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Fire board: 'Huge shift' in compensation policy?

Are firefighters overpaid? In negotiating pay packages, should fire districts consider only what other fire departments...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 11 comments | 3048 Views

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Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the creative force behind the company's transformation into one of the world's most...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | 11 comments | 1716 Views

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Seeking benefits from Facebook development

Facebook's relationship with Menlo Park is moving from the "friends" to "friends with benefits." Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm | 11 comments | 1813 Views

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S.M.C. Supervisors Give 11% Salary INCREASE

Adrienne Tissier, Carole Groom, Don Horsley, Rose Jacobs Gibson all voted yesterday to give an $18,039 annual raise...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm | 11 comments | 1239 Views

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CalTrain MOU is a disaster

On Thursday the CalTrain board approved a MOU with High Speed Rail Authority, which CalTrain is celebrating as being the...

Original post made by morris brown on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 9, 2012 at 8:09 am | 11 comments | 1630 Views

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Caltrain gets funds to go electric

With $700 million in funding coming to Caltrain, the agency expects to see modern electric rail service by 2019, according...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 11 comments | 1774 Views

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John William Smith Molestation Case is reported at the end.

This case was first reported today Monday July 16, 2012 by the Palo Alto Daily Post. John William Smith age 48 represented...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 11 comments | 1890 Views

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Atherton DUI driver sentenced to five years in state prison

A guilty plea and an apology weren't enough to keep a 63-year-old Atherton woman out of prison. A judge sentenced Margaret...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Help is on the way, on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm | 11 comments | 4206 Views

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Voting snarls trouble Belle Haven

Thousands voted in Menlo Park on Nov. 6. But not without facing crowds and confusing directions that left some Belle Haven...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 11 comments | 1999 Views

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A headmaster's parting lesson for parents

An overemphasis on college preparation is "extinguishing childhood" for too many of today's kids, says Norm Colb, who is...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by smilingparent, on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 11 comments | 11645 Views

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12 arrested for providing alcohol to minors

Police in San Mateo County arrested 12 people Friday during an operation to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by damn right, on May 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm | 11 comments | 5313 Views

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Runner says she was hit by car in Menlo Park

A 61-year-old woman jogging along Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park was left bruised and shaken after a hit-and-run encounter...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 11 comments | 2369 Views

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DA Wagstaffe asks Board of Supervisors to Approve bringing on Al Giannini to help prosecute the Ayres case

In 2010, in their eye-opening report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California, the Northern California Innocence Project...

Original post made by Lurker on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 2, 2013 at 9:44 am | 11 comments | 27425 Views

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Dr. William Ayres pleads guilty to child molestation today

Just in: Dr. William Ayres, the court appointed psychiatrist to hundreds of juveniles in San Mateo County, will plead guilty...

Original post made by Lurker on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by cleancourts, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 11 comments | 2100 Views

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Menlo Park hires consultant to study city's administrative services department

Now that a $25,000 review of the police department's internal operations is done, Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Consultant, on May 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 11 comments | 6636 Views

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Menlo Park: Louise Street conflict escalates

If a tree branch falls on Louise Street, someone will be there to hear it, watch it and photograph it, as the conflict between...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by AJ, on Jul 7, 2013 at 10:31 am | 11 comments | 2103 Views

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Menlo Park: Letter sheds light on gymnastics teacher firing

While the city said the public was not entitled to learn the outcome of an investigation into allegations of harassment and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cousel this, on Jul 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 11 comments | 2434 Views

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LA prosecutor and radio show host: Steve Wagstaffe tried to retaliate against me for writing a piece that was critical of Ayres prosecutor

On September 2, 2013, the Larry Elder radio show out of KABC in Los Angeles did a segment about the problematic prosecutor,...

Original post made by Lurker on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 10, 2014 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 8447 Views

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Portola Valley military tanks heading to East Coast

At this time a year from now, about 80 armored vehicles of war from the Jacques Littlefield collection in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tanks a lot!, on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:20 am | 11 comments | 9487 Views

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Borrone MarketBar: An exciting new addition to an old favorite

Since Cafe Borrone opened nearly 25 years ago, Menlo Park has made it its "go-to" place. In the Readers' Choice 2013 competition,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joann, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 14280 Views
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