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Zuckerberg, Chan commit to giving 99% of their Facebook shares to charity

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced on "Giving Tuesday" that they will give 99 percent of their Facebook shares...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Maria, on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2610 Views

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Atherton dentist pleads not guilty to defrauding patients

Kim Chi Vu, the 52-year-old dentist from Atherton who was charged in May with defrauding patients and an insurance company...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Farmere, on Dec 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 2475 Views

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Steve Wagstaffe avoids Preliminary Hearing in Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez case

Grand Jury Indictments are usually done at the beginning of a criminal case. Steve Wagstaffe chose to get one just hours...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 17, 2015
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Jan 19, 2016 at 7:34 pm | 2 comments | 1063 Views

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Medical leader and surgeon R. Hewlett Lee dies at 89

R. Hewlett "Hewey" Lee, M.D., a leader for decades in medical affairs in Palo Alto, Stanford University and statewide, died...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Brendan, on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm | 2 comments | 1553 Views

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Intruder breaks into occupied home; second incident in a week

For the second time in less than a week, a stranger entered a local occupied home after dark, this time in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by CC, on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:34 am | 2 comments | 4065 Views

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Menlo Park-based InnVision Shelter Network unveils new brand

After a year in the works, a new name and brand for InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based homeless services nonprofit,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 26, 2016 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 1468 Views

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CalWater scrambling to repair multiple water-main leaks

Emergency plans of California Water Service Co.'s Bear Gulch District have been tested since Monday, Jan. 25, when an afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Louise68, on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 2925 Views

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Bail Increased to $2M for Manuel Anton Sedillo-Messer

Bail set, 3rd time is a charm for former Sam Mateo County Social Worker. http://thissideofthehill.com/threads/bail-increased-to-2m-for-manuel-anton-sedillo-messer-s-m-c-c-p-s-a.1...

Original post made by Sarah Navratil on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 10, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 807 Views

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Woodside's Kate Laubscher may qualify for finals on 'Jeopardy'

"What is grenadine?" answered Kate Laubscher on Jeopardy! the evening of Feb. 2, in response to the clue, "A Shirley Temple...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm | 2 comments | 1929 Views

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Tonight: Woodside council considers limits on basements

With a significant uptick in 2015 in the number of applications to build basements, and with designs that are increasingly...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Donna, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1177 Views

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Bay Area on heightened alert after bombings in Brussels

Bay Area law enforcement agencies are stepping up their presence this morning at airports and transit centers after deadly...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Michael Chertoff, on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 675 Views

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Menlo Park: Two history professors discuss Trump and Hitler comparison

About 35 people came to Kepler's Books in Menlo Park on March 23 for an hour of conversation with radio veteran Angie Coiro...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Trumpnchange, on Mar 30, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 286 Views

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San Mateo County uses StingRay software, source Jordan Boyd D.A. Inspector.

San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd testified 3/29/2016 in the PH of Lopez, Chavez & Odell that he is...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:55 pm | 2 comments | 417 Views

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Menlo Park: Apple shuttle bus catches fire on I-280; no one injured

A shuttle bus carrying Apple employees from San Francisco to Cupertino caught fire this morning on southbound Interstate...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Apr 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm | 2 comments | 2603 Views

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Longtime Menlo Park police detective Larry Shannon dies at 67

Larry Shannon, who arrested one of the Chowchilla kidnappers, was involved in shooting incidents, and investigated homicides...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by Philip Russell, on May 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm | 2 comments | 2457 Views

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Artist sets up pop-up gallery in downtown Menlo Park

For Ann McMillan, painting isn't just about capturing the scenery of the landscapes on a canvas. It's a more meditative practice,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 16, 2016 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 1527 Views

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Obituary: Joseph F. Cotton, 94, Atherton resident, test pilot, WWII military pilot

Joe Cotton, who survived a military crash landing on the German-occupied island of Corfu during World War II, then had a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cincotta, on May 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 2693 Views

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School district says budget has $900,000 in cuts

The proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget of the Menlo Park City School District shows slightly more spending than revenues,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 702 Views

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Atherton: Gas line break repaired, roads reopened

A gas line main break on Encinal Avenue near Laurel Street reported by the Atherton Police Department at about 1 p.m. was...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Jun 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 1488 Views

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He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named dragged out of closet to help GOP

Desperate Republicans pull George W. Bush from mothballs because Trump is a train-wreck for down-ticket candidates. Clinton...

Original post made by Beating around the Bushes on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Star light star bright, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 179 Views
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