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MENLO PARK

Renovating Menlo Park's city hall may cost up to $1.2 million

Sticker shock struck the Menlo Park City Council after staff acknowledged that the projected cost of a city hall renovation...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 36 comments | 3768 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Sunday: African Children's Choir performs at Ladera church

A free concert of African songs is set for 11 a.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Ladera Community Church, United Church of Christ,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Austen, on Mar 11, 2014 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 210 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Driver who hit twins not at fault in earlier accident

Although the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against a 90-year-old man who crashed a BMW SUV into 6-year-old twins on a Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by M Smith, on Mar 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 14 comments | 3087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by WP, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 3102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sequoia board approves $265M bond measure for June ballot

The June 3 ballot will include a bond measure asking voters for $265 million in capital improvement funds for the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by debt, on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:33 am | 3 comments | 1691 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park commission evaluates housing plan

Menlo Park is nearing the finish line for the city's second housing plan update in two years, which will set down guidelines...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Artisan Shop has new home at Allied Arts Guild

The Artisan Shop, which first opened at Allied Arts Guild in 2006, has a sunny new location. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mrs. Teddy Heinrich, on Mar 10, 2014 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 2497 Views

AROUND TOWN

LA prosecutor and radio show host: Steve Wagstaffe tried to retaliate against me for writing a piece that was critical of Ayres prosecutor

On September 2, 2013, the Larry Elder radio show out of KABC in Los Angeles did a segment about the problematic prosecutor,...

Original post made by Lurker on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 10, 2014 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 4016 Views

OTHER TOPICS

$10,000,000 Sequoia Healthcare District Nursing Education Program

With 8 years into the program and 2 years remaining, the Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors will be meeting at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 13, 2012
Last comment by jack Hickey, on Mar 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 12 comments | 2566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley man sentenced for tax-evasion

Portola Valley resident Christopher B. Berg was sentenced Feb. 27 to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty in...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Kristin, on Mar 8, 2014 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 1811 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man dies of burns from fireworks explosion in Arizona

Randy Mark Feldman of Menlo Park died on Feb. 27 in a Las Vegas hospital from severe burns suffered when fireworks in the...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by A tragedy, on Mar 8, 2014 at 2:51 am | 5 comments | 3495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park OKs Facebook's offer to fund police officer

Calling it a "win win win," the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously last night to accept Facebook's offer to fund a...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 6 comments | 1948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police select officer for Facebook-funded position

What was described as a "win win win" is now a "win win win win" situation, at least for one Menlo Park police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 3035 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Jim Dobbie resigns from council

Jim Dobbie, a six-year Atherton City Council member, has resigned his post, only eight months before his term was to end....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 2416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ex-symphony head charged with embezzlement

The former executive director of the Peninsula Symphony Association has been accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 2 comments | 1668 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mail theft suspect arrested in Menlo Park

Police have made an arrest in connection with thefts of mail from residential mailboxes, including in West Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Dane, on Mar 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 2458 Views

WOODSIDE

Winemaker Tom Mudd dies at 65

A celebration of the life of Cinnabar Winery founder and longtime Woodside resident Henry Thomas "Tom" Mudd is set for 5...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2007
Last comment by dean chavers, on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm | 2 comments | 3135 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Softer defense rhetoric in lawsuit over crash that injured twins

A new tone appeared in the latest defense filings in a lawsuit over the car crash that pinned 6-year-old twin brothers...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Shawn, on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm | 9 comments | 2203 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook sous chef dies at 31

Ezekiel Duru, a Menlo Park resident and the executive sous chef at Facebook, died Feb. 20 at the age of 31. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 1657 Views

MENLO PARK

Biotech innovator Alejandro Zaffaroni of Atherton dies at 91

Alejandro Zaffaroni, an innovator in biotechnology and drug delivery systems, and generous humanitarian with close ties to...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Shawn, on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm | 2 comments | 2912 Views
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