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MENLO PARK

Suspected home burglar nabbed after police see strange activity

An attempt by Menlo Park police to talk to the driver of a vehicle whose occupants appeared to be scoping out homes to burglarize...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by jackrabbitgc, 4 minutes ago | 4 comments | 749 Views

AROUND TOWN

How locals voted in presidential primary

In the 62 precincts in the Almanac area, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won 72 percent of the Democratic vote in...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by homo sapiens, 19 minutes ago | 5 comments | 1080 Views

AROUND TOWN

BREAKING: Trump in 3,500 lawsuits (USA Today)

Trump involved in 3,500 lawsuits per USA Today. Looks like even faux-billionaires use the judicial system as a play toy. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections...

Original post made by Pearl on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Court Abuse II - the home front, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 277 Views

ATHERTON

PG&E to covert 229 Atherton street lights to LEDs

Pacific Gas & Electric will spend two or three weeks converting 229 utility-owned street lights in Atherton to LEDs this...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 1249 Views

AROUND TOWN

FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

Commuter airline Surf Air has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying a new approach...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Atherton Crybaby , 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 1950 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump on Brexit: your Pound drops, my golf course will make more money

Offending many on his vacation from his flagging campaign (!) Trump claims the weakening pound is good - for Trump. “If...

Original post made by von Trumpenstein on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by von Trumpenstein, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 32 Views

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Politifact: Trump lies 6 times out of 10, almost 2 of 3 claims are lies

TRUMP LIES: Hillary Clinton "is a world class liar" The facts: According to PolitiFact, 59% of Trump's checked claims...

Original post made by 26 year old voter on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Villager, 15 hours ago | 6 comments | 134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police report second home burglary in two days

The Atherton Police Department has reported the second home burglary in two days, both taking place during morning hours...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 2661 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump hails Rumsfeld endorsement despite criticizing Iraq War, The Hill

You can't make this stuff up, folks. http://thehill.com/policy/defense/284606-trump-hails-rumsfeld-endorsement-despite-criticizing-iraq-war...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 78 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

The Menlo Park City Council passed a $113 million budget Tuesday and agreed to a higher pay for city employees that will...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 876 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton, Caltrain squabble over train horns

Atherton's quiet zone, where trains aren't to blow their horns near the Fair Oaks Lane crossing except in an emergency, went...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 1651 Views

OTHER TOPICS

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sexual-assault crimes

In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Two Wrongs, 24 hours ago | 2 comments | 702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impact

Residents question a draft environmental impact report that says adding about 6,550 employees and no housing will have a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 15 comments | 2134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

King of Debt announces he will renege on full faith and credit of America

Original post made by Oswaldo on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 7 comments | 116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Probation Dept. Recommends Probation for Deputy SheriffColin Troy Smith, convicted of felony assault

What is wrong with San Mateo County? http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-12-20/former-deputy-gets-90-day-prison-evaluation/1776425135348.html Colin...

Original post made by Holly L. on Dec. 20, 2014
Last comment by Truth , on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 2300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1194 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Broke, and broken, Trump looks for graceful exit from race

Has given up on all swing states to 'speechify' only in friendly red states. The Trump campaign is flat broke (see below.)...

Original post made by Trump trolls conservatives on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Judge and Jury, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:15 am | 6 comments | 198 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Teacher arrested after physical altercations with students

George Karr, 42, a physical education teacher at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park, was arrested June 10 after a physical...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sounds minor, on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:15 am | 10 comments | 2355 Views

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Police arrest pair in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park mail theft

Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 7, for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Katie, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2340 Views
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