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Grand jury says Menlo fire district is not prepared to deal with growth

A just-issued grand jury report questions whether the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is prepared to meet the challenges...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm | 55 comments | 11734 Views

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Residents protest catalog deluge

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 28, 2014 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 11604 Views

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President of Filoli volunteers explains origins of controversial agreement

Heidi Brown, president of Filoli's volunteer group, Friends of Filoli, said the volunteer agreement that has caused so much...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by member, on Feb 28, 2015 at 10:42 am | 46 comments | 11567 Views

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Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 8 comments | 11428 Views

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Man, 22, arrested in La Honda fatality; motorcyclist identified

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Tomrey, on Feb 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm | 4 comments | 11244 Views

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Obituary: Bruce Halperin, M.D., Woodside resident

Woodside resident Dr. Bruce D. Halperin died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Sept. 8 while hiking in Montana with his...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Karla House, on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 11158 Views

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Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 11075 Views

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San Mateo County Sheriff, DA, defender and advocates tackle tough questions about law enforcement and race

Months after protests calling for police reform rippled throughout the U.S. and Peninsula, Portola Valley hosted a panel...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
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Judge rules assistant controller can run for top post

After more than four hours of hearing legal arguments, a San Mateo County Superior Court judge this afternoon (March 24)...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Frank Fortunato, on Mar 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm | 1 comment | 11007 Views

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Atherton is wealthiest community in nation, Bloomberg says

It makes a certain amount of sense - Atherton, the town repeatedly found to have the most expensive real estate in the country,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2018
Last comment by Realism, on Apr 9, 2018 at 1:18 pm | 17 comments | 11001 Views

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Firefighters gain upper hand on 6-alarm apartment building fire

A six-alarm fire at a Redwood City apartment building has been contained this morning but firefighters are still working...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Oct 19, 2013 at 10:44 am | 8 comments | 10973 Views

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Sequoia Healthcare District subsidy of Nursing Program

Sequoia Healthcare District has been granting $1,000,000/year since 2004 in subsidies to students enrolled in a Baccalaureate...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 10955 Views

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Menlo-Atherton, Menlo take No. 1 seeds into CCS volleyball

The Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton girls received No. 1 seeds in their respective divisions for the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 10926 Views

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Surf Air noise: Will county go beyond voluntary measures?

After years of working with Surf Air to try to find ways the airline could voluntarily do something to reduce the noise its...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Livesnearairports, on Jan 10, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 113 comments | 10915 Views

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Four shelter dogs trained by inmates graduate on Friday

Four Peninsula Humane Society shelter dogs will graduate Friday, Jan. 10, from an eight-week training program made possible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by parnian, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:46 am | 2 comments | 10818 Views

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Cedro closes, Cafe Borrone to expand

Cedro Ristorante Italiano in downtown Menlo Park closed over the holidays, and its next-door neighbor, Cafe Borrone, is poised...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by ho hum, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 13 comments | 10790 Views

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Letter: Don't split vote in health care district race

I hope by now enough voters are aware of how our taxes continue to go to what is renamed a health care district — renamed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 28 comments | 10753 Views

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Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 45 comments | 10598 Views

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Appeals Court denies Galligan petition in controller's race

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl, on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:09 am | 9 comments | 10520 Views

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Menlo School counselor, coach killed in boat crash

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 10482 Views
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