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Menlo council study session tonight: Should homeowners pay for new sidewalks?

To pave or not to pave? Many residents of the Allied Arts neighborhood answer "not," but during tonight's Menlo Park council...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Apr 30, 2013 at 3:47 pm | 3 comments | 2462 Views

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Keystone XL pipeline protest at Facebook

Holding pipes, protesters march toward Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park on May 1 to speak up against CEO Mark Zuckerberg's...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by petition, on May 3, 2013 at 10:20 am | 6 comments | 2981 Views

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Son testifies in Woodside murder trial

The son of a Woodside man who is charged with killing his wife in April 2010 testified Tuesday that his mother had been depressed...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 10489 Views

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Menlo Park: Fired gymnastics instructor says she's filed complaint with state

The public doesn't know the results or how much it cost, but it now knows that on April 29, Menlo Park got the final report...

Original post made on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Alex, on May 8, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 3 comments | 2931 Views

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Those were the days ... in Portola Valley

In the early 1900s, growing strawberries for the San Francisco market was a big business in Portola Valley. In this undated...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Lynn, on May 6, 2013 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 2559 Views

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Residents: Don't 'dump' high-density housing in Belle Haven

The Menlo Park City Council met in Belle Haven this week, on May 7, so council members could give an update on their quest...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Possibilities, on May 9, 2013 at 10:46 am | 2 comments | 3120 Views

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Photos: Woodside celebrates May Day

Woodside Elementary School's eighth-grade class performs a teaser for the upcoming school operetta --"Once Upon a Mattress!"...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by , on May 9, 2013 at 5:44 am | 5 comments | 3753 Views

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Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 18780 Views

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Katherine Strehl joins Menlo Park Planning Commission

Katherine Strehl, Menlo Park's newest member of the Planning Commission, barely had time to catch her breath before attending...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2013 at 7:45 am | 4 comments | 4114 Views

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'Human evolution' talk is June 11

A Cafe Scientifique talk on "'Recent Human Evolution As Revealed by Neanderthals" will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at SRI...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
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This weekend: Filoli flower show

Fans of floral designer Kiwi DeVoy of Atherton know where to look for her display at "Petal Tales, Once Upon a Time," Filoli's...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by , on May 10, 2013 at 5:23 pm | 6 comments | 2027 Views

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Huddart Park fire under control, chief says

Firefighters on the ground declared a small brush fire in a remote part of Huddart Park in Woodside under control on Friday...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 7 comments | 4969 Views

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Steering kids away from drugs

Programs designed to help steer kids away from drugs, such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), can be only as...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Parent in MPCSD, on May 14, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 7 comments | 2042 Views

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M-A forum on planning for growth

In a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, in the Performing Arts Center at Menlo-Atherton High School, officials from the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Read the article, on May 15, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 13 comments | 3098 Views

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Tonight: Police contract talks on Atherton agenda

A session to allow the public to comment on upcoming contract talks between the town and the police union, and potential...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Linkage, on May 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 2538 Views

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Robert Taylor honored for pioneering work on computers, Internet

Robert W. Taylor, a Woodside resident for 30 years and a visionary in the development of computer networks and modern personal...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Al Gore Fan, on May 17, 2013 at 5:01 pm | 2 comments | 3759 Views

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New owner applies to remodel $117 million Woodside mansion

The new owner of the mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside has applied to the town to redesign parts of the main...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by , on May 15, 2013 at 8:18 am | 3 comments | 5103 Views

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Menlo Park fire chief recovering from fall

After tumbling off a ladder at his San Jose home over the weekend, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 2 comments | 2971 Views

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Golden Shears celebrates 50th year

When Louis Arenas opened his barbershop in downtown Menlo Park, he wanted it to be an old-fashioned type of place, where...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on May 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm | 6 comments | 3427 Views

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Prosecutor: Ayres verdict brings relief to victims

After years of legal wrangling, Dr. William Hamilton Ayres, an 81-year-old former San Mateo psychiatrist accused of molesting...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Jonathan, on May 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 2106 Views
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