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ATHERTON

Menlo Park raises garbage rates 7 percent

Menlo Park residents will be paying 7 percent more to throw things out, starting April 1. That translates into an additional...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:17 pm | 7 comments | 2353 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council agrees to lower proposed garbage rates

Garbage rates will go up in Atherton, but not as high as the town first proposed, the City Council decided Wednesday night....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 17, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 1562 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two arrested in connection with Caltrain attack

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of beating and robbing a man at the Redwood City Caltrain station last week,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by american nurse, on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:43 pm | 20 comments | 2778 Views

AROUND TOWN

UC Berkeley Ranks 4th Worldwide with Stanford Trailing in 5th Place

UC Berkeley took fourth place in a reputation ranking of universities worldwide published March 10 in Times Higher Education...

Original post made by Cal Grad on Mar. 17, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1659 Views

AROUND TOWN

For a truly open discussion on "Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments".

Editor please leave this open to all posters including the non-registered or for the anonymous as some call us. For a truly...

Original post made by Bob on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 16, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 6 comments | 2363 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Top choices for city attorney post

An Atherton citizen advisory committee and an ad-hoc committee of two council members have made recommendations to the City...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Legal Scholar, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 13 comments | 2574 Views

AROUND TOWN

This week at Atherton Library

Friday, March 18 at 7 PM: Movie Night featuring "Salt" (Rated PG-13, 100 minutes). Saturday, March 19 1-3 PM: Friends...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Mar. 16, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1571 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Responds to my PRA request

Many of you know, that as an Elected Director of the Sequoia Healthcare District, I have faced an uphill battle to gain access...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1760 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park grows while neighbors shrink

While Menlo Park's population grew by 4 percent during the past 10 years, neighboring towns Atherton, Portola Valley, and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1759 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Soaring garbage rates back on council agenda

How should the Atherton City Council proceed with an inevitable garbage rate increase -- earlier proposed at 63 percent to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | 5 comments | 1755 Views

AROUND TOWN

A great article on "Why we need to get rid of anonymous comments".

http://www.slate.com/id/2287739/pagenum/all/#p2 Two excerpts: " Anonymity has long been hailed as one of the founding...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 15, 2011 at 7:48 am | 7 comments | 2336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Negotiating the school playground

Some will grow up to be masters of persuasion and savvy entrepreneurs. Others will mellow into more generous sorts. For now,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by Dave Hadden, on Mar 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm | 2 comments | 2593 Views

ATHERTON

Ackley/PPG to Town of Atherton: I own it

The Atherton Town Council, led by Elizabeth Lewis and Jerry Carlson, has recruited Bill Widmer to form a new majority that...

Original post made by This wasn\'t supposed to happen on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 9 comments | 6671 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Clocks jump ahead Sunday

Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday. Stanford sleep experts offer tips for springing ahead. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8487...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2011
Last comment by thanks!, on Mar 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 1783 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park should keep using the Goats

One budget cutting strategy Menlo Park City Council is being asked to approve next week is to save $5000 by reducing the...

Original post made by Roxie Rorapaugh on Mar. 13, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2007 Views

MENLO PARK

Idea: Move Menlo Park Downtown to Belle Haven

Since the current Menlo Park downtown is full of NIMBYs, I think we should consider moving the downtown to Belle Haven. With...

Original post made by sadfsf on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by NotAChance, on Mar 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm | 27 comments | 3826 Views

AROUND TOWN

Regional deal may help Caltrain avert cuts

Drastic cuts to Caltrain rail service are likely to be averted, Steve Heminger, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2011
Last comment by David Bloom, on Mar 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 2 comments | 1638 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Marche restaurant in Menlo Park is closing

Marche restaurant in Menlo Park, which had been named one of the top 25 restaurants in the Bay Area by Michelin Guide, will...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Mar 12, 2011 at 11:18 am | 96 comments | 8157 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Menlo Park still lacks official position on high-speed rail

As the saying goes: you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. The latest Menlo Park kerfuffle puts City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:29 am | 5 comments | 2629 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Deer carcass discovered near school; mountain lion suspected

The carcass of a deer that may have been killed by a mountain lion was found near a Portola Valley school Wednesday morning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Mar 12, 2011 at 9:59 am | 3 comments | 2923 Views
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