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AROUND TOWN

Local Governments need to take a pledge

Faced with dropping revenues and unsustainable employee pay and retirement costs local governments need to act NOW. While...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

On the firing line

Officials representing the state's high-speed rail project met with skepticism and tough questions at a Q&A meeting in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm | 12 comments | 1359 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton OKs effort to reopen high-speed rail lawsuit

The Atherton City Council signed on to efforts to reopen a lawsuit against the proposed California high-speed rail project,...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 3147 Views

MOVIES

Man sentenced for firing into Menlo home

A San Jose man accused of using a semi-automatic, 9 millimeter handgun in 2007 to fire several bullets into a Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2010
There are no comments yet. 12592 Views

AROUND TOWN

From Atherton to Afghanistan

First Lt. Peter Dixon of Atherton is sitting in the front room of a building made of mud in a town in the southern Afghanistan...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2010
Last comment by David Yorck, on Feb 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 1851 Views

MENLO PARK

UPDATE: Rail meeting time changed

A presentation on the design of the California high-speed-rail system has been moved from 3:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by no to HSR, on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm | 5 comments | 1955 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to refund $1.6 million in road fees

It seemed like a good idea at the time: charge builders a road impact fee and use it to repair Atherton roads torn up by...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 19, 2010 at 5:38 pm | 16 comments | 1777 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Going daffy

Nearly a million blooms highlight Filoli's 'Daffodil Daydreams' event. The cheery spring bloomers will be celebrated at Filoli...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2010
Last comment by Judith Wood, on Feb 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1271 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council takes up Cargill resolution

Menlo Park council members will consider tonight (Feb. 9) a resolution calling for "full restoration" of salt ponds owned...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Kristopher Plumber, on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | 10 comments | 1803 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Atherton Boys Varsity Basketball outlasts Half Moon Bay

The Menlo-Atherton Boys Varsity Basketball Team reached the quarterfinals of the Peninsula Athletic League Tournament with...

Original post made by calfan on Feb. 18, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Revenues down, enrollment up in K-8 district

Voters will be asked to help the Menlo Park City School District bridge a projected $2 million budget shortfall with a $178...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Fix it right, on Feb 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm | 2 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park, Atherton voice preference for underground rail

Responding to a request from the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Menlo Park and Atherton have both sent letters stating...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1219 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police chief, city manager reach out to public

Atherton officials are stepping up their public outreach efforts, announcing a community meeting at 6: 30 p.m. Monday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 18, 2010 at 11:20 am | 3 comments | 1412 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Open question

A Portola Valley committee toured the former Spring Down equestrian facility adjacent to Town Center on Thursday, Feb. 11,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Janine O'Neill, on Feb 18, 2010 at 10:16 am | 2 comments | 2099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community support for those impacted by EPA plane crash

This tragedy is a good opportunity for the citizens of the mid-peninsula to reach out to comfort the families of those who...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 18, 2010 at 6:33 am | 3 comments | 1195 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Youngsters escape Atherton house fire

A fire caused more than $200,000 in damage to a large ranch-style home in Atherton late Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 16), Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 7394 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Road reopens after accident reconstruction

Authorities have reopened a portion of Bayfront Expressway (Highway 84) in Menlo Park that was shut down this morning so...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Feb 16, 2010 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 1373 Views

MENLO PARK

Why businesses consider Menlo Park to be an unfriendly City

Over a year ago the Menlo Park Fire Protection District entered into a lease with Stanford University for one of the many...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Feb 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm | 60 comments | 2272 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ceramic tiles proposed for exterior of community hall in Portola Valley

Portola Valley's Cultural Arts Committee wants to decorate the redwood exterior of the town's community hall with ceramic...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2010
Last comment by Lee, on Feb 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm | 3 comments | 2638 Views
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