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MENLO PARK

Are red-light cameras working?

The decision of which pedal to pound when the light changes from green to yellow is one that every driver faces, often on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 3 comments | 1205 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reconfiguring library parking lot

Construction workers are tearing up and rebuilding a section of the parking lot in front of the Menlo Park library to create...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by trim the bushes!, on Jan 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 1386 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Fire sprinklers still a vexing question

Back in 2004, the Menlo Park City Council turned down a push by the fire district to adopt an ordinance mandating installation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by vote?, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1111 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council picks Kathy McKeithen as mayor

Kathy McKeithen will handle the gavel at Atherton City Council meetings in 2010. Ms. McKeithen, the vice mayor for 2009,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Godfather, on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 1958 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park blog captures local life, people, vignettes

It's a cool winter's day here in Menlo Park, California, latitude 37 degrees, 44 minutes; longitude 122 degrees, 11 minutes....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Alice MacCorkle Carrott, on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 1827 Views

MOVIES

Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by One possibility, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 8123 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Avoiding strange symbols in Town Square posts

You may have noticed strange symbols in some Town Square posts. The symbols occur where apostrophes and quote marks should...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 2 comments | 1514 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: High-speed rail running off track

Even if the state budget wasn't $20 billion or more in the hole, California has no business spending $10 billion now and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 25 comments | 2026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek driver in hit-and-run

A black Acura hit a large tree, knocked down a fence, tore through a lawn and smashed into three parked cars in a driveway...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by SpareChange, on Jan 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1110 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Things that made me tired in 2009

I'm pleased with some of the efforts to make our planet Earth, our country, our state, our counties and our cities more "green." But...

Original post made by Dr. Bruce Baker, Palo Alto on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2385 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Boys and Girls Clubs leader moving on

After serving for six years as director of development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Chris Canter has accepted...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1401 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Annual Rotary Club of Mountain View Crab Feed Fundraiser

All you can eat Fresh Dungeness Crab Also featuring: - Field Greens & Gorgonzola Cheese with Vinaigrette Dressing -...

Original post made by Alicia Crank on Jan. 5, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1622 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bob Augsburger dies Dec. 31 at his Portola Valley home

Robert R. "Bob" Augsburger, a former vice president of Stanford University and the first executive director of the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 4559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Extra! Top stories of 2009

Good news seemed in short supply in 2009, and that was certainly true for residents of the Midpeninsula. A year of big decisions,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm | 3 comments | 1564 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain has deadliest year since 1995

This year was the deadliest for Caltrain since 1995 after two people were fatally struck by trains this morning (Dec. 31),...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 1149 Views

ATHERTON

Money woes threaten Atherton post office

During the busy holiday season, Atherton's little branch post office is a savvy mailer's best-kept secret. Located in the...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by postman, on Jan 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 1523 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside attorney Theodore Zayner named Superior Court judge

Woodside resident and trial attorney Theodore C. Zayner has been appointed as a judge on the Superior Court of Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on Jan 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 2322 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Ordinance would restrict lawn watering

A revised Menlo Park ordinance would prevent some homeowners from watering their lawns during the day, and require them to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2009
Last comment by the connection, on Jan 1, 2010 at 10:49 am | 15 comments | 1236 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jerry Hill aims to toughen DUI laws

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs could soon become a permanent scar on one's record if legislation proposed...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 1, 2010 at 8:05 am | 4 comments | 1682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: High-Speed Rail Authority should get coal for Christmas

There is no doubt the High-Speed Rail Authority has been naughty and not so nice this year. Authority board members have...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2009
Last comment by wary traveler, on Dec 31, 2009 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 1192 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,394 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,708 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 917 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 776 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 566 views