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AROUND TOWN

X SMC Sheriff Deputy Colin T. Smith Sentencing Below the Radar.

Today was to be another sentencing hearing for Colin T. Smith. Hon. Judge Leland Davis III has allowed him to be out and...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 24, 2015 at 7:35 am | 3 comments | 375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown Menlo Park gets a French patisserie

Debora Ferrand of Atherton, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate who was raised in France, is opening her own patisserie in the former...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2015 at 7:51 pm | 10 comments | 3724 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council won't cut parcel tax

Although Atherton is in better financial shape than it has been for years, the parcel tax paid by residents won't be going...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by H. S. Truman, on Jun 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm | 5 comments | 1261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids read on long commutes

Kindergartners Benjamin and Daniel used to take naps on their 30-minute-plus bus rides between Omondale School in Portola...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Educator, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton moving to put stoplight at El Camino & Almendral

Atherton's City Council is quickly moving toward installing a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Bruce McHenry, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:17 pm | 26 comments | 2735 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District President Art Faro responds to Grand jury.

In a follow-up response to a request by the Continuity Committee of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, Board President...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 231 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside to vote on town budget

With healthy finances in Woodside, the town is embarking on a five-year program to repair and rehabilitate its infrastructure. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Gary McKae, on Jun 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 1528 Views

MENLO PARK

Spreading the Menlo Spark

The nine founding members of Menlo Spark -- a small group with a big goal -- are setting out on a mission to guide Menlo...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Go ask Alice, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 13 comments | 3344 Views

MENLO PARK

County creates veterans commission

Veterans of military service who live in San Mateo County will have a representative body that speaks directly to the county...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 5 comments | 1118 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford plans to add housing, reduce offices in Menlo Park complex

In addition to revamping the design for a public plaza at Middle Avenue, Stanford University is looking at adding housing...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 2270 Views

MENLO PARK

Photos from Menlo Park block party

Almanac photographer Cristian Ponce shot these photos at the ninth annual Menlo Park Block Party on Wednesday night, June...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Support Downtown, on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 1629 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton praises Phil Lively's civic contributions

Many involved in Atherton civic activities say the town would not be the place it is without the contributions of Philip...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Condolences, on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1088 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, Woodside

Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, a Woodside resident who served until last week on the local school board, died on June 16. He was...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Vraphael2000, on Jun 22, 2015 at 5:42 am | 3 comments | 14243 Views

MENLO PARK

Irish student tragedy

Regarding the Irish students who died and were injured in the Berkeley balcony failure. Has anyone from the MP City Council...

Original post made by whatever on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Great question, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 184 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Drivers, stay calm -- give plan a chance

The city's project to put traffic safety measures into place in the Ravenswood-Alma area, near the train tracks, is a welcome...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Early Results?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 4 comments | 1257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Motorcyclist dies after crash at Skyline Blvd. near Alpine Road

A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sad news , on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 7 comments | 3226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park sued over car's collision with train

The aftershocks of a late April afternoon collision continue to ripple through Menlo Park a year later: Two women who had...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Result?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 36 comments | 5292 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton schools, neighbors face off over use of playing field

Menlo School and Menlo College, which share use of the athletic field known as Cartan Field, want Atherton to allow them...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:24 am | 17 comments | 2323 Views

AROUND TOWN

California DMV Computer Hacked, Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez case.

August 4, 2014 San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd ordered Deputy Juan Lopez to give him his California...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 20, 2015 at 8:22 am | 39 comments | 1384 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Allen P, on Jun 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 59 comments | 9620 Views
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