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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 | 1721 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 | 1831 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 | 1581 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 | 2156 Views

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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 | 2206 Views

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Gladys Martines named 'Horseperson of the Year'

The term "odyssey" is customarily reserved for an extraordinary journey, and it seems appropriate in describing the life...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2011
Last comment by Margie Lewis, on Jan 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 2264 Views

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Menlo School: Water polo seniors secure college choices

It was quite a 2010 season for the seniors on the Menlo School boys' water polo team. Not only did the Knights defend their...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2011
Last comment by april bishop, on Jan 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm | 1 comment | 1923 Views

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Woodside: Deputies assist lost hikers

Deputies escorted five hikers back to a Woodside retreat center after they ventured off of a marked trail Wednesday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2011
Last comment by Sam, on Feb 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 1737 Views

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President has arrived; dining in Woodside

President Obama arrived around 5:40 p.m. tonight at San Francisco International Airport. He was taken away by military helicopter...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm | 1 comment | 1507 Views

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Tonight: Water-efficient landscaping class

A free two-hour presentation on how to replace a water-intensive lawn with native drought-tolerant plants is set for 7 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Eco Gardener, on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1626 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District Responds to my PRA request

Many of you know, that as an Elected Director of the Sequoia Healthcare District, I have faced an uphill battle to gain access...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1697 Views

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Tornado warning expires; no damage reported

A tornado warning for San Mateo County issued by the National Weather Service expired at 11:30 a.m. with no report of damage,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by B.N., on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

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Bake sale fundraiser for Red Cross Tsunami Relief

Our kids have set up a table at the Ladera Shopping Center with baked treats and hot drinks, to raise money for the Red Cross...

Original post made by Carol E. on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1413 Views

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New Children's Hospital design wins praise

After more than two years of public hearings and design tweaks, an ambitious proposal to renovate and expand the Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Sno, on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm | 1 comment | 1784 Views

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Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Arlen Comfort, on Apr 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1652 Views

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Today: Fulfillment of a political death wish

Whatever your opinion of methods to reduce the deficit, if any, one has to wonder why the GOP allowed itself today to vote...

Original post made by al norte sm on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Apr 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 1841 Views

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Letter: Terry Nagel for county supervisor

In the last two years working with pension reform I have learned more about budget deficits than anyone should want to. But...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 1800 Views

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When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Carol Murphy, on Apr 20, 2011 at 6:31 am | 1 comment | 2130 Views

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Caltrain aims to keep all 86 trains running

Caltrain would keep all of its 86 weekday trains running for the next year if the agency's board of directors approves on...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Ron Shepherd, on Apr 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1774 Views

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Reps: High-speed rail should merge with improved Caltrain system on Peninsula

Saying that government funding for California's High-Speed Rail program will be "severely limited ... for the foreseeable...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 1709 Views
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