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Algae clogs Menlo Park water lines

California Water customers in Menlo Park may have been wondering what's up their pipes after experiencing low water pressure...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by fruits, on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 2676 Views

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A ray of hope in effort to recover Lehman Brothers losses

In an encouraging development for local school districts hopeful of recouping heavy losses to their investments in the 2008...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Please explain?, on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2860 Views

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Portola Valley native takes up house-hunting in wake of storm

Portola Valley native Laura MacMillan, 23, was for a time a displaced person. She still lives in Brooklyn, just not in the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 2684 Views

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Lawsuit filed over campaign sign shenanigans

During the 2011 election cycle, a mystery: A campaign sign uprooted from Chuck Bernstein's front yard. A cellphone dropped...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Frugal, on Nov 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 1927 Views

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County's Measure B questions status quo, Gordon says

For the past couple of decades in San Mateo County, according to former supervisor and current state Assemblyman Rich Gordon,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Nov 25, 2012 at 8:38 am | 2 comments | 2234 Views

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Pearl Harbor Day, no mention in any San Mateo County Newspaper.

How quickly we forget, I don't recall anytime in my life that this day wasn't remembered. Over 2400 Americans were killed...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by resident, on Dec 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm | 2 comments | 2192 Views

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San Mateo County Times the peninsula's Hometown Newspaper

Has decided that coverage of the Supervisors vote to increase the County Manager salary and benefits to $300,000 is not newsworthy....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 1980 Views

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Woman sues over alleged Menlo Park dog attack

A woman who said she was maimed during a dog attack at Nealon Park has sued the owner of a German shepherd and the rescue...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 2626 Views

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Menlo School's Edelman will be honored at hall of fame

Menlo School senior Drew Edelman will be honored during the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California induction ceremony...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Trish, on Jan 10, 2013 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 4381 Views

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POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 3086 Views

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New Chinese restaurant opens in Menlo Park

After seeing two favorites close last year, Menlo Park has a new Chinese restaurant. The Fey restaurant opened in January...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:29 am | 2 comments | 3551 Views

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Today: Three cities hold gun buyback

Three Peninsula cities, including Menlo Park, will hold a gun buyback from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in East...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by John, on Feb 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 2097 Views

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Man assaults 72-year-old cyclist in Menlo Park

A 72-year-old man walking his bike along El Camino Real was hit and then chased, according to Menlo Park police. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by confused, on Feb 24, 2013 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 2376 Views

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Second Harvest food drive short of goal

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties' holiday fundraiser fell short of its goal, and now it...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Mar 18, 2013 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 2572 Views

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Woodell countersued in cellphone caper

Well, now the shoe's on the other foot: First John Woodell sued two people for defamation. Now one, Chuck Bernstein, has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Critic, on Mar 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2600 Views

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Imogene Woodruff, 94, longtime dance instructor

Imogene Woodruff, who taught ballroom dance and cotillion classes to generations of Midpeninsula residents, died on March...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by bob, on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 5205 Views

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SMC Elected Officials make sure Bill Nack is on Citizens Committee

Redistricting Committee 4/9/13 at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda item 5 was voted on and passed...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Apr 23, 2013 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 2076 Views

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Mae Mays, wife of Willie Mays, dies at 74

Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays for 41 years, died Friday at their Atherton home after a 16-year...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Patricia Armstrong Watkins, on Apr 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 2294 Views

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Man, 19, injured in Menlo Park drive-by shooting

A 19-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday afternoon in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www2.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=13484...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 21, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 2975 Views

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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 | 2 comments | 2211 Views
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