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Property tax assessments to rise about 1.5 percent

San Mateo County property taxpayers should receive some welcome news with their 2016 tax bill. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Samuel S, on Dec 17, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 13 comments | 3261 Views

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Report cites benefits of high-speed rail

A statewide high-speed train would significantly improve Bay Area transportation, as well as create thousands of jobs in...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2008
Last comment by Robert Fisher, on Oct 6, 2008 at 2:37 pm | 13 comments | 2611 Views

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Rojas responds to sergeants' pay critics

In response to a raft of e-mails from residents criticizing the Menlo Park City Council's recent decision to award sergeants...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Jan 23, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 13 comments | 3329 Views

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Rail Authority: No berms for high-speed rail on the Peninsula

Should high-speed rail come to the Peninsula, it will not sit atop a massive Berlin Wall, as some rail opponents have feared....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 2021 Views

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Tonight: Meg Whitman to address businesswomen

Former eBay CEO and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman of Atherton is expected to speak at a private event in Redwood...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Thomas, on Feb 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm | 13 comments | 7888 Views

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Teacher on paid leave after student calls police

A teacher at Selby Lane School in Atherton has been placed on paid administrative leave after a student in his class called...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tape, on Mar 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 13 comments | 1901 Views

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District Attorney fails to enforce the law

Dear Mr. Serrato, I am amazed that the District Attorney delegates so much of its legal analysis to the County Counsel...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Jun 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 13 comments | 2227 Views

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Update: High-speed rail price tag drops by $30B in new plan

California's proposed high-speed rail system would extend from the Central Valley to the Los Angeles Basin within the next...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2012
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Apr 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm | 13 comments | 2546 Views

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Police calls: Burglars take guns from Atherton home

Crime reports from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Janet, on Jun 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 13 comments | 1737 Views

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Andrea Mitchell caught on CNBC Lying about Mitt Romney

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Palmer S, on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:23 am | 13 comments | 4982 Views

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FBI Arrests former D.A. Employees

Bob hasn't posted anything recently to suggest the FBI investigation of the San Mateo D.A. was fabricated. Maybe that's...

Original post made by Watcher on Jun. 24, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 13 comments | 1370 Views

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Conlon pulls papers for Atherton council election

Greg Conlon, who ran on the Republican ticket against Rich Gordon for state Assembly in 2010, has taken out candidate papers...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by eccolo, on Aug 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm | 13 comments | 1659 Views

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What should city ask of Facebook?

"Please don't put the squeeze on (Facebook)," one woman told the Menlo Park City Council. She echoed prevailing public sentiment...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | 13 comments | 3507 Views

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Former chief probation officer in county pleads not guilty to possessing child pornography

Former San Mateo County Chief Probation Officer Stuart Forrest pleaded not guilty Friday to two charges of possessing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Apr 10, 2013 at 5:20 am | 13 comments | 1926 Views

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M-A forum on planning for growth

In a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School, officials from the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Read the article, on May 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 13 comments | 1886 Views

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Woodside seeks better handling of bike tours

Woodside Town Council members are upset about how deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office handled -- or did not...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Donald, on Jun 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 13 comments | 2182 Views

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Menlo Park: Louise Street compromise possible

The expected showdown over the fate of an approximately 53-by-60-foot tangle of greenery on Louise Street did not come to...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2013 at 6:20 pm | 13 comments | 6969 Views

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Should fire board candidates accept financial or other support from firefighters union?

Four people have pulled papers, and one of those has filed them, in the election for three seats on the governing board of...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm | 13 comments | 3238 Views

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Menlo Park: Red-light camera debate continued to Aug. 27

Faced with a clock ticking past midnight and a still-lengthy agenda, the Menlo Park City Council opted on Tuesday to continue...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 13 comments | 4353 Views

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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 | 5272 Views
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