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ATHERTON

Another citizen settled with San Mateo for false arrest and police officer falsifying police report

I posted the link to Steve White's case in one of the threads about Jon Buckheit's case, but I think it deserves own thread. I...

Original post made by Lurker on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ree Chard, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:45 am | 11 comments | 4581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Friendly persuasion

If films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 1955 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Keith continues to lead council in reimbursement requests

Turns out you can spend more taxpayer money attending local dinners than on a trip to Ireland: For the third time in a row,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:06 am | 36 comments | 8928 Views

MENLO PARK

City Manager wants $360,000 loan to repair his home

According to a front page article in the Daily Post, City Manager McIntyre is asking Council to approve this $360,000 loan...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 1469 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 5589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: State housing rules cripple local cities

<I>First of two parts</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/12/11/guest-opinion-state-housing-rules-cripple-local-cities...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 2886 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 3921 Views

MENLO PARK

M-A students collect food for needy families

Continuing their annual holiday tradition, students at Menlo-Atherton High School have collected more than 150,000 cans of...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Dec 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 3401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pet of the week

Santa baby, she's been nice -- we swear! Meet Bella, a sweet female pit bull available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 1419 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Almanac Holiday Fund misinformation

The Almanac Holiday Fund http://www.almanacnews.com/morguepdf/2013/2013_12_11.alm.section1.pdf contains erroneous information...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 12, 2013
There are no comments yet. 532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council approves pay raises for union

So somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but did I hear city attorney Bill McClure say last night that Council had to...

Original post made by Jesse on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:13 am | 17 comments | 2403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hanretty released from prison, appeals court order for $2.7M in restitution

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was imprisoned for embezzlement and misappropriating...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Wait a sec, on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 3770 Views

WOODSIDE

Town looks at ways to coax walking, cycling to school

About 8 percent of Woodside Elementary School students walk or ride a bike to school. Students driven to school are the majority...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 1682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 15986 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Council approves union contract

'Twas a long winter's night as the Menlo Park City Council met on Dec. 10, deciding much and debating more. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 3 comments | 2042 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Big rig loses load on Sand Hill Road

Police expect a traffic delay of at least an hour on eastbound Sand Hill Road Lane because a big rig lost its load at Saga...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 1269 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Lots of business on Planning Commission, council agendas

Some Menlo Park city officials are cramming before the holidays, with a series of meetings scheduled during the next couple...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by Menloshopper, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:31 am | 23 comments | 4166 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Schools Foundation defrauded of $182,500, deputies say

An investigation has turned up seven bad checks, a total of $182,500, written this fall against an investment account for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by meg, on Dec 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 4 comments | 5209 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty released from prison, appeals court order

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was imprisoned for embezzlement and misappropriating...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by concerned, on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm | 4 comments | 2200 Views

WOODSIDE

Safe containing $200,000 in valuables is missing from Woodside home

In the days just before Thanksgiving, when the owners of a home on Godetia Drive in Woodside were away, someone entered the...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Julie C, on Dec 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 2686 Views
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