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Menlo Park: Three arrested in connection with fight, shooting

Menlo Park police arrested three men Saturday night, Jan. 30, in connection with a fight and a shooting in the 1100 block...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Rufus, on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 3223 Views

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Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot

It's official. Two parcel taxes will go to voters in the Menlo Park City School District in a special May 3 mail-in ballot....

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Apr 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm | 172 comments | 7803 Views

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Student enrollment at Woodside High not growing as predicted

A 2013 study anticipated enrollment growth of 19 percent at Woodside High School by 2020, with the first signs expected in...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by alexafrisbie, on Feb 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 39 comments | 3984 Views

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Woodside's Kate Laubscher may qualify for finals on 'Jeopardy'

"What is grenadine?" answered Kate Laubscher on Jeopardy! the evening of Feb. 2, in response to the clue, "A Shirley Temple...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm | 2 comments | 2310 Views

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Neuroscience pioneer tapped as Stanford's new president

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president of The Rockefeller University in New York City, and a former resident of Atherton and Woodsdie,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by , on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 3145 Views

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Atherton party raises $1 million for charity, organizers say

Nearly 500 people, including a number of sports stars and celebrities, attended the "Big Game Big Give" party in Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Eglantine, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 4427 Views

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Tonight: Woodside council considers limits on basements

With a significant uptick in 2015 in the number of applications to build basements, and with designs that are increasingly...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Donna, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1463 Views

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Menlo Park church mourns loss of pastor

Members of the Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church of God in Menlo Park are mourning the loss of their pastor, Bishop...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ella, on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 5940 Views

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Wedesday: Will Atherton become more welcoming to chickens?

At the moment, it's illegal to have even a single chicken in Atherton on a lot of less than 80,000 square feet, which is...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ethan, on Feb 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 3 comments | 1869 Views

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Caltrans: No broadcast spraying of herbicides along Highways 84 and 35 this year

Following up on recent promises, Caltrans has announced that it will forego broadcast spraying of herbicides along Highway...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ellen, on Feb 16, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1708 Views

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Menlo Park: 'Clee' Webster's legacy: role model for youth

Bridget Matheson, the city of Menlo Park's recreation program coordinator, began 2016 with a staff in mourning. Nobody could...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by MENLO, on Feb 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 2146 Views

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Hillary Clinton in Atherton yesterday

Hillary Clinton, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, was in Atherton on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2711 Views

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Atherton to further study impacts of Marsh Road project

In the hopes of minimizing impacts on neighbors and motorists, Atherton plans to do more traffic studies on the impacts of...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Mike G, on Feb 27, 2016 at 5:12 am | 5 comments | 2056 Views

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Social worker pleads 'no contest' in child sex-abuse case

A former San Mateo County social worker who oversaw the cases of vulnerable East Palo Alto children pleaded no contest to...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2133 Views

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Portola Valley doctor aims to combat obesity epidemic

The facts, says Dr. Sean Bourke, are clear: The U.S. is being overtaken by an epidemic of obesity. He wants to replace it...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Liz, on Feb 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 3257 Views

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Tonight: Memorial celebration for Bishop Teman L. Bostic Sr. in Menlo Park

A memorial celebration for Bishop Teman L. Bostic Sr., pastor of Mt. Olive A.O.H. Church of God in Menlo Park, will be held...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Elise M. Mitchell, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 3833 Views

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Woodside fire district back to square one with cramped station

A physical separation between firefighters and the offices of fire district staff could be ahead as officials of the Woodside...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by AllYouCanEat, on Feb 26, 2016 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 2713 Views

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Menlo Park: Mother, daughter jailed after raucous traffic stop on Willow Road

Following a raucous incident during a traffic stop on Willow Road on Saturday night, Feb. 27, two women, one from Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Both sides right, on Mar 4, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 17 comments | 4289 Views

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Menlo Park: Chilco Street to get long-awaited sidewalks

Chilco Street, located between U.S. 101 and Bayfront Expresway, is scheduled to get sidewalks in 2016, under a plan unanimously...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on Mar 16, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 17 comments | 2612 Views

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Menlo Park man convicted of traveling to Cambodia for sex with minors

A federal jury in Los Angeles found a Menlo Park man guilty Monday of traveling to Cambodia to have sex with underage girls....

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Twentse, on Mar 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm | 4 comments | 3638 Views
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