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ATHERTON

President Obama to return to Atherton Feb. 11 for fundraising visit

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by L&D, on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:59 am | 44 comments | 3354 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Eric Hartwig stays on as Portola Valley superintendent

Eric Hartwig, who became interim superintendent in the Portola Valley School District in October, has agreed to stay another...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Help for stressed-out students

By the time they graduate from high school, as many as 25 percent of students will have experienced some form of depression,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Richard Duda, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 596 Views

ATHERTON

Traffic: Atherton may study entire stretch of Alameda de las Pulgas in town

Atherton's City Council decided when it met on Jan. 20 that instead of solely looking into a roundabout at Alameda de las...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Robert D., on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:40 am | 6 comments | 1276 Views

MENLO PARK

Schools: Enrollment study shows low-income families leaving area

A new report shows the Peninsula's high cost of living driving low-income families away from elementary school districts...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:45 pm | 101 comments | 5391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consultant skeptical of FAA's interest in reducing aircraft noise

An airline industry consulting firm, hired by the town of Portola Valley, is skeptical of an FAA proposal to analyze noise...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 24 comments | 1466 Views

MENLO PARK

Another longtime barbershop to close in downtown Menlo Park

The Master. "Hair Magician." Therapist. All of these titles have been at various times bestowed on Moses Moreno, a barber...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 29, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 12 comments | 1941 Views

WOODSIDE

Don't change name of Sellman Auditorium, crowd urges Woodside school board

Two dozen people showed up at a Woodside Elementary School District governing board meeting yesterday with a clear message...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Desi Gagianas Evangel, on Jan 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm | 12 comments | 2496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bail Increased to $2M for Manuel Anton Sedillo-Messer

Bail set, 3rd time is a charm for former Sam Mateo County Social Worker. http://thissideofthehill.com/threads/bail-increased-to-2m-for-manuel-anton-sedillo-messer-s-m-c-c-p-s-a.1...

Original post made by Sarah Navratil on Jan. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 167 Views

MENLO PARK

Sketch released of suspect in break-in of occupied house

Detectives from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office have released a sketch of a man suspected of breaking a glass door...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1580 Views

MENLO PARK

Bay Club to run Menlo Gateway fitness center

Bay Club, a California-based country club network, plans to run the 41,000-square-foot fitness facility at Menlo Gateway,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Samia, on Jan 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 2 comments | 2562 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters, cops deliver thousands of toys to kids

Christmas came early this year for hundreds of local children, thanks to the efforts of a large group of volunteers involved...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1657 Views

FICTION

MPPD says it won't tolerate home fireworks or firearms New Year's Eve

Even on New Year's Eve, it is illegal to discharge a firearm and to use or possess fireworks within the city of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 606 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: 'Clean energy' program the right choice for local towns

All towns and cities in the county are being asked to participate in what Supervisor Dave Pine calls "the biggest single...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Michael Closson, on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:42 pm | 3 comments | 1571 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Students approached by strangers offering rides

Woodside Elementary middle school students walking to, from and around Roberts Market in Woodside have been approached by...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Jan 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 1320 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cruz beating Trump in California

According to the Chronicle - Cruz beats all GOP candidates, including Trump. I'm speechless....

Original post made by Java Jake on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Seq, on Jan 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 55 comments | 949 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Driving alert: Expect traffic delays on Willow Road today

Drivers should expect traffic delays on Willow Road on Thursday, Jan. 28, due to traffic signal work at the Willow Road and...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by acomfort, on Jan 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 743 Views

AROUND TOWN

CalWater scrambling to repair multiple water-main leaks

Emergency plans of California Water Service Co.'s Bear Gulch District have been tested since Monday, Jan. 25, when an afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Louise68, on Jan 27, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 2175 Views

MENLO PARK

Heat wins 3rd/4th-grade basketball title

The Heat has been crowned champion of the 94 teams in the third/fourth-grade division of the Silicon Valley National Junior...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jeffrey, on Jan 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 2483 Views

MOVIES

Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman reflects on four decades of work

"It all started with LSD," says Menlo Park filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, launching into the story of how she began her career...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Dorothy Fadiman, on Jan 27, 2016 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 241 Views
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