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Artist sets up pop-up gallery in downtown Menlo Park

For Ann McMillan, painting isn't just about capturing the scenery of the landscapes on a canvas. It's a more meditative practice,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 16, 2016 at 9:15 am | 2 comments | 1658 Views

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Motorcyclist killed in Skylonda after bike slides into path of car

A 26-year-old man from Tracy died Saturday afternoon in Skylonda when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding and...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 2342 Views

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Tonight: Planning Commission could approve boutique hotel in Menlo Park

A new boutique hotel proposed for a site on El Camino Real in Menlo Park could be approved tonight (April 18) at the 7 p.m....

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Ed Schor, on Apr 19, 2016 at 4:50 pm | 11 comments | 1501 Views

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Guest opinion: Look closely at the facts before voting on parcel taxes

I thank the Almanac for publishing Barbara Wood's recent article regarding the current school funding election for the Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Parent in MPCSD, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 1175 Views

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Climate Action Heroes

In observance of Earth Day and in the face of the challenge of climate change, Menlo Spark, the nonprofit that is working...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Michael, on Apr 22, 2016 at 9:42 am | 6 comments | 950 Views

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Guest opinion: A remembrance of Walt Gerber, a 'titan of grace' whose impact lives on

Walt Gerber, the former senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (now Menlo Church) who died earlier this month, touched...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Laurie, on Apr 22, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 1 comment | 1460 Views

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Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 536 Views

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Today: Menlo Park celebrates solar power installations

Solar panel installations at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center, the city corporation yard and the Onetta...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by which buildings?, on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 1543 Views

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Menlo Park: Twin sisters charged with defrauding county

A pair of Menlo Park psychologists are accused of bilking San Mateo County out of thousands of dollars by charging for therapy...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3215 Views

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Thursday: Menlo Park fire district to dedicate new station

A fire station that was rebuilt at a cost of $7.6 million and that is nearly three times larger than the former station will...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 1584 Views

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Willows neighbor saves family's pets from house fire

An alert resident of the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park saw smoke coming from a neighbor's two-story home on Concord...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sybille, on May 3, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2184 Views

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Parcel tax measures defeated in Menlo Park City School District election

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by menlo mom, on May 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 183 comments | 9150 Views

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Suspected gang member charged after leading deputies on pursuit

A suspected gang member pleaded not guilty Monday to crashing his car and abandoning a pregnant woman and a 13-year-old child...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1068 Views

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Thursday: Dumbarton corridor study comes to Menlo Park

How can transportation between the East Bay and the Midpeninsula be improved? A study of the Dumbarton corridor – including...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on May 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 3 comments | 1520 Views

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Update: Nan Chapman, first woman to serve on Atherton City Council, dies at 80

Atherton's first woman council member and mayor, Nanette "Nan" Figel Chapman, has died at the age of 80 at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on May 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 2974 Views

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Cat and kitten shelter to close

More than 200 cats and kittens are in need of adoption. The Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat and kitten shelter based...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Margot Knight, on May 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 2656 Views

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Obituary: Joseph F. Cotton, 94, Atherton resident, test pilot, WWII military pilot

Joe Cotton, who survived a military crash landing on the German-occupied island of Corfu during World War II, then had a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cincotta, on May 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 3041 Views

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Former psychiatrist convicted of child molestation dies in prison hospice

Former San Mateo psychiatrist and convicted child molester William Ayres died last month in a hospice at California Medical...

Original post made on May. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2027 Views

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Liquor license application for Cuckoo's Nest on hold

A request for a liquor license by a private club, called the Cuckoo's Nest, in Menlo Park has generated no insignificant...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by Our town, on Jul 9, 2016 at 11:10 am | 7 comments | 3514 Views

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Portola Valley: Hot food, prepared on site, coming to farmers market

One booth planned for the Portola Valley farmers market would have visiting chefs do an impromptu shop-and-cook at the market,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Soody, on May 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1917 Views
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