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MENLO PARK

Bicyclist robbed at knifepoint in Menlo Park

A bicyclist pedaling along the Ringwood Avenue pedestrian bridge lost $25 after being confronted by a man brandishing a knife...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Concerned, on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 1619 Views

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Keith steps into mayoral spotlight in Menlo Park

It would be hard to surpass last year's mayoral selection mayhem in Menlo Park, but this year's selection was particularly...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by perspective, on Dec 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm | 2 comments | 1884 Views

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Audio recordings could tell what happened at party

Evidence that may be hard to refute could answer questions about whether there was misconduct by police in their response...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm | 52 comments | 2593 Views

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Financing keeps Bohannon hotel on drawing board

When the Menlo Park Planning Commission sat down for its annual review of the Bohannon Menlo Gateway project Dec. 5, there...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2011 at 9:00 am | 9 comments | 1938 Views

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Longtime treasurer Lee Buffington dies at 81

Lee Buffington, San Mateo County long-time treasurer and tax collector and a resident of Menlo Park, died Wednesday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by Agnes, on Dec 13, 2011 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 2228 Views

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Fire district disputes Facebook EIR

Lessons learned from the draft environmental impact report for Facebook's upcoming campus development: (1) 9,400 employees...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 52 comments | 6882 Views

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Menlo Park forges ahead with plan changes

The desire to make the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan process as comprehensive as possible boxed the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by fox is in the coop, on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 31 comments | 5939 Views

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Eric Hartwig to retire as Las Lomitas district superintendent

Eric Hartwig, the superintendent of the Las Lomitas School District since 2007, said he plans to retire next June, wrapping...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2011
Last comment by Former Student, on Nov 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm | 7 comments | 6943 Views

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Update: Two more booked in Menlo Park shooting

Menlo Park police were shot at early Sunday morning in front of a house in the 1100 block of Hollyburne Avenue east of U.S....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm | 24 comments | 4135 Views

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Postal Service to move out of main Menlo office

==B Update:== The U.S. Postal Service plans to move its operations out of its main Menlo Park post office at 3875 Bohannon...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by Homer Boushey, on Jan 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 10 comments | 2028 Views

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Letter: Still time to accept Stanford's $10 million

<I>The following letter was addressed to the San Mateo County supervisors:</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=12096...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by another cyclist, on Dec 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 1 comment | 1783 Views

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Burglary losses total $140,000

Two burglaries reported over the holiday -- one in Woodside and one in Portola Valley -- led to losses estimated at $140,000,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 4 comments | 1741 Views

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Report: Halt state funding for high-speed rail

California's quest to build a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles suffered a heavy blow Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm | 2 comments | 1830 Views

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Woman killed by train is identified

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the woman killed by a train at Encinal Avenue in Menlo Park on Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Sybille, on Jan 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments | 2399 Views

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State suspends British Bankers Club liquor license

The landmark British Bankers Club restaurant and bar in Menlo Park has had its liquor license put on hold by the California...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by First Hand Experience, on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 6 comments | 2045 Views

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Woman killed by train in Menlo worked at UCSF

Jasmine Ahluwalia, the 31-year-old Palo Alto resident who died after being hit by a train in Menlo Park Monday, was a post-doctoral...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Chondra, on Jan 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2421 Views

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End of chapter for Kepler's bookstore

Clark Kepler, current leader of the 56-year-old Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park, doesn't look like someone ready to retire...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by RWilc85@aol.com, on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:57 am | 9 comments | 2857 Views

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Facebook has lots of friends at Menlo hearing

Facebook is good at making friends. That much was clear at a public hearing Monday night on an environmental report on Facebook's...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Jan 10, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 1866 Views

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Facebook comment period extended one week

Vowing to keep the Facebook project on schedule, the Menlo Park City Council at its Jan. 10 meeting answered requests to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by what is the rush, on Jan 13, 2012 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 2076 Views

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Alliance: City ignores church expansion

==B Update:== The Menlo Park Downtown Alliance, made up of downtown business and property owners, says the draft environmental...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by Hates Shoddy Reporting, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1755 Views
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