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Gates shares optimism, frustrations on poverty

Freshly back from Ethiopia and Zambia, philanthropist Bill Gates Wednesday shared with a Stanford audience his optimism and...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 10, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 5001 Views

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Atherton: Paul Baran named to Internet Hall of Fame

Atherton inventor Paul Baran, who died last year, was inducted Monday into the Internet Hall of Fame in Geneva, Switzerland....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by RUKiddingMe?, on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1769 Views

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Teacher won't be charged in death of girl, 6

An East Palo Alto schoolteacher who accidentally struck and killed a 6-year-old girl in a crosswalk last year will not...

Original post made on May. 1, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on May 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1600 Views

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Simitian pushes bill to keep parks open

With a July 1 deadline looming over a budget-cutting plan that would close some 70 of the 270 state parks, two state senators...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by ann, on May 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1559 Views

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Woodside memories: Mother's advice a life's gift

This morning as I put a pot of water on the stove, Mother's words returned: "Once the water boils, turn it down; it won't...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by joanna, on May 10, 2012 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1344 Views

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Police report gunfire in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police responded to several calls about gunfire at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the 800 block of Ivy...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mavis, on May 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 1694 Views

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Peninsula Transportation Alternatives Supervisor Candidate Questionnaire

Peninsula Transportation Alternatives is a new non-profit organization "dedicated to the idea that all modes of transportation...

Original post made by Andrew Boone on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 1558 Views

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Chowchilla kidnapper to be released on parole

Richard Schoenfeld, who grew up in Atherton and was imprisoned for nearly 36 years on a 1976 conviction related to the kidnapping...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2012
Last comment by Reality Check, on Jun 20, 2012 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 1365 Views

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Menlo Park man drowns in Minnesota

A 75-year-old Menlo Park man was swimming in a Minnesota lake on Saturday afternoon when he went under, according to the...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Don, on Jul 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1532 Views

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State Senate candidates in 30 minutes or less

California State Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, seems like a man who really could give you his life story in three...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

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Feature story: Beating the drums for jazz

Most of us forever remember the magical moment when a great passion ignites. For Jon Krosnick, the magic occurred in 1972,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Peter Erskine, on Jul 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm | 1 comment | 2339 Views

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Business: Menlo Park native aims to cut cost of home automation

Imagine an inexpensive device that allows you to set an alarm on your smart phone that will automatically turn on your coffee...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Tim Cook, on Aug 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1629 Views

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$3.2 million granted for Caltrain upgrade

Caltrain's goal of "faster, quieter, more frequent service" using electric trains instead of diesel got another step closer...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Aug 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1434 Views

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Judge denies bail for psychiatrist accused of molesting boys and faking dementia

A San Mateo County judge Wednesday denied bail for an 80-year-old former psychiatrist accused of molesting boys during...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2012
Last comment by Poster , on Aug 8, 2012 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 1598 Views

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Suspected drunken drivers involved in collision

Two suspected drunken drivers crashed into each other in Menlo Park early Saturday morning, according to police. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 1 comment | 1536 Views

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Wednesday: County bag ban meeting

Local governments are taking steps this fall to turn a proposed ban on plastic bags into reality for San Mateo County. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1489 Views

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Shorts: Local Girl Scouts win Bronze Awards

Thirteen Girl Scouts from Troop 32515 at Encinal School in Menlo Park were awarded the Bronze Award, the highest award for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by kathleen, olivia's friend, on Sep 13, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 1727 Views

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Man pleads not guilty to pellet gun robberies

A suspect in multiple armed robberies who was arrested Aug. 16 after a nearly 10-hour standoff outside a North Fair Oaks...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 783 Views

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Slain activist Dave Lewis is celebrated

Supporters of a program that helps parolees transition back into their communities held a celebration Wednesday honoring...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Bob Cancilla, on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1717 Views

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News briefs: Menlo Park woman surprises stranger in her home

The last thing anyone wants to stumble upon in their home is a stranger. That was, however, the sight greeting a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by Lisa Lovazzano, on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 1 comment | 1943 Views
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