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Should Government websites be searchable?

In my struggle to make the Sequoia Healthcare District more user friendly, I suggested to CEO Lee Michelson that "Searchable...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 2 comments | 2721 Views

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Saturday: Raising mental health awareness

The Mental Health Awareness Project, founded by Lisa Pamphilon of Menlo Park, will hold an inaugural event on Saturday, May...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Sheri, on May 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 3043 Views

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Suicide or murder? Attorneys duel in closing arguments

Did Parima Parineh commit suicide in the bedroom of her Woodside home on April 13, 2010, or was she shot and killed by her...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 2 comments | 2708 Views

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Lawsuit filed over car collision with horses on I-280

A lawsuit has been filed by Menlo Park physician Dr. Jean W. Gillon over an incident in the early morning darkness of Dec....

Original post made on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steel Magnolia, on May 28, 2013 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 2143 Views

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Dedicating a fraction of the 1% County ad-valorem property tax to special districts

Supporters of Parks and Open-space have sought dedicated funds for their pet projects. Sales taxes were tried and failed...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 3595 Views

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Memories: When it was 'an occasion' and fun to go downtown

In my youth it was great fun to go downtown, and we dressed for it. One of my earliest memories was Mother helping me into...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Jul 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 2 comments | 3028 Views

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Tonight: Party with Menlo Park police

The Menlo Park Police Department invites the community to a barbecue on Friday, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Burgess...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by pro Sheriff, on Jul 27, 2013 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 2626 Views

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Father charged in November car-crash tragedy

A father has been charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after a November roll-over crash on U.S. 101 at Embarcadero...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Questioner, on Aug 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm | 2 comments | 3949 Views

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September arraignment set for man accused in Portola Valley incidents

A 21-year-old Palo Alto man arrested in Portola Valley in April in connection with a series of incidents, including assault...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by John, on Aug 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm | 2 comments | 2506 Views

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Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Melanie, on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 2 comments | 22578 Views

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Prevailing wage laws guarantee inefficiency in government.

Government agencies should not discriminate against contractors on the basis of wages paid to workers. That is a privileged...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 15806 Views

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Menlo-Atherton, Menlo take No. 1 seeds into CCS volleyball

The Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton girls received No. 1 seeds in their respective divisions for the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 2 comments | 9064 Views

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Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Actually, on Nov 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 21867 Views

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Stanford student pleads not guilty after fatal crash

A Stanford Graduate School of Business student pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple felony charges related to a fatal...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 12:58 am | 2 comments | 3101 Views

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Alleged drunken driver pleads not guilty in fatal crash

A woman accused of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence pleaded not guilty in San Mateo County Superior...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm | 2 comments | 3192 Views

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Watchdogs happy with judge's high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 2 comments | 2157 Views

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Menlo Park: Bay Road open after collision

A car accident that left one driver critically injured shut down a portion of Bay Road for several hours during the Tuesday...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Confused, on Dec 4, 2013 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 7569 Views

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Harry Harrison, 91, leaves community service legacy

Longtime local developer, political figure and community activist Harry Harrison died Dec. 22 at age 91. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Carol Harrison, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 2539 Views

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Zuckerberg donates Facebook shares to local nonprofit

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, donated 18 million shares of the social media company to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 9, 2014 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 2713 Views

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Widespread blood shortages reported

A seasonal drop in blood donations has produced a shortage of O-positive blood at the Stanford Blood Center and a nationwide...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Spec, on Jan 9, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments | 3570 Views
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