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Second quake shakes Midpeninsula Sunday

Two earthquakes shook parts of the Midpeninsula Sunday, the first occurring at 9:28 a.m. and the second at 6:38 p.m. according...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2010
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Dec 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1707 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Cyclist has a message for the man in blue car

On December 5, I was riding my bicycle in Menlo Park on University Drive between Santa Cruz Avenue and Valparaiso. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Gen X, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1217 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 4379 Views

ATHERTON

Jill, John Freidenrich give $25 million to Stanford School of Medicine

The Stanford University School of Medicine will receive $25 million, one of the school's largest contributions to date, from...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by Random, on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1919 Views

MENLO PARK

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by how to report this crime?, on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1105 Views

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19-year-old man dies on Caltrain tracks today

A 19-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed at 1:20 a.m. by a southbound Caltrain in Palo Alto, about four-tenths of...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 1582 Views

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Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1337 Views

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Gov. Brown proposes slashing spending, continuing tax hikes

Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he is proposing to close the state's $25.4 billion budget gap by cutting spending by...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1549 Views

MENLO PARK

Possible gas main break reported on Middle Avenue in Menlo Park

Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District were called to the scene of a possible rupture in a gas main at...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by smelled gas, on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 1324 Views

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Editorial: The garbage man taketh away

Suddenly, Menlo Park and Atherton residents are waking up to the fact that the waste collector is now taking away their garbage,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Lucky, on Jan 12, 2011 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 1378 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council, finance committee meet Thursday morning

A joint meeting of the Atherton City Council and the town's Finance Committee is set for 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by keith, on Jan 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed homeowner confronts would-be burglar

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said it apprehended a suspect in an attempted residential burglary in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 1373 Views

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Remembering Betty -- and Country Almanac

Betty Fry, who died Dec. 30 in Nevada City, is still making her mark on the Midpeninsula every week, as the local newspaper...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 1640 Views

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POST buys 97 acres near La Honda

The Peninsula Open Space Trust has acquired 97.5 acres of land on the western side of the Santa Cruz range near La Honda...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2011
Last comment by Maggie Heilman, on Jan 15, 2011 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1304 Views

MENLO PARK

Cell phone antennas proposed for Nealon Park

Many Menlo Park residents may not know about T-Mobile's plans to install cell phone antennas in Nealon Park. They reportedly...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Cavil, on Jan 16, 2011 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 1080 Views

MENLO PARK

Triumphs, trials, and two cents

John Boyle and Heyward Robinson have a few things in common — both served on the Menlo Park City Council for one term....

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by thx, on Jan 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1444 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Friday: Services for Celeste Henzel, 60

Celeste Mariana Schmitt Henzel of Portola Valley, a top ranked real estate agent on the Peninsula, died Nov. 6 of cancer...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Tina Brewer, on Jan 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 1 comment | 2330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Lining up against the death penalty

A recent news report said that the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office soon will make a decision whether or not to...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by Tony Press, on Jan 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 1958 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google shake-up: Bold move or no big deal?

With more businesses than ever targeting its customers, Google is aiming to get back some of the spark with co-founder Larry...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2011
Last comment by Jean, on Jan 22, 2011 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 1252 Views
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