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Editorial: Electronic billboards on freeway? Kill this plan now

It's hard to know where to begin in trying to sort out the San Mateo County manager's ill-conceived plan to boost revenue...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by mr. mcleary, on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:44 am | 7 comments | 4359 Views

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Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 1093 Views

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Liquor license application for Cuckoo's Nest on hold

A request for a liquor license by a private club, called the Cuckoo's Nest, in Menlo Park has generated no insignificant...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by Our town, on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:10 am | 7 comments | 5329 Views

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Trump DOUBLES his African American support - from 1% to 2%

After going to an all-white suburb of Milwaukee and giving a speech about how Donald Trump loves "the blacks" his support...

Original post made by Colorblind? on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Colorblind?, on Sep 2, 2016 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 1176 Views

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Monday: Menlo Park commission weighs major renovation at Sharon Green apartments

The Sharon Green apartments, located at 350 Sharon Park Drive in Menlo Park, which sold in December 2015 for what could be...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Local, on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:42 am | 7 comments | 4062 Views

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Options emerge for dealing with Alpine Road speed and congestion

About 70 residents, most from Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres, gathered in Ladera for a third presentation by the county...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rick V, on Nov 11, 2016 at 6:21 pm | 7 comments | 3828 Views

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Editorial: Protecting our community in the era of Trump

Last week the Menlo Park City Council gave preliminary approval to two ordinances that might be seen as "Resist Trump" measures....

Original post made on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by Mrs. B, on Jun 1, 2017 at 7:08 pm | 7 comments | 5105 Views

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Now open: Menlo Park youth mental health clinic

Months ahead of schedule, SafeSpace, a mental health program for youth, has opened in Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jun 8, 2017 at 7:42 pm | 7 comments | 7037 Views

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Major Caltrain fare increases approved

Prepare to spend a lot more to ride Caltrain. Starting Oct. 1, adult fare will increase 25 cents per zone, and monthly train...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2017
Last comment by San Mateo Resident, on Aug 19, 2017 at 8:47 am | 7 comments | 5908 Views

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Time to sign up for Tour de Menlo community bike ride

Cyclists will have an opportunity to participate in one of the area's favorite bike rides, the Tour de Menlo, on Saturday...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by really?, on Aug 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm | 7 comments | 3172 Views

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Wednesday: FAA meeting on Surf Air route over Bay

The Federal Aviation Administration will hold a meeting this Wednesday night about an alternative air route that has allowed...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 26, 2017 at 7:30 am | 7 comments | 3070 Views

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Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 3027 Views

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What's behind former Filoli employees' departures?

Documents the Almanac obtained from a Public Records Act request may shine light on why at least a dozen Filoli employees...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Lizzie H, on Jan 17, 2018 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 9166 Views

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Raises, more benefits, for non-firefighter employees approved by Menlo fire board

Fire board President Chuck Bernstein cast the only vote against a new three-year contract for the Menlo fire district's non-firefighter...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm | 7 comments | 4299 Views

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School board scrambles to get informed ahead of bond election deadline

The Portola Valley School District's board, with four new members, is playing catch-up to inform itself about the district's...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2018
Last comment by Concerned in PV, on Feb 15, 2018 at 8:48 am | 7 comments | 3443 Views

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Menlo Park: What residents can expect during the process to electrify Caltrain

Starting as soon as late March, Caltrain is going to begin work to electrify its rail line in Menlo Park, according to Caltrain...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2018
Last comment by Joan, on Mar 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm | 7 comments | 4900 Views

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Menlo Park: Gun violence protesters take to streets at 'March for our Lives' event

Handmade posters aloft, an estimated 150 people took to the streets of Menlo Park around noon on Saturday, March 24, to protest...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2018
Last comment by Constitution, on Mar 28, 2018 at 3:01 pm | 7 comments | 3801 Views

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Ravenswood district to appoint new principals

Ravenswood City School District's superintendent has proposed an internal shuffling of school leadership that will result...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2018
Last comment by ConcernedParent, on Apr 15, 2018 at 6:52 pm | 7 comments | 2801 Views

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Challengers square off against an appointed incumbent for sheriff

Until late April, the race for sheriff of San Mateo County had been a two-man affair -- between appointed incumbent Sheriff...

Original post made on May. 10, 2018
Last comment by Skeeter, on May 10, 2018 at 7:09 pm | 7 comments | 2893 Views

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Fire district projected budget: $2.7M surplus for coming year

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board has given preliminary approval to a proposed budget for the 2018-19 fiscal...

Original post made on May. 30, 2018
Last comment by Call me Skeptical, on Jun 2, 2018 at 2:21 pm | 7 comments | 1859 Views
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