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Former Woodside woman embezzled millions

Ann Ray, a bookkeeper and former resident of Woodside, pleaded guilty in federal court July 19 to six felony counts of income...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 22, 2011 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 2648 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton mayor delays action on outsourcing

The Atherton City Council met Tuesday night (July 20) but pulled from the agenda a legal step to implement a plan to outsource...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by A big thank you to the courageous , on Jul 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm | 2 comments | 1685 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Spencer Harris memorial

Tonight the friends and family of Spencer Harris will gather to honor the 74-year-old Menlo Park man who died on May 17....

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by James Madison, on Jul 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 1408 Views

MENLO PARK

District attorney closes Menlo priest investigation

The San Francisco District Attorney's Office has decided not to press charges against Father William Myers, pastor of a Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Jul 21, 2011 at 10:06 am | 9 comments | 1654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton layoffs delayed at last minute

A judge temporarily stopped Atherton from laying off six city employees at the last minute on Friday, July 15, after hearing...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Aaron , on Jul 21, 2011 at 7:29 am | 2 comments | 1596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andronico's market to close July 24

Andronico's market, a high-end grocery store that's been a fixture at Stanford Shopping Center for the past two decades,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Mark Sheehan , on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm | 5 comments | 2094 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Friday service for Cate Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, for Catherine (Cate) Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park, who died July 13 after she...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Amy, on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 4786 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: More copper wire thefts at Facebook

Crime reports from Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9324...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by To Sensitive , on Jul 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 1311 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Rescue plan for 'Granny' sounds solid

The future of "Granny," the centuries-old heritage oak tree that was threatened by crews installing a new Hetch Hetchy waterline,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Jill Andre, on Jul 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1391 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Brown’s Leaky Bucket Tax Increase

The other morning I read an article by a major columnist that said the goals of those who oppose tax increases - or at least...

Original post made by Duf Sundheim on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chef Martin Yan at Atherton Library

The Atherton Library is hosting a cooking demonstration by noted Chef Martin Yan, of "Yan Can Cook" fame on Saturday, July...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1293 Views

MOVIES

Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Nostalgic, on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 4836 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obama and the Coming Democalypse

President Obama is evidently feeling the pressure from the current shenanigans over a routine hike in the debt ceiling. ...

Original post made by Chris Chantrill on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1633 Views

ATHERTON

Interim Atherton Police Chief

This is a great appointment - a true professional with no interest in a long term job. Danielson, Connors and Flint will...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:30 am | 20 comments | 3260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens appeals denial of permit to sell alcohol

Walgreens has filed an appeal of the Menlo Park Planning Commission's 4-3 denial of its request to sell beer and wine at...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Leyla S., on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm | 9 comments | 1842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board: 'Huge shift' in compensation policy?

Are firefighters overpaid? In negotiating pay packages, should fire districts consider only what other fire departments...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 11 comments | 3163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Emergency response: New volunteers needed

Portola Valley, one of several similarly situated communities in the Woodside Fire Protection District, does not have a "deep...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.M., on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 1351 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

The Party of Rich Old White Men Redux

Author's note: I posted the opinion piece below my note yesterday. I used the name SMGOP. The article was clearly attributed...

Original post made by Lisa Rossetti on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 am | 28 comments | 2976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board imposes terms on union employees

The firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will get $350 more per month for health and welfare benefits,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | 41 comments | 5119 Views

MENLO PARK

This weekend: 25th Connoisseurs' Marketplace

A collectors' car show is a new feature of this year's Connoisseurs' Marketplace street festival, to be held Saturday and...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bambi, on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:53 am | 3 comments | 1408 Views
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