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  1. Biz Break: Facebook shares sink amid controversies on two continentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | San Jose Mercury News

    Today: Facebook shares drop 2.5 percent, amid "real name" protests and Dutch revenge-porn demands, as it also releases new photo features and Lite version in Asia. Also: Dow drops the most in two years as Greek debt crisis nears breaking point.

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  2. Atherton: Fire district wants town to widen key stretch of Marsh RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    John Orr / Daily News Marsh Road, at the Atherton city limits, on Monday, June 22, 2015. One lane in each direction, the Menlo Park Fire Protection Distriction has raised the idea of widening the road to three lanes, for the sake of faster travel for emergency vehicles.

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  3. Menlo Park: Haven Family House helps homeless families get back on firm footingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | San Jose Mercury News

    Haven Family House, part of InnVision Shelter Network, offers temporary housing to up to 23 homeless families at a time, while working to help them establish permanent housing and, if needed, providing free employment and daycare services. According to Carolyn Hooper, marketing and communications manager for Inn- Vision, there is a constant waiting list of families looking to get placed in Haven House.

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  4. Menlo Park: Fire chief against adding bike lanes to El Camino RealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | The Campbell Reporter

    The head of Menlo Park's fire department doesn't want to be known as the guy who hates bikes. But before the city implements safe bicycling routes along its main arteries, Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman wants officials to allow for the safe passage of emergency vehicles, particularly on the east side which gets the most fire calls.

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  5. College baseball players adopted by Bay Area families for summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | The Campbell Reporter

    That's hardly the scenario for many families in the Bay Area. And when it comes to summer baseball, it gets even weirder.

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  6. East Palo Alto: Food collaborative aims to feed needyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | Inside Bay Area

    A local collective is continuing a program aimed at lending a helping hand to East Palo Alto families struggling in the summer. The East Palo Alto Children's Food Security Collaborative, which launched last summer, assists roughly 1,100 families in the city and east Menlo Park who have trouble feeding their children when school is not in session.

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  7. Menlo Park: New budget contains $1 million for improvements to Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Campbell Reporter

    Council members shuffled some projects a bit to arrive at a balanced budget without dipping into its five-year Capital Improvement Plan funds. The budget also fully funds $1 million in improvements to sidewalks on Santa Cruz Avenue, aided by a $491,000 state rebate announced last week.

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  8. Menlo Park: Fire department joins relief effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Campbell Reporter

    Menlo Park Fire Protection District's board of directors on June 16 authorized the city's fire chief to partner with San Mateo County Firefighters Local 2400 on a program that allows first responders to grant gift cards worth $100 or more to victims of fires, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and landslides. Recipients must have suffered at least 25 percent damage to their residence to be eligible.

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  9. Menlo Park: St. Patrick's Seminary ex-finance chief could see jail timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 24 | The Campbell Reporter

    A woman who was the finance chief at a Menlo Park seminary for six years could face up to a year in county jail for embezzlement. Jennifer Margret Morris, 60, of Hayward, was accused in 2013 of stealing more than $200,000 and a luxury car from St. Patrick's Seminary & University between 2006 and 2012 when she was finance director there.

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  10. Biz Break: Facebook hits record on mobile-ad possibilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | The Campbell Reporter

    Today: Facebook shares hit all-time high, and its market value surpasses Walmart, as coming ad products for it and Instagram excite investors. Also: Netflix approves 7-for-1 stock split, and Tesla denies Model 3 delays.

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  11. Star-spangled desserts for the Fourth of JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 23 | San Jose Mercury News

    Strawberry, creamy almond and blackberry chocolate paletas photographed in studio in Walnut Creek on June 16, 2015. Suffice it to say, the Founding Fathers probably weren't thinking about future Americans' celebratory dessert needs when they voted to adopt the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

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  12. Rising tides in San Francisco Bay demand unified solutionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | San Jose Mercury News

    Every community that rings San Francisco Bay is vulnerable to rising seas. But while some places are preparing, others are not -- and no single agency is coordinating the effort, according to two new civil grand jury reports.

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  13. Hayward woman pleads no contest to embezzlement from St. Patrick's SeminaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | Fremont Bulletin

    The former director of finance for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park pleaded no contest Wednesday to embezzling thousands of dollars from the seminary during her employment there, prosecutors said Thursday. Jennifer Morris, 60, pleaded no contest to three felony counts of embezzlement on the condition she would serve no more than a year in county jail when she is sentenced on Aug. 7, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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  14. Menlo Park: 86-year-old woman hit, killed by car while crossing streetRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 19 | The Sunnyvale Sun

    An 86-year-old woman who was crossing an intersection of El Camino Real "in or about" the crosswalk Thursday night was hit and killed by a vehicle, according to police. At 8:06 p.m., the woman was crossing the intersection of El Camino Real and Alejandra Avenue when she was struck by a vehicle, according to Menlo Park police.

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  15. Redwood City: Former seminary finance director pleads no contest to embezzlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Pacifica Tribune

    The former director of finance for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park pleaded no contest Wednesday to embezzling thousands of dollars from the seminary during her employment there, prosecutors said Thursday. Jennifer Morris, 60, pleaded no contest to three felony counts of embezzlement on the condition she would serve no more than a year in county jail when she is sentenced on Aug. 7, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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  16. Magid: Internet of Things ready to take offRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | San Jose Mercury News

    From a product standpoint, the so-called Internet of Things or IoT is in its infancy but, if some prognosticators are correct, it's poised for enormous growth over the next couple of decades. Intel put the size of the IoT market at 2 billion devices in 2006, 15 billion in 2015 and an estimated 200 billion by 2020 - less than five years from today.

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  17. Menlo Park: ConnectMenlo clears first hurdleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Campbell Reporter

    The Menlo Park City Council set maximum development levels in the city's business parks east of Highway 101 on Tuesday night. Up to 2.1 million square feet of nonresidential buildings can be added to the 10.5 million square feet now permitted by the general plan in the M-2 zoning district.

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  18. Menlo Park: Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalk project sees delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | San Jose Mercury News

    Construction work along Santa Cruz Avenue and at the intersection of Alma Street and Ravenswood Avenue were hit with delays last week. Because a rare rainstorm stopped work on June 10, the city of Menlo Park said both projects aren't scheduled to wrap up until June 19. As approved by the City Council in March, the Santa Cruz Avenue Sidewalk Project features 6-foot-wide sidewalks and 2-foot-wide painted buffers separating existing bike and car lanes.

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  19. Menlo Park: City panel chief pushes bike-lane experimentRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | San Jose Mercury News

    The head of a city commission wants to speed up an aspect of the El Camino Real/Downtown Specific Plan. Bill Kirsch, chairman of the Menlo Park Bicycle Commission, on Tuesday asked the City Council to install bike lanes on a trial basis along El Camino Real, as well as along the Ravenswood/Menlo corridor and Oak Grove Avenue between Middlefield Road and University Drive.

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  20. Menlo Park: City seeks money to fund 101/Willow projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 17 | The Campbell Reporter

    Now that Menlo Park is the official sponsor of a new Highway 101 interchange at Willow Road, officials are hoping to avoid footing the project's $64 million bill. The City Council on Tuesday night directed staff to submit an application to the county's Measure A Highway Program and authorized the city manager to execute the necessary funding agreements.

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