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Judge: Rail authority's funding plan violated law

The California High-Speed Rail Authority violated state law and "abused its discretion" in proceeding with the controversial...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Vernon, on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 17345 Views

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Father charged in November car-crash tragedy

A father has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after a November roll-over crash on U.S. 101 at Embarcadero...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Questioner, on Aug 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments | 3065 Views

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September arraignment set for man accused in Portola Valley incidents

A 21-year-old Palo Alto man arrested in Portola Valley in April in connection with a series of incidents, including assault...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 1817 Views

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Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 21781 Views

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Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 15319 Views

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Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 20963 Views

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Stanford student pleads not guilty after fatal crash

A Stanford Graduate School of Business student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges related to a fatal...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:58 am | 2 comments | 2615 Views

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Alleged drunken driver pleads not guilty in fatal crash

A woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm | 2 comments | 2732 Views

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Watchdogs happy with judge's high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 1545 Views

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Menlo Park: Bay Road open after collision

A car accident that left one driver critically injured shut down a portion of Bay Road for several hours during the Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Confused, on Dec 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 6649 Views

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Zuckerberg donates Facebook shares to local nonprofit

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, donated 18 million shares of the social media company to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 2101 Views

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Four shelter dogs trained by inmates graduate on Friday

Four Peninsula Humane Society shelter dogs will graduate Friday, Jan. 10, from an eight-week training program made possible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by parnian, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:46 am | 2 comments | 7919 Views

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Unions and Howard Jarvis Join Forces to Keep Democracy Private

This was the title of an article on the Association of California Healthcare Districts(ACHD) website. It voiced their opposition...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 968 Views

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Menlo Park police launch bike registration service

It's a given that bikes attract thieves, and no lock is perfect. Now, the Menlo Park police are trying to make recovering...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Feb 5, 2014 at 1:46 pm | 2 comments | 3228 Views

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First person: Witnessing pain, human resilience in Oso

As a Red Cross volunteer I've seen areas devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by john, on Apr 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 3792 Views

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Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $120 million for local schools

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan announced Friday a $120 million donation to local high-need schools,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by tammyGee, on May 31, 2014 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 3544 Views

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Woodside's Nick Woodman expands GoPro stock offering

GoPro, the maker of rugged wearable video cameras founded by Menlo School grad and Woodside resident Nick Woodman, is going...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 4444 Views

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Neil (TARPster) Kashkari and Chris Christie in SF

Mr Kashkari (Obama's TARP enabler) continues to highlight his poor judgement; this week he chooses to meet with Christie...

Original post made by TARP Buster on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Patriot, on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 636 Views

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Residents protest catalog deluge

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 8976 Views

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San Carlos Supermajority Vote Fails

Thanks to councilmembers Grocott and Grasilli, who voted not to override protests of residents, San Carlos avoided an election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 1, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 690 Views
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