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MENLO PARK

Officials optimistic about new trash collector

A switch to a new garbage and recycling service provider that began Jan 3 in parts of San Mateo County has seen some glitches,...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by Michael Craig, on Apr 4, 2011 at 6:33 am | 3 comments | 1378 Views

AROUND TOWN

Planner has alternative future for Bay Area rail travel

A consultant to the town of Portola Valley is proposing an alternative plan to bring electric and high-speed trains to the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by BALONEY, on Apr 3, 2011 at 10:01 am | 4 comments | 1724 Views

MENLO PARK

Excellent report by Menlo Park staff on public employee compensation

The City of Menlo Park staff has done a superb job in preparing the report "Presentation of Information Regarding Employee...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Apr. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1430 Views

MENLO PARK

New Pilates studio opens in Menlo Park

Those looking to work the kinks out of their backs after a long day at work now have a new exercise studio to check out....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by show me the money, on Apr 2, 2011 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 4869 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lion shot, killed in backyard

Authorities shot and killed a mountain lion that they cornered in a backyard after it wandered into a Redwood City neighborhood...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 1, 2011 at 1:45 am | 39 comments | 2971 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Simitian's green-energy bill clears Legislature

A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, to require California utilities to obtain a greater share of their electricity...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Francis, on Apr 1, 2011 at 12:36 am | 3 comments | 2095 Views

SPORTS

MA Bears lose second game to El Camino

The MA Bears Varsity baseball team succumbs to El Camino's pitching for the second time this week suffering their 4th loss...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 31, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1978 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council looks at $1.3 million in budget cuts

The $1.3 million in cuts proposed for Menlo Park's general fund will largely come from reducing personnel costs, according...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm | 5 comments | 1512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Allies in education

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula has expanded its reach to improve opportunities for young people in stressed communities....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Michael Rattray, on Mar 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 2150 Views

SPORTS

MA Bears Lose to El Camino

The MA Varsity baseball team stumbles at El Camino as starting pitcher J Eclavea threw a 4 hit complete game win with a score...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jim Long, on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 3198 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Laurel Crittenden

Laurel E. Crittenden, who died March 18, grew up in Portola Valley, taught in Portola Valley schools as a substitute teacher,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by JoAnn Loulan, on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Origami Crane Workshop

The Atherton Library is hosting Menlo School students, who will teach origami crane folding. The library is donating cranes...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Mar. 31, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2011 Views

MENLO PARK

Planner envisions alternative future for Bay Area rail travel

There are rumors of electric trains coming to San Mateo County. If high-speed trains someday travel between San Francisco...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Mikeorama, on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 1719 Views

MENLO PARK

Investment consultant agrees to SEC fines

Mark Duffell, a former consultant for the Menlo Park-based private investment firm Accel-KKR LLC, agreed to penalties of...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by mere, on Mar 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1699 Views

ATHERTON

What happened to that FBI probe?

Remember a couple of months ago about John Johns claim that FBI agents were interviewing people in Atherton about government...

Original post made by JT on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by HR, on Mar 30, 2011 at 1:33 am | 12 comments | 1720 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain cobbles together financial survival plan

If negotiations with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) go well, Caltrain might get an infusion of $4.9...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Respondent to John Murphy, on Mar 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 1753 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former president visits Portola Valley

<I>The author, Samantha Bergeson, is a resident of Portola Valley and a sophomore at Menlo School. </I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joy D, on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm | 8 comments | 2049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Uprising in Egypt topic of talk

Stanford professor Joel Beinin will present a talk, "The Popular Uprising in Egypt," at the Wednesday, March 30, meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Yawn, on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1427 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodsiders to executive recruiter: Find us another Susan George

As the town of Woodside searches for a new manager, residents find much to praise, and nothing to criticize, in Susan George,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 2773 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Former council member sticks up for Fergusson

Last week's Almanac story (and accompanying editorial) on council travel implies that some Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 20 comments | 2549 Views
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