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Measure M - No EIR, No public hearings, No traffic study

Voters need to know that there was NO EIR done on Measure M, there were NO public hearings and NO traffic study. And the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 2 comments | 509 Views

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Pair arrested for allegedly stealing mail in Menlo Park, Woodside and other cities

A traffic stop on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of two probationers in possession of mail stolen from several Peninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 25, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 2 comments | 1982 Views

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Wednesday morning - How to move Menlo Park forward

Whatever the outcome of today's election there needs to be a commitment by all concerned to moving forward. I suggest: 1...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 4, 2014 at 11:15 pm | 2 comments | 569 Views

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PetSmart employee, boyfriend sentenced to 29 years in prison

A former San Carlos PetSmart employee and her boyfriend were sentenced to a total of 29 years in prison Thursday morning...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Nov 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 2662 Views

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DA sheds more light on sheriff employees' arrests

Prosecutors will seek to revoke bail this morning (Nov. 20) for a Hells Angels member accused of conspiring with sheriff's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 3, 2014 at 11:01 am | 2 comments | 2325 Views

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John Johns pursues lawsuit against Atherton

John Johns, Atherton's former finance director, is pursuing the $500,000 wrongful termination lawsuit against the town that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 1093 Views

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Atherton police: Beware 'plumbers' at the door

A pair of men posing as plumbers talked their way into two Atherton homes on Monday, Dec. 15, stealing money and jewelry...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Max, on Dec 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 3912 Views

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Horse-drawn carriages make annual holiday trek through Woodside

On Dec. 21 the Peninsula Carriage Driving Club continued a 20-year tradition by staging a holiday drive through Woodside. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by PV Resident, on Dec 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 3610 Views

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New Books Preview at the Library

Join library staff as we highlight great new books: intriguing new 2015 releases and hidden gems from 2014, both fiction...

Original post made by Mara Cota on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mara Cota, Librarian, on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 759 Views

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Reubens and brews

Menlo Park's Refuge specializes in an unlikely but tasty duo: pastrami and Belgian beer. The vibrant night spot is a welcome...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 2093 Views

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Menlo Park police propose changes to body-worn camera policy

After the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three Menlo Park officers in November went unrecorded by their body-worn...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by curiosities finally answered, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 2839 Views

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Mandarin immersion backers respond to county analysis of proposed charter school

Representatives of the Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School have responded to the County Office of Education's analysis...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by ken, on Feb 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 3010 Views

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Carl Djerassi, 'Father of the Pill,' dies at 91

Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 3552 Views

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Police calls: Owner of vehicle in hit-and-run incident claims it was stolen

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 3626 Views

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The **Downton Abbey** Republican congressman resigns

Original post made by Schlock on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Schlock, on Mar 21, 2015 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 528 Views

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Deputy warns Woodside drivers to be more careful near school

An email sent March 19 to parents at Woodside Elementary School by San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Ron DeRespini warns...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Mar 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 2 comments | 1899 Views

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Hands-on learning

Many students at Menlo-Atherton High School are going on to college after they graduate. Assuming they have had the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Mar 29, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 1348 Views

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Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth

Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 5114 Views

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More Woodside residents are moving underground

Woodside residents seem to be moving underground at an increasing pace. In the past five years, the town has approved 40...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2661 Views

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San Mateo Bailiff On Leave After Reports He Pulled a Gun in Court

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_27983430/bailiff-leave-after-report-he-pulled-gun-court Excerpt: - A San...

Original post made by Chaos on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Apr 26, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments | 886 Views
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