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Menlo Park: No memorial yet for young gymnastics instructor

There's no sign of 19-year-old Cate Fisher on the premises of Menlo Park's gymnastics center, where she taught for nearly...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by gyminstructor1, on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 8125 Views

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Former deputy faces felony assault charges

A January court hearing is ahead for former deputy Colin Troy Smith of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Mr. Smith pleaded...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 14 comments | 10606 Views

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'I've Had Enough': When Democrats Quit on Obama

Great Article in the National Journal about Democrats' frustration with Obama http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/i-ve-had-enough-when-democrats-quit-on-obama-20140609...

Original post made by Menlo Observer on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 11, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 14 comments | 1098 Views

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Defense attorney accuses DA of retaliation in prosecution of deputy sheriff

San Mateo County Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez was back in Superior Court in Redwood City on Feb. 13, but not about allegations...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Feb 25, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 14 comments | 4923 Views

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Mass-market hydrogen-powered car at Earth Fair

Of the several factory-manufactured cars parked with their hoods up at the 2015 Earth Fair in Woodside on Saturday, electric...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Keith Malone, California Fuel Cell Partnership, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31 am | 14 comments | 5334 Views

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Hillary Clinton visits Portola Valley for fundraising lunch

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is scheduled to be in Portola Valley for a fundraising lunch on Friday,...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by really?, on May 10, 2015 at 9:14 am | 14 comments | 3928 Views

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Circus Club: 'Let's be a role model' for water use

With a 10-acre polo field visible from the street, it's almost inevitable that passersby would complain when they notice...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Still wasting water!, on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:49 am | 14 comments | 4900 Views

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Breaking: Trump leads all Republicans

"according to the Huffington Post Pollster poll average, Donald Trump now sits atop the GOP field..." There ya go, bongs...

Original post made by News of the weird on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by view from my desktop, on Jul 14, 2015 at 8:33 am | 14 comments | 1460 Views

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Trump Meltdown Continues; Trump screams "Obama founder of ISIS"

Bush responds: "hey, but what about MY war!" Trump: "President Obama -- he is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of...

Original post made by Where did I lose my GOP? It was here a moment ago on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Where's the Trump Troll, on Sep 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm | 14 comments | 1039 Views

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Affordable housing: County wrestles with spending choices

As the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors looks at spending more on affordable housing, it has run into complications...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Joan, on May 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm | 14 comments | 2003 Views

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Study: Displaced residents face many other obstacles

Low-income renters who are displaced from their homes tend to experience many adverse impacts in other areas of their lives,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 14 comments | 2760 Views

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Renowned attorney to defend ex-deputy, candidate for sheriff against criminal charges

Famed San Francisco criminal defense attorney J. Tony Serra may attempt to demonstrate that the arrests and prosecution of...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Holly L., on Jul 2, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 14 comments | 3637 Views

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Fire board approves raises, but questions pay totals

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District gave a 3 percent base raise to most of its non-union employees in July,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Ann, on Aug 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 14 comments | 1809 Views

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Tuesday: Supes to consider asking state to ban cellphone use in crosswalks

With pedestrian fatalities accounting for 24 percent of traffic-related deaths in California in 2016, county Supervisor...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2017
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm | 14 comments | 1428 Views

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FAA considering making Surf Air flight path over Bay official

As the FAA ponders making Surf Air's attempt to respond to local noise complaints by flying over the Bay an official fair...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Oct 5, 2017 at 7:35 pm | 14 comments | 2940 Views

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White House nominates Portola Valley resident Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to U.N. ambassadorship

The White House on Monday, Nov. 9, announced the nomination of Portola Valley resident Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to the...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 14 comments | 3902 Views

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Rail Authority: No berms for high-speed rail on the Peninsula

Should high-speed rail come to the Peninsula, it will not sit atop a massive Berlin Wall, as some rail opponents have feared....

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm | 14 comments | 2573 Views

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Red light cameras court controversy

Drivers tagged by Menlo Park's four red light cameras during the past year may want to keep an eye on the latest court rulings....

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Harry, on Nov 25, 2010 at 11:18 am | 14 comments | 2878 Views

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Woman on bike killed by big-rig near Portola Valley

A woman riding a bicycle was struck and killed by a big-rig near Portola Valley this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Karole, on Nov 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm | 14 comments | 2935 Views

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End of the line for Caltrain?

Draconian cuts are planned for the 147-year-old Caltrain passenger-rail line, which is facing a $30 million deficit on a...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Terry, on Feb 22, 2011 at 1:47 am | 14 comments | 3205 Views
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