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PORTOLA VALLEY

Ed Davis, former Portola Valley councilman and mayor, dies

A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Ed Davis is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Hall...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Tricia Young, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 2240 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mother, child injured in shooting

A mother and toddler were shot and injured in Menlo Park on Saturday evening in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by karen robinson, on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 941 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gun buyback in San Mateo

People can receive up to $100 in cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 for an assault rifle at a gun buyback...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 14 comments | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

College graduate

Glenn W.K. Shelton of Menlo Park graduated from Humboldt State University in December with a bachelor of science degree in...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dianne Blake, on Jan 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 3 comments | 1066 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans plastic bags at checkout

Earth Day (April 22) will see the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park. The City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 19 comments | 2213 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Zuckerberg to raise funds for Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will host a campaign fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm | 3 comments | 1081 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park signs off on Facebook agreement

The Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 on Jan. 22 to approve a contract that includes $1.7 million distributed to the city...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by renter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 929 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside bans plastic bags at checkout counters

To encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Woodside will follow the lead of county government and ban flimsy plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 10720 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook, Menlo come to terms over new campus

Looks as if Menlo Park got many of the items on its wish list for the development agreement related to Facebook's plans to...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 1211 Views

AROUND TOWN

POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Suzanne, on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 978 Views

MENLO PARK

Opinion: Hard lesson learned in downtown plan

Some Menlo Park City Council members and others have expressed dismay that the proportion of housing and retail is small...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:24 am | 17 comments | 2638 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SamTrans buying 25 hybrid buses

The San Mateo County Transit District is adding 25 new hybrid buses manufactured by a Hayward company to its fleet by...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 5 comments | 1385 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd by council

The town of Atherton's unrepresented employees will take a hit in their total compensation package, as expected, but under...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by MJ, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District dissolution survey

I have created a survey regarding dissolution of Sequoia Healthcare District. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/W7S7XZM Please...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm | 16 comments | 1659 Views

MENLO PARK

CalPERS rules that contract work by retired city of Menlo Park personnel director is illegal

The state's retirement agency took a hard line against a retired city employee collecting a pension while working as a contractor...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 3038 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside revisits plastic bag ban

With the county Board of Supervisors banning the flimsy "single-use" plastic bags at retail check-out counters in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1293 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District spends $25,000 for Membership in RWC 2020. Why?

Sequoia Healthcare District used to include Membership in RWC 2020 as an Administrative expenditure in their budget. Last...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by community support up in Emerald, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:59 am | 3 comments | 1061 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School parcel tax vote likely in Portola Valley

Voters are likely to be asked this spring to renew and boost the Portola Valley School District's parcel tax, which last...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Over-Reach, on Jan 21, 2013 at 10:04 am | 4 comments | 1220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Harbaugh Bowl I

I am really looking forward to Harbaugh Bowl I. I am rooting for the younger brother to win. Go Niners!...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jan. 20, 2013
Last comment by Walt, on Jan 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm | 1 comment | 859 Views
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