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MENLO PARK

Editorial: Downtown Menlo withstands retail turnover

With rents running to $5 a square foot and possibly more, it is no wonder that small retail businesses are cautious about...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 55 comments | 2380 Views

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Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 7542 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Ex-employee gets jail for stealing city's gas

A former Menlo Park public works employee charged with stealing gas from city-owned pumps has been sentenced to 60 days in...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Yep, on Jun 11, 2014 at 9:53 pm | 3 comments | 2036 Views

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John Tarlton tackles the Race Across America

As anyone who's flown to California from the East Coast knows, the daytime view of fly-over country west of Kansas reveals...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 4 comments | 4543 Views

ATHERTON

Lyme foundation raises $500K at Portola Valley benefit

The Bay Area Lyme Foundation raised nearly $500,000 at its second annual LymeAid benefit concert at a Portola Valley home....

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Seidel, on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:14 am | 2 comments | 19434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bond measure pays for more classrooms

Plans to add many more classrooms at local public high schools can now move into a more detailed phase with the passage on...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader makes giant horse for school parade

I made a giant Morgan horse for my fifth-grade state float project at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. My float was...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 1499 Views

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Judge charged with DUI

A San Mateo County judge is a facing a DUI charge following a May arrest, according to San Mateo County District Attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 18 comments | 2698 Views

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Woodside's Nick Woodman expands GoPro stock offering

GoPro, the maker of rugged wearable video cameras founded by Menlo School grad and Woodside resident Nick Woodman, is going...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 3644 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's Rita Williams receives top honor for TV news career

Veteran television news reporter Rita Williams of Portola Valley will receive the Governor's Award, the highest honor of...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 1800 Views

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Caltrans sprays herbicides along Highway 84

Residents of rural San Mateo County who oppose the roadside spraying of herbicides to control weeds were upset to find out...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Signage, on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 3035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police ask for help in locating scene of fatal shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early Friday morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 3181 Views

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Letter: Keep city's water away from golf course

If you believe that climate change is a real and serious if not a crisis issue — as I do — and that California...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Chuck, on Jul 9, 2014 at 10:01 am | 23 comments | 1757 Views

AROUND TOWN

June 21: Pajama Party Adopt-a-thon

Odette, a 65-pound, 3-year-old, with an adorable, wrinkled face and a passion for belly rubs, is among the 200 or so dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris M, on Jun 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1805 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jonathan, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 2015 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown Greenheart complex starts environmental review

Greenheart Land Company is commencing the environmental review for its proposed 420,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, located...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Beth, on Jun 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 5 comments | 2759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Parcel tax on Atherton council agenda

Resolutions assessing Atherton's annual parcel tax at the maximum rate and approving small salary increases for town staff,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Broken promise, on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1862 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat."...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 3286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council passes $72 million budget

Responding to pleas for mercy, the Menlo Park City Council unanimously passed a budget for the upcoming 2014-15 fiscal year...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Frugal, on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:17 am | 3 comments | 262 Views
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