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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 | 1994 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 | 1562 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 | 2373 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 | 2981 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 | 2043 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 | 3608 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 | 336 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 4869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 3132 Views

MENLO PARK

Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Spunkie, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm | 37 comments | 36003 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Fish-oil pills stolen from vitamin shop

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/06/18/police-calls-fish-oil-pills-stolen-from-vitamin-shop...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by cheapskates, on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 2244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Write-in candidate for sheriff gets 997 votes

The votes are in. Deputy Sheriff Juan Lopez received 997 votes in his campaign to unseat incumbent Sheriff Greg Munks in...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by David, on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 5 comments | 2176 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hints on how to reduce unwanted mailings - and more

In light of complaints about receiving 17-pound bundles of Restoration Hardware catalogs, people have been asking how they...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by jq public, on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:52 am | 8 comments | 3446 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative signatures certified

The grassroots initiative to change sections of Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real plan has enough registered voter signatures...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 46 comments | 3803 Views

ATHERTON

Former CFO sues Menlo College

A former chief financial officer of Menlo College filed a lawsuit Monday against the college, claiming he was terminated...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2014
Last comment by RICKY, on Jun 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm | 1 comment | 1181 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire burns small abandoned house near Atherton

A fire in a small abandoned house near Atherton was damaged in an electrical fire this afternoon, according to...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 720 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sheriff changes policy on dealing with immigration agents

Echoing decisions made by local law enforcement agencies around the state and across the country, the Sheriff's Office in...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by recall growing, on Jun 24, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 6 comments | 1855 Views

SPORTS

John Tarlton completes Race Across America

Menlo Park businessman John Tarlton left Oceanside, California, on June 10 around noon, his bicycle headed in an easterly...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm | 6 comments | 4131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

​Portola Valley: Kids with airsoft gun mistaken for armed suspect

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are wrapping up an investigation into a report that a man was seen with...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 22 comments | 3996 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Fire crews control 2-alarm fire at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park on Wednesday night. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 5 comments | 4715 Views
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