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AROUND TOWN

A 'total cure' for health care?

Ask Harold S. "Hal" Luft about the national health care system, and he will admit: He's been itching to reform it for years....

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Joe Krall, on Nov 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 1969 Views

MENLO PARK

Defense expert: Officer May broke rules

A use-of-force expert for Alberto Alvarez, who is on trial for the murder of East Palo Alto Police Officer Richard May, testified...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by Familiar with Case, on Nov 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm | 21 comments | 2082 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park asks for underground rail system

After some wrangling, Menlo Park's City Council approved the text of a letter to the High-Speed Rail Authority at its meeting...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by taxpayer, on Nov 16, 2009 at 9:24 am | 33 comments | 2614 Views

ATHERTON

Johns lawsuit gets go-ahead from judge

The ongoing legal battle between the town of Atherton and its former finance director, John Johns, got the go-ahead from...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Melinda Tevis, on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:16 am | 7 comments | 1847 Views

ATHERTON

M-A hoping to make football lights a permanent fixture

This is an issue that needs input from both Atherton and Menlo Park Councils and citizens: M-A hoping to make football...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by football lover, on Nov 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm | 6 comments | 2272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters quickly douse Atherton blaze

Firefighters quickly extinguished a one-alarm fire in Atherton this morning, a fire dispatcher said. The fire occurred at...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray of Sunshine, on Nov 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm | 7 comments | 1865 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies - Yes or No?

In another discussion the issue of consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies was raised. I promised to post your Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Rob Silano, on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 12 comments | 3110 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Downtown plan a disaster in the making?

The Menlo Park City Council has confirmed the outline for a specific plan for downtown and El Camino Real and reaffirmed...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by reality bites, on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm | 6 comments | 1708 Views

AROUND TOWN

White House nominates Portola Valley resident Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to U.N. ambassadorship

The White House on Monday, Nov. 9, announced the nomination of Portola Valley resident Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe to the...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Nov 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm | 14 comments | 2642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday: Menlo Park to hold special meeting

The city of Menlo Park has scheduled an additional closed session meeting to discuss negotiations with its non-police employee...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Joy Koso, on Nov 13, 2009 at 1:47 pm | 2 comments | 1454 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Fiddler on the Roof' comes to Woodside

It truly takes a village to put on "Fiddler on the Roof," the full-blown Broadway musical being staged by the Woodside Community...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 5 comments | 2034 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Imagine Menlo 30 years from now

Does anyone remember what downtown Menlo Park looked like in the 1940s, the 50s and the 60s? Were the stores on Santa Cruz...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by my view, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:34 pm | 3 comments | 1420 Views

MENLO PARK

Your own backyard

As raising chickens returns to vogue, local people forge a new relationship with key food source. ==B Picture:== Kung Pao,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2009
Last comment by Willows parent, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 1562 Views

AROUND TOWN

Huge health care benefit for Fire Board Directors- why???

At it's 17 November meeting the Fire Board will consider reaffirming a policy which states: "3. Board members may ...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm | 4 comments | 1784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A High football lights: a permanent fixture?

The temporary lights brought in by Menlo-Atherton High for last week's M-A vs. Sacred Heart Prep football game proved so...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Allen Moench, on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 1873 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Comment sought on open space plan

The public is invited to a hearing on Thursday, Nov. 12, to comment on a 30-year master plan being considered for the La...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Leigh Ann Maze, MROSD, on Nov 12, 2009 at 9:56 am | 2 comments | 1765 Views

SPORTS

Three top area athletes are headed to Stanford University next year

Three Stanford men's teams could very well be strengthened next fall by the addition of three top area athletes who have...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by bigger stanford fan, on Nov 12, 2009 at 8:11 am | 3 comments | 2188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should Town Square permit anonymous posters?

Having participated in a lot of discussion threads I am concerned about the negative impact of anonymous posters on the stated...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by Alan Miller, on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:50 pm | 46 comments | 2725 Views

MENLO PARK

Oregon jury convicts M-A grad in rape case

Gregory Sako, a graduate of Hillview Middle School and Menlo-Atherton High School, was sentenced Tuesday, May 19, in Benton...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by sam, on Nov 11, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 40 comments | 3732 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park baker wins $10K in Cake Challenge

BethAnn Goldberg, who bakes amazing cakes in her Studio Cake shop in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, whipped up an...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Nov 11, 2009 at 4:07 pm | 2 comments | 1530 Views
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