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Coroner confirms girl was killed by truck

The San Mateo County coroner Friday confirmed that a 16-year-old girl was fatally struck by a fire truck at the San Francisco...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by ndnorth, on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:38 am | 21 comments | 2694 Views

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Ladera: Green bike lanes coming to Alpine Road

Green-colored pavement is coming to bike lanes along the sides of Alpine Road as they pass under Interstate 280 just east...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Herb B, on Jul 23, 2013 at 8:25 am | 14 comments | 6064 Views

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Grand jury: County misled public on finances; county manager calls its conclusion 'bizarre'

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report Monday that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 4, 2013 at 8:20 am | 12 comments | 10151 Views

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Menlo Park fire chief returns home after fall

After three decades in a career that saw him deployed for 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, Katrina and local emergencies...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 3170 Views

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Police plan to expand surveillance

Four surveillance cameras will be added to the Menlo Park Police Department's arsenal if city officials agree. The cameras...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 2446 Views

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Sunday: Djerassi open studios

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program will hold its annual "Open House/Open Studios" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28. This...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by ann haley, on Jul 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments | 2251 Views

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Former San Mateo County probation chief convicted on charges of possessing child porn

A former San Mateo County probation chief was found guilty Friday of possessing child pornography. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jul 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 3745 Views

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Memories: When it was 'an occasion' to go downtown

In my youth it was great fun to go downtown, and we dressed for it. One of my earliest memories was Mother helping me into...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Claire Shmitt, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 2621 Views

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Police calls: Ten home burglaries reported

Police Calls from Ladera, Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Thief with the munchies, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm | 9 comments | 4823 Views

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Menlo police officer involved in collision

A Menlo Park police officer making a U-turn against a red light to respond to an emergency call was involved in a crash with...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by anon, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 3998 Views

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Guest opinions: Sparks fly as county manager, grand jurors disagree on report

After release of a civil grand jury report critical of the county's budgeting process, County Manager John L. Maltbie issued...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Henry Fox, on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 9656 Views

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Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 22412 Views

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Should fire board candidates accept financial or other support from firefighters union?

Four people have pulled papers, and one of those has filed them, in the election for three seats on the governing board of...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm | 13 comments | 3507 Views

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Cops pursue, arrest man for carjacking

A man was arrested following a carjacking early Thursday morning in Redwood City, police said. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Map check, on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 3865 Views

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Sunday: Tour de Peninsula cycling event

Now in its 22nd year, the Tour de Peninsula cycling event will take place Sunday, Aug. 4. Cycling on the short route of 20...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Aug 3, 2013 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 2651 Views

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Las Lomitas school board may place $60 million bond measure on November ballot

Voters in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District may be asked in November to approve a $60 million bond measure to upgrade...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by Marty, on Aug 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 10 comments | 3129 Views

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Public comment sought on redistricting

The office of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has released 10 online maps that experiment with redrawing the boundaries...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 2256 Views

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Tonight: Cajun music in Menlo Park

Tom Rigney and Flambeau will perform Cajun, zydeco and blues music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night, Aug. 7, in Fremont Park,...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Dawn, on Aug 6, 2013 at 11:27 pm | 1 comment | 2234 Views

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Menlo Park: Taking steps to fight cancer this weekend

This weekend, Betty and Ernst Meissner are among those who will participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ada Reid-Watson, on Aug 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 2383 Views

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Psychiatrist who molested boys is jailed

Dr. William Ayres was a former president of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He had treated pediatric...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Aug 23, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 16 comments | 8820 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

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