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Great Lakes Ice Cover nearing an All Time Record

The ice cover on the Great Lakes is now the greatest in 35 years, and nearing an all-time record. According to an analysis...

Original post made by Brian S on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by There are alternatives, on Mar 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 13 comments | 772 Views

WOODSIDE

No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey

San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 13 comments | 6421 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Making roads safer for bicyclists, walkers

An El Camino Real shrunken to four traffic lanes, with a shared bike and pedestrian trail on one side and a bike lane buffered...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 3418 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom lied says Ling La

Sam Trans Whistleblower Ling La responds to Carole Groom's comment from a candidate interview this week. San Mateo County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm | 13 comments | 8567 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 4301 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 3840 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 17011 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1032 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2839 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2165 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 4989 Views

MENLO PARK

'Grandmother' gives 'grandson' scammer a piece of her mind

A would-be confidence man tried the grandson-impersonation scheme on Menlo Park travel consultant Carolyn Bakar with an early...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Aug 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 13 comments | 3389 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 3131 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 7:56 am | 13 comments | 1758 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure M raises concerns

As long-term owners of Menlo Park family-owned businesses, we — along with representatives from Alys Grace, Borrone's,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Draegers?!, on Nov 4, 2014 at 8:10 am | 13 comments | 786 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police release names of officers involved in fatal shooting

The three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect are veterans with more than a decade...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Doug Dietz, on Nov 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 13 comments | 3491 Views

WOODSIDE

Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union

After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Nov 22, 2014 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 2244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 3053 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2242 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Motorcyclist killed in collision with dump truck

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a dump truck in Woodside on Monday afternoon (Feb. 16), a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Freebug, on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 13 comments | 5504 Views
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