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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man accused of faking police lights with cellphone app

A 23-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Monday night for allegedly impersonating a police officer by using a cellphone...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by It's only fair, on Apr 27, 2011 at 10:04 pm | 2 comments | 1763 Views

MENLO PARK

Community activist tells of terrifying night

A Saturday drive for Chinese takeout turned into a terrifying night in Menlo Park, said Vicki Smothers. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Brian_12, on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 50 comments | 2692 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Carlos to pursue hybrid fire department

The San Carlos City Council voted unanimously Monday night to begin negotiations with Redwood City to create a hybrid...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:43 pm | 1 comment | 1529 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Perfect Storm Revisited - Local elected officials need to pay attention

In December 2008 I wrote the attached Guest Opinion for the Palo Alto Weekly. Now, 2 1/2 years later, in light of the current...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Apr. 27, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1617 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's dilemma: How to replace Rojas

If Glen Rojas returns as an interim city manager after retiring in July, he would become a second high-level employee in...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by hopeful, on Apr 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm | 5 comments | 1672 Views

WOODSIDE

Two more mountain lion sightings in Woodside

Two more mountain lions were spotted in Woodside, one at 2:45 a.m. today near Woodside and Whiskey Hill roads, and another...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm | 3 comments | 2754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo School competes in mock trial

Menlo School beat state champion Hillsdale High School in the final round of the San Mateo County Mock Trial Championship,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Sudden switch for high-speed rail

The blockbuster suggestion that the proposed high-speed train system share the Caltrain tracks on the Peninsula should make...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Tim Wulff, on Apr 27, 2011 at 8:42 am | 3 comments | 1448 Views

MENLO PARK

High Speed Rail: VanArk response to Simitian/Eshoo/Gordon plan: “Take your plan and shove it”

High Speed Rail: VanArk response to the Simitian/Eshoo/Gordon plan:: “Take your plan and shove it.” On Monday (4-18-2011),...

Original post made by morris brown on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 27, 2011 at 7:23 am | 30 comments | 3029 Views

MENLO PARK

Community activist tells of night of terror

A Saturday drive for Chinese takeout turned into a terrifying night in Menlo Park, said Vicki Smothers. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Vargas, on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 5 comments | 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Critics say Corte Madera controversy is about teaching style, not technology

Teachers, parents, administrators and others in the Portola Valley School District are sharply criticizing an article in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm | 26 comments | 3762 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - 4/25/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Quicksilver - Amanda Quick 2 Swim Back To Me - Ann Packer 3 Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party - Alexander...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Apr. 26, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1487 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: 22,000 jobs lost in county since 2007

Nearly 22,000 jobs have been lost in San Mateo County since 2007, according to a report by the nonprofit Sustainable San...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 3 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

County Supervisors Approved 3% raise to Sheriff Deputies.

For those residents who don't know it the deputies contract includes a 1% higher pay clause. The raises will cost the county...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Home Sick Today, on Apr 26, 2011 at 11:55 am | 43 comments | 2436 Views

AROUND TOWN

When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 11 comments | 17974 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton meeting on 'grandparent scam'

The Atherton Police Department is holding a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 21) to discuss a phone scam that...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2011
Last comment by Maryann, on Apr 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1457 Views

WOODSIDE

President dines in Woodside with tech elite

President Obama dined in Woodside on Thursday night with high-tech leaders. He arrived around 5:40 p.m. at San Francisco...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm | 9 comments | 2999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Two more mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported near Woodside within 12 hours of each other on Friday night and this morning. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by Mike H., on Apr 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm | 2 comments | 1995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photo gallery: President Obama visits Facebook

President Barack Obama visited Facebook in Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) to take part in a "town hall" meeting entitled...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by al norte sm, on Apr 23, 2011 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 1860 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Road work to last through June

The stretch of Alpine Road that enters Portola Valley from Ladera is on deck for resurfacing, part of the annual road repair...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Apr 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 2730 Views
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