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Atherton and Menlo Park: Police focus on traffic safety in extra patrols today

Police from law enforcement agencies from around the county are once again collaborating in a traffic-safety initiative,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Sep 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1564 Views

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Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday

After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting today and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Sep 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 1640 Views

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Price takes fourth in 200 at Canadian Olympic Trials

Former Menlo School standout Maddy Price placed fourth in the women's 200 meters Sunday at the Canadian Olympic Trials in...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2016
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Menlo Park: Facebook expansion clears Planning Commission

Up next: Facebook's got a date with the City Council. On Sept. 26, the company cleared the penultimate hurdle for its expansion...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on Sep 27, 2016 at 6:55 pm | 2 comments | 1012 Views

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Atherton loses lawsuit over Caltrain electrification project

A Superior Court judge has ruled against Atherton and other plaintiffs that had tried to stop progress on Caltrain's electrification...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 4536 Views

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Lennie Roberts named 'Environmental Hero'

Ladera resident Lennie Roberts, a local legislative advocate for the Committee for Green Foothills, has long been a local...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by naturegirl, on Sep 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 2785 Views

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Atherton: Police Chief Ed Flint is retiring

Atherton Police Chief Ed Flint will retire effective Oct. 14, the town announced on Sept. 30. Chief Flint had been on leave...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Oct 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm | 5 comments | 3315 Views

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Portola Valley council says 'no,' again, to fixed license-plate cameras

After a two-hour discussion Sept. 28 revisiting the question of whether to install automatic license-plate-reading cameras...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by LawAndOrder, on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:31 am | 9 comments | 2233 Views

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Today: Tech, government leaders at Menlo Park internet confab

Top tech and government leaders, including Secretary of State John Kerry, are gathering in Menlo Park on Monday and Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 10, 2016 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 3165 Views

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Saturday: Comic Con coming to Menlo Park

Love all things fantasy, sci-fi or anime, but couldn't make it to San Diego's official Comic-Con this year? Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by furrburger, on Oct 11, 2016 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1700 Views

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Tonight: Portola Valley council to consider strategic plan for affordable housing

A strategic plan for developing affordable housing in Portola Valley is one of the topics the Town Council will be taking...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2016
Last comment by Bubba, on Oct 12, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 1 comment | 1070 Views

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Election could alter future of Sequoia Healthcare District

Running for seats on the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District are incumbents Kathleen Kane and Kim Griffin, and challengers...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by Take it to term, Mardy!, on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 2442 Views

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Portola Valley council sets 'town safety' meeting after home-invasion robberies

In reaction to two home-invasion robberies in Portola Valley, the Town Council is hosting a "town safety" meeting at 7 p.m....

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1781 Views

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Police calls: Atherton, Woodside, Menlo Park

Crime reports for Atherton, Woodside, West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/10/20/police-calls-atherton-police-report-stol...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 6 comments | 3061 Views

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Sparks flying between Atherton and Menlo Park fire district

The relationship between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the town of Atherton has become strained since the town...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 66 comments | 5601 Views

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Editorial: County's Measure K is too vague; vote 'no'

Over the last several years, an increasing number of San Mateo County residents have come to see the light regarding the...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 22, 2016 at 7:22 am | 1 comment | 3701 Views

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Public gets to see Menlo Park district's new Laurel School Upper Campus

Menlo Park City School District officials welcomed the public to their new Laurel School Upper Campus in Menlo Park's Willows...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Gay Krause, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:20 am | 1 comment | 2194 Views

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District looks at cost of non-resident employees' kids attending district schools

This year, 67 students in the Menlo Park City School District live outside the district, but have parents who work for the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:36 am | 40 comments | 3807 Views

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Portola Valley: Home invasions rattle some, galvanize others

It's been a disquieting week and a half in Portola Valley. Anxiety is up after an Oct. 18 daytime residential burglary, an...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stan Urland, on Oct 30, 2016 at 10:24 am | 3 comments | 2071 Views

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Donors fill coffers of Measure K campaign to extend sales tax

Donations have poured in to support Measure K, a 20-year extension of the 10-year half-cent sales tax approved by San Mateo...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 6 comments | 2250 Views
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