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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin school backers seek district sponsorship

Backers of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter School say they will officially ask the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Sep 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 20 comments | 9743 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tightens water belt

New water restrictions will take effect on Thursday, Aug. 28, for all customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Knock Knock!, on Aug 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 10 comments | 3409 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Letter: A welcome decision on artificial turf

Thank you, Portola Valley Town Council, for upholding the core values of our town founders in denying artificial turf playing...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sally Ann Reiss, on Aug 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 179 Views

SPORTS

Atherton's Bellis, 15, pulls stunning upset at U.S. Open

American teen CiCi Bellis of Atherton became the youngest player to win a US Open match since 1996 -- almost three years...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by tennis watcher, on Aug 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 1190 Views

WOODSIDE

Kings Mountain Art Fair returns this weekend

The Kings Mountain Art Fair, to be held once again over the Labor Day weekend at Kings Mountain, continues to rise in the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1357 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes for yield signs on Wallea Drive

Despite the strong recommendations of transportation staff and the majority of the Transportation Commission to install stop...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Good grief, on Aug 29, 2014 at 8:13 am | 4 comments | 1661 Views

OTHER TOPICS

'Plumbers' rob Atherton home while resident distracted

Atherton police say a home on Mesa Court was burglarized on Thursday, Aug. 28, after a man who said he was a plumber investigating...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Aug 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1220 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police release sketch of 'distraction' burglary suspect

Atherton police have released a sketch of a man who posed as a plumber, walked uninvited into a home on Mesa Court, and distracted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Sep 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 5122 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Two bicyclists injured after collision in Woodside

Two bicyclists were hospitalized after colliding with each other near state Highway 84 in Woodside this morning, a San Mateo...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by POGO, on Sep 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 38 comments | 6603 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Belle Haven residents praise changing neighborhood

"I cannot tell you the number of people who tried to persuade me not to buy a house in the neighborhood," Joellen McGruder,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Really, on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 8 comments | 1910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district board study session on charter schools set

The laws and issues surrounding charter schools will be the subject of a study session for the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 1692 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in northeast Menlo Park

Parts of northeast Menlo Park will be sprayed tonight for mosquitoes (Sept. 2) to curb the spread of the West Nile virus,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by MLK, on Sep 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 6 comments | 1032 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Developer Ryland Kelley of Woodside dies

Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such local planned communities...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Janet Ditz Tarr, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 4 comments | 2512 Views

ATHERTON

'They turned my world upside down'

James Kristofferson, the Atherton man who in July was barred by court order from his Redwood Way home for a year after town...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Really?!, on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 27 comments | 3366 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man sentenced to more than nine years in felony elder abuse case

A man convicted of felony elder abuse related to withholding medication and forging loans has been sentenced to nine years...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Carey, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 7 comments | 1586 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two seek local seat on open space district board

Incumbent Larry Hassett and challenger Brandon Lewke are running for the Ward 6 seat on the board of the Midpeninsula Regional...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by jimmae, on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 1080 Views

OTHER TOPICS

2.9 earthquake hits Ladera

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit Ladera along the San Andreas Fault Wednesday evening around 8:24 p.m., according to the U.S....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 7 comments | 1961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley earthquake expert shares his knowledge

Sheldon Breiner, a geophysicist from Portola Valley, wants local residents to prepare for an earthquake much bigger than...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Dolly Adams, on Sep 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 1691 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary adds new principal

The Woodside Elementary School District's superintendent, who had also been the principal of the one-school district, has...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Interesting, on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1614 Views

MENLO PARK

The best of all worlds

What's a "marketbar?" Please, let it be not another pricey, erratic new eatery that's trendier than thou and louder than...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 5 comments | 2313 Views
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Early Decision Blues
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Water Torture
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