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President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on May 10, 2014 at 9:13 am | 13 comments | 5681 Views

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Open-space bond measure 'yes' votes exceed required 2/3rds

The $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District appears to have passed, with the current...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 13 comments | 5943 Views

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Menlo Park: CEQA prevents expediting fire station remodel

Seven years in the planning, the redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm | 13 comments | 23883 Views

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Mike Lanza appoints himself as King of Menlo Park

Lanza "said Save Menlo is putting together a slate of candidates to run for three council seats in the November election." Will...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 8, 2014 at 10:19 am | 13 comments | 2209 Views

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Teen punched and robbed in Menlo Park

A 14-year-old boy walking in the vicinity of Willow Road and Newbridge Street in Menlo Park was punched and robbed Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 3665 Views

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College district puts $388 million bond measure on November ballot

The San Mateo County Community College District is going back to voters and asking them to approve a large bond measure for...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Maxine Terner, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 3200 Views

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Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by JGB, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 13 comments | 3976 Views

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Officers issues 252 traffic tickets on Wednesday in Atherton and Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Disillusioned, on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 13 comments | 4774 Views

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Probation Dept. Recommends Probation for Deputy SheriffColin Troy Smith, convicted of felony assault

What is wrong with San Mateo County? http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-12-20/former-deputy-gets-90-day-prison-evaluation/1776425135348.html Colin...

Original post made by Holly L. on Dec. 20, 2014
Last comment by Truth , on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 2555 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 3606 Views

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Atherton's Cheryl Burke turns thumbs down to Trump's pageant

Cheryl Burke, a 2002 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and a well-known professional dancer on the TV show "Dancing...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:24 pm | 13 comments | 3543 Views

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Fire chief releases recording of response in heavy traffic to Sept. 22 motorcycle fatality

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman has released an audio recording of the Menlo Park Fire District's response to a Sept. 22...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:52 am | 13 comments | 2867 Views

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More groups ask Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides in San Mateo County

More local groups, public officials and farmers and ranchers have asked Caltrans to stop spraying herbicides along San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by La Hondan, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 13 comments | 3263 Views

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Guest opinion: Look closely at the facts before voting on parcel taxes

I thank the Almanac for publishing Barbara Wood's recent article regarding the current school funding election for the Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Parent in MPCSD, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 1174 Views

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Now that Measures A and C have failed what should be the agenda for the MPCSD Board?

Now that Measures A and C have failed what should be the agenda for the MPCSD Board? 1) Understand the depth of misunderstanding...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cmon, on May 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm | 13 comments | 659 Views

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BREAKING: Trump in 3,500 lawsuits (USA Today)

Trump involved in 3,500 lawsuits per USA Today. Looks like even faux-billionaires use the judicial system as a play toy. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections...

Original post made by Pearl on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 13 comments | 618 Views

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Are you being paid at the 95 percentile of California workers?

The MPCSD budget states: "The budget does not include projections to compensation increases other than step and column...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Man, on Jun 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 13 comments | 610 Views

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How locals voted in presidential primary

In the 62 precincts in the Almanac area, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won 72 percent of the Democratic vote in...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Stan, on Jul 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 13 comments | 2361 Views

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Surf Air planes still overhead, despite OK to fly Bay route

Joining Adam Ullman in his North Fair Oaks backyard for a weekday morning cup of coffee makes it clear just what he means...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:35 am | 13 comments | 2256 Views

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will Trump's Deportation Force start in Woodside and Atherton, looking for workers without documentation?

All those "illegals" mowing lawns and scrubbing bathrooms seem like the natural target for the Trumpian dystopia, correctomundo? Seems...

Original post made by Fountain of Youth on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by No on Hilliary, on Nov 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm | 13 comments | 362 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,260 views