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ATHERTON

Helicopter pilot, Menlo-Atherton grad James Rowen dies at 32

James Marshall Rowen, a 1996 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and a helicopter pilot with plans to take his flying...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Camille Faulkner, on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Passengers at SFO describe international flights following attempted terrorist attack

Passengers arriving on international flights at San Francisco International Airport on Monday said they are glad for...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by linmike94, on Dec 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 1374 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Human remains found near open-space area

Human bones were found in a rugged and remote area of unincorporated San Mateo County on Sunday, a sheriff's lieutenant said...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by night hiker, on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 1562 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside attorney Theodore Zayner named Superior Court judge

Woodside resident and trial attorney Theodore C. Zayner has been appointed as a judge on the Superior Court of Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on Jan 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 3043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain has deadliest year since 1995

This year was the deadliest for Caltrain since 1995 after two people were fatally struck by trains this morning (Dec. 31),...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Boys and Girls Clubs leader moving on

After serving for six years as director of development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Chris Canter has accepted...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek driver in hit-and-run

A black Acura hit a large tree, knocked down a fence, tore through a lawn and smashed into three parked cars in a driveway...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by SpareChange, on Jan 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1270 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears win BIG over Menlo (53-39)

Menlo started out fast with impressive defense as the M-A Bears had trouble stopping Richard Harris of Menlo in the first...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 8, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1981 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man exits Assembly race

Kai Stinchcombe, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a start-up founder, has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat in...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by harry, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 1822 Views

MENLO PARK

Man arrested again for drug trafficking

Menlo Park police raided a Belle Haven home and arrested a 30-year-old man on federal drug trafficking charges on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ollie Brown retires, after 47 years, from fire service

When Ollie Brown, at right, heard sirens blaring from trucks leaving the fire station he grew up near in Toledo, Ohio, he...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by James, on Jan 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 1503 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two men hit in drive-by shooting

Two men standing in a their driveway were shot in a drive-by shooting in East Palo Alto Thursday night, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2010
Last comment by More to Follow, on Jan 15, 2010 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1344 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill would require people under 18 to wear helmets when skiing or snowboarding

State Sen. Leland Yee, whose district includes Portola Valley and Woodside, has proposed legislation that would require...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Crash, on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 1454 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park residence wins green award

A Menlo Park home will been recognized by Sustainable San Mateo County for its use of environmentally friendly methods in...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1288 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents brace for heavy storms

Power outages were reported this morning in the Menlo Park area as residents braced for heavy rains this week. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1305 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park kindergarten registration

Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 26. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by mp mom, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1577 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by AFormerLLParent, on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1667 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Transparency is not always pretty

A few weeks ago we chastised the Atherton Town Council for intentionally keeping word of a $230,000 settlement against the...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by clothes line, on Jan 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1617 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Pension Costs Skyrocketing

In the last decade, California public pension costs have risen 2000% and this is the key reason California is in massive...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Some Cities, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1600 Views

MENLO PARK

City employee union opens door on negotiations

The union that represents most Menlo Park workers has asked its members to make a showing at tonight's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Jan 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1228 Views
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