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Tonight: Menlo fire district employee contract offers raises, more benefits

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which according to the state has the highest average wages of any state or local...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Bob, 56 minutes ago | 14 comments | 710 Views

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Atherton study shows taxpayers pay more than twice what fire services cost

A study of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District commissioned by Atherton shows that the district spends less than half...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Dagwood, 8 hours ago | 38 comments | 4166 Views

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Police calls: Deputies encounter man with firearm and loaded, large-capacity magazine

Crime reports from Woodside, Menlo Park, Ladera and West Menlo Park Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/14/police-calls-deputies-encounter-man-with-fi...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
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Menlo Park: Self-made gallerist launches new art, event space

Opening an art gallery and event space had been a years-long dream for Menlo Park's Jill Layman. As a single mom with little...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Jane Gill, on Jan 15, 2018 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1329 Views

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Guest opinion: Make Menlo Park great again with Trump-linked lobbyist?

Hiring a lobbying firm closely associated with President Trump does not sit right with much of the Menlo Park community,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Fake News?, on Jan 15, 2018 at 4:55 pm | 35 comments | 2403 Views

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Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1129 Views

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Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 1074 Views

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Multiple painkillers found in the late actor John Heard's body

Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 1333 Views

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Restaurant review: Modern melting pot at Black Pepper

The menu at the new Black Pepper in Menlo Park is exotic and enticing, with variations of South Asian staples like satay,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments | 1227 Views

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Judge dismisses cellphone smuggling case against former deputy sheriff

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge today (Dec. 1) dismissed two counts of conspiracy brought by the county against...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by De Paula, on Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 am | 26 comments | 2801 Views

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Blood donors urgently needed

Stanford Blood Center officials say the center is in urgent need of blood donations, especially from O-negative donors, to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Bradley , on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:50 am | 3 comments | 2953 Views

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East Bay quake felt on the Peninsula

An earthquake that struck the East Bay and jolted many Peninsula residents awake early this morning had a magnitude of 4.4,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 1093 Views

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New shuttle service takes you to county parks

In an attempt to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors and leave their cars behind, San Mateo County Parks Department...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by egsn, on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm | 1 comment | 2797 Views

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Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 1553 Views

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Bicycling children hit by cars in two separate incidents

Four children riding their bicycles were struck by cars in two separate collisions roughly a mile away from each other in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Dec 27, 2017 at 8:40 am | 23 comments | 4212 Views

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Bidding wars: Midpeninsula homes sell for $1M over asking prices

Realtors say low inventory combined with sales strategies from the dot-com boom are playing a role in bidding wars. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 3 comments | 3794 Views

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Spare the Air alerts in effect through Christmas Eve

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts through Christmas Eve. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Dec 23, 2017 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1299 Views

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Menlo Park fire district board approves $2.5 million in additional spending

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District voted on Tuesday night to give its chief authority to spend $2 million...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 21, 2017 at 7:03 pm | 15 comments | 1648 Views

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Menlo Park district fire chief seeks nearly $3M in new spending to respond to development boom

Citing challenges caused by increased traffic and development, the chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has asked...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 21, 2017 at 1:25 pm | 17 comments | 2114 Views

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Woodside school board agrees, again, to comply with open meeting law

The Woodside Elementary School District's board has, for the second time in less than six months, had to change the way...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm | 3 comments | 1134 Views
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Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park
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Spring College Fairs
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Willow-Gate, and Safe Routes to School
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The Cost of Service
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