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Linden Avenue in Atherton closed due to fallen tree

Linden Avenue in Atherton is closed at Elm Place in the Lindenwood neighborhood of Atherton by a fallen tree, town officials...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Sarah, on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 2224 Views

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Cardinal Levada, a Menlo Park resident, charged with DUI in Hawaii

A resident of St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, has been charged with drunken...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 8 comments | 3980 Views

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Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Richard, on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 3354 Views

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Sacred Heart Prepatory graduates 136 students

Sacred Heart Preparatory graduated 136 students on May 23 at the 116th commencement ceremony at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Kohki Kitano, on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 1 comment | 2582 Views

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Deputy Juan Lopez sues Sheriff's Office

Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office has filed a lawsuit against the county and the Sheriff's Office,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 4758 Views

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Portola Valley: Questions raised over silencing staff on town manager's exit

Silence surrounds the details of the recent "involuntary resignation" of former town manager Nick Pegueros from Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Not a member, on Sep 2, 2015 at 8:05 am | 25 comments | 4045 Views

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Community to hear three design alternatives for Flood Park

Three design options for Flood Park will be presented tonight (Sept. 1) at a community meeting on the future of the park....

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by TBD, on Sep 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 3 comments | 1870 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton examines drainage study, aircraft noise

Updates on storm water running through Atherton and aircraft noise happening above are on the agenda for the Wednesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Pat, on Sep 1, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1498 Views

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Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail

At its Tuesday, Sept. 1, meeting, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Sep 3, 2015 at 8:20 am | 8 comments | 1879 Views

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Cover story: What to do about El Camino Real?

One thing is inevitable in an area filled with well-educated, bright and articulate people – they will have opinions....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2015
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 13, 2015 at 10:40 am | 49 comments | 5877 Views

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Portola Valley: Deputies see mountain lion feed on deer carcass

Of the many local reports of mountain lions sightings, this is a rare one. When the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office deputies...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:18 am | 9 comments | 3063 Views

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Arrested deputy sues, claims retribution

The year 2014 had some tough stretches for Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, according to the lawsuit...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Wait a minute, on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:49 am | 31 comments | 4744 Views

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Almanac: Covering community for 50 years

On Sept. 8, 1965, the first issue of the Country Almanac appeared in mailboxes all over Portola Valley and Woodside. The...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Yera, on Sep 9, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 3 comments | 2540 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 8, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 1009 Views

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Menlo Park council approves salary increase for assistant city manager position

Praising City Manager Alex McIntyre for creativity and innovation in changing the duties of the assistant city manager, the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:58 am | 7 comments | 2351 Views

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How locals are fighting wildfires up north

Around you are smoking ruins, destruction at every point of the compass. Tall structures, blackened and weak, teeter and...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Arnie Elder, on Sep 14, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 3295 Views

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It's all but over for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

For almost 30 years, Sung Lee has been managing his Fosters Freeze burger and ice cream joint, a Menlo Park landmark at...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Mary Leslie Fehrt, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 27 comments | 5370 Views

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Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Skylonda crash

Two motorcyclists were seriously injured in a collision with a box truck in San Mateo County's Skylonda area Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by johngslater, on Sep 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 2389 Views

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Wednesday: Atherton council has packed agenda

Perhaps it's what they get for taking August off. The Atherton City Council has such a packed agenda for its Wednesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sludgey, on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1410 Views

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Atherton moves toward town-wide, high-speed optical fiber system

Mike Farmwald says his plans to install a state-of-the-art optical fiber cable stystem in Atherton would provide the town...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Steve Aber, on Jan 6, 2016 at 8:14 am | 5 comments | 2699 Views
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