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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to remove right-turn barriers on Ravenswood Avenue

The results of a trial of roadway changes intended to make the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in Menlo Park safer have...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Sep 16, 2015 at 9:03 am | 53 comments | 5229 Views

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Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 16, 2015 at 6:42 am | 20 comments | 4032 Views

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ACHD cites "Mandate" of Healthcare Districts

What is the mandate under which Hospital District morphrodites(a.k.a. Healthcare Districts) operate? In it's latest "Executive...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 390 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park puts 'pop-up park' downtown on Chestnut

Menlo Park's latest public park will be around for only six weeks, but during that time the "pop-up park" on Chestnut Street...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Ouren, on Sep 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 21 comments | 5559 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton council has packed agenda

Perhaps it's what they get for taking August off. The Atherton City Council has such a packed agenda for its Wednesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sludgey, on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1203 Views

MENLO PARK

Kristen Gracia named new principal at Oak Knoll School

Kristen Gracia, a 16-year veteran of the Menlo Park City School District who has been serving as an interim co-principal...

Original post made on May. 30, 2015
Last comment by K, on Sep 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm | 2 comments | 3000 Views

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Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Skylonda crash

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured in a collision with a box truck in San Mateo County's Skylonda area Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by johngslater, on Sep 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 2134 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: First Common Core test results are released

The first results from California's new standardized testing, which looks at how students meet the new Common Core standards,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Sep 13, 2015 at 3:14 pm | 3 comments | 3517 Views

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Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?

One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:40 am | 49 comments | 5171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police will be out in force in Menlo Park, Atherton

Police from four jurisdictions will be in Menlo Park and Atherton on Friday looking for distracted drivers to ticket. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Law is Settled, on Sep 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 19 comments | 3413 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Democrats Support the Demise of Israel

Original post made by Former Democrat now Independent on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Java Red , on Sep 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 36 comments | 1004 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Third-straight Spare the Air alert issued for today

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area Thursday because of the expected unhealthy air quality. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 1 comment | 1163 Views

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Menlo School counselor, coach killed in boat crash

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 5604 Views

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Portola Valley: Deputies see mountain lion feed on deer carcass

Of the many local reports of mountain lions sightings, this is a rare one. When the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 9 comments | 2696 Views

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Aircraft noise: Should residents get rebates for double-pane windows?

Aircraft noise has become such a problem for Atherton resident Mary Wheeler that she "cannot carry on a conversation in...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Earmuffs, on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:05 am | 13 comments | 2166 Views

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Menlo Park council approves salary increase for assistant city manager position

Praising City Manager Alex McIntyre for creativity and innovation in changing the duties of the assistant city manager, the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:58 am | 7 comments | 2041 Views

MENLO PARK

Displacement of residents among concerns as Menlo Park revises general plan

Draft revisions to rules and policies affecting the future of the eastern portion of Menlo Park will be reviewed by the Planning...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:09 am | 10 comments | 2801 Views

MENLO PARK

Sea level rise: A call for action

Picture this: the San Francisco International Airport is underwater. As many as 120,000 residents of San Mateo County have...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Sami, on Sep 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 2 comments | 1057 Views

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Almanac: Covering community for 50 years

On Sept. 8, 1965, the first issue of the Country Almanac appeared in mailboxes all over Portola Valley and Woodside. The...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Yera, on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 2138 Views
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