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Caltrain's hopes ride on new rail compact

Caltrain long-deferred dream of electrified tracks could finally become reality under a proposal between the California High-Speed...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 11, 2012 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 1870 Views

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Atherton: Burglar absconds with $45,800 in jewelry

Police are investigating a home burglary in Atherton with a reported loss of $45,000 in jewelry, including gold chains, a...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 12, 2012 at 10:31 am | 2 comments | 1676 Views

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Dave Pine Speech, "Honor Democracy"

http://youtu.be/3ZNVUsjoMss This is a video of Dave Pine's speech to the Board of Supervisors, December 16, 2008 it is a...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 30, 2012 at 7:25 am | 2 comments | 1718 Views

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County seeks public comment on plastic-bag ban at checkout counters

With the support of Menlo Park, Portola Valley, Woodside and most other city and town governments in San Mateo County, the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by More Food For Thought, on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm | 2 comments | 2377 Views

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Lane closures on U.S. 101 as bridge is replaced

As part of its Ringwood Avenue bike-pedestrian bridge replacement, Caltrans is continuing to close portions of U.S. 101 during...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Adina, on Apr 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm | 2 comments | 2192 Views

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Saltworks drops off drawing board

Environmental activists rejoiced after developer DMB Associates announced last week that the controversial Saltworks project...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 1679 Views

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Menlo Park's main library closes

The Menlo Park public library on Alma Street closes on May 21 for renovation. When it reopens on June 18, patrons will see...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Concerned, on May 18, 2012 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments | 2127 Views

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High-Speed Rail Authority names new CEO

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors announced today that it will hire Jeff Morales as its new CEO. Read...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 2565 Views

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Kleiner Perkins: 'Facts will determine outcome of discrimination suit'

Calling the last several days a difficult time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, veteran partner John Doerr posted a statement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by Interested, on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | 2 comments | 3021 Views

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Exempting CEQA review of the High Speed Rail Project

State Senator Steinberg is leading the charge to pass an exemption from CEQA violations for the High Speed Rail project,...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm | 2 comments | 7885 Views

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Saturday: Portola Valley picnic, trail dedication

Portola Valley holds its town picnic Saturday with some new features: a trail, a club and a shirt. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by JW, on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2586 Views

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Letter: Remarkable year for Woodside High School

In an era when there is a flight from public schools and constant criticism of the performance of public schools ("Waiting...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 1746 Views

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Wildfire danger is high this year

The indicators are adding up to a higher than average danger of wildfire for the 2012 fire season. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 2408 Views

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Menlo Park, Atherton still have lawsuit against high-speed rail

The state Legislature may have voted to let the high-speed rail train project keep rolling, but that doesn't mean local jurisdictions...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 2066 Views

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Motorcyclist, 80, killed in La Honda crash

An 80-year-old Belmont man died in a motorcycle crash near La Honda on Sunday afternoon. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=11810...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2142 Views

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MA Pop Warner opens youth football season

The Menlo Atherton Vikings Pop Warner football club opens its season Sunday, Sept 2, at St. Francis High School in Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by football parent, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 5821 Views

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San Mateo County Amber Alert not on same page yet.

We need to have all Police Departments in our County on the same page regarding what qualifies for an Amber Alert. The Maffei...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Sep. 8, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 2283 Views

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Week 2: Vikings post strong Pop Warner results

Visiting the tough Berkeley Jr Bears for five games on Saturday, Sept. 8, the M-A Vikings Pop Warner football club had a...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by schedule, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 3159 Views

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Not Ready For Prime Time scam unwinds

At a household in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights neighborhood (the resident requested anonymity), the phone calls began Tuesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Ted, on Sep 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 2405 Views

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Law cracks down on tobacco sales to minors

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that creates tougher penalties for stores that sell cigarettes to minors,...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 2 comments | 2617 Views
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