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ATHERTON

Helicopter pilot, Menlo-Atherton grad James Rowen dies at 32

James Marshall Rowen, a 1996 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and a helicopter pilot with plans to take his flying...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Camille Faulkner, on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2058 Views

MENLO PARK

Councilman fails in bids for regional seats

At the Dec. 18 meeting of the San Mateo County Council of Cities, Menlo Park Councilman Heyward Robinson failed in bids to...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Owl, on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:47 pm | 16 comments | 1610 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Karin Enstam Jaffe wins 'excellence in teaching' award

Karin Enstam Jaffe, who attended Portola Valley schools and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, is the recipient of...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Richard Tryce, on Dec 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1828 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Boy Bears Basketball Team Overpower Seaside 64-43

The M-A Bears Basketball team traveled to North Monterey County High School and put on an awesome team display that combined...

Original post made by calfan on Dec. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1934 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Another U-turn in Atherton

If, as expected, the Atherton Town Council decides on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to refund about $130,000 in road impact fees, it...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by spin aroundanround, on Dec 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 1425 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water may be cloudy, says water agency

Peninsula residents may notice cloudiness in their drinking water as early as this week (beginning Dec. 28), but water quality...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Marina, on Dec 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 1406 Views

MENLO PARK

Free custom energy audits for large homes

Acterra, the Palo Alto-based environmental nonprofit, is preparing to offer free residential energy audits to cut electricity...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2009
Last comment by Giuseppe Verde, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 1274 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Wanda, on Dec 28, 2009 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 1330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gerry's Cakes not closing, at least not yet

Rumors that Gerry's Cakes in Menlo Park is closing are not true, according to the owner, though she acknowledged that the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by foodlover, on Dec 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 4 comments | 1307 Views

MENLO PARK

Four young men arrested for five car burglaries

Two teenagers and two young adults are facing prosecution for burglary after they were arrested in Palo Alto early Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by KD, on Dec 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm | 3 comments | 1177 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail: Is this what you voted for?

New business plan for high-speed rail project raises new questions and leaves old ones unanswered, rail watchers say. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jay Tulock, on Dec 24, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 32 comments | 1842 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton family honors slain son

Family and friends of slain East Palo Alto police officer Rich May, including his stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton, plan...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm | 3 comments | 1681 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Is this what you voted for?

There has been no shortage of newspaper headlines in the week since the release of a report on the California high-speed...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Peter, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1423 Views

SPORTS

M-A Bears fall to Deer Valley in Antioch

The Menlo-Atherton Bears couldn’t buy a basket against a strong and athletic Deer Valley team but the Bears swarming defense...

Original post made by calfan on Dec. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where are the best places to see local lights?

Jim Schott of Menlo Park e-mails us with tips about places to go to see Christmas lights on houses. "There seem to be...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by Heyward Robinson, on Dec 23, 2009 at 9:21 am | 8 comments | 2408 Views

MENLO PARK

West Bay Sanitary sued over sewage spills

An environmental watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against the West Bay Sanitary District and two Peninsula cities over...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense, on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:27 am | 3 comments | 1406 Views

MENLO PARK

Church lights 40-foot-high Christmas cross

Bethany Lutheran Church, at the corner of Avy and Cloud avenues in Menlo Park, has set up a 40-foot-high lighted cross on...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jon Coyne, on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:38 am | 10 comments | 1581 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Another stinger for Atherton

The $230,000 Atherton agreed to pay out last week to settle a civil lawsuit filed by police officer Pilar Ortiz-Buckley,...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by good $ after bad, on Dec 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm | 3 comments | 1666 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Calls

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don, on Dec 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn debate: Property rights vs. environmental responsibility

If a showdown were brewing in Menlo Park between environmental activists and defenders of private property rights, what would...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1303 Views
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