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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 | 2361 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 | 5726 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 | 1684 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 | 1244 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 | 830 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 | 2292 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 | 3053 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 | 1426 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 | 415 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 | 1755 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 | 1481 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 | 1393 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 | 2198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader raises money to buy gear for basketball program

For fifth-grader Shay Patel, basketball is more than just a pastime. It's a passion. So it's no surprise that this summer,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Andrew Tan wins national essay contest

Out of hundreds of entries, Andrew Tan of Menlo Park was named one of the winners of a national essay contest held by the...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 1174 Views

SPORTS

Back in the saddle

A posse of extreme cowboy racers clearly enjoyed splashing through the water hole on a dusty obstacle course at the Horse...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Extreme Cowgirl, on Sep 8, 2014 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 324 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Council considers fate of mansion, town's eucalyptus trees

In its first meeting of the fall, the Woodside Town Council starts with a full and significant agenda: an appeal to accept...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 932 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Commission reviews Menlo Park food truck event

Off the Grid, a weekly food truck event, launched in Menlo Park earlier this year over the protests of about 20 downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 4 comments | 1022 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police arrest burglary suspect they say entered occupied home

Atherton police are warning residents to keep doors and windows locked after the arrest of a woman who allegedly entered...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 10, 2014 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 1492 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 3883 Views
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