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U.S. judge blocks Trump's executive order on 'sanctuary cities'

A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday (April 25) blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that threatened...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by petsm, 16 minutes ago | 4 comments | 823 Views

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Menlo Park: Chelsea Clinton draws large crowd at Kepler's

Chelsea Clinton, former First Daughter and the closest person to date to earning the title from both parents, came to Kepler's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 1784 Views

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Top 2016 pay in Menlo Park Fire Protection District: $387,799

A recently released report from the Menlo Park Fire Protection district shows 12 people, including its chief, had total compensation...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 126 comments | 4104 Views

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20th Anniversary of San Mateo County's largest unsolved homicide - One of the deadliest residential structure fires in the Nation

April 26, 1997, twenty years ago, in the City of East Palo, at 6.09 am, firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 26, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 157 Views

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Menlo Park council shows support for 'sanctuary' ordinances

The Menlo Park City Council took a number of steps Tuesday night to deal with the issue of how the city will treat undocumented...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 23 hours ago | 55 comments | 2375 Views

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Two nonprofits merging; both help students from lower-income families

Peninsula Bridge, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit, announced April 26 that the organization will merge with Building Futures...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
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Have aspirations to become a news reporter?

The Almanac is looking for summer interns with an interest in learning news reporting skills for online and print. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2017
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Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by WHITNEY, on Apr 25, 2017 at 6:33 pm | 50 comments | 4846 Views

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Rethinking the College Arms Race: What Do Companies REALLY Want?

The M-A Parent Education Series presents, "What Do Companies REALLY Want?" https://www.eventbrite.com/edit?eid=33540773356 We...

Original post made by Charlene Margot on Apr. 23, 2017
Last comment by lib, on Apr 25, 2017 at 11:50 am | 6 comments | 359 Views

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Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Let me get this straight, on Apr 24, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 26 comments | 2819 Views

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Karen Peterson named to Woodside High School Hall of Fame

Woodside High School will honor alumnus and longtime volunteer Karen Peterson, inducting her into the school's Hall of Fame...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Brenda Norwood, on Apr 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments | 2984 Views

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Atherton approves cost-benefit study of fire services

Atherton's City Council has given the go-ahead to a cost-benefit study of fire services in town, something that has soured...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm | 24 comments | 1366 Views

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Tonight: Atherton may adopt fire district review contract

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 23 comments | 924 Views

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Tonight: Menlo Park weighs 'sanctuary city' status, bike route

The Menlo Park City Council will have its hands full tonight considering whether it should adopt a "sanctuary city" ordinance,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Think deeper, on Apr 21, 2017 at 8:47 am | 17 comments | 1201 Views

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Menlo Park burglary: Man, 21, faces up to 11 years in prison

A 21-year-old East Palo Alto resident faces up to 11 years in state prison after pleading no contest to one felony count...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 20, 2017 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 1631 Views

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Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?

Looking at the polls, President Obama is ahead by larger margins in key battleground states than he was at this time 4 years...

Original post made by Ed Treller on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Mt Belle, on Apr 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 166 comments | 16967 Views

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Atherton council set to sign contract for Menlo Park fire district review

A $49,500 contract to examine the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's finances, and look at other ways Atherton might get...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Linda Craig, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 175 Views

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Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Zephyrab, on Apr 18, 2017 at 4:27 am | 86 comments | 6234 Views

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Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:32 am | 102 comments | 10259 Views

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Update: Woodside Elementary tax measure win holds at 73% of voters

The county on Thursday released an updated count on Woodside Elementary School District's parcel tax win on Tuesday, reporting...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by PARCEL tax payer, on Apr 16, 2017 at 8:14 am | 2 comments | 1689 Views
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