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Menlo Park fire district election: Big battle over union issues

The line is clearly drawn in the upcoming Menlo Park Fire Protection District board elections, with three seats at stake....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 5752 Views

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Menlo Park karate teacher pleads no contest to molestation, child porn charges

A child molestation case that began nearly a year ago ended with Ralph "Eugene" Todd III, 32, of Menlo Park, pleading no...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Vicki Moore, on Nov 9, 2013 at 7:38 am | 2 comments | 3687 Views

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Lolly Font on living life to its fullest

Lolly Font of Menlo Park teaches yoga at the California Yoga Center in Palo Alto, which she co-founded in 1980. She loves...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Martha Ozer, on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:13 am | 2 comments | 4158 Views

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Police calls: Thieves abscond with desk, rug and dining room table

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/27/police-calls-thieves-abscond-with-desk-rug-and-dining-room-table...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 4242 Views

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High Speed Rail project proceeding is questioned

In an unusually frank interview with State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, when asked on a scale of 1 to 10 the chances of the project...

Original post made by morris brown on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 2 comments | 816 Views

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New law protects mountain lions

A celebration of a new law authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill that protects mountain lions is set for 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 4178 Views

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Guest opinion: State housing rules cripple local cities

<I>First of two parts</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/12/11/guest-opinion-state-housing-rules-cripple-local-cities...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 4080 Views

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Another 'Spare the Air' alert Friday

More air will be spared on Friday, as a series of "Winter Spare the Air" alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Dec 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 2239 Views

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Top stories of 2013

This was not a year reporters spent idling at their desks, desperate for news to write. On the contrary, 2013 brought a deluge...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Feeling defensive?, on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 2 comments | 11259 Views

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Former deputy faces felony assault charges

A January court hearing is ahead for former deputy Colin Troy Smith of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Smith pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 2 comments | 2016 Views

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Dancing Days Sale Jan 9-14, 2014

Start for $0 during Dancing Days Sale! For those new to Jazzercise, our classes are pure fun! Choreographed to today's...

Original post made by Menlo Park: Jazzercise Classes on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Meredith, on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 717 Views

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Menlo Park rail policy unchanged

The Menlo Park City Council did not change its rail policy at its meeting last night (Jan. 14), but not because council members...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 1965 Views

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Kathleen Daly honored as Willows 'superhero'

Just how much Willows residents love Cafe Zoe restaurant owner Kathleen Daly was apparent Tuesday night, Jan. 14, when dozens...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Clark Kepler, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:22 am | 2 comments | 2893 Views

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East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by S, on Apr 19, 2014 at 12:08 am | 2 comments | 3649 Views

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Gaylynne Mann, a force for emergency preparedness

For someone seeking a role model for a take-charge personality, it would be hard to do better than Gaylynne Mann of Woodside....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by john dawson, on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 6578 Views

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High school district puts $265 million bond measure on June ballot

The Sequoia Union High School District board decided on Wednesday (Feb. 26) to put a $265 million bond measure on the June...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 5, 2014 at 9:33 am | 2 comments | 4799 Views

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Ex-symphony head charged with embezzlement

The former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 3085 Views

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Menlo Park police select officer for Facebook-funded position

What was described as a "win win win" is now a "win win win win" situation, at least for one Menlo Park police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 5198 Views

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Another local Shell gas station bites the dust

The Shell station at 5th and El Camino was bull-dozed yesterday. In its place is going a Loop Neighborhood convenience market...

Original post made by whatever on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Back in the day, on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 802 Views

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Menlo Park: Pregnant woman robbed in driveway

A man approached a pregnant woman sitting in a car parked in the driveway of her Menlo Park home and shattered a car window...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Belden, on May 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 3661 Views
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