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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 | 1907 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. 2042 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 | 1462 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 | 1439 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 | 1316 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 | 1364 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 | 1340 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 | 1213 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 | 1889 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 | 1735 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 | 1473 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. 1738 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 | 2456 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 | 1497 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 | 1640 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 | 1703 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 | 1517 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 | 1337 Views

MENLO PARK

Confusion over Burgess solar panels

Construction on a new gymnasium in Menlo Park's Civic Center is already underway, but whether it will feature solar panels...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by just ask, on Dec 22, 2009 at 9:12 am | 11 comments | 1639 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reader reminder: Beware of property tax scam

"It is time to remind your readers not to be duped by the official-looking 'Property Tax Reduction Form' that instructs property...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by zig, on Dec 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 3 comments | 1444 Views
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