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High-Speed Rail Authority names new CEO

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors announced today that it will hire Jeff Morales as its new CEO. Read...

Original post made on May. 30, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 2564 Views

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Kleiner Perkins: 'Facts will determine outcome of discrimination suit'

Calling the last several days a difficult time at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, veteran partner John Doerr posted a statement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by Interested, on Jun 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | 2 comments | 3018 Views

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Exempting CEQA review of the High Speed Rail Project

State Senator Steinberg is leading the charge to pass an exemption from CEQA violations for the High Speed Rail project,...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm | 2 comments | 7882 Views

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Saturday: Portola Valley picnic, trail dedication

Portola Valley holds its town picnic Saturday with some new features: a trail, a club and a shirt. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by JW, on Jun 8, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2586 Views

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Letter: Remarkable year for Woodside High School

In an era when there is a flight from public schools and constant criticism of the performance of public schools ("Waiting...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 1745 Views

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Wildfire danger is high this year

The indicators are adding up to a higher than average danger of wildfire for the 2012 fire season. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 2404 Views

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Menlo Park, Atherton still have lawsuit against high-speed rail

The state Legislature may have voted to let the high-speed rail train project keep rolling, but that doesn't mean local jurisdictions...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm | 2 comments | 2065 Views

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Motorcyclist, 80, killed in La Honda crash

An 80-year-old Belmont man died in a motorcycle crash near La Honda on Sunday afternoon. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=11810...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2138 Views

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MA Pop Warner opens youth football season

The Menlo Atherton Vikings Pop Warner football club opens its season Sunday, Sept 2, at St. Francis High School in Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by football parent, on Sep 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 5820 Views

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San Mateo County Amber Alert not on same page yet.

We need to have all Police Departments in our County on the same page regarding what qualifies for an Amber Alert. The Maffei...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Sep. 8, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 10, 2012 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 2281 Views

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Week 2: Vikings post strong Pop Warner results

Visiting the tough Berkeley Jr Bears for five games on Saturday, Sept. 8, the M-A Vikings Pop Warner football club had a...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by schedule, on Sep 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 2 comments | 3157 Views

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Not Ready For Prime Time scam unwinds

At a household in Menlo Park's Sharon Heights neighborhood (the resident requested anonymity), the phone calls began Tuesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Ted, on Sep 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 2402 Views

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Law cracks down on tobacco sales to minors

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that creates tougher penalties for stores that sell cigarettes to minors,...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 2 comments | 2614 Views

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Menlowe Ballet celebrates one year with new works

From a neoclassical work by the ballet master of the San Francisco Ballet, to choreographer Michael Lowe's homage to instrumental...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2012
Last comment by Andressa Thorne, on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 2050 Views

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Spare the Air alert issued for Saturday

The alert means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 2512 Views

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Thief strikes at Menlo Park church

It takes a particular kind of thief to walk away with money collected during church services. Menlo Park detectives are still...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 3104 Views

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Algae clogs Menlo Park water lines

California Water customers in Menlo Park may have been wondering what's up their pipes after experiencing low water pressure...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by fruits, on Oct 12, 2012 at 9:35 am | 2 comments | 2671 Views

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A ray of hope in effort to recover Lehman Brothers losses

In an encouraging development for local school districts hopeful of recouping heavy losses to their investments in the 2008...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Please explain?, on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2856 Views

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Portola Valley native takes up house-hunting in wake of storm

Portola Valley native Laura MacMillan, 23, was for a time a displaced person. She still lives in Brooklyn, just not in the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by bob, on Nov 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 2678 Views

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Lawsuit filed over campaign sign shenanigans

During the 2011 election cycle, a mystery: A campaign sign uprooted from Chuck Bernstein's front yard. A cellphone dropped...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2012
Last comment by Frugal, on Nov 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 1920 Views
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