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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 | 804 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
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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 | 1315 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 Andrew, on Sep 18, 2019 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 2536 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 | 4618 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 | 1490 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 | 426 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 | 2510 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 | 2158 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 | 2247 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 | 4179 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 | 1672 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 | 1480 Views
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