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Lawsuit filed over campaign sign shenanigans

During the 2011 election cycle, a mystery: A campaign sign uprooted from Chuck Bernstein's front yard. A cellphone dropped...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Frugal, on Nov 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 1687 Views

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County's Measure B questions status quo, Gordon says

For the past couple of decades in San Mateo County, according to former supervisor and current state Assemblyman Rich Gordon,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Nov 25, 2012 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 1666 Views

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Pearl Harbor Day, no mention in any San Mateo County Newspaper.

How quickly we forget, I don't recall anytime in my life that this day wasn't remembered. Over 2400 Americans were killed...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 1534 Views

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San Mateo County Times the peninsula's Hometown Newspaper

Has decided that coverage of the Supervisors vote to increase the County Manager salary and benefits to $300,000 is not newsworthy....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 1418 Views

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Woman sues over alleged Menlo Park dog attack

A woman who said she was maimed during a dog attack at Nealon Park has sued the owner of a German shepherd and the rescue...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 1901 Views

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Menlo School's Edelman will be honored at hall of fame

Menlo School senior Drew Edelman will be honored during the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California induction ceremony...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Trish, on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 3460 Views

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POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 2105 Views

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New Chinese restaurant opens in Menlo Park

After seeing two favorites close last year, Menlo Park has a new Chinese restaurant. The Fey restaurant opened in January...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:29 am | 2 comments | 2678 Views

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Today: Three cities hold gun buyback

Three Peninsula cities, including Menlo Park, will hold a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in East...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 1470 Views

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Man assaults 72-year-old cyclist in Menlo Park

A 72-year-old man walking his bike along El Camino Real was hit and then chased, according to Menlo Park police. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by confused, on Feb 24, 2013 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 1587 Views

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Second Harvest food drive short of goal

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties' holiday fundraiser fell short of its goal, and now it...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Mar 18, 2013 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1726 Views

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Woodell countersued in cellphone caper

Well, now the shoe's on the other foot: First John Woodell sued two people for defamation. Now one, Chuck Bernstein, has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Critic, on Mar 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 1764 Views

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Imogene Woodruff, 94, longtime dance instructor

Imogene Woodruff, who taught ballroom dance and cotillion classes to generations of Midpeninsula residents, died on March...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by bob, on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 4105 Views

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SMC Elected Officials make sure Bill Nack is on Citizens Committee

Redistricting Committee 4/9/13 at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda item 5 was voted on and passed...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Apr 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 1480 Views

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Mae Mays, wife of Willie Mays, dies at 74

Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays for 41 years, died Friday at their Atherton home after a 16-year...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Patricia Armstrong Watkins, on Apr 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 1719 Views

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Man, 19, injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting

A 19-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www2.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13484...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 2045 Views

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Menlo council study session tonight: Should homeowners pay for new sidewalks?

To pave or not to pave? Many residents of the Allied Arts neighborhood answer "not," but during tonight's Menlo Park council...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Apr 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm | 2 comments | 1539 Views

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Son testifies in Woodside murder trial

The son of a Woodside man who is charged with killing his wife in April 2010 testified Tuesday that his mother had been depressed...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 9345 Views

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Residents: Don't 'dump' high-density housing in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council met in Belle Haven this week, on May 7, so council members could give an update on their quest...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Possibilities, on May 9, 2013 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 1978 Views

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Robert Taylor honored for pioneering work on computers, Internet

Robert W. Taylor, a Woodside resident for 30 years and a visionary in the development of computer networks and modern personal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Al Gore Fan, on May 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 2388 Views
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