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Woodside: Couple fined for illegally downing trees

In an echo of its last encounter with a Woodside property owner who had felled major trees without a permit, the Town Council...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Resident, on Jan 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm | 9 comments | 6846 Views

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Editorial: Gym teacher's firing still hurts

Despite a state ruling that there was no illegal behavior involved prior to the dismissal of Menlo Park gymnastics instructor...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bring Back Teacher Michelle, on Jan 22, 2014 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 4062 Views

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Off-duty sheriff's deputy who stole trumpet takes plea deal

An off-duty San Mateo County sheriff's deputy arrested in December 2012 for snatching and later discarding an...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jan 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm | 5 comments | 5402 Views

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East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by S, on Apr 19, 2014 at 12:08 am | 2 comments | 4455 Views

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Two sentenced to prison for embezzling from mosquito district

Two former mosquito district employees convicted of embezzling more than $450,000 from the district were sentenced to...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by mpcyclist, on Jan 27, 2014 at 6:18 pm | 3 comments | 3243 Views

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Menlo Park man convicted of child molestation fails to appear for sentencing

A 50-year-old Menlo Park man found guilty of multiple counts of felony child molestation didn't show up for sentencing on...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Truth, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 5 comments | 6521 Views

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Portola Valley military tanks heading to East Coast

At this time a year from now, about 80 armored vehicles of war from the Jacques Littlefield collection in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Tanks a lot!, on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:20 am | 11 comments | 10508 Views

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Borrone MarketBar: An exciting new addition to an old favorite

Since Cafe Borrone opened nearly 25 years ago, Menlo Park has made it its "go-to" place. In the Readers' Choice 2013 competition,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Joann, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 11 comments | 15766 Views

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Arson suspected in Sims metal recycling fire

An arsonist may have set a two-alarm fire at a Redwood City metal recycling center on Dec. 17, investigators say. Burning...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 3112 Views

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Public urged to step up water conservation

As state, regional and local water agencies step up efforts to encourage water conservation in the wake of the governor's...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 31, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 2920 Views

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Woman struck and killed on Caltrain tracks

A woman was struck and killed by a train at Caltrain's Redwood City station this morning, an agency spokeswoman said. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Ally, on Jan 31, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 3 comments | 4132 Views

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Menlo Park: Storm claims tree

While this week's rain was good news for a community worried about drought, it was bad news for one Menlo Park tree. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Not A Lumberjack (Still Okay), on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:34 am | 1 comment | 1062 Views

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State senator introduces bill to reopen public access to Martin's Beach

Legislation introduced Monday would help restore public access to a popular surfing beach near Half Moon Bay that has...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 17 comments | 9970 Views

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'Noon ride' of cyclists stop for safety clinic

About 75 cyclists on the well-known "noon ride" voluntarily stopped their lunchtime workout on Jan. 23 in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by cars too?, on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 4009 Views

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Boys & Girls Club aims to bring bike shop to Belle Haven

A youth-led bike shop in Belle Haven that would provide employable skills for local teenagers and promote bicycle use in...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by john, on Feb 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 1 comment | 5136 Views

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Gaylynne Mann, a force for emergency preparedness

For someone seeking a role model for a take-charge personality, it would be hard to do better than Gaylynne Mann of Woodside....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by john dawson, on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 7093 Views

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Menlo council members' travel expenses vary widely, with mayor topping the list

An annual review of the City Council's travel expenses shows Mayor Kirsten Keith on pace as the top spender, by far, among...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 24, 2014 at 7:24 am | 3 comments | 1293 Views

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Stanford backs away from divisive Dish parking plan

After pressure from the city and an outpouring of opposition from hikers who frequent the Dish, Stanford University is backing...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 25, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 4 comments | 4653 Views

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Former sheriff's deputy ordered to stand trial in assault case

A former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy who allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend's past boyfriend in an apparent...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 10 comments | 4062 Views

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Wednesday: Open space board to vote on $300 million bond measure

The board of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is expected to vote Wednesday to place a $300 million bond measure...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Hill Mom, on Feb 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 2180 Views
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