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MENLO PARK

Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 8843 Views

MENLO PARK

No last call yet for Menlo Park's downtown specific plan

It was, perhaps, an optimistic schedule -- three meetings to evaluate the draft downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, then...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2011
Last comment by Lessons of 2011, on Oct 3, 2011 at 9:15 am | 7 comments | 1672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Initiative responses to over-reaching by public employee unions

Here are three initiatives being proposed for the consideration by California voters: ELIMINATES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm | 22 comments | 1487 Views

ATHERTON

Town Square's Double Standard

Something doesn't quite seem right about the Town Square. An anonymous poster going by the initials JT accuses John Johns...

Original post made by Alan Michaels on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2011 at 5:09 am | 12 comments | 2105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ladera community rallies to save pizza place

After 24 years of serving pizza in Ladera, Round Table restaurant in the Alpine Road shopping center could be closed as...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Sep 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 1845 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Cargill — If you build it, the roads will clog

After years of debate, just about everybody has heard of Cargill's hugely controversial proposal to build a new city on Redwood...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Mimi Wolf, on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 2930 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Report: High cost of youth gun violence

Gun violence in San Mateo County costs taxpayers an estimated $50 million each year, according to a report on youth and...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 2146 Views

MENLO PARK

Poll shows that 62.4% would vote to stop California’s high speed rail (HSR) project

A new poll has just been published that shows almost 2/3 of California voters want to sop the California High Speed Rail...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Girl, 6, killed on her way to school

A 6-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning (Sept. 28), the second traffic fatality in less than three hours within a...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:43 am | 3 comments | 1420 Views

ATHERTON

FBI's investigation of Atherton was a hoax, poster says

It's been nearly a year now since John Johns, the former finance director in Atherton, began circulating the rumor that the...

Original post made by JT on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by John P Johns, on Sep 30, 2011 at 6:30 am | 15 comments | 1677 Views

MENLO PARK

Aquatics users group to be picked from open pool

The group charged with evaluating customer satisfaction with the city's privately managed public pools may now include people...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by oblivious, on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm | 5 comments | 1433 Views

WOODSIDE

Back to School: Menlo Park City School District

The Menlo Park City School District faces another year of huge challenges as it moves forward on its $91.1 million, multi-year...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3601 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kaygetsu prepares to say goodbye

Kaygetsu, a seven-year-old Japanese restaurant in Menlo Park that made Zagat's top 10 list and has consistently made the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by twgp, on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 2331 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 20572 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park woman busts teen burglars

Around 3 p.m. on a quiet, sunny Monday afternoon, a 41-year-old Menlo Park woman noticed something peculiar in her backyard. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 1476 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama to return to Woodside

President Barack Obama is returning to Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, for a 4 p.m. gathering to meet and presumably break...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Emotional or Irate?, on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm | 70 comments | 4928 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Thieves burglarize cars Thursday morning while hikers walk The Dish

Thieves broke into and burglarized six vehicles parked at the informal dirt parking area at the Alpine Road intersection...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 8838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 9/25/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh 2 Reamde Neal Stephenson 3 State of Wonder Ann Patchett 4 Night...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Sep. 27, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1382 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Revenue on a $60 Million Parcel?

Here's a parcel that covers the better part of a city block in Atherton: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704187604576289141515370306.html Has...

Original post made by Ho Cus Po Cus on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Sally, on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm | 4 comments | 1526 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Fire destroys house in Portola Valley

A two-alarm fire completely destroyed a home at 35 Valencia Court in Portola Valley on Friday evening, Sept. 23, Chief Dan...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ola Kudu, on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 5533 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,333 views