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Jury trial for former sheriff's deputy, candidate postponed to Nov. 12

Juan Pablo Lopez, a former deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, was granted a postponement of a jury trial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Keep Us Posted!, on Jan 10, 2020 at 8:58 am | 46 comments | 3232 Views

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Menlo Park dog survives gunshot, but family needs funds to pay vet bills

The family of Rambo, a 4-year-old male American terrier that was shot in his owner's Menlo Park yard last week, is on its...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by VagueII, on Jan 8, 2020 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 2477 Views

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The big screen comes to Atherton

It's not every day that you'll find a crew staked out at an Atherton home to film a movie, but that was the case last month. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 2, 2020 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 4654 Views

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Atherton council puts development tax on hold for further study

A construction and development tax -- or similar types of taxes that town staff says could provide "substantial revenues"...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 2, 2020 at 2:50 pm | 23 comments | 2218 Views

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Menlo Park documentary filmmaker dies unexpectedly at 66

Michael Schwarz, a longtime Menlo Park resident with a gift for documentary storytelling, died unexpectedly on Dec. 1 at...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Tecsi, on Jan 2, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 5942 Views

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Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Ann Haley, on Jan 2, 2020 at 10:19 am | 2 comments | 2613 Views

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Celebrating 25 Years of Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedic Services by Menlo Fire

After 12 years of a very difficult and uphill effort, the Menlo Park Fire District became the second Fire Agency in San Mateo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 370 Views

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Speaking to Silicon Valley's wealthiest, presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg says democracy must be a value, not just a system

With less than a year left until the general election, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg outlined his vision...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2019
Last comment by Enzo Lucas, on Dec 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm | 7 comments | 2598 Views

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Atherton committee members resign over City Council's dog park decision

Atherton Park & Recreation Committee members stepped down late last month after a City Council decision to remove a dog park...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2019
Last comment by Laughing , on Dec 19, 2019 at 8:05 pm | 15 comments | 4383 Views

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Menlo Park: Concept to develop safe parking facility at USGS dropped

After preliminary conversations about creating a safe parking facility at the U.S. Geological Survey parking lot for people...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Sandrine, on Dec 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm | 9 comments | 4551 Views

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Atherton resident Ellis Joseph Alden, founder of Woodside Hotel Group, dies at 80

Atherton resident Ellis Joseph Alden, an attorney who founded the Woodside Hotel Group and Alden Vineyards, died on Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
Last comment by Patrick J. Lane, on Dec 13, 2019 at 1:10 pm | 1 comment | 4596 Views

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Menlo Park: Rollover accident near Trader Joe's results in DUI arrest

Police arrested a 29-year-old Menlo Park man who allegedly drove a Mercedes into a parked, unoccupied vehicle, causing his...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5251 Views

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New Menlo Park fire station receives design award

Menlo Park's Fire Station 6, which incorporates an innovative yet historically based design, has received a 2019 National...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 2611 Views

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Friday: Holiday tree lighting kicks off weekend of seasonal festivities

Across Menlo Park, the holiday season will kick into full gear with a busy schedule of seasonal festivities scheduled this...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2019
Last comment by Louise DeDera, on Dec 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1461 Views

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Atherton City Council to explore development tax

A possible construction and development tax will be discussed during the Atherton City Council's Wednesday afternoon, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 5, 2019 at 2:33 pm | 9 comments | 1784 Views

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Portola Valley faces quandary over potential affordable housing sites

An ad hoc committee formed to evaluate Portola Valley properties that could be used for building affordable housing has passed...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by editoratlarge, on Nov 29, 2019 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 2449 Views

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Flegel's: Yes, it's moving; no, it's not going far

"Moving Sale" signs in front of Menlo Park's 65-year-old downtown furniture store and interior design business, Flegel's...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Yeah, sure, on Nov 25, 2019 at 2:58 pm | 1 comment | 3215 Views

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Menlo Park: Teens with guns, large-capacity magazine arrested after traffic stop

Two men, an 18-year-old from Menlo Park and a 19-year-old from Redwood City, were arrested Nov. 14 for possession of a loaded...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by muskets for well regulated militias, on Nov 25, 2019 at 2:13 pm | 9 comments | 4809 Views

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Menlo Park: Mayor, county supervisor to explore RV safe parking program

With much of the U.S. Geological Survey departing from its Menlo Park headquarters to Mountain View, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Bolderdash, on Nov 23, 2019 at 6:57 am | 12 comments | 4189 Views

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Guest opinion: Showdown at Bear Gulch Road as redwoods face chainsaw

Have you heard of PG&E? In their wisdom, but without much evidence to support it, they have decided that removing power wires...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
Last comment by a resident, on Nov 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm | 5 comments | 2304 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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