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Victim's green pants to be key piece of evidence in serial-killer case

A pair of torn, green corduroy pants will likely be the most fought-over piece of evidence in the trial against accused serial...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkind, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 1747 Views

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Inside Stanford's bid to expand -- and how it came undone

The largest project in Santa Clara County's history got the axe just before noon on Nov. 1, a casualty of fundamental disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2019
Last comment by Awatkins, on Nov 8, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1424 Views

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Jury trial for former sheriff's deputy, candidate postponed to Nov. 12

Juan Pablo Lopez, a former deputy with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, was granted a postponement of a jury trial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 7, 2019 at 1:03 pm | 21 comments | 1902 Views

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Stolen rainbow flags become part of lesson on activism at Trinity School

Students at Trinity School are learning about activism through a lesson about rainbow flags stolen from the church in front...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Wonderful, on Nov 6, 2019 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 1613 Views

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Menlo Park buys property fire district wants for station

Following a private discussion about potential liabilities, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously authorized the spending...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 6, 2019 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2242 Views

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County supervisors to consider ban on sales of e-cigarettes

Two San Mateo County supervisors want to ban sales of e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Barbeee58, on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm | 1 comment | 2312 Views

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Guild Theatre to close Thursday

Landmark's Guild Theatre, a single-screen movie theater that's been in Menlo Park since 1924, is set to officially close...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Judy A, on Nov 1, 2019 at 8:22 am | 28 comments | 4442 Views

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Woodside to repair Old La Honda Road bridge

The Woodside Planning Commission has approved an environmental review and conditional use permit for a project to repair...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by The First Bridge, on Oct 31, 2019 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1273 Views

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The fight isn't over yet for Feldman's Books, Menlo Park's last used bookstore

For many local bookworms, Menlo Park is synonymous with a certain institution in town that starts with F and has "book"...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Alma Reads, on Oct 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm | 5 comments | 2595 Views

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Update Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez in Court today

I still call Juan Lopez deputy because he was force out. Today is SSF Court in front of Judge Elizabeth Lee San Mateo...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Holly L., on Oct 30, 2019 at 3:30 am | 6 comments | 314 Views

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Menlo fire board rejects planned limited disaster communication system rollout

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District board voted not to move ahead with an audio mass alert system for earthquakes, fires,...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 29, 2019 at 11:34 am | 11 comments | 2467 Views

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PG&E to begin restoring power in San Mateo County on Monday, but another shutoff could follow Tuesday

PG&E is expected to begin restoring power today (Oct. 28) to nearly 60,000 customers in San Mateo County who lost service...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
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PG&E confirms power will be cut in portions of Woodside early Thursday morning

PG&E confirmed this morning (Oct. 23) that it will move forward with another fire danger-related power shutoff that will...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2019
Last comment by Americans favor impeachment 49-43%, on Oct 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 9 comments | 2460 Views

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PG&E warns of possible power shutoff in Woodside, Portola Valley

PG&E is estimating that San Mateo County customers in 10 communities, including Portola Valley and Woodside, may lose power...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Do Nothing Owners, on Oct 24, 2019 at 6:09 am | 4 comments | 2359 Views

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Portola Valley woman has court date for felony DUI

Katherine Mumford of Portola Valley is set to appear in court on Oct. 21 on charges of felony drunk driving, misdemeanor...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Actually, on Oct 23, 2019 at 3:09 pm | 9 comments | 3273 Views

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Portola Valley school district to put parcel tax renewal on March 2020 ballot

A survey commissioned by Portola Valley School District has found that voters would support renewal of a parcel tax that...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2019
Last comment by Parcel Tax Comment, on Oct 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm | 2 comments | 1313 Views

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Activists seeking new oversight of Sheriff's Office

Activists in San Mateo County are seeking greater oversight of the Sheriff's Office and asking the county's Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2019 at 9:16 am | 2 comments | 1301 Views

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Newcastle disease sidelines this year's Tour De Coop

Since 2012, locals have biked around Silicon Valley every fall to get a peek inside residents' backyard chicken coops. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
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Traffic alert: Woodside Road closed at Skyline Boulevard

Woodside Road from Skyline Boulevard to Portola Road is closed this afternoon (Oct. 17) due to a vehicle accident, according...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Shocking!!, on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 723 Views

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Guest opinion: A call for new models to improve the downtown, make staff more accountable

Sloane Citron's recent guest opinion on the state of the Menlo Park downtown raised many important points. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2019
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm | 20 comments | 2900 Views
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