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$875,00 Lawsuit Settlement to Sewer General Manager

Oh my goodness ! How in the world does one man deserve a settlement of $875,000? That's incredible! Daniel Child was...

Original post made by Observer II on Aug. 4, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 24, 2019 at 9:49 am | 2 comments | 489 Views

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Menlo Park neighborhood hit with auto burglaries

Menlo Park police received reports of five auto burglaries that occurred in the same general vicinity during the early morning...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by Law abiding citizen, on Aug 24, 2019 at 12:00 am | 7 comments | 4323 Views

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San Mateo County property values reach record highs

San Mateo County's property assessment roll increased for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the ninth consecutive year of upward movement. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by oceanflea , on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:10 pm | 10 comments | 4228 Views

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'Village People' prepare to close up shop

Village Stationers, a family-owned stationery store with locations in Menlo Park and Los Altos, will be closing its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Aug 14, 2019 at 5:49 pm | 9 comments | 2980 Views

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Ravenswood could embark on districtwide naming process

Community concern about losing East Palo Alto's recognition of Cesar Chavez with the phasing out of a middle school named...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2019
Last comment by ex resident, on Aug 13, 2019 at 5:11 pm | 3 comments | 1946 Views

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Portola Valley rape suspect convicted on all seven counts

A San Francisco man was found guilty by a jury in Redwood City on Thursday (Aug. 8) of the forcible rape of his girlfriend...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2434 Views

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Customers follow their noses to Michoacán Market's charcoal-grilled chicken

When Janet and Ruben Robles first started cooking whole chickens to bring in more business to their Menlo Park market, they...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Yummo, on Aug 8, 2019 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 2262 Views

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Peninsula beekeepers divided on the best way to fight a plague

It's not a matter of ==I if== but of ==I when== varroa mites will invade a beehive. But what should beekeepers do, if anything,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2019
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Aug 7, 2019 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1984 Views

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Troubled Water

Almanac reporter Kate Bradshaw spent more than a year following the story of the Palo Alto Park Mutual Water Company and...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 3, 2019 at 11:11 am | 24 comments | 3093 Views

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Pay hike for Atherton city manager

Atherton City Council members voted on July 17 to award City Manager George Rodericks a pay increase of about 7%, bringing...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ok, on Aug 1, 2019 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1470 Views

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Troubled water: Local water company faces allegations of election fraud and company mismanagement

The day he left East Palo Alto to attend his grandmother's funeral across the country, Justin Turner's water was shut off. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 483 Views

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Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital opens new facility in North Fair Oaks

"It's not far, and it's far better," the Mid-Peninsula Animal Hospital says in its explanation for its recent move from a...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2019
Last comment by East Palo Alto Mom, on Jul 29, 2019 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments | 2406 Views

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Menlo Park school board member trades her post for a teaching position

Caroline Lucas will resign from the Menlo Park City School District board, effective Aug. 1, to take a teaching role within...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2019 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 2692 Views

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Man who allegedly assaulted woman in Menlo Park pleads not guilty

A Redwood City man who allegedly grabbed a woman and pinned her against a wall in Menlo Park on Monday (July 22) has pleaded...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1848 Views

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San Mateo County supervisors consider revised policy following Taser death

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is revising its use-of-force policy, including use of Taser stun guns, following the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2019
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 24, 2019 at 9:51 am | 3 comments | 2380 Views

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Woodside: Motorcylist killed on Friday identified

The motorcyclist killed in a collision with a tow truck on Highway 84/La Honda Road on Friday (July 19) has been identified...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2019
Last comment by Joseph, on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:39 pm | 2 comments | 2575 Views

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Skyline murder suspect to receive mental evaluation

Malik Dosouqi, the Pacifica man charged with two murders along Skyline Boulevard in June, will be evaluated by doctors about...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2019
Last comment by Name withheld, on Jul 19, 2019 at 4:36 pm | 3 comments | 1776 Views

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Atherton: City Council to discuss options for easing traffic in town

Traffic mitigation and a proposal for new police body cameras are among the items on tonight's (July 17) Atherton City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2019
Last comment by Question, on Jul 19, 2019 at 9:24 am | 4 comments | 1402 Views

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Grand jury: Measles epidemic risk low in San Mateo County, but could be lower

The threat of a measles epidemic has been drastically reduced since a vaccine for the illness was introduced in 1963, but...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by Randy, on Jul 18, 2019 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 1317 Views

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State Sen. Hill holds bill that would lessen secrecy exemptions for clergy who hear reports of child abuse

Following religious opposition, local State Sen. Jerry Hill opted last week to hold a bill that would end an exemption that...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2019
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 18, 2019 at 11:27 am | 1 comment | 1831 Views
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