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MENLO PARK

Sunday: Woodside to hold another soapbox derby

The third annual Woodside Soapbox Derby, sponsored by the Woodside Recreation Committee, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 14, 2016 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 1002 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley man dies in single-car accident

A single-vehicle accident around 7:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the intersection of Portola and Alpine roads claimed the life...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Katie Wilson, on May 14, 2016 at 9:46 am | 4 comments | 5071 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reduces fees for retrieving towed vehicles

The city of Menlo Park has reduced the fee it charges to retrieve a towed vehicle from an impound lot to $125 and discontinued...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1253 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Walls rise on 90 affordable housing units for seniors

Demolition cranes in February made quick work of the 48 below market rate family and senior housing units on the 1200 block...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on May 13, 2016 at 7:50 am | 1 comment | 1911 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside decision-making process fails to engage larger community

This opaque policy-making by a few council members is part of a pattern of top-down rule that departs from Woodside's traditional...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Facts Please, on May 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 3 comments | 1445 Views

MENLO PARK

After tax defeat, 'transparency' is theme of Menlo Park school district board meeting

In the aftermath of the failure to pass two parcel tax measures on May 3, the board of the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by HelloHanalei, on May 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 78 comments | 3681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cat and kitten shelter to close

More than 200 cats and kittens are in need of adoption. The Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat and kitten shelter based...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Margot Knight, on May 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 2364 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Nan Chapman, first woman to serve on Atherton City Council, dies at 80

Atherton's first woman council member and mayor, Nanette "Nan" Figel Chapman, has died at the age of 80 at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on May 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 2610 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Woodside: Bella Vista restaurant closes

The neon martini glass sign is dark. The jukebox in the bar is silent. The Bella Vista restaurant, known by generations for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by M K Gurnee, on May 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 17 comments | 10140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dr. William Ayres' one of California's Most Prolific Child Molesters Has died

Former San Mateo child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres, who evaluated San Mateo juveniles for the courts from 1963-2003, and...

Original post made by Truth on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Chapter is closed, on May 12, 2016 at 7:57 am | 8 comments | 383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thursday: Dumbarton corridor study comes to Menlo Park

How can transportation between the East Bay and the Midpeninsula be improved? A study of the Dumbarton corridor – including...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on May 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 3 comments | 1267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parcel tax measures defeated in Menlo Park City School District election

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by menlo mom, on May 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 183 comments | 8182 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Careless with facts, but not talking about it

In March, the Woodside Elementary School District board endorsed a "polling and communication strategy" for an effort to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Wdse resident, on May 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 8 comments | 1310 Views

ATHERTON

If you've got $10 million, Atherton has a deal for you

Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? ...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Orange, on May 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm | 16 comments | 2667 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Teen's death on Skyline linked to speed, wet roadway

California Highway Patrol officials said speed and a wet roadway Saturday morning appear to be responsible for a crash on...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by parent, on May 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 4 comments | 3033 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Hundreds line parade route for May Day festivities

Young kids, old vehicles, horses, music and candy filled the streets at Woodside's 94th annual May Day Parade on Saturday,...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by srsly, on May 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1375 Views

WOODSIDE

Teens who beat 68-year-old heart patient get prison terms

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge has sentenced two 18-year-olds who beat and robbed a man with a heart condition to...

Original post made on May. 8, 2016
Last comment by East of 101, on May 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm | 5 comments | 1358 Views

MENLO PARK

Jennie Bettini turns 100

Jennie Bettini, who will observe her 100th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 26, has called Menlo Park home for 79 years. Longevity...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ed Balocco, on May 9, 2016 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 1268 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Motorcyclist dies after crash at Skyline Blvd. near Alpine Road

A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Rich Lee MD, on May 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm | 8 comments | 4597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on May 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 4578 Views
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By Chandrama Anderson | 4 comments | 3,082 views