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FICTION

Menlo Park resident tells of his experience in Japan when the earthquake struck last week

Chuck House, who lives in the Stanford Hills area of Menlo Park, sent us this account of his teaching a seminar in Hachioji,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm | 4 comments | 4359 Views

MENLO PARK

Fergusson leads Menlo Park council in travel expenses

Menlo Park's council members fall into two camps -- no, not development vs. no-growth -- more like, thrifty vs. profligate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | 27 comments | 2768 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bake sale fundraiser for Red Cross Tsunami Relief

Our kids have set up a table at the Ladera Shopping Center with baked treats and hot drinks, to raise money for the Red Cross...

Original post made by Carol E. on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:30 am | 1 comment | 1492 Views

ATHERTON

Recruiter hired to find new town manager

The Town Council of Woodside on March 3 voted to hire a recruiter to find a new town manager, and the firm that the council...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2011
Last comment by Alistair, on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 1624 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside fire chief closes out 33 years of firefighting

Residential life in Woodside and Portola Valley and nearby communities is scenic if not always idyllic. It's also dangerous....

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Margie Eriksson, on Mar 20, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 3 comments | 4301 Views

ATHERTON

John Johns for City Manager

Back in 2007 an Atherton employee did something highly unusual. When asked to figure out how to save the taxpayers of...

Original post made by Grateful Resident on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Is it any Wonder?, on Mar 20, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 13 comments | 2650 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saturday: Meet candidates in District 1 county supervisor election

Five candidates running for election to the position of San Mateo County District 1 supervisor are expected to be on hand...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 20, 2011 at 11:59 am | 2 comments | 1861 Views

WOODSIDE

Photo: Jackling house is no more

The pile of splintered wooden framing under this demolition excavator symbolizes the fate of the Jackling house, a 1926 Woodside...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Ed, on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm | 7 comments | 3191 Views

ATHERTON

Another whitewash by "Mr. Clean"?

The following is a text of a letter I received from Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra in response to my citizen's complaint...

Original post made by John P Johns on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | 82 comments | 6888 Views

ATHERTON

Teacher put on leave after student calls cops

A teacher at Selby Lane School in Atherton has been placed on paid administrative leave after a 13-year-old student in his...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 19, 2011 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 1729 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Varsity loses to Capuchino in a 1 run game

A disappointing final score for the MA Varsity baseball team who needed just one more .....against Capuchino who won at...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E. Newman, on Mar 19, 2011 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 2841 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Stanford expansion before Transportation Commission

Menlo Park's transportation commission will discuss this week a proposed development in a neighboring city -– the planned...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Willows, on Mar 19, 2011 at 6:55 am | 11 comments | 2335 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Council's travel policy woefully lacking

The brouhaha set off when Menlo Park City Council member Kelly Fergusson announced that she was traveling to Washington,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by perry mason, on Mar 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1578 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Investigator says complaints against officers 'unfounded'

For the second time in two months, an outside party hired by the town to conduct an internal affairs investigation has declared...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on Mar 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm | 12 comments | 2261 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tornado warning expires; no damage reported

A tornado warning for San Mateo County issued by the National Weather Service expired at 11:30 a.m. with no report of damage,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by B.N., on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 1838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jazz Sunday April 3 with Ivory & Gold Trio at Menlo Park 1st Baptist Church

Sun. Apr. 3 at 10 AM Mystic, Connecticut’s Ivory & Gold Trio perform a traditional jazz service at Menlo Park’s 1st Baptist...

Original post made by Nan Bostick on Mar. 18, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Investigator clears Atherton police in Buckheit case

The internal affairs investigation of the alteration of the police report detailing the arrest of Jon Buckheit during a domestic...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Mar 18, 2011 at 7:52 am | 94 comments | 10729 Views

ATHERTON

No settlement in Atherton lawsuit

The lawsuit filed by the development firm Pacific Peninsula Group against the town of Atherton is still active, after the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2011 at 6:56 am | 11 comments | 2651 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo wants to stop traffic at Santa Cruz and Elder

The Menlo Park City School District and the city will each chip in $120,000 to add a new traffic light at the intersection...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Just Me, on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:29 am | 27 comments | 2768 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Can huge quake and tsunami happen here?

"Everyone's nervous," said Sheldon Breiner (photo), a geophysicist at Stanford University and a resident of Portola Valley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Quaking in me green Irish boots..., on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm | 3 comments | 2812 Views
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