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WOODSIDE

Woodside environmentalist Ollie Mayer dies at 94

The Devil's Slide tunnel groundbreaking in 2005 was a triumph for Olive Mayer of Woodside. She wasn't there to cheer the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Fatima Tehranchi, on Mar 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 1364 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Healthcare District's website deceiving

For 2012-13FY, The Sequoia Healthcare District website states the following: Sequoia Healthcare District 2012-13 FY Total...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:43 am | 5 comments | 2082 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District Grant Applications oversubscribed

In a press release from District PR guy, Don Shoecraft (a.k.a. MTK Communications http://www.almanacnews.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=1&t=8177),...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 13534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans previews Willow Road interchange redesign

The Menlo Park Transportation Commission recently got a look at how Caltrans could redesign the U.S. 101 and Willow Road...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mary, on Mar 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 1 comment | 2498 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council OKs new Facebook campus

The Menlo Park City Council unanimously approved Tuesday night the various permits and agreements that will let Facebook...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by kevin, on Mar 28, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 2 comments | 1024 Views

AROUND TOWN

The sale (and free exchange) of locally grown food gathers steam

The idea of local people eating locally grown food continues to make headlines in Woodside. The Town Council has expressed...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 989 Views

MENLO PARK

Oprah, Sandberg visit Flea Street in Menlo Park

Jesse Cool, longtime owner of Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park, welcomed to her restaurant Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 28, 2013 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 2693 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park approves Glenwood hotel plan

The Menlo Park council voted 4-0 Tuesday night in favor of a proposed hotel on Glenwood Avenue. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm | 27 comments | 1629 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Worried about impact of LED streetlights

A few nights ago I went out at midnight and saw that new LED streetlights had been installed on our block on Pope Street....

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Mar 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 5 comments | 1256 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley volunteers chafe over limits on their affordable housing role

There are many avenues of inquiry into the topic of affordable housing in Portola Valley: Why is the state inserting itself...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1063 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds celebrate opening of Devil's Slide tunnels

Hundreds gathered on a coastal San Mateo County hillside Monday to celebrate the opening of two tunnels that will replace...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by troll, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 2253 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton may poll residents on parcel tax

With some council members pushing for studying other ways of raising revenue, the Atherton City Council has directed staff...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Complaint very interesting, on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:40 am | 5 comments | 1164 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: 2007 Grand Jury Report Findings

Here we go again. The 2007 report appears to be still valid as already the Council is already usurping Town Managers powers...

Original post made by Grand Jury on Dec. 1, 2012
Last comment by stupidity continues, on Mar 27, 2013 at 10:31 am | 5 comments | 3442 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley seeks comment on affordable housing

Affordable housing in Portola Valley -- why it's important and how it should be planned for -- is the topic for a community...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Mark Wilson, on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 2717 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Priory gets green light for artificial grass field

They were eloquent in their opposition to artificial grass. Defenders of a natural grass infield for the new oval running...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 12 comments | 7904 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Increased traffic patrol nets at least 200 drivers in Menlo Park and Redwood City

Even with police publicizing stepped-up traffic patrols on Wednesday, at least 200 drivers got tickets in Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 26 comments | 2487 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident helps arrest theft suspect

Retired San Francisco police officer and Woodside resident Bill Gilbert brought some of his professional skills to bear early...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by antje Quante, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley man pleads no contest to porn charges

Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, 65, pleaded no contest on March 19 to charges of possession of child pornography, according...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 26, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 1159 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ronald Ferrando, 59, longtime bus driver for Las Lomitas School District

Ronald Rio Ferrando, a school bus driver for the Las Lomitas School District for 30 years, died Feb. 18 in Menlo Park. He...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bradford Barrett, on Mar 26, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 1356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Facebook, hotel on Menlo Park council agenda

After sailing through with unanimous approvals from the Planning Commission, Facebook's plan for its Constitution Drive campus...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by downtowner, on Mar 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm | 4 comments | 949 Views
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