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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commissioners 'favorably disposed' toward specific plan's height, density allowances

The Menlo Park Planning Commission signaled its confidence in the provisions of the city's new downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by City, not Village of MP, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 22 comments | 2425 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Collision sends 3 cyclists to hospital

A collision on Sept. 5 in Woodside involving three bicyclists and a vehicle sent the cyclists to the hospital with major...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 5 comments | 1027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen organizes literacy drive

"It all started when a friend and I entered a Reading Rainbow contest in third grade," says Emerald Hills teen Ryan Traynor...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by sbahles, on Sep 20, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 994 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park examines sites for homeless shelter zoning

As Menlo Park starts work on a second update to the city's housing plan, its goals include identifying sites to zone for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Sep 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 9 comments | 1556 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Little League plans face opposition

Last November, in an Atherton election that sharply divided the town, there was one measure on the ballot most voters agreed...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Barry B., on Sep 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 47 comments | 2534 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 6606 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supervisors reject part of amendment allowing Sheriff's Office to sell old guns

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment today that would have allowed the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Willis Barnes, on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 12 comments | 2758 Views

MENLO PARK

New law protects mountain lions

Animal-control authorities now have a mandate to explore options other than lethal when dealing with mountain lions that...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 26 comments | 1421 Views

MENLO PARK

Business: Midnight Munchies offers late-night cookies

Do you get those late night sweet tooth cravings? You're not alone, says Mark Sherry, whose Midnight Munchies Bakery now...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by R Crumb, on Sep 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm | 1 comment | 1015 Views

WOODSIDE

Cyclist's account of Woodside road-rage event

A Portola Valley resident said he was among 100 or so cyclists at the scene of a road-rage incident involving a pickup truck...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Al Renner, on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 98 comments | 6900 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park kicks off specific plan review

The Greenheart Land Company said it waited for Menlo Park's new specific plan before moving forward with a project for 1300...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 39 comments | 2554 Views

WOODSIDE

bicyclist killed by car in Woodside Sept 18

I heard a brief news report that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Woodside this afternoon. Anyone have more details?...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 2845 Views

WOODSIDE

Contentious hearing: horses vs. bikes at Huddart Park

With cheering, clapping and catcalls, it sounded more like a football game than an important public hearing, as equestrians...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Janet L, on Sep 18, 2013 at 9:42 am | 3 comments | 2973 Views

ATHERTON

Code enforcement gets a boost in Atherton

Although Atherton will continue to cite violators of its city ordinances only when a complaint is received or a public official...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 3040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will bike-sharing work on the Peninsula?

Getting around on the crowded streets of downtown Redwood City could be easier and less stressful with the recent launch...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Sep 16, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 8 comments | 878 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Monarch spotted in Portola Valley

Anne Hillman of Portola Valley emailed us this photo taken of a monarch butterfly at her home on Saturday. "Look who showed...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 5000 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature story: A boy's life in Portola Valley

There was a time in Portola Valley when civility regularly took a holiday, when Sunday, a day of rest and worship, also meant...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 1089 Views

AROUND TOWN

David Boesch resigns as San Mateo County manager

David Boesch, the current county manager and former Menlo Park city manager, will resign the county post Dec. 31, the county...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 16, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 18 comments | 1577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest article: Healy takes over at Menlo School

Nathaniel (Than) Healy has taken over as head of school at Menlo School, replacing longtime head Norman Colb, who left Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by Gram-negative, on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1529 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Porsche stolen from Portola Valley recovered

A silver Porsche 911S, stolen from a Portola Valley home on Wednesday, was recovered in Belmont later that day, according...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by John Foster, on Sep 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 6 comments | 1315 Views
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