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PORTOLA VALLEY

Environmental champion Martin Litton dies at home in Portola Valley

Martin Litton of Portola Valley, a World War II glider pilot and a writer for Sunset magazine, was a great friend to the...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Mish, on Dec 4, 2014 at 8:12 am | 10 comments | 4601 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Searsville Dam should go

The important new documentary film "Dam Nation" tells the history of American dam building and reveals a range of unintended...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by C. Cruickshank, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:19 am | 3 comments | 3614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students collect backpacks for Kenyan orphans

Two Oak Knoll school brothers recently visited Kenya with their parents and others from their Menlo Park church, and gave...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Gary S, on Dec 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 2035 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Road blocked due to fallen tree branch, power lines

Woodside Road is blocked in both directions due to a fallen tree branch and power lines at Canada Road in Woodside, the Sheriff's...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by AanikaP, on Dec 2, 2014 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 2516 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District may open new high school in San Carlos

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into a contract to buy a one-acre parcel at 535 Old County Road, just...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments | 2532 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: $12,000 in beverages stolen from Beltramo's

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/12/02/police-calls-12000-in-beverages-stolen-from-beltramos...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2460 Views

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 | 2287 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 | 2044 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 | 1009 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 | 4217 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 | 1700 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 | 862 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 | 1365 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 | 1706 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 | 2129 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 | 1393 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 | 3796 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 | 1322 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 | 1921 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 | 1155 Views
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