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Tonight: Menlo Park may join lawsuit over Caltrain electrification EIR

As with two neighboring cities, Menlo Park is considering whether to challenge the environmental impact report for Caltrain's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, 4 minutes ago | 8 comments | 477 Views

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Mia competes in three episodes of 'MasterChef Junior' before elimination

Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by A cook, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 822 Views

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Reubens and brews

Menlo Park's Refuge specializes in an unlikely but tasty duo: pastrami and Belgian beer. The vibrant night spot is a welcome...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 807 Views

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Jury trial set for man with 15 prior felony convictions

A man with 15 prior felony convictions and identified as a suspect in the 2014 intrusion into an Atherton home and the burglary...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chris H, on Jan 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 1241 Views

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Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 1916 Views

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Menlo Park: Menalto Cleaners owner arrested on credit card fraud charges

On the tail of being evicted from the premises of popular dry-cleaning business Menalto Cleaners, owner Edwin Gary Smith...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by BW, on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 5504 Views

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Traffic hampered firefighters responding to East Palo Alto house fire

This article was in the Palo Alto Weekly - it clearly deserves to be in the Almanc as well: "Traffic hampered firefighters...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 14 comments | 1351 Views

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Helping in the fight against human trafficking

Showa Sahle recently gave a party at La Migliore, her hair salon at 644 Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park. Clients, neighbors...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Katharine butler, on Jan 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 1867 Views

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Who should we support to be the next U.S. Senator

With Senator Boxer's recent announcement that she will not run for another term as U.S. Senator it opens the door for many...

Original post made by Political Observer on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by blues state, on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 223 Views

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San Mateo County Community Action Meeting on Anti-Human Trafficking; January 19, 2015, with video

On January 10, 2015, the San Mateo County hosted a Community Day of Action on Human Trafficking in San Mateo County. The...

Original post made by Citizen Activist on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 238 Views

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Deputy pleads not guilty to conspiracy charges

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office pleaded not guilty on Tuesday (Dec. 16) to two charges of conspiracy...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Holly L., on Jan 11, 2015 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 1840 Views

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'Spare the Air' restrictions extended

The 10th winter Spare the Air alert this season has been issued for Monday by officials with the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:12 am | 22 comments | 1211 Views

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Judges downgrade felony cases for 369 people

Since voters passed state Proposition 47 and reclassified certain theft and drug offenses as misdemeanors, the county District...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 1746 Views

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Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 3352 Views

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Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 3293 Views

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Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater

You're the star at Kenn Adams' Adventure Theater's Episode I: Adventure in Space! Be a part of this zany, interactive theatrical...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 7, 2015
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Carole Groom sworn in as Board of Supervisors president

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom was elected to a second term as president of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by more to the story, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:10 am | 1 comment | 893 Views

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'Spare the Air' issued for Wednesday, sixth straight day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday. It will be...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 1 comment | 601 Views

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New Books Preview at the Library

Join library staff as we highlight great new books: intriguing new 2015 releases and hidden gems from 2014, both fiction...

Original post made by Mara Cota on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mara Cota, Librarian, on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 276 Views

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Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 2, 2015 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 1733 Views
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