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AROUND TOWN

Lawn debate: Property rights vs. environmental responsibility

If a showdown were brewing in Menlo Park between environmental activists and defenders of private property rights, what would...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

MENLO PARK

Confusion over Burgess solar panels

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center is already underway, but whether it will feature solar panels...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by just ask, on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | 11 comments | 1589 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reader reminder: Beware of property tax scam

"It is time to remind your readers not to be duped by the official-looking 'Property Tax Reduction Form' that instructs property...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by zig, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 1391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers as of 12/20/09

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lacuna Barbara Kingsolver 2 Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel 3 Too Much Happiness Alice Munro 4 Help Kathryn...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 21, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1179 Views

ATHERTON

$230,000 settlement for Pilar Buckley Ortiz

Former Atherton Police Officer Pilar Buckley Ortiz has settled with the Town for $230,000 according to her attorney. Information...

Original post made by baywatch on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by come on ladies, on Dec 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm | 11 comments | 1988 Views

AROUND TOWN

'A Civil War Christmas:' A rare holiday treat

==B Theater review:== The TheatreWorks' production, "A Civil War Christmas," blends our fondest traditions and historic memories...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Marc Tarpenning, on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1299 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's mounting legal troubles

As the saying goes, out of the frying pan and into the fire. Just when the Atherton City Council thought the worst was...

Original post made by drudge report on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 19, 2009 at 9:00 pm | 2 comments | 1689 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton settles sexual harassment case

The town of Atherton paid $230,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former police officer who claimed the...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm | 39 comments | 2393 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martha Wenrick Greenough, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 1831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury convicts track coach for pushing boy

After a four-day trial, a San Mateo County jury on Friday, Dec. 11, convicted longtime Menlo-Atherton High School cross-country...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Ridiculous Arguments, on Dec 18, 2009 at 7:36 pm | 41 comments | 2869 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

For decades, loud TV commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Willy, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:50 am | 12 comments | 2075 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton thrills 6th Man Club with thrilling victory (47-45)

The M-A Bears won another tight game against a strong Aragon Team on Thursday night at Aragon. Both teams came out cold...

Original post made by calfan on Dec. 17, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1654 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley hikes fees for sports teams

Soccer and baseball players can expect to pay substantially more in 2010 for the use of the two baseball and two soccer fields...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by responsible one, on Dec 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 2224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Enrollment surge: Schools face unpleasant options

Menlo Park City School District delayed its decision on opening a new elementary school at the O'Connor campus as officials...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by heresy, on Dec 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 1944 Views

MENLO PARK

Shorter meetings? Don't count on it.

Menlo Park's new mayor has pressed for shorter council meetings in the past, but he isn't making any promises as he takes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Dec 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 1229 Views

AROUND TOWN

110th annual bird count starts Monday

Starting Monday, local volunteers will join bird enthusiasts across the country in measuring local bird populations as part...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Leslie, on Dec 17, 2009 at 8:09 am | 2 comments | 1330 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former World Bank executive dies at 96

A celebration of the life of J. Burke Knapp of Portola Valley, who had a distinguished career in international finance, will...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1487 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's one gas station imperiled

The recession has come to Portola Valley, a town noted for its comfortable lifestyle for people who are comfortably employed....

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on Dec 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 2426 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Driver, 21, dies in Woodside crash

A 21-year-old man died in Woodside early this morning after his car hit two trees and another vehicle before flipping, a...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Dec 16, 2009 at 4:11 pm | 18 comments | 2525 Views

ATHERTON

Recall Drive Underway

Anger is boiling over at the secret six figure payout to a former Atherton Police Officer just before the parcel tax election. The...

Original post made by james caravelle on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Good, on Dec 15, 2009 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 1388 Views
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