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ATHERTON

Peninsula residents clash over high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed rail system is either a badly needed boost to the state's workers and commuters or an overpriced,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | 3 comments | 1308 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Europeans found upside of high-speed rail

It may well be that California's high-speed rail plans are ill-advised, or that this is not the right time or economy to...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 28, 2010 at 10:22 am | 13 comments | 1320 Views

MENLO PARK

Cargill e-mails: Red flag, or red herring?

A Cargill spokesman has accused a Menlo Park official of crafting a "backroom deal," but some local activists say the food...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by R. GORDON, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 1223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board edges M-A closer to night games

The long tradition of daytime-only football games at Menlo-Atherton High School is under intensifying scrutiny. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by jerome leugers, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week ending 1/25/10

Hardcover Fiction 1 Treasure Hunt John Lescroart 2 Help Kathryn Stockett 3 Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 4 Too...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jan. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1097 Views

ATHERTON

Search is on for New Atherton City Manager

Yes, this is wishful thinking. However when it does become time to look for Gruber's replacement, the City Council would...

Original post made by talent scout on Jan. 16, 2010
Last comment by Candle Lighter, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | 11 comments | 1492 Views

MENLO PARK

Drug bust in the Willows

Police arrested a Menlo Park couple allegedly selling crack cocaine out of their apartment near Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by huh, on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm | 2 comments | 1190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Human remains belong to missing hiker

Human remains found last month in a remote and rugged area of unincorporated San Mateo County off Skyline near Woodside belong...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by hiker, on Jan 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 1193 Views

MENLO PARK

Council to honor community activist Elizabeth Lasensky

Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline will read a proclamation honoring community activist Elizabeth Lasensky at the City Council meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Objective Observer, on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 3 comments | 1381 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Trailhead parking to shrink by 20 percent

For hikers who use the Coal Mine Ridge or Windy Hill trails in Portola Valley and drive to the trailhead, the limited parking...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1705 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Pension Costs Skyrocketing

In the last decade, California public pension costs have risen 2000% and this is the key reason California is in massive...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Some Cities, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1484 Views

MENLO PARK

City employee union opens door on negotiations

The union that represents most Menlo Park workers has asked its members to make a showing at tonight's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Jan 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1123 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Train death identified as Gunn grad Brian Taylor

The young man who stepped in front of a Caltrain Friday night has been identified as Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, a 2008 graduate...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Active Resident, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 1668 Views

ATHERTON

What should be the residency requirement for Council members?

At present the residency requirement for Council members is ambiguous and not precisely defined in local, county or state...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 25, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1228 Views

ATHERTON

Councilman says he hasn't left Atherton

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala says he hasn't moved out of Atherton. Responding to a complaint from a neighbor who thought...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:39 am | 50 comments | 2070 Views

ATHERTON

Stogner's Crusade

Hats off to Mr. Stogner for his contributions to this post. Mr. Stogner was screwed by the system. Mr. Stogner didn't...

Original post made by sitting bull on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stogner is a hero, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 am | 7 comments | 1666 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Transparency is not always pretty

A few weeks ago we chastised the Atherton Town Council for intentionally keeping word of a $230,000 settlement against the...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by clothes line, on Jan 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1408 Views

MENLO PARK

Big raises for reassigned city supervisors

The city of Menlo Park has restructured its management operations — a move that city officials say will save money,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by scott brown, on Jan 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm | 33 comments | 2234 Views

SPORTS

M-A Bears with golden win at Oracle Arena over Terra Nova (38-27)

Playing without their injured star point guard Jeff Keller, the Menlo-Atherton Bears relied on a smothering defense to shut...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 22, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1557 Views

WOODSIDE

Services set for Joan Sellman, former Almanac staffer

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Woodside Village Church for Joan Sellman, a resident of Woodside for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Lorraine Bailin, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 4 comments | 1742 Views
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