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ATHERTON

Menlo College student pleads no contest to drug charges

More jail time and three years of probation are ahead for a former Menlo College student after he pleaded no contest to a...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by prison gardens bloom money, on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm | 4 comments | 3547 Views

AROUND TOWN

On horseback, Woodside's Don Pugh has done it all

Horses have had a remarkable influence on the second half of Woodside resident Don Pugh's life. The Mounted Patrol of San...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Kathy, on Mar 15, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 1 comment | 1279 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City officials, developers react to specific plan initiative

Response from city officials and developers to a potential ballot initiative on the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 15, 2014 at 8:14 am | 78 comments | 9257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

On horseback, he has done it all

Horses have had a remarkable influence on the second half of Woodside resident Don Pugh's life. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ken Pugh, on Mar 15, 2014 at 6:23 am | 1 comment | 574 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter: Hazards of cigarettes, meat are similar

A few weeks ago, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General's first report on the health hazards...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Peter Lenhardt, on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 1556 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saturday: Play ball at new Ford Field in Portola Valley

Portola Valley's Ford Field has hosted countless Little League games and community events since its construction more than...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Bob Wenger, on Mar 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 1 comment | 838 Views

ATHERTON

County names new environmental health director

Heather Forshey will join the San Mateo County Health System on March 24 as the new director of environmental health. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1413 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church votes to change denominations

Spirits were uplifted and hearts were broken after the tally for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's vote on whether to change...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Joe67, on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 73 comments | 12543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another local Shell gas station bites the dust

The Shell station at 5th and El Camino was bull-dozed yesterday. In its place is going a Loop Neighborhood convenience market...

Original post made by whatever on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Back in the day, on Mar 12, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 2 comments | 443 Views

SPORTS

Memorial service for David Paul Tinsley

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 29, for David Paul Tinsley, who was born and raised in Menlo Park and graduated...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by James W. Keyes, on Mar 12, 2014 at 10:17 am | 1 comment | 299 Views

WOODSIDE

Tuesday: Woodside council considers fate of three Woodside bridges

Woodside has three two-lane, single-span, century-old bridges -- on Kings Mountain Road, Portola Road and Mountain Home Road....

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by John Ullom, on Mar 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 2840 Views

MOVIES

A week of thefts and burglaries in Menlo Park

March got off to a rough start in Menlo Park, where victims of crime extended from the west to the east sides of town. A...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Fork Hue, on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 3528 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Great Lakes Ice Cover nearing an All Time Record

The ice cover on the Great Lakes is now the greatest in 35 years, and nearing an all-time record. According to an analysis...

Original post made by Brian S on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by There are alternatives, on Mar 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 13 comments | 637 Views

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 | 5016 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 | 491 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 | 5936 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 | 5410 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 | 2097 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 | 3531 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 | 6710 Views
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