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Teacher on paid leave after student calls police

A teacher at Selby Lane School in Atherton has been placed on paid administrative leave after a student in his class called...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tape, on Mar 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 13 comments | 2029 Views

MENLO PARK

Obituary: Edna Murray Schreyer

Edna Murray Schreyer of Menlo Park died Oct. 1, one week after her 91st birthday, surrounded by family and friends. For...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2011
Last comment by Kevin T. Moran, on Mar 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 1612 Views

MENLO PARK

Man critical after attack at Caltrain station

A 47-year-old man was in critical condition Saturday (March 5) after being attacked and robbed by about a dozen assailants...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 6, 2011 at 9:19 am | 5 comments | 1665 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford Hospital expansion on track for spring approval

Stanford University Medical Center's proposal to dramatically expand and rebuild its hospital facilities in Palo Alto hit...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2011
Last comment by truth or consequences, on Mar 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm | 13 comments | 2608 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council approves modified pool contract

They didn't have to split a baby, but the Menlo Park City Council had to split the city's public pools on March 1, an issue...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by long time Fry admirer, on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1791 Views

MENLO PARK

Fergusson to represent MP in D.C. Next Week

March 1, 2011 City Council transcript regarding Council Member Fergusson's trip to Washington DC to meet with several Congress...

Original post made by A Concerned Resident on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by sharon, on Mar 5, 2011 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 2080 Views

MENLO PARK

Kelly Fergusson elected Menlo Park mayor by 3-2 council vote

To follow policy, or not follow policy? That question has weighed on the minds of the Menlo Park City Council since the November...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by pat cala, on Mar 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm | 23 comments | 2285 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton hires efficiency experts to scrutinize operations

Two consulting firms have been hired to review the town of Atherton's police, building, and public works departments to analyze...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Person, on Mar 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 7 comments | 2873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ultimatum to East Palo Alto gangs: 'Get a job'

East Palo Alto police called in 11 gang members who are at risk for committing more crimes to a sit-down meeting Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Jimmy Sigona, on Mar 3, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 6 comments | 1877 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Bike lane all but certain at intersection of Alpine and I-280, where cyclist died

A bike lane design similar to that at Sand Hill Road and Interstate 280 is under consideration for Alpine Road as it approaches...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by tom turner, on Mar 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 8 comments | 3488 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Water-efficient landscaping class

A free two-hour presentation on how to replace a water-intensive lawn with native drought-tolerant plants is set for 7 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Eco Gardener, on Mar 3, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike lane all but certain at intersection of Alpine and I-280, where cyclist died

Bikes heading westbound on Sand Hill Road as they approach Interstate 280 have the option of merging with traffic into a...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Mar 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm | 2 comments | 2544 Views

MENLO PARK

Community gets ready for 'charrette' session

Anyone living within a half mile of Menlo Park probably knows the city will host a design "charrette" on Saturday, March...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Source Force, on Mar 2, 2011 at 7:27 pm | 1 comment | 1424 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Roadside spraying? Consider roadside goats

If any of our local public works departments are looking for an environment-friendly, energy-efficient, and noise-free method...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 2345 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gas prices surge past $4-a-gallon in Portola Valley

With Mideast unrest fueling a surge in oil prices, premium gas surpassed the $4-a-gallon mark at Portola Valley Fuel in Portola...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 2, 2011 at 1:52 pm | 3 comments | 1699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Man pleads 'no contest' in sexual assault at the British Bankers Club

Moises Rojas, 26, pleaded no contest Monday (Feb. 28) to being an accessory to sexual assault at the British Bankers Club...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2480 Views

WOODSIDE

Masquerading 'utility workers' are suspects in Woodside burglary, sheriff's deputies say

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a couple of people posing as utility workers...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2011
Last comment by ladera neighbor, on Mar 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments | 3411 Views

MENLO PARK

MP Transportation Commisioner Katherine Strehl Should Step Down Due to Major HSR Conflict of Interest

Katherine Strehl, appointed transportation commissioner in April 2010, started working for HSR's pubic relations firm a month...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on Mar 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm | 20 comments | 7368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - 2/27/11

Hardcover Fiction 1 Paris Wife Paula McLain 2 Palo Alto James Franco 3 Swamplandia Karen Russell 4 West Of Here Jonathan...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Mar. 1, 2011
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AROUND TOWN

'Hidden' earthquake faults underlie Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 1, 2011 at 2:22 pm | 9 comments | 25395 Views
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