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Stanford withdraws application for campus expansion

Stanford University abruptly abandoned on Friday its contentious plan to expand its campus by 3.5 million square feet, citing...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 5 comments | 2919 Views

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Californians unwilling to subsidize land owners' wildfire prevention, Stanford poll finds

Years of devastating, back-to-back wildfires coupled with recent power shutdowns have not convinced Californians to fund...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 2, 2019 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 4397 Views

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PG&E warns another power shutoff will begin Tuesday night

The fourth planned power shutoff this month is expected to begin locally around 11 p.m. tonight (Oct. 29) and affect 13,209...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2019
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Oct 29, 2019 at 8:42 pm | 1 comment | 1732 Views

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For the love of jam

When Lin Howery was growing up, her family never bought jam -- they always made it, she says. Now, the Menlo Park resident...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Oct 27, 2019 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 1918 Views

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Power restored following PG&E shutoff, but a larger blackout could be in store this weekend

Service has been restored after about 1,000 customers in San Mateo County, including portions of Woodside, lost power around...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Tragic greed, on Oct 27, 2019 at 8:38 am | 10 comments | 4038 Views

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Mary Margaret 'Moo' Anderson, art collector and philanthropist, dies at 92

Mary Margaret "Moo" Anderson, who along with her husband pledged the core of her family's 20th-century American art collection...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2019
Last comment by Nancy Reyering , on Oct 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 1976 Views

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Non-stop re-invention

At the peak of his career as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Jerry Anderson had a heart attack and decided to slow down. But...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by kirkedmondson, on Oct 24, 2019 at 5:20 am | 1 comment | 315 Views

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San Mateo County cities fume as Stanford rebuffs their funding requests

In a stinging rebuke, a coalition of San Mateo County cities has issued a statement Friday criticizing Stanford for rejecting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Oct 23, 2019 at 3:40 pm | 8 comments | 5140 Views

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Peninsula cities, companies explore partnership to tackle traffic congestion

Traffic may be a regional problem, but just about every city in the Peninsula has its own local gripes -- and proposed fixes...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2019
Last comment by Court Skinner, on Oct 20, 2019 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 1289 Views

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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, known for his 'visionary' business approach, dies at 62

Silicon Valley tech executive Mark Hurd, who served as CEO for Oracle and Hewlett-Packard, died Friday at the age of 62,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by @Rick Moen, on Oct 19, 2019 at 6:00 am | 2 comments | 3192 Views

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Earthquake felt in many Bay Area cities, including Menlo Park, on Monday night

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 roughly centered in Contra Costa County was felt in the Menlo Park area...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2984 Views

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Home sales for the week of Oct. 7

A complete list of home sales on the Midpeninsula, where Palo Alto recorded the highest sale at $7,020,000 for a five-bedroom,...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2019
Last comment by Wow, on Oct 14, 2019 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 1583 Views

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Local nonprofits sue the EPA over Cargill salt ponds ruling

A coalition of local nonprofits is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 2817 Views

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Daisy's Day program provides emergency help to low-income pet owners

Daisy's Day, a veterinary-care program offered by the Palo Alto Humane Society to low-income pet owners, has helped hundreds...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by John Guislin, on Oct 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1388 Views

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Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3009 Views

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Offshore wind prompts fire watch, possible PG&E shutoffs

Strong, dry winds across large areas of Northern and Central California may prompt PG&E to turn off power across 30 counties,...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 11, 2019 at 8:33 am | 9 comments | 2634 Views

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Biden on Trump: 'We've got to save capitalism from this guy'

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden took jabs at President Donald Trump during a campaign fundraiser in downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Marshall, on Oct 6, 2019 at 3:03 pm | 9 comments | 1707 Views

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Portola Valley woman arrested for DUI after injury accident

A 34-year-old Portola Valley woman was arrested for drunk driving after her car ran off the road on Westridge Drive near...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 5, 2019 at 8:35 am | 23 comments | 4271 Views

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Biden lunches in downtown Palo Alto to raise campaign funds

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden was in Palo Alto on Thursday for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Joseph, on Oct 4, 2019 at 7:01 am | 3 comments | 1382 Views

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Menlo Park eyeing project to streamline Bayfront Expressway connection between Dumbarton Bridge and U.S. 101

The city of Menlo Park has released an "online open house" with an interactive map where people can weigh in on the projects...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2019
Last comment by LEX, on Oct 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm | 4 comments | 3567 Views
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