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Menlo Park fire chief recovering from fall

After tumbling off a ladder at his San Jose home over the weekend, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 1746 Views

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Ormondale principal named

Kevin Keegan, an elementary school principal in the Santa Clara Unified School District, has been appointed the new principal...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Santa Clara transplant, on Jul 6, 2013 at 10:55 pm | 2 comments | 1834 Views

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Interim chief named while injured chief recovers

A former chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, Douglas Sporleder, will serve as interm chief while Chief Harold...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mark Meyers, on Jun 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 1647 Views

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Obama to attend June fundraiser in Portola Valley

President Barack Obama will attend a $32,400-a-head June 6 fundraising dinner at the Portola Valley home of Silicon Valley...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by , on May 18, 2013 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 1486 Views

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Two dead birds test positive for West Nile virus

Two dead birds found in San Mateo have tested positive for West Nile virus, the San Mateo County Mosquito and Vector...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 3087 Views

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Woodside budget shows 'structural' surplus

The town of Woodside's proposed budget would raise salaries across the board, initiate contributions by staff to their retirement...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm | 2 comments | 1781 Views

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San Carlos residents should thank their LUCKY Stars

That city manager Jeff Maltbie didn't ask for $350,000 per year salary. He only asked for $226,526 which equals a 12.7% increase....

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by michael G Stogner, on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 1203 Views

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Sacred Heart Grad Murdered in Oakland

"A 22-year-old man from Emeryville was shot and killed in North Oakland on his way home from a basketball game late Wednesday...

Original post made by Hmmm on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1275 Views

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Sacred Heart Prep graduate shot and killed in Oakland

Aya Nakano, who graduated from Sacred Heart Prepatory in 2008, was fatally shot in North Oakland late Wednesday, an hour...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jun 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments | 2208 Views

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Editorial: Hands off open government laws

Residents of California, you nearly got screwed. The latest attempt by Sacramento to weaken the public's access to their...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 1506 Views

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Girl killed in I-280 crash is identified

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office has identified the girl who was killed in a crash on Interstate...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Diego campos , on Jul 5, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 1893 Views

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Former San Mateo County probation chief convicted on charges of possessing child porn

A former San Mateo County probation chief was found guilty Friday of possessing child pornography. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jul 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 3079 Views

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Memories: When it was 'an occasion' to go downtown

In my youth it was great fun to go downtown, and we dressed for it. One of my earliest memories was Mother helping me into...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Claire Shmitt, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 1909 Views

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Menlo police officer involved in collision

A Menlo Park police officer making a U-turn against a red light to respond to an emergency call was involved in a crash with...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 3311 Views

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Sunday: Tour de Peninsula cycling event

Now in its 22nd year, the Tour de Peninsula cycling event will take place Sunday, Aug. 4. Cycling on the short route of 20...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Aug 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 1870 Views

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Feature story: Steeped in coffee

You could say Oscar Nunez, the proprietor of High Note coffee, has coffee in his blood. "Coffee has always had a place in...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 2889 Views

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Woodside superintendent's pay to top $200,000

Beth Polito's contract as superintendent/principal of the Woodside Elementary School District has been renewed for three...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by LH, on Sep 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 6422 Views

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Menlo Park: Community holds party at Belle Haven Pool

A picture-perfect poolside party was held at the Belle Haven Pool in Menlo Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, designed to make the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by ML, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:07 am | 2 comments | 2519 Views

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Will drones fly the county skies?

There may be a time when a small airborne mechanical drone operated by a law enforcement agency flies above the heads of...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm | 2 comments | 2861 Views

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Deputy police chief named to new county post

The San Mateo Police Department's loss is San Mateo County's gain, as the city's longtime deputy police chief Michael Callagy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 31536 Views
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