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Trump won't be coming to Atherton after all, police chief says

Atherton will not be the destination of President Donald Trump as he makes his political fundraising visit to the Bay Area...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 1552 Views

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Traffic alert: Skyline Boulevard south of Alpine Road closed following small grass fire

Skyline Boulevard near Alpine Road will be closed for about two to three hours today (Sept. 12) due to downed electrical...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
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Second-straight Spare the Air alert in effect Friday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday because of elevated levels of smog...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
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Portola Valley is ready to party this Saturday with annual picnic

Portola Valley will be continuing a long tradition on Saturday when the town comes together for its annual picnic. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
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Stanford's Michele Barry to speak on the climate impact of megacities

When it comes to the climate crisis, are massive "megacities" part of the problem, or part of the solution? According to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
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The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Menlo Park today. Here's where to stay cool.

With a predicted high of about 94 degrees in Menlo Park today, the National Weather Service has declared a heat advisory...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
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Third straight Spare the Air alert issued for Saturday

Bay Area air district officials issued a third straight Spare the Air alert for Saturday (Sept. 14) and expanded an air quality...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
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Mutts take the spotlight. And who can complain?

Fremont Park could have been christened Muttville Menlo Park on Sunday, Sept. 8, as canines big and small converged to take...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by , on Sep 13, 2019 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 665 Views

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Who wins the trade war with China

What am I missing here? If China and the U.S. reciprocate on a 5& tariff, where does the money go? Don't both China and...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by crib, on Sep 13, 2019 at 1:27 pm | 18 comments | 397 Views

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A hot spot of hospitality

On a recent Sunday morning, hundreds of visitors flocked to the same destination: Alice's Restaurant. The scene wasn't unique...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by katie murdock, on Sep 12, 2019 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 1777 Views

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Open space district opens new Oljon Trail at El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve

With a snip of a pair of comically large scissors, directors and staff at the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Sep 11, 2019 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 1740 Views

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Uneven ground

Why do the communities of North Fair Oaks, East Palo Alto and Belle Haven experience greater environmental health problems...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Rev. Dr. Eileen Altman, on Sep 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 1900 Views

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A hero for the hills

Without Ladera resident Lennie Roberts' 50 years of work with the Palo Alto-based Committee for Green Foothills, it's safe...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Joyce Hoving, on Aug 30, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 3858 Views

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Redwoods transformed into art you can sit on

The seven redwood trees that for years grew above a parking garage and were the focus of a public outcry earlier this year...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by life and death, on Aug 30, 2019 at 11:20 am | 1 comment | 1600 Views

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Kings Mountain Art Fair this weekend

Each Labor Day weekend, a beautiful redwood grotto off Skyline fills with local artists and volunteers for a three-day fair...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Aug 29, 2019 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1381 Views

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Local leaders unite to fight development on Bay's salt ponds

"We don't build on the Bay," Bay Area environmental groups have long declared. Now, local leaders are once again sounding...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Howard Crittenden, on Aug 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm | 2 comments | 285 Views

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Bay Area: One-cent sales tax for transit could be on 2020 ballot

Bay Area voters may be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax in 2020 that would fund a wide array of transportation projects...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2019
Last comment by West Menlo, on Aug 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1118 Views

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Grand jury calls for cities to be more transparent with pension costs

On the heels of a 2018 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury report on "soaring" pension costs, the grand jury has released a...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 1, 2019 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 1757 Views

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California steers toward a future of self-driving cars

California is laying the groundwork for the next, slightly scary, phase in its push toward zero-emission transportation:...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by An actual engineer, on Jul 31, 2019 at 5:50 pm | 2 comments | 1485 Views

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Reporter's notebook: Lesson learned the hard way: A mount is a must when driving with a cellphone

I admit to being a distracted driver that day, busy shuttling two cars to the shop so I could leave town on short notice....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2019
Last comment by pedestrian, on Jul 31, 2019 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 2512 Views
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