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Man told to pay $19K in restitution for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Support Local Law Enforcement, on May 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 4 comments | 3785 Views

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Menlo Park: Trial changes coming to Ravenswood intersection near rail crossing

Drivers will need to find alternate routes to the Civic Center in Menlo Park, when the city launches a 6-month trial of prohibiting...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Reality Check, on May 11, 2015 at 10:17 pm | 35 comments | 6704 Views

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Longtime AYSO board members retire after decades of service

Local registration for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is underway, but without the leadership of three of the...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by John , on May 6, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 3069 Views

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Menlo Park signs off on new water restrictions

To further conserve water during the statewide drought, the City Council approved new restrictions for customers of the Menlo...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by 28 year resident, on May 8, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 8 comments | 5452 Views

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'Rabbit Dating Game'

Meet Christopher, sure to be a coveted bachelor this Saturday, May 9, during "The Rabbit Dating Game," our version of the...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Incorrect Date!, on May 8, 2015 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 2281 Views

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Sheriff's deputy charged with misdemeanor over gun brandishing

A San Mateo County deputy sheriff has been charged over allegations that he pointed a gun at a custodian in a Redwood City...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Et alia, on Jun 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 39 comments | 9340 Views

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Atherton: Willie Mays guest at opening of ballpark

More than five years after improvements to the baseball field at Holbrook-Palmer Park were proposed by the Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by touch 'em all!, on May 10, 2015 at 9:41 am | 4 comments | 2532 Views

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Firefighters rescue one from stranded boat, three remain on-board

A water-rescue crew transported one person to shore while assisting a boat in distress near East Palo Alto on Saturday morning,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Attractive Nuisance , on May 10, 2015 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1804 Views

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Webb Ranch teems with new, old activity

"The jewel of Silicon Valley" is how Doug Galen described Webb Ranch to the crowd assembled for a groundbreaking ceremony...

Original post made on May. 10, 2015
Last comment by Carol, on May 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 3503 Views

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Menlo Park: Trial underway in double DUI fatality

Nearly two years has passed, but the second-degree murder trial of Marjorie Reitzell is finally underway. The 55-year-old...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by A Reader, on May 13, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 6 comments | 2862 Views

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Portola Valley troop: Three earn Eagle Scout rank

The three newest Eagle Scouts in Portola Valley Boy Scout Troop 64 are Alex Duff, Kevin Kelly and Weston Bourgeois. Read...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Gal, on May 13, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 1 comment | 2816 Views

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Caltrain ridership hits new high

The annual head count of riders on Caltrain found that the average weekly number of passengers has hit 58,245 -- a 71 percent...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by mo' better trains, on May 13, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments | 2067 Views

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Driver testifies in double-fatality DUI trial

Marjorie Reitzell took the stand on Wednesday to testify in her defense, telling the court that she is capable of driving...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on May 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 12 comments | 5393 Views

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Coroner releases name of man killed by train in Atherton

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 18, 2015 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 6320 Views

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Hourly day care center opens in West Menlo Park

Toddle, the West Menlo Park day care center that takes children by the hour as a convenience for busy parents, opened March...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Dinara, on May 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 4023 Views

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Murder conviction in DUI case that killed Menlo Park couple

A woman who was driving drunk when her car struck and killed a Menlo Park couple in 2013 was convicted of murder this morning,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on May 23, 2015 at 8:09 am | 15 comments | 3888 Views

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How should Menlo Park define public benefit?

In the city's ongoing effort to wrangle the meaning of "public benefit" into measurable, comparable terms, the Menlo Park...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm | 6 comments | 2929 Views

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Guest opinion: Keeping Searsville dam in place a good solution

The day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article labeled "1000 dams down and counting" was published...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 16 comments | 2795 Views

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Menlo Park: Police body camera policy may let people request video deletion

Menlo Park may amend its police body camera policy to allow the deletion of videos with no investigative relevance upon request...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 2018 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 | 7620 Views
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