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MENLO PARK

Sprinkler discussions pushed back

Discussion on two hot-button issues in Menlo Park involving fire sprinklers and lawn watering has been pushed to the Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 6 comments | 1344 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park poised to buy foreclosed home

Menlo Park's City Council at its Jan. 12 meeting could approve the purchase of a home in the Belle Haven neighborhood. It...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Jan 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 12 comments | 1689 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Family of Officer Richard May furious about leak

The family of slain East Palo Police Officer Richard May -- including stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton -- is outraged...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 2253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of January 4, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Help Kathryn Stockett 2 Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 3 Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson 4 Noah's...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jan. 11, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man exits Assembly race

Kai Stinchcombe, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a start-up founder, has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat in...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by harry, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 1805 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm | 5 comments | 1826 Views

MENLO PARK

Sprinklers on MP council agenda in January

Menlo Park's City Council will take a three-week hiatus before its next meeting on Jan. 12. At that meeting, the council...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Jan 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | 87 comments | 7111 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears win BIG over Menlo (53-39)

Menlo started out fast with impressive defense as the M-A Bears had trouble stopping Richard Harris of Menlo in the first...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 8, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1962 Views

ATHERTON

Officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 1808 Views

MENLO PARK

Are red-light cameras working?

The decision of which pedal to pound when the light changes from green to yellow is one that every driver faces, often on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 3 comments | 1394 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reconfiguring library parking lot

Construction workers are tearing up and rebuilding a section of the parking lot in front of the Menlo Park library to create...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by trim the bushes!, on Jan 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 1559 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Fire sprinklers still a vexing question

Back in 2004, the Menlo Park City Council turned down a push by the fire district to adopt an ordinance mandating installation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by vote?, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1255 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council picks Kathy McKeithen as mayor

Kathy McKeithen will handle the gavel at Atherton City Council meetings in 2010. Ms. McKeithen, the vice mayor for 2009,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Godfather, on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 2272 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park blog captures local life, people, vignettes

It's a cool winter's day here in Menlo Park, California, latitude 37 degrees, 44 minutes; longitude 122 degrees, 11 minutes....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Alice MacCorkle Carrott, on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 2451 Views

MOVIES

Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by One possibility, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 8506 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Avoiding strange symbols in Town Square posts

You may have noticed strange symbols in some Town Square posts. The symbols occur where apostrophes and quote marks should...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 2 comments | 1625 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: High-speed rail running off track

Even if the state budget wasn't $20 billion or more in the hole, California has no business spending $10 billion now and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 25 comments | 2231 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek driver in hit-and-run

A black Acura hit a large tree, knocked down a fence, tore through a lawn and smashed into three parked cars in a driveway...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by SpareChange, on Jan 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1260 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Things that made me tired in 2009

I'm pleased with some of the efforts to make our planet Earth, our country, our state, our counties and our cities more "green." But...

Original post made by Dr. Bruce Baker, Palo Alto on Jan. 3, 2010
Last comment by Richard, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm | 2 comments | 2582 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Boys and Girls Clubs leader moving on

After serving for six years as director of development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Chris Canter has accepted...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1606 Views
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