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Woodside: Real estate icon Frances Bohannon Nelson dies

Frances Bohannon Nelson, a resident of Woodside for 55 years and a Peninsula real estate icon and philanthropist, died in...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by ari s perez, on Jun 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 9346 Views

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Supervisors reject part of amendment allowing Sheriff's Office to sell old guns

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment today that would have allowed the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Willis Barnes, on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 12 comments | 9335 Views

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Local nonprofits sue the EPA over Cargill salt ponds ruling

A coalition of local nonprofits is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its head, Andrew Wheeler, over the...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 9300 Views

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JoAnn Loulan, Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 5 comments | 9283 Views

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Saturday: 'Story of Courage in Holocaust'

Author Marty Brounstein will discuss his book, "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust," at 11...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 9270 Views

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Kim Griffin defends Sequoia Healthcare District

In an OpEd piece in the San Mateo Daily Journal http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=221931&title=Letter:...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 9258 Views

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Remaking history: A 1920s bungalow updated with second story

Remodeling a home on the National Register of Historic Places is a bit like building a house inside an eggshell: That's what...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9247 Views

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Horsley says rising economy led him to end his $1 salary

In explaining his decision to collect his $120,000 annual salary after two years of working for $1 a year, San Mateo County...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Jan 14, 2013 at 8:57 am | 41 comments | 9241 Views

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Young car-crash victims were part of local fire district 'family'

Two of the three young men who died in a car crash on Skyline Boulevard this week had more in common than their schooling...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 3, 2017 at 5:51 pm | 5 comments | 9193 Views

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'Moderately severe' influenza arrives in Bay Area

The influenza virus hammering states in other parts of the country is slowly moving into Northern California, officials said...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2013
Last comment by chris, on Jan 14, 2013 at 12:38 am | 1 comment | 9181 Views

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Police put Menlo-Atherton High School on lockdown Tuesday due to threatening phone call

Police locked down Menlo-Atherton High School after someone called in a threat to "shoot up the school" on April 6. It was...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2021
There are no comments yet. 9178 Views

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Menlo Park: 55 ticketed for distracted driving

Fifty-five drivers passing through Menlo Park on April 4 and 5 have been officially encouraged to think twice about using...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 49 comments | 9099 Views

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Troubled by two serious bike accidents

Last week's Almanac contained two more tragic stories of cyclist deaths due to apparently careless car driving. Beyond the...

Original post made by Tim Rochte on Jun. 11, 2007
Last comment by walker, on Jul 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm | 31 comments | 9065 Views

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San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury raises red flags with private defender program

San Mateo County's private defender program, which has less than half the budget of the District Attorney's office, needs...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2020
Last comment by gary, on Oct 23, 2020 at 9:19 am | 4 comments | 9055 Views

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Court throws out city's letter to rail authority

In a ruling that Menlo Park Councilman Rich Cline called "kind of a stomach punch," a California Superior Court judge has...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 28 comments | 9028 Views

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School board OKs new administrator position despite outcry

After a bristly back-and-forth between the Las Lomitas Elementary School District school board and a group of parents and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Supporter of Teachers, on Apr 11, 2019 at 7:46 pm | 35 comments | 9014 Views

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SF archdiocese says Myers cannot act as priest

The San Francisco Archdiocese declared the findings of its independent review board (IRB) investigation into allegations...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by JusticeMaximus, on May 27, 2014 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 9001 Views

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Local water district may see mandatory cut of 35%

It's not yet official, but it's looking like a mandatory 35 percent reduction in water use is ahead for the California Water...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:16 am | 24 comments | 8882 Views

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Whitman gives $100,000 to Romney super PAC

Atherton resident Meg Whitman, a candidate in the 2010 race for governor, gave $100,000 to a super PAC working for Republican...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Romney is LOSING, on Aug 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm | 96 comments | 8879 Views

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Sen. Jerry Hill pitches bill to ensure funding for Caltrain electrification

As Caltrain prepares to embark on its long-stalled voyage toward electrification, Sen. Jerry Hill on Friday unveiled a bill...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 22, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 8876 Views
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