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CHP reports rise in DUIs over Labor Day weekend

The California Highway Patrol has reported more DUIs over the Labor Day weekend compared to last year, but fewer fatalities...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm | 3 comments | 1455 Views

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Rail critics prepare for debate over project's costs

As the California High-Speed Rail Authority prepares to release its long-awaited business plan next month, legislators and...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:30 am | 3 comments | 1534 Views

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Green Vehicles, Inc., the precursor to Solyndra

The city of Salinas lost $500k by investing in an electic car company (Green Vehicles, Inc). Private investors did not invest...

Original post made by Jerry on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 31, 2011 at 5:46 am | 3 comments | 1532 Views

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Palo Altans prepare for massive earthquake drill

More than 8.5 million Californians will be refilling emergency kits, ducking under tables or standing in doorways as they...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by 3.9, on Oct 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 1733 Views

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Campaign signs go missing -- so does cell phone

Who will be elected to the Menlo Park Fire Protection District (MPFPD) Board of Directors is not a question keeping most...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by curious, on Dec 28, 2012 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2227 Views

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Two earthquakes hit Bay Area Thursday

The U.S. Geological Survey has downgraded Thursday night's earthquake from its original preliminary magnitude of 4.2, to...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by rapture, on Oct 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | 3 comments | 1891 Views

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Conjoined twins to be separated at Lucile Packard

Two-year-old conjoined twins will be separated this week at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital in a surgery expected to last...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Lander Blanza, on May 2, 2012 at 4:49 am | 3 comments | 1712 Views

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Pay-by-space parking arrives in Menlo Park

Menlo Park's trial run of pay-by-space meters starts this week as part of a new range of options offering people the choice...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by TEST IT OUT, on Nov 3, 2011 at 2:18 am | 3 comments | 1560 Views

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David Boesch resigns as San Mateo County manager

David Boesch, the current San Mateo County manager and former Menlo Park city manager, will resign the county post Dec. 31,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by A Concerned Citizen, on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | 3 comments | 15140 Views

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Great need for holiday turkeys in Bay Area

A food bank in the Bay Area is banking on the generosity of residents as it tries to collect enough turkeys to feed families...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2011
Last comment by amitofu, on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 1512 Views

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Secret Republican Meeting to Stop Mitt

Breaking from CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/23/politics/secret-romney-meeting/index.html "Representatives for leading social...

Original post made by Lawrence on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Nov 23, 2011 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 1280 Views

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Only 500 new homes sold in entire U.S. in both Oct & Nov - PA stats?

I read the below post and it made me wonder how many new homes (as distinct from resold homes) were sold in Palo Alto in...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by Misleading Title, on Dec 27, 2011 at 9:38 am | 3 comments | 1605 Views

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Why No Mention Of Single Payer Bill In California ?

Did I miss it or was there absolutely nothing in the news, or here about Senate Bill 810 authored by Mark Leno that was voted...

Original post made by Anon. on Jan. 28, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm | 3 comments | 1253 Views

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Fire occurred at Larry Ellison's former home

The large Japanese pagoda-style home in Atherton where firefighters quickly extinguished an attic fire Sunday was the former...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by samurai, on Feb 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 3 comments | 2553 Views

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EPA financial-literacy program begins tonight

A four-part financial education and asset-building program for East Palo Alto and Belle Haven residents will begin tonight,...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 25, 2012 at 6:32 am | 3 comments | 1768 Views

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Israeli President Shimon Peres to visit Facebook today

Israeli President Shimon Peres will appear at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park today, March 6, to launch his Facebook...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2012
Last comment by Friend of Israel, on Mar 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments | 1912 Views

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First Person: A conversation with Linda Williams

Palo Alto resident Linda Williams, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM), speaks with Lisa Van Dusen about...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2012
Last comment by Localmom, on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 3 comments | 3197 Views

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Why bring the high speed rail onto the pennisula?

I am old enough to remember when the politicians sold the bay area voters the BART system that was to ring the bay area and...

Original post made by Andrew Fuller on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Two cents, on Mar 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 1459 Views

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Endangered butterflies released at Edgewood County Park

As part of a continuing effort to repopulate the checkerspot butterfly in San Mateo County, a group of biologists and volunteers...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Apr 7, 2012 at 7:55 am | 3 comments | 1591 Views

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Bike Safety is more than helmets

From watching bike riders lately, I have seen some very poor examples of the right way to do it. Most of those riding bikes...

Original post made by Occasional cyclist on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by Richard Clark, on Apr 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 3 comments | 1549 Views
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