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Simitian's patience running out on high-speed rail

Joe Simitian, the state Senator from Palo Alto who has consistently expressed support for "high-speed rail done right," warned...

Original post made on May. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 14 comments | 1818 Views

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Rail Authority besieged by critical reports

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has until February to resolve a litany of recently uncovered problems with the planned...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 14 comments | 2189 Views

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President dines in Woodside tonight

A media van drives up Manzanita Way in Woodside while other reporters wait to get a glimpse of President Obama's motorcade...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Feb 19, 2011 at 5:47 pm | 14 comments | 2926 Views

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High Speed Rail Costs Soar

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_18645051?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com It was just reported that...

Original post made by POGO on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Aug 11, 2011 at 5:18 pm | 14 comments | 2553 Views

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Guest opinion: Another perspective on Stanford funding for trail

The June 29 guest opinion in the Palo Alto Weekly submitted by Stanford's James Sweeney is laden with misleading and selectively...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2012
Last comment by WEISMULLER, on Aug 10, 2012 at 11:18 am | 14 comments | 1912 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 | 2010 Views

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Protesters call on Zuckerberg to 'unfriend ' Christie

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is catching flack for his blossoming friendship with New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Thank-ster, on Feb 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm | 14 comments | 2360 Views

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Grand jury dings San Mateo County for failing to rein in sooaring pension costs

San Mateo County doesn't have enough money to cover promised retirement costs that could total $2 billion, not the $1 billion...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:47 am | 14 comments | 6667 Views

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Menlo Park: No memorial yet for young gymnastics instructor

There's no sign of 19-year-old Cate Fisher on the premises of Menlo Park's gymnastics center, where she taught for nearly...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by gyminstructor1, on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 6237 Views

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Former deputy faces felony assault charges

A January court hearing is ahead for former deputy Colin Troy Smith of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Smith pleaded...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 14 comments | 8670 Views

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'I've Had Enough': When Democrats Quit on Obama

Great Article in the National Journal about Democrats' frustration with Obama http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/i-ve-had-enough-when-democrats-quit-on-obama-20140609...

Original post made by Menlo Observer on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 14 comments | 680 Views

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Defense attorney accuses DA of retaliation in prosecution of deputy sheriff

San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez was back in Superior Court in Redwood City on Feb. 13, but not about allegations...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Feb 25, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 14 comments | 3943 Views

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Mass-market hydrogen-powered car at Earth Fair

Of the several factory-manufactured cars parked with their hoods up at the 2015 Earth Fair in Woodside on Saturday, electric...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Keith Malone, California Fuel Cell Partnership, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31 am | 14 comments | 4095 Views

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Hillary Clinton visits Portola Valley for fundraising lunch

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be in Portola Valley for a fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by really?, on May 10, 2015 at 9:14 am | 14 comments | 2855 Views

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Circus Club: 'Let's be a role model' for water use

With a 10-acre polo field visible from the street, it's almost inevitable that passersby would complain when they notice...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Still wasting water!, on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:49 am | 14 comments | 3812 Views

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Breaking: Trump leads all Republicans

"according to the Huffington Post Pollster poll average, Donald Trump now sits atop the GOP field..." There ya go, bongs...

Original post made by News of the weird on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by view from my desktop, on Jul 14, 2015 at 8:33 am | 14 comments | 962 Views

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White House nominates Portola Valley resident Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to U.N. ambassadorship

The White House on Monday, Nov. 9, announced the nomination of Portola Valley resident Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to the...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 14 comments | 3015 Views

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Red light cameras court controversy

Drivers tagged by Menlo Park's four red light cameras during the past year may want to keep an eye on the latest court rulings....

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Harry, on Nov 25, 2010 at 11:18 am | 14 comments | 2491 Views

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Woman on bike killed by big-rig near Portola Valley

A woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a big-rig near Portola Valley this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Karole, on Nov 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm | 14 comments | 2428 Views

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End of the line for Caltrain?

Draconian cuts are planned for the 147-year-old Caltrain passenger-rail line, which is facing a $30 million deficit on a...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Terry, on Feb 22, 2011 at 1:47 am | 14 comments | 2545 Views
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