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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 | 4845 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 | 4033 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 | 9703 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 | 22451 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 | 3536 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 | 3886 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 | 2673 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 | 3159 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 | 2278 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 | 2262 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 | 2402 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 | 8857 Views

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Facebook interns serve Peninsula community

It's not all Hackathons and free food: 160 Facebook interns recently participated in the company's fifth annual day of service. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 8, 2013 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 2236 Views

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Atherton: Charity Horse Show this weekend

More than 600 of the West Coast's top equestrians are taking part in the 43rd Menlo Charity Horse Show, running from Tuesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 4618 Views

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Peninsula bike-share program launches Aug. 28

A bike share program in San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, Mountain View and Palo Alto will begin operating on Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Scott McMahon, on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:04 am | 8 comments | 3021 Views

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Menlo Park fire election: 4 qualified so far

Four out of five prospective candidates have now qualified for the upcoming election for three seats on the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:37 am | 10 comments | 7332 Views

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Carpenter leaps into Menlo Park fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 am | 16 comments | 9495 Views

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Should Menlo Park stop or expand its red-light camera program?

Should Menlo Park add a fifth red-light camera, or shutter the program altogether? That question comes before the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by James C. Walker, on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 25 comments | 6766 Views

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Tonight: Republican dinner in San Mateo

The San Mateo County Republican Party Central Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner will take place Friday, May 10, at the BPO...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 4 comments | 2131 Views

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Feature story: Steeped in coffee

You could say Oscar Nunez, the proprietor of High Note coffee, has coffee in his blood. "Coffee has always had a place in...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 3682 Views
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