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THE LOCAL DISH

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 5876 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Second housing plan update takes shape

Menlo Park is deep into a housing plan update for the second time in as many years, this time to develop a framework for...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 1929 Views

ATHERTON

New technology promises less noise from jet engines, but to whose ears?

Commercial aircraft pass over Woodside, Portola Valley and parts of Atherton every day on their way into major Bay Area airports,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jetman, on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:09 am | 1 comment | 1084 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Where do your property taxes go?

Our property tax bill does not provide us with a breakdown of where the taxes go. Oh sure, they give us a pie chart with...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 4455 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 19 comments | 24852 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Shots fired at vehicle occupied by young juveniles, mother

Shots were fired Sunday afternoon at a parked vehicle in Menlo Park that was occupied by two young juveniles and their mother. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by interpretation, on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:27 pm | 3 comments | 8864 Views

ATHERTON

Business: David Barca heads new Pacific Union office

The Pacific Union real estate firm has tapped David Barca of Atherton as regional vice president to lead the firm's expansion,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jerrie Welch, on Nov 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 3042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton bans vehicle-camping

Atherton's ordinance banning overnight camping in vehicles was finalized on Nov. 20 by a unanimous vote of the City Council....

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Conner, on Nov 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 7150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Monday: Spare-the-air alert issued

The first Spare the Air alert of the winter season has been issued for Monday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by about time, on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 4484 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lolly Font on living life to its fullest

Lolly Font of Menlo Park teaches yoga at the California Yoga Center in Palo Alto, which she co-founded in 1980. She loves...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Martha Ozer, on Nov 24, 2013 at 6:13 am | 2 comments | 2894 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park bicyclist struck by motorist, sustains major injuries

A Menlo Park man was struck by a motorist in the early morning darkness at Stanford University on Wednesday, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 15110 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man remembers the Holocaust

Menlo Park resident George Heller, now 87, spent a year in slave labor camps as World War II came to an end, including six...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by bill boos, on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm | 1 comment | 736 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by poster, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 3769 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches Declared Racist

Verenice Gutierrez, a principal at a Portland Oregon K-8 schools has declared PB&J sandwiches racist. For the article...

Original post made by RUOOYFM on Nov. 22, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4072 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police urge more vigilance in face of latest overnight thefts

The rash of burglaries in Atherton's Selby Lane neighborhood continues, with three residents calling police to report thefts...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by JoseG, on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 19181 Views

OTHER TOPICS

True philanthropy

The Newsletter of StarVista, recipient of a $75,000 grant of property tax dollars from the pseudo-philanthropic Sequoia Healthcare...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 653 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Another huge project beckons in Menlo Park

Just as some Menlo Park City Council members were surprised when Stanford sought approval to develop its entire 8-acre holding...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm | 16 comments | 9621 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Grand piano missing from Atherton home

Police calls from Atherton, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/19/police-calls-grand...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Come on, now, on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 4 comments | 11680 Views

MENLO PARK

Crash leaves two seriously injured, lanes closed on University Avenue

Lanes on University Avenue at Bayfront Expressway are closed indefinitely, Menlo Park police announced shortly before 8 a.m....

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Ron, on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 21339 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission looks at Nativity School parking

Whether to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues will be taken up...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm | 9 comments | 13909 Views
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