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New Hillview Middle School principal named

The principal of a San Jose middle school who was recently named California Middle Grades Principal of the Year 2012 will...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm | 9 comments | 5310 Views

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The story of Oscar (who was not a grouch)

Oscar padded across the field, his feet leaving tracks in the patches of dust and short grass, his ears alert to the noises...

Original post made by Joe on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 3749 Views

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Today: Nuclear threat forum at SLAC

"Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Abolition" is the topic of a forum hosted by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Fool me once, shame on me..., on Mar 31, 2012 at 10:11 am | 3 comments | 4793 Views

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Guest opinion: No threat from food trucks

A letter last week echoed an email broadcast by Nancy Couperus and the Downtown Alliance saying that the "City Council is...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
There are no comments yet. 4504 Views

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Former Menlo School coach pleads not guilty

Michael Taylor, a former Menlo School assistant baseball coach, has pleaded not guilty to stealing computers from the Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Feb 5, 2012 at 9:09 am | 1 comment | 5381 Views

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Computer heist estimated at $31,000 at Hillview

Another school-based computer theft, this time 30 laptops valued at $31,000 at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, occurred...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by Hillview parent, on Nov 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 2 comments | 4346 Views

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Granny saved: SFPUC agrees to tunnel under tree

After months of concern over Granny's fate, the heritage oak tree will survive the construction of a new water pipeline. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 5280 Views

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More than 5,000 marijuana plants eradicated

About $1.5 million of marijuana was eradicated from five grow sites found in isolated spots in San Mateo County through...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:04 am | 8 comments | 5624 Views

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HP names Meg Whitman new CEO

HP has named former eBay CEO and 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman as president and CEO effective immediately,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:24 am | 12 comments | 5610 Views

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Q&A: Jane Fonda on life, longevity and activism

Actress, activist, author and fitness guru Jane Fonda answers Almanac questions about longevity and its effects, and activism...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by srini, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:55 pm | 17 comments | 5141 Views

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Willows traffic plan hits dead stop in Menlo Park

The rhetoric was bloodthirsty, for a Menlo Park City Council meeting: One after another public speaker urged the council...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 15, 2011 at 11:00 pm | 15 comments | 6744 Views

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Reactions to death of Osama bin Laden

"That he's dead is part of the healing process," said Harold Schapelhouman, chief at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Homeopathy, on May 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 15 comments | 7149 Views

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Senior athletes kick off state championships Saturday

Seeking to inspire people of all ages to live more active, healthy and fulfilling lives, the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games will...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5753 Views

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Town may regulate commercial use of tennis/sports courts

A regulation is in the works in Portola Valley that would establish criteria to determine when a professional such as a tennis...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm | -1 comments | 4865 Views

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County seeks volunteers for transportation advisory committee

County transportation officials are seeking San Mateo County residents to volunteer for a citizens advisory committee that...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4567 Views

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Menlo Park resident tells of his experience in Japan when the earthquake struck last week

Chuck House, who lives in the Stanford Hills area of Menlo Park, sent us this account of his teaching a seminar in Hachioji,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | 4 comments | 5993 Views

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Letter: City needs to fix dangerous intersection

While the Menlo Park Transportation Commission wrings its hands about so-called cut-through traffic in the Willows, an actual...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 5361 Views

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Bothun charges dismissed

The probation violation charge that resulted from the search of journalist Brian Bothun's Atherton home last October was...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by John P Johns, on Feb 2, 2011 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 6201 Views

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Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 2 comments | 7479 Views

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Ken Follet's Book Fall of Giants

I am only partially through the book Fall of Giants but I highly recommend reading it. One very hilarious passage occurs...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 5979 Views
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