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Tuesday: Menlo Park fire board to discuss concerns with JPA agreement

Faced with the complexity of the issue, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has asked for more time to evaluate a proposal...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2019 at 9:31 am | 3 comments | 1334 Views

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Man arrested after reportedly firing gun in home with toddlers inside

A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday after allegedly firing his gun in a home in unincorporated Menlo Park in which two...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2019
Last comment by Cold Dead Hands Heston, on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:58 am | 22 comments | 1855 Views

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SMC Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos, Public Trust & Honesty

The day Chinedu Okobi was killed in Custody, Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos issued this statement. "The deputy exited his vehicle...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 12, 2019
Last comment by Bull, on Apr 16, 2019 at 11:50 am | 5 comments | 496 Views

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Woodside: Solar panel plan to face council scrutiny

A proposal from a previous Woodside Town Council to install solar panels to power town facilities has raised questions about...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by gal up on ranch, on Apr 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm | 7 comments | 1391 Views

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Police calls: Woman arrested for grand theft from employer

Local officers respond to calls: from workplace theft and a construction site fight, to rummaging through trash while naked...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2369 Views

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Measles-carrying Caltrain commuter sparks public health warning

Public health officials are warning the public of possible exposure to measles -- this time involving a Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1048 Views

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Grand jury adds money-laundering charge for four local parents in college admissions scandal

Federal authorities on Tuesday let the other shoe drop on parents involved in the college admissions scandal, adding fraud...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2019
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Apr 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 1467 Views

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Fundraiser brings in more than $1 million for Alzheimer's research

The recent Part the Cloud Luncheon in Menlo Park raised more than $1 million for the Alzheimer's Association. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2653 Views

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Locals among 14 defendants who plan to plead guilty in college-admissions bribery scam

Four Midpeninsula residents are among the 14 people who agreed to plead guilty in the national college-admissions bribery...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by tired, on Apr 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2333 Views

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Burglaries reported at Atherton construction sites

There were two burglaries at construction sites off of Middlefield Road in Atherton on April 8, according to the Atherton...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2019
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Apr 9, 2019 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1371 Views

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A year out, census prep efforts abound in San Mateo County

The countdown is on: In just a little under a year, the U.S. census will take place, a once-a-decade effort to count everyone...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2019
Last comment by breakfast club, on Apr 7, 2019 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 2216 Views

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Proposed bill would allow homeless students to sleep in community college parking lots overnight

Homeless community college students will be permitted to park and sleep in their cars overnight at any community college...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2019 at 7:25 am | 5 comments | 1191 Views

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Portola Valley's fire-danger challenges raise level of urgency among residents

A standing-room-only crowd showed up at a March 27 Portola Valley Town Council study session on wildfire preparation as part...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Emerson Swan, on Apr 3, 2019 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1381 Views

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Bay Area homes sales hit 11-month low in February

Over the course of February in the Bay Area, 4,354 new and existing homes and condominiums were sold, up nearly 13 percent...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by MARPA (make us recession proof again), on Apr 3, 2019 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1185 Views

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Home sales

This week along the Midpeninsula, Portola Valley recorded the highest home sale at $5.65 million for a 4,010-square-foot...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2019
Last comment by home sales down?, on Apr 1, 2019 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1248 Views

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Ravenswood enrollment decline worse than predicted

An enrollment consultant is projecting that the Ravenswood City School District will lose 27 percent of its 2,400 students...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Replace Mr. Eichman, on Mar 31, 2019 at 12:17 pm | 6 comments | 1906 Views

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Tonight: Six vie for open PV school board seat

The Portola Valley School District school board plans to appoint a new board member at a public meeting on Tuesday (March...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Mar 30, 2019 at 10:09 am | 11 comments | 1847 Views

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A 'Suitable' occupation

It all started in October 2014, when Mike Goedde's son, a precocious 2-year-old, insisted he wanted to be a diesel train...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Judi, on Mar 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1437 Views

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George Comstock: Silicon Valley pioneer and Portola Valley civic leader dies

George Comstock, who managed to fit several lifetimes of achievements into his 95 years, died on March 11 at his beloved...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by John A. Fiske, on Mar 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 3871 Views

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Menlo Park: Planning Commission supports 140-unit affordable apartment complex

A proposal to build a large affordable housing complex in Menlo Park cleared another hurdle March 12 when the city's Planning...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2019
Last comment by Alan, on Mar 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm | 5 comments | 3276 Views
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