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ATHERTON

Middlefield Road closed in Atherton due to fallen tree

Atherton Police report a tree fell on Middlefield Road damaging utility poles Tuesday night, Dec. 2. The road was still closed...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 3, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 1926 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park has a new mayor: Catherine Carlton

Catherine Carlton will serve as mayor of Menlo Park for the next 12 months, with Rich Cline as vice mayor. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 3, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 3 comments | 1544 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside Planning Commission considers 'art cave' proposal

The owner of 230 and 240 Whiskey Hill Road in Woodside hears from the Planning Commission tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 3). Resident...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 3, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body-worn cameras help, hurt law enforcement in Menlo Park

The fatal shooting by three Menlo Park police officers of a burglary suspect who reportedly drew a gun during a foot pursuit...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Dec 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 23 comments | 3554 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Fatal shooting calls for camera policy refinement

Body-worn cameras for police work has escaped much of the criticism directed toward other technological surveillance tools....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 1512 Views

AROUND TOWN

John Johns pursues lawsuit against Atherton

John Johns, Atherton's former finance director, is pursuing the $500,000 wrongful termination lawsuit against the town that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 787 Views

AROUND TOWN

County election stats: 66 percent vote by mail

Only 46 percent of the registered voters in San Mateo County voted in the Nov. 4 election, and twice as many voted by mail...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Santa, on Dec 5, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 1198 Views

MENLO PARK

Ex-Menlo Park worker pleads no contest to misdemeanor embezzlement

A man who worked at the front desk of the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest to one...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Agnes Brydges, on Dec 6, 2014 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 1523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge orders property owner to reopen gate at Martins Beach

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Friday issued a final ruling affirming that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 8 comments | 1939 Views

ATHERTON

State board urges residents to use licensed contractors

As a large storm tapers out after downing trees, flooding roadways, and opening sinkholes throughout the Bay Area, the Contractors...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Injured workers sue, on Dec 6, 2014 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1226 Views

MENLO PARK

Fallen trees damage homes in Menlo Park and Atherton

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District was busy on Saturday, Dec. 6, dealing with trees that fell on homes in Atherton and...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by lisa.s.shumway@gmail.com, on Dec 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 12 comments | 3363 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Meeting on document examining San Carlos Airport's effects on neighbors

A meeting to discuss the draft of a document that looks at the current and projected effect of the San Carlos Airport on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm | 5 comments | 1119 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman arrested for alleged stabbing in Menlo Park

A 62-year-old man was allegedly stabbed by an ex-girlfriend after an argument in Menlo Park on Sunday, Dec. 7, according...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1723 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: School board to discuss Spanish immersion, world languages

Keeping a promise made during the recent debate over a Mandarin immersion charter school proposal, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by MPCSD Parent2, on Dec 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 3 comments | 958 Views

MENLO PARK

School board eyes Menlo Park site for new high school

The Sequoia Union High School District is eyeing a property at 150 Jefferson Drive in east Menlo Park for one of two new...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by MENLO, on Dec 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments | 1804 Views

MENLO PARK

Two arbitration processes for police misconduct cases

The two unions representing the city's police officers will have two different procedures for handling appeals of disciplinary...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by You've got to be kidding, on Dec 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board denies petition to start Mandarin immersion charter school

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 355 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments

Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 1452 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents, public agencies stockpiling sand before storm

A flash flood watch and high wind warning have been issued by the National Weather Service in advance of the storm expected...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 2851 Views
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