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MENLO PARK

West Bay Sanitary sued over sewage spills

An environmental watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the West Bay Sanitary District and two Peninsula cities over...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 1382 Views

MENLO PARK

Church lights 40-foot-high Christmas cross

Bethany Lutheran Church, at the corner of Avy and Cloud avenues in Menlo Park, has set up a 40-foot-high lighted cross on...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jon Coyne, on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:38 am | 10 comments | 1563 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Another stinger for Atherton

The $230,000 Atherton agreed to pay out last week to settle a civil lawsuit filed by police officer Pilar Ortiz-Buckley,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by good $ after bad, on Dec 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm | 3 comments | 1652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Calls

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don, on Dec 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 1367 Views

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 | 1292 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 | 1592 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 | 1393 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. 1187 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 | 1998 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 | 1306 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 | 1693 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 | 2401 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 | 1844 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 | 2884 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 | 2078 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. 1670 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 | 2235 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 | 1948 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 | 1232 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 | 1332 Views
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