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Board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 42 comments | 97814 Views

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Menlo attorney fighting high-speed rail Central Valley project's launch

==B (An expanded version of an earlier-published story.)== Peninsula cities lost a legal battle last week against the state's...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 15, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 10 comments | 36966 Views

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Supes up ante on Stanford's trail offer

==B Update:== The ball, suddenly, is in Stanford University's court. With an expiration date looming for San Mateo County...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by Ladera Resident, on Nov 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | 6 comments | 28589 Views

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Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 28572 Views

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The Almanac's Readers' Choice 2013 winners

Almanac readers name their favorite restaurants, shops and services in the 2013 Readers' Choice poll. ==B Photo:== Studio...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2013
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 23359 Views

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Deputy police chief named to new county post

The San Mateo Police Department's loss is San Mateo County's gain, as the city's longtime deputy police chief Michael Callagy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 17680 Views

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Officials investigate Sims fire

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 17107 Views

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Editorial: Clear choices in fire board race

In this election in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, five candidates are vying for three seats, including one being...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2013 at 7:23 am | 18 comments | 16637 Views

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Three emergencies leave two men dead, snarl traffic

Three emergencies dramatically slowed north-south traffic through Redwood City and Atherton on Friday, including two incidents...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by What a ... , on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 16250 Views

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Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
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Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 19 comments | 14575 Views

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Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 14440 Views

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Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 14142 Views

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Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 14098 Views

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The other big project in downtown Menlo Park

While attention has been focused on what Stanford University plans to build in Menlo Park, another developer has quietly...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by cassandra, on Nov 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 21 comments | 14000 Views

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DA Wagstaffe tells KCBS that his office always complies with Marsy's Law

In an astonishing article today, San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe tells KCBS that his office is really on top of things when...

Original post made by Lurker on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:01 am | 10 comments | 13916 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 funny guy, on May 8, 2013 at 9:46 am | 155 comments | 13728 Views

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Editorial: Initiative would shrink Menlo projects

Menlo Park voters who have noticed the recent skirmishes over the proposed mixed-use housing, office and retail projects...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 50 comments | 13136 Views

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This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 12654 Views

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Costumes, carnivals and concerts

Ready to get spooked? In a nice way, that is. Halloween events in our area tend to be more friendly than frightening, and...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Don Witt, on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 11470 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,336 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,648 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 886 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 667 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 541 views