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ATHERTON

Atherton OKs $1.6 million refund of road-impact 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. 24, 2010
Last comment by got to wonder, on Feb 24, 2010 at 9:08 am | 2 comments | 1517 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Megan Mitchell lived for years with bipolar disease

Megan Mitchell, the daughter of Kent and Jo Ann Mitchell of Portola Valley and a graduate of Ormondale, Corte Madera and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2010
Last comment by A human, on Feb 24, 2010 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 2249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district board seeks community input on new superintendent

With the planned June 30 departure of the superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District, the governing board...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by full search advocate, on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:26 am | 1 comment | 1461 Views

SPORTS

Sports: Chris Barrett signs with USD

Chris Barrett, a five-year veteran of the Menlo-Atherton Vikings Pop Warner football program, recently signed a letter of...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by J Baigent, on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm | 1 comment | 1990 Views

MENLO PARK

Homeowner's default cost city $100K

Between legal fees and missed loan payments and homeowners' association dues, the default on loans by a homeowner of a below-market-rate...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 1135 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Clearing the air in Atherton

The Atherton Police Department has had its problems of late, so it is welcome news that City Manager Jerry Gruber and Police...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by West Side Trucker, on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 61 comments | 4823 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley loses an icon

A new Wednesday morning routine has settled in at Portola Valley Hardware at the corner of Alpine and Portola roads: the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2009
Last comment by Sheryl Nouaux, on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm | 7 comments | 3617 Views

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 | 1161 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 | 1384 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 | 5452 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. 12879 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 | 1914 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 | 1981 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 | 1806 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 | 1295 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 | 1846 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. 1783 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 | 1581 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 | 1249 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 | 1443 Views
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