | 21 comments | 2110 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ed Davis, former Portola Valley councilman and mayor, dies

A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Ed Davis is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Hall...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Tricia Young, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 2697 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mother, child injured in shooting

A mother and toddler were shot and injured in Menlo Park on Saturday evening in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by karen robinson, on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 1033 Views

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Gun buyback in San Mateo

People can receive up to $100 in cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 for an assault rifle at a gun buyback...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 14 comments | 1435 Views

AROUND TOWN

College graduate

Glenn W.K. Shelton of Menlo Park graduated from Humboldt State University in December with a bachelor of science degree in...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dianne Blake, on Jan 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 3 comments | 1170 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans plastic bags at checkout

Earth Day (April 22) will see the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park. The City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 19 comments | 2388 Views

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Zuckerberg to raise funds for Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will host a campaign fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm | 3 comments | 1171 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park signs off on Facebook agreement

The Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 on Jan. 22 to approve a contract that includes $1.7 million distributed to the city...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by renter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 1019 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside bans plastic bags at checkout counters

To encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Woodside will follow the lead of county government and ban flimsy plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 1207 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 11885 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook, Menlo come to terms over new campus

Looks as if Menlo Park got many of the items on its wish list for the development agreement related to Facebook's plans to...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 1319 Views

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POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 1090 Views

MENLO PARK

Opinion: Hard lesson learned in downtown plan

Some Menlo Park City Council members and others have expressed dismay that the proportion of housing and retail is small...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:24 am | 17 comments | 2748 Views

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SamTrans buying 25 hybrid buses

The San Mateo County Transit District is adding 25 new hybrid buses manufactured by a Hayward company to its fleet by...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 5 comments | 1533 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd by council

The town of Atherton's unrepresented employees will take a hit in their total compensation package, as expected, but under...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by MJ, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 1203 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District dissolution survey

I have created a survey regarding dissolution of Sequoia Healthcare District. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7S7XZM Please...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 16 comments | 1772 Views
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