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Dr. William Ayres is denied parole- but DA's office never notified victims of hearing

Dr. William Ayres- one of the most prolific child molesters in recent California history, was denied parole on March 4, 2016....

Original post made by Truth on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Truth, 9 hours ago | 46 comments | 3509 Views

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Measures A and C - the unanswered questions

1- Will every new age eligible child moving into the MPCSD attend MPCSD schools? 2 - Will new out of district students...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 25 comments | 734 Views

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Editorial: Electronic billboards on freeway? Kill this plan now

It's hard to know where to begin in trying to sort out the San Mateo County manager's ill-conceived plan to boost revenue...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by mr. mcleary, on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:44 am | 7 comments | 1348 Views

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Trump headlines local CA GOP convention in 2 weeks

Our CA GOP party proudly announces that Donald J. Trump, presumptive party nominee for president, headlines the upcoming...

Original post made by Corner Office on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sammy , on Apr 29, 2016 at 8:16 pm | 9 comments | 226 Views

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Thursday: Menlo Park fire district to dedicate new station

A fire station that was rebuilt at a cost of $7.6 million and that is nearly three times larger than the former station will...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 882 Views

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Menlo Park: Twin sisters charged with defrauding county

A pair of Menlo Park psychologists are accused of bilking San Mateo County out of thousands of dollars by charging for therapy...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2180 Views

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Today: Menlo Park celebrates solar power installations

Solar panel installations at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center, the city corporation yard and the Onetta...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by which buildings?, on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 871 Views

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Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 332 Views

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Measures A and C - Thank you

It has now been 80 days since the MPCSD Board voted to place these two Measures on a Special Election ballot. I would...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 132 Views

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Guest opinion: A remembrance of Walt Gerber, a 'titan of grace' whose impact lives on

Walt Gerber, the former senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now Menlo Church) who died earlier this month, touched...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Laurie, on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 986 Views

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Climate Action Heroes

In observance of Earth Day and in the face of the challenge of climate change, Menlo Spark, the nonprofit that is working...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 22, 2016 at 9:42 am | 6 comments | 210 Views

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Guest opinion: Look closely at the facts before voting on parcel taxes

I thank the Almanac for publishing Barbara Wood's recent article regarding the current school funding election for the Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Parent in MPCSD, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 521 Views

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Tonight: Planning Commission could approve boutique hotel in Menlo Park

A new boutique hotel proposed for a site on El Camino Real in Menlo Park could be approved tonight (April 18) at the 7 p.m....

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Ed Schor, on Apr 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 11 comments | 1093 Views

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Motorcyclist killed in Skylonda after bike slides into path of car

A 26-year-old man from Tracy died Saturday afternoon in Skylonda when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1905 Views

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In business: New barbershop opens in West Menlo Park

Contrary to what overeager holiday decorators might think, the new red and white striped pole spotted at 2100 Avy Ave. in...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Janel Dummar, on Apr 16, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 4247 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 | 1186 Views

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Obituary: Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, Woodside

Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, a Woodside resident who served until last week on the local school board, died on June 16. He was...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Weasel, on Apr 15, 2016 at 8:54 pm | 4 comments | 18111 Views

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Menlo Park: Presbyterian Pastor Walt Gerber dies at 79

Walt Gerber, who presided as senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church – now called Menlo Church – for 28...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by MPPC Parisioner , on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 5886 Views

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x San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Colin T. Smith 2nd trial.

San Mateo County District Attorney's Office informed the Court today that it will try this case again. This is good and...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by A Citizen for Justice, on Apr 14, 2016 at 3:57 pm | 9 comments | 815 Views

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Former county social worker sentenced to nine years for child sex abuse

A former San Mateo County social worker who oversaw the cases of East Palo Alto children was sentenced to nine years in prison...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 14, 2016 at 11:03 am | 4 comments | 1355 Views
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