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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
Last comment by Sharon Gracia, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 2138 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. 1718 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 | 1174 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 | 1573 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 | 976 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 | 2193 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 | 1496 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 | 3855 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 | 1071 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 | 3317 Views

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Board of Supervisors declares climate change emergency

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors gave an extra push to its efforts to combat climate change by passing a resolution...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Pedro, on Oct 3, 2019 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1274 Views

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Tempers flare as Stanford's growth plan hits critical phase

With Stanford University's bid to expand its campus entering a critical phase, the university doubled down Tuesday on its...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2019
Last comment by Do something significant, on Sep 27, 2019 at 11:14 am | 6 comments | 2857 Views

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Police lean on training to diffuse crisis during encounter with mentally ill man

East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police used crisis-de-escalation techniques to try to diffuse a situation with a mentally ill...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Sep 22, 2019 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 1383 Views

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Hotel dining scene blooms in Menlo Park

Oak + Violet showcases seasonal, simply prepared dishes and the bounty of Golden State produce. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
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What will be their future on a warming planet?

Students at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park were among the estimated tens of thousands of Bay Area students who participated...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1798 Views

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Uneven Ground

Meet the new industrial pollution, a jobs-housing balance so skewed that it prices people out of their homes, triggers kids'...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett, on Sep 19, 2019 at 10:03 pm | 3 comments | 1636 Views

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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 Welcome Trump and Protesters, on Sep 17, 2019 at 5:28 pm | 25 comments | 5072 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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