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MENLO PARK

Hearing on Menlo Park water rate increase

Menlo Park wants to change the way it charges for water, and the change would result in a nearly 30 percent increase for...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by Or better yet, on Jul 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 5 comments | 2130 Views

MENLO PARK

July 18-19: Connoisseurs' Marketplace returns to downtown Menlo Park

A new Culinary Arts Corner will feature demonstrations by 10 Bay Area chefs at the 29th annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 7 comments | 1634 Views

AROUND TOWN

SSFPD Involved in Public Meetings…Harbor District

South San Francisco Police Officers much more involved in Public Meeting than you would ever imagine. Recent San Mateo County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:25 pm | 17 comments | 622 Views

ATHERTON

Water use in June down dramatically for local communities

Water customers in Woodside, Portola Valley and Atherton cut water use by 47 percent and more in June when measured against...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 2 comments | 1288 Views

MENLO PARK

Planning Commission meeting on Facebook development proposal

The Menlo Park Planning Commission tonight will consider a proposal by Facebook to develop its 58-acre third campus with...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on Jul 19, 2015 at 9:33 pm | 13 comments | 3190 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Nicholas & Elise, on Jul 18, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 3 comments | 3536 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Major remodel to close town library for several months

The Woodside Library will close Saturday, Aug. 1, for six to nine months for a major remodel. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/07/17/woodside-major-rem...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Parking nightmare coming, on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1302 Views

WOODSIDE

Recent home sales: Woodside home bought for $12K sells for $1.8 million

After being purchased for $12,000 in 1968, a Woodside home sells for more than $1.8 million. A lot can happen in 47 years....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 2321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cafe Zoe in Redwood City closes

Although Cafe Zoe, a hub of community in the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park, continues to keep its doors wide open, owner...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jul 17, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 2198 Views

ATHERTON

A cafe in new Atherton civic center?

Atherton, which now has no commercial zoning, may soon change that so locals can buy a cup of coffee when the town gets its...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by John Thibault, on Jul 16, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 15 comments | 2599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Train strikes crossing gate in Menlo Park

A southbound train struck a damaged crossing gate at Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park at about 5:50 p.m. today, causing damage...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 9 comments | 3780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be on the lookout for a telephone scam involving callers pretending...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by G.L. Stein, on Jul 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments | 1971 Views

MENLO PARK

Bald eagle spotted in Woodside

Jeff Degnan, who lives on Canada Road in Woodside, saw this bald eagle over his house today (July 5). His daughter Emily...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Southbound 280, on Jul 15, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 3 comments | 1951 Views

OTHER TOPICS

As NASA probe nears Pluto, Ames hosts live screening

The world will get an unprecedented view of Pluto on Tuesday when a NASA spacecraft launched nine years ago nears the icy...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by acomfort, on Jul 15, 2015 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 1014 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park woman killed at El Camino crosswalk

A Menlo Park woman was struck by a vehicle and killed June 18 while walking at the intersection of El Camino Real and Alejandra...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 14, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 67 comments | 8324 Views

ATHERTON

Middlefield Re-Striping Concern

Is the merging lane when turning East on Marsh from Middlefield going away? With the new painting going on, it looks like...

Original post made by Richard Vaughan on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Jul 14, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 2 comments | 181 Views

WOODSIDE

How big is too big?

Make a large hole in the ground and line it with concrete and there will be impacts. It may interrupt an underground stream...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by Canada, on Jul 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 1717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arizona man pleads no contest in Woodside residential burglary case

One of two Arizona men accused of burglarizing a Woodside home in 2012 pleaded no contest on July 13 to three felonies in...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 1239 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local Rotary clubs help launch West Bank birthing center

After a seven-year effort by Donna Baranski-Walker of the Rotary Club of Woodside/Portola Valley, a birthing center and pre-natal...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2015
Last comment by Margo, on Jul 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 3 comments | 1886 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Breaking: Trump leads all Republicans

"according to the Huffington Post Pollster poll average, Donald Trump now sits atop the GOP field..." There ya go, bongs...

Original post made by News of the weird on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by view from my desktop, on Jul 14, 2015 at 8:33 am | 14 comments | 726 Views
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