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John Arrillaga, one of Silicon Valley's top philanthropists, dies at 84

John Arrillaga, the billionaire philanthropist who helped develop the modern Silicon Valley before becoming one of its most...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2022
Last comment by Harold Schapelhouman, on Jan 26, 2022 at 11:32 am | 1 comment | 3114 Views

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Guest opinion: Why electrification, now, is counter productive

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident Alexander Cannara touts nuclear power as a reliable clean energy source for California's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 21, 2022 at 6:43 pm | 41 comments | 3951 Views

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Redevelopment galvanizes residents to protect neighborhood trees

Tejaswini Ravindra is nervous about traveling over the holidays. It's not so much the omicron variant or the trip itself...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2022
Last comment by Roxie Rorapaugh, on Jan 18, 2022 at 7:34 pm | 4 comments | 380 Views

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Menlo Park briefs: Sidewalk lawsuit settled and how to participate in the city's redistricting process

Menlo Park's independent redistricting committee is collecting public input. Also, the city has settled a lawsuit with a...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2022
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 1952 Views

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San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor charged with embezzlement

The San Mateo County DA's office plans to charge a local community college district official with improper use of public...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 3, 2022 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 5776 Views

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East Palo Alto to discuss controversial housing purchase policy

A proposed policy that would give tenants, affordable housing nonprofits and East Palo Alto first dibs to buy property is...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2022
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 3, 2022 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 2121 Views

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New Atherton mayor takes the helm

From renovations at the train station to getting finances in line, Mayor Rick DeGolia has a plan for what he wants to accomplish...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by MPCSD resident, on Jan 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm | 3 comments | 1708 Views

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Motorcyclist dies in collision that closes all southbound lanes on Highway 101 in Menlo Park

A motorcyclist died after striking a disabled vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 near Willow Road in Menlo Park early Tuesday morning,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 31, 2021 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 3555 Views

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Palo Alto considers relaxed rules for Foothills Nature Preserve entry

After an initial spike, the number of visitors to Foothills Nature Preserve has tapered off in recent months, prompting city...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2021
Last comment by MA parent, on Dec 30, 2021 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1831 Views

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Man sentenced for indecent exposure at Atherton elementary school

A 36-year-old man who pleaded no contest to a felony for exposing himself at an elementary school in Atherton last month...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2021
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 29, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 2207 Views

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San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor pleads not guilty to misusing public funds

Jose Nuñez, the latest district official ensnared in a criminal investigation into the San Mateo Community College District,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2021
Last comment by Michael B. Reiner, PhD, on Dec 28, 2021 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 2908 Views

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The warmest ice rink around

There's a winter wonderland in Palo Alto, and it's right off of Middlefield Road. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2021/12/22/the-warmest-ice-rink-around...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2021
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Dec 22, 2021 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 2217 Views

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Menlo Park Chess Club

Several of your neighbors are starting a chess club which will meet Wednesday evenings in the Cypress Room at the Arrillaga...

Original post made by Mark Drury on Dec. 15, 2021
Last comment by Mark Drury, on Dec 22, 2021 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 232 Views

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Former Stanford sailing coach says case against him was 'rigged'

John Vandemoer, the former longtime head coach of Stanford University's sailing team who pleaded guilty for his role in the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2021
Last comment by menlo parent, on Dec 22, 2021 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 2708 Views

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Former Laurel School worker pleads no contest to child pornography charges

A 33-year-old Redwood City man who worked for years with young children has pleaded no contest to child pornography charges...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2021
Last comment by JR Hartley, on Dec 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2609 Views

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District set to appoint new chief next week

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District Board of Directors will be asked to appoint Mark Lorenzen as the next district's...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 17, 2021 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 1686 Views

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Menlo Park council leaning toward cutting housing in District 1 and zoning USGS property for a school

Property owners in Menlo Park's former industrial area near the Bay and the federal government should take note: The Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2021
Last comment by Iris, on Dec 14, 2021 at 1:36 pm | 10 comments | 4407 Views

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Should sexually violent convict, deemed 'no longer a threat' by the state, be housed in East Palo Alto?

The release from prison of a man with a history as a "sexually violent predator" and his proposed placement by the state...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Dec 2, 2021 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 2827 Views

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Stanford administrators uncertain if possible nooses found on campus were deliberate

Possible nooses were reported along the Lake Lagunita walking trail at Stanford University on Monday, university administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Dec 1, 2021 at 6:57 am | 2 comments | 1177 Views

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Wilderness and watercolors: Exploring The Foster, Palo Alto's hidden museum honoring one adventurer's stunning artwork

As a kid, Palo Altan Jane Woodward dreamed of living in a museum. Now a Stanford professor and art patron, she's the woman...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2021
Last comment by Holly, on Nov 30, 2021 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 3139 Views
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