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Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:32 am | 102 comments | 17300 Views

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Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 3, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 96 comments | 14113 Views

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Democrat Lobbyist predicts substantial gains for the GOP

Neil Dhillon, a Democratic lobbyist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Government Affairs at the U.S. Department of...

Original post made by Mid Term Elections on Apr. 26, 2014
Last comment by Fact Checker - GOP LIES, on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm | 95 comments | 5894 Views

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Investigator clears Atherton police in Buckheit case

The internal affairs investigation of the alteration of the police report detailing the arrest of Jon Buckheit during a domestic...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:52 am | 94 comments | 17998 Views

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DA Wagstaffe: FBI investigation 'manufactured'

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe isn't buying the allegation that his office is being investigated by the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Rocket, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 92 comments | 10869 Views

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Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 46502 Views

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SMC Supervisors placed Sheriff Deputies 3% Raise on Consent Agenda

San Mateo County supervisors approved an agreement with the 352-member Deputy Sheriff's Association without discussion at...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 29, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:09 am | 88 comments | 6361 Views

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Menlo Park school board may put two parcel tax measures on ballot

The board of the Menlo Park City School District is considering asking voters to approve two parcel tax measures in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Ballot Argument, on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:25 am | 88 comments | 9258 Views

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Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:27 am | 86 comments | 13767 Views

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Should adults permit supervised underage drinking?

There have been a number of Forum threads that resulted from a recent incident in Menlo Park involving underage drinking...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 84 comments | 9228 Views

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Hundreds of Filoli volunteers may quit if forced to sign new agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Feb 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 83 comments | 19703 Views

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UPDATE: Man killed by train was investigated for involvement in Atherton elder abuse case

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) Jon Armstrong, the pedestrian who died after being hit by a train...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2010
Last comment by code blue, on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm | 80 comments | 9159 Views

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Atherton cracks down on cyclists' stop sign violations

After watching three cycling groups speed through a stop sign on Alameda de las Pulgas at Atherton Avenue while the Atherton...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2018
Last comment by That was fun, on Aug 26, 2018 at 6:42 am | 80 comments | 9757 Views

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Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 23918 Views

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Double Standard on Misoginist Attacks

Rush Limbaugh was correctly chastized for his misogynistic comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law sudent, who...

Original post made by Double Standard on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Refugee employed in the US, on Feb 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 79 comments | 8874 Views

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President Obama dines with supporters in Atherton

President Obama thanked his supporters Wednesday night at a $35,800-a-head dinner at the Atherton home of Doug and Lisa Goldman....

Original post made on May. 22, 2012
Last comment by Liking to fire people, on May 27, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 79 comments | 10988 Views

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Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by George Fisher, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 78 comments | 12148 Views

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Menlo Park: Changes underway at Ravenswood and Alma intersection

A six-month trial of changes to the Alma Street-Ravenswood Avenue intersection starts this week, according to the city of...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 10679 Views

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Guest opinion: Concern over church use of council chambers

The following letter was addressed to the members of the Menlo Park City Council: Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5558...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2008
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 74 comments | 16591 Views

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Locals seek meeting with FAA over Surf Air, which added 10 round-trip flights this week

Local officials have requested Federal Aviation Administration representatives meet with them to discuss noise from Surf...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 72 comments | 9728 Views
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