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MENLO PARK

Downtown remodel idea

This is a random idea that probably won't fly for all kinds of reasons, but I thought I'd throw it out for feedback regardless. I'd...

Original post made by Menlo Park Promenade on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by change the plan?, on Jan 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 15 comments | 1177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Safe routes to Laurel School: Council sets special meeting

With a deadline for state funding approaching, the Menlo Park City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 16,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by free oconnor school, on Nov 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm | 15 comments | 4701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget cuts coming to high school district

The local impact of the state's budget crisis is beginning to get serious at local public high schools. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm | 15 comments | 3274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Too many students, too few seats

Sequoia Union High School District officials have begun a conversation on the possible effects of enrollment growth on facility...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on May 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 4146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 8824 Views

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Cyclist responds to Portola Valley resident's Dec 6 letter

As a Portola Valley resident (Cherokee Way) and avid cyclist, I’d like to respond to Nancy Baglietto’s letter in the...

Original post made by Lloyd Chambers on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Rae Taylor, on Sep 29, 2007 at 6:09 am | 15 comments | 5677 Views

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Atherton police officer is suspended

An Atherton police officer was recently placed on paid leave, although police Chief Bob Brennan said he could not comment...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by wow, on Feb 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm | 15 comments | 3720 Views

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Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in...

Original post made by Michael Binyon on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ronald Kessler, on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:53 am | 15 comments | 17597 Views

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Newcomer takes funding lead in Assembly race

A venture capitalist from Menlo Park has surged past two political veterans in the race for campaign fundraising, all but...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Who Dat?, on Feb 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 2411 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District: Shefren, Hickey elected; third spot is close

Jerry Shefren and Jack Hickey were elected Tuesday to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District. Art Faro leads in the...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm | 15 comments | 2469 Views

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Trucker in bike fatality seeks indemnity

Truck driver Gabriel Vera and his employer are seeking indemnity from San Mateo County in connection with a lawsuit brought...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:21 am | 15 comments | 2453 Views

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Lawmaker rips plan for 'blended' rail system

A Central Valley assemblywoman came out swinging on Friday against a proposal by three Peninsula lawmakers to 'blend' Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm | 15 comments | 4284 Views

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East Palo Alto: Four homicides in 12 days

East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis said police officers will sacrifice their days off and work overtime to fight the recent...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Jul 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm | 15 comments | 3687 Views

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Grand jury: Pension costs out of control

A recent grand jury report dissects a topic near and dear to many hearts in San Mateo County: "Controlling the County's...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 15 comments | 2137 Views

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Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 8449 Views

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Atherton volunteers rebuild plane-crash victim's home

Four years after a Tesla employee's plane plummeted into an East Palo Alto neighborhood, destroying Lisa Jones' home and...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mary S, on Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 11487 Views

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Three for reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District

In her recent letter, Betty Seckler hit the nail on the head – reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District will only happen...

Original post made by John McDowell on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 15 comments | 794 Views

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Editorial: Fatal shooting calls for camera policy refinement

Body-worn cameras for police work has escaped much of the criticism directed toward other technological surveillance tools....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 2461 Views

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Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled

After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by wwjd, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 4792 Views

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Guest opinion: Water woes - Let's focus on the rest of the iceberg

The Almanac's April 7 editorial, "Increase the pressure on water wasters," only touches the tip of the iceberg. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by L, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:48 am | 15 comments | 3085 Views
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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
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Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
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