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Dozens arrested in large sweep for illegal guns, drugs

Federal and state agents cracked down on illegal guns and drugs in northern California this week, arresting and charging...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
Last comment by leading leaders, on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:29 am | 8 comments | 4840 Views

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Jury trial of former sheriff's deputy continued after defense challenges judge assignment

A jury trial of retired San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Pablo Lopez was postponed until Nov. 18 when defense attorneys...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 18, 2019 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 2071 Views

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Home sales for the week of Nov. 11

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Mountain View recorded the highest sale at $32,650,000 for a vacant...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2019
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Woodside may consider seeking competitive bids for garbage contract

The Woodside Town Council expressed its dissatisfaction with a proposed 10-year solid waste disposal contract with San Jose-based...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
Last comment by pogo, on Nov 17, 2019 at 9:02 am | 9 comments | 2582 Views

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Fire Station Monument Plaque found a decade after it “disappeared”

A decade after its mysterious disappearance, Fire Station 77 located on Chilco Street in the Belle Haven area of Menlo...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 350 Views

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Man charged with murder of former town arborist gets date for jury trial

Francis Wolke, 27, the man charged with killing former Atherton town arborist Kathy Hughes Anderson in her Menlo Park home...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2089 Views

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Menlo Park man files lawsuit against creek authority

A lawsuit was filed Oct. 24 against the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority and its board, claiming that the board...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2019
Last comment by steve schmidt, on Nov 12, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 6 comments | 5457 Views

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How a local nonprofit is fighting climate change, teaching stewardship and building community

Two years ago, Menlo Park resident Kirsten Mouradian was taking the recommended environmentally conscious actions: riding...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2019
Last comment by Real Voter, on Nov 11, 2019 at 5:13 pm | 2 comments | 3009 Views

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Victim's green pants to be key piece of evidence in serial-killer case

A pair of torn, green corduroy pants will likely be the most fought-over piece of evidence in the trial against accused serial...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkind, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 3392 Views

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Stolen rainbow flags become part of lesson on activism at Trinity School

Students at Trinity School are learning about activism through a lesson about rainbow flags stolen from the church in front...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Wonderful, on Nov 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 2361 Views

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Menlo Park buys property fire district wants for station

Following a private discussion about potential liabilities, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously authorized the spending...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2879 Views

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County supervisors to consider ban on sales of e-cigarettes

Two San Mateo County supervisors want to ban sales of e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Barbeee58, on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 3010 Views

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Guild Theatre to close Thursday

Landmark's Guild Theatre, a single-screen movie theater that's been in Menlo Park since 1924, is set to officially close...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Judy A, on Nov 1, 2019 at 8:22 am | 28 comments | 5307 Views

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Woodside to repair Old La Honda Road bridge

The Woodside Planning Commission has approved an environmental review and conditional use permit for a project to repair...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by The First Bridge, on Oct 31, 2019 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1669 Views

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Update Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez in Court today

I still call Juan Lopez deputy because he was force out. Today is SSF Court in front of Judge Elizabeth Lee San Mateo...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Holly L., on Oct 30, 2019 at 3:30 am | 6 comments | 538 Views

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Menlo fire board rejects planned limited disaster communication system rollout

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board voted not to move ahead with an audio mass alert system for earthquakes, fires,...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 29, 2019 at 11:34 am | 11 comments | 2762 Views

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PG&E to begin restoring power in San Mateo County on Monday, but another shutoff could follow Tuesday

PG&E is expected to begin restoring power today (Oct. 28) to nearly 60,000 customers in San Mateo County who lost service...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
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PG&E confirms power will be cut in portions of Woodside early Thursday morning

PG&E confirmed this morning (Oct. 23) that it will move forward with another fire danger-related power shutoff that will...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by Americans favor impeachment 49-43%, on Oct 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 9 comments | 2909 Views

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PG&E warns of possible power shutoff in Woodside, Portola Valley

PG&E is estimating that San Mateo County customers in 10 communities, including Portola Valley and Woodside, may lose power...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Do Nothing Owners, on Oct 24, 2019 at 6:09 am | 4 comments | 2750 Views

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Portola Valley woman has court date for felony DUI

Katherine Mumford of Portola Valley is set to appear in court on Oct. 21 on charges of felony drunk driving, misdemeanor...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Actually, on Oct 23, 2019 at 3:09 pm | 9 comments | 4079 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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