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PORTOLA VALLEY

More light coming to Portola Valley Town Center at night

The Portola Valley Town Council endorsed a go-slow approach to increasing artificial light at the Town Center, which now...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Aug 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm | 2 comments | 3401 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Readers Choice 2007: Our readers pick their favorite local gems

The Almanac's 15th annual Readers' Choice contest produced some fresh results, and lots of repeat winners. Readers named...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2332 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park downtown parking targeted for change

Downtown parking is on the agenda when the Menlo Park City Council meets Aug. 31, and among the questions considered will...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by MP business owner, on Aug 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm | 6 comments | 1651 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilman chastises colleagues

Councilman Andy Cohen asks, "What is ethical for politicians and consultants in their respective roles?" Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Andy fan, on Aug 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm | 26 comments | 2399 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill Lane honored at Town Council meeting

The Portola Valley Town Council honored one of its own on Wednesday, Aug. 25, by setting out the chair usually occupied by...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Philippe Cohen, on Aug 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1781 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park youth named to national advisory board on childhood obesity

The crunch of a bag of potato chips and the sizzling fizz of a can of soda constitute a daily symphony for many children...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Aug 30, 2010 at 10:18 am | 1 comment | 2591 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton building official announces retirement

Citing his April heart surgery and approaching 61st birthday, Atherton Building Official Mike Wasmann has announced that...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Screenwriter, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm | 29 comments | 3062 Views

AROUND TOWN

The WAMP goes weekly

Goodbye, Daily WAMP, we hardly knew you. The Peninsula's newest newspaper has decided to switch to a weekly format, starting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2010
Last comment by WAMP This!, on Aug 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm | 2 comments | 1809 Views

ATHERTON

Council OKs refund of road-impact fees

The Atherton City Council agreed Aug. 18 to refund about $427,000 in road-impact fees to builders who engaged in major home...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mike McPherson, on Aug 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 2201 Views

MENLO PARK

Police Decoy operation -- Good use of Police resources

The Police department is taking pride in using decoys to entrap 4 businesses in West Menlo on selling alcohol to minors. So...

Original post made by just wondering on Aug. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1466 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Garbage strike causes three days of rescheduled collection service

Menlo Park residents and businesses that normally have their trash and recycling picked up today (Wednesday) will have to...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:34 am | 16 comments | 2647 Views

ATHERTON

Council takes first look at cuts in Town Hall staff

The Atherton City Council is beginning to look at how to cut costs in Town Hall. Atherton is home to many wealthy residents,...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Why Not?, on Aug 28, 2010 at 6:23 pm | 15 comments | 1985 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge won't reopen high-speed-rail challenge

The case challenging high-speed rail studies and route selection has been finalized by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by Stanford Student, on Aug 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1794 Views

AROUND TOWN

Murder suspect pleads not guilty

Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh of unincorporated Woodside has pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder for financial...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 28, 2010 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1778 Views

MENLO PARK

Surprise move: funds for library's book group axed

The final chapter of the Menlo Park Library's 15-year-old book discussion group doesn't make for a happy ending. In fact,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Trilda, on Aug 28, 2010 at 12:01 am | 7 comments | 4415 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 16531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials concerned about hospital expansion

Officials from Portola Valley, Menlo Park, and San Mateo County have expressed concerns over impacts that might not respect...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by employee, on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 1764 Views

ATHERTON

Maybe Cary Wiest can stop so many legal mishaps

From what I can tell he is a hard working guy how knows right from wrong, and isn't owing people favors or has a side. Maybe...

Original post made by New blood on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:51 am | 7 comments | 2022 Views

ATHERTON

Council Election and Conflicts of Interest

Last Wednesday evening, I attended the Atherton council meeting. During public comments, I noted that Peter Carpenter had...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm | 4 comments | 1570 Views

ATHERTON

Town video taping of its citizens

It has come to my attention that the Town has video cameras and taping devices installed at locations where the Town staff...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Information Please, on Aug 26, 2010 at 5:55 pm | 17 comments | 2080 Views
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