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ATHERTON

In Atherton, disparate views on what constitutes transparent government

In the wake of recent criticism about the appointment of the new police chief and lack of disclosure about a $230,000 sexual-harassment...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by inquisitive, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1368 Views

MENLO PARK

Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 4754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park kindergarten registration

Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 26. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by mp mom, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1445 Views

MENLO PARK

Fix-It shop: Handling each appliance with care

Business at Menlo Vacuum and Fix-it on El Camino Real hums along at a time when Americans' connections to their appliances...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Fan, on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 7 comments | 1535 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Storm fills creek at Portola Valley Town Center

Storm runoff in Sausal Creek at Portola Valley Town Center may have set a new high-water mark this morning around 10:40 a.m....

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Jan 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm | 2 comments | 2138 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Trailhead parking to shrink 20 percent

For hikers who use the Coal Mine Ridge or Windy Hill trails in Portola Valley and drive to the trailhead, the limited parking...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Proud PVer, on Jan 21, 2010 at 12:53 am | 9 comments | 2251 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Commissioners share facts on city's BMR housing

The recent legal action taken by the City of Menlo Park to retrieve a BMR condo unit in Menlo Square from default has raised...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm | 20 comments | 1650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Get some sleep!

Like it or not, we live according to the laws of nature, and that can be inconvenient. How nice it would be to convert lead...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Men/Ath/Port/Wood, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 3 comments | 1405 Views

ATHERTON

mystery candidates promise a clean sweep

It's only January. However two individuals who have yet to announce their candidacy promise to align themselves with a standing...

Original post made by james caravelle on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm | 23 comments | 2124 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's wait and see on public pensions

The cost of pensions to California and its cities, towns and agencies has long been a concern, with prognosticators warning...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Jan 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1457 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents brace for heavy storms

Power outages were reported this morning in the Menlo Park area as residents braced for heavy rains this week. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1164 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park residence wins green award

A Menlo Park home will been recognized by Sustainable San Mateo County for its use of environmentally friendly methods in...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1158 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Straw Poll Favors Strong Mayor

An informal poll conducted by the Atherton League of Interested Civilians (ALIC) shows strong support for charter change...

Original post made by t Rex on Jan. 17, 2010
Last comment by Mark Twain, on Jan 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm | 7 comments | 1353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Another Las Lomitas Parent, on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 2209 Views

ATHERTON

Search is on for Atherton's Police Lieutenant

A nationwide search is being conducted for the Atherton Police Lieutenant position. After Mike Guerra was promoted by...

Original post made by Do as I say, not as I do on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by e.grimley, on Jan 19, 2010 at 9:49 am | 31 comments | 2806 Views

MENLO PARK

Tree limb impales car in Menlo Park

The driver of a silver Toyota was injured when the top of a redwood tree came crashing through his windshield as he was driving...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Adams, on Jan 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 1175 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Search is on for missing Menlo Park girl

Police are looking for Jennifer Blair, a 14-year-old resident of Menlo Park who was last seen leaving her residence in the...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm | 9 comments | 1848 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Mountain Lion Sightings

I was walking down Alpine Road on Jan 1 and at 4:30 pm saw a jogger with binoculars - looking in the field that is just below...

Original post made by Angela Hey on Jan. 3, 2007
Last comment by Cindy, on Jan 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 5158 Views

SPORTS

Local Soccer Team Finishes Second In State Cup Competition

The MP Strikers Under 11 division one boys soccer team competed for a chance to win the NorCal State Cup title on Saturday,...

Original post made by J Morgan on Jan. 18, 2010
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OTHER TOPICS

Bill would require people under 18 to wear helmets when skiing or snowboarding

State Sen. Leland Yee, whose district includes Portola Valley and Woodside, has proposed legislation that would require...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Crash, on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 1352 Views
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