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High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 7 comments | 32308 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 22 comments | 32017 Views

MENLO PARK

The Almanac 2012 Readers' Choice Awards

<B>We are the champions Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=13098 posted Wednesday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by KT, on Aug 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 31543 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe asks Board of Supervisors to Approve bringing on Al Giannini to help prosecute the Ayres case

In 2010, in their eye-opening report on Prosecutorial Misconduct in California, the Northern California Innocence Project...

Original post made by Lurker on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on May 2, 2013 at 9:44 am | 11 comments | 31498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Andrea, on Jun 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 30717 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Going to the mat: new wrestling club already contender

The Beechwood Wrestling Club started from scratch back in September, thanks to Nathan Pantoja and a former Menlo Park police...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Coach Bodie, on Jul 1, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 30500 Views

WOODSIDE

Showpiece stable

An open house is set for Sunday, Sept. 19, for the large, elegant Woodside horse stable, built in 1905 and listed in the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by Nancy, on Sep 20, 2010 at 4:51 pm | 9 comments | 30485 Views

MENLO PARK

Panel of Contributors: Nothing to fear from Dumbarton rail

The proposal to operate six trains in each direction on weekdays between Union City (or Newark) over the Dumbarton rail bridge...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2007
Last comment by opposed, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:19 am | 28 comments | 29985 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo-Atherton High School on lockdown, school official says

Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton is reportedly on lockdown, according to a brief statement by M-A Athletic Director...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2018
Last comment by concerned parent, on Apr 5, 2018 at 8:35 am | 42 comments | 29914 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Measure X would renew parcel tax

Four years ago, Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure passed overwhelmingly, with 77.4 percent of voters supporting the annual...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by F Lee Bailey, on Oct 25, 2013 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 29565 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 29545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community briefs: Free meals from Sequoia school district, Peninsula Clean Energy credits

Community briefs: Sequoia Union High School District providing free meals and Peninsula Clean Energy offering credits to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Yaz, on Oct 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 29232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials investigate Sims fire

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 29135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent and tax payer, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 63 comments | 28970 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fergusson joins council race

A familiar name has popped on to the list of contenders for the 2014 Menlo Park City Council election: Kelly Fergusson, who...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by sally, on Aug 13, 2014 at 7:44 am | 57 comments | 28906 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook packs up for Menlo Park

Facebook's plan to shift headquarters from Palo Alto to Menlo Park has possibly been the worst-kept secret of the past month....

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by NQ, on Feb 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm | 2 comments | 28900 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church votes to change denominations

Spirits were uplifted and hearts were broken after the tally for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's vote on whether to change...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Joe67, on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 72 comments | 28880 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board says time isn't right to add Mandarin immersion

A standing-room-only crowd of parents and proponents of starting a Mandarin immersion program in the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Rich, on May 8, 2014 at 12:51 am | 11 comments | 28877 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Hidden' earthquake faults underlie Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 9 comments | 28526 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Nearly half of all coronavirus cases in San Mateo County are among Hispanic or Latinx residents. We asked local leaders and experts why.

Throughout San Mateo County, and across the U.S., it's becoming increasingly clear that COVID-19 is hitting Latinx communities...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2020
Last comment by diesel, on Jul 16, 2020 at 4:48 pm | 11 comments | 28420 Views
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