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SPORTS

Running Boston Marathon at age 80

Portola Valley resident Ruth Anne Bortz celebrated her 80th birthday in October and on Monday, April 18, completed the prestigious...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Bobbi Callison, on May 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 2827 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion spotted lying on front lawn

A mountain lion was spotted lying on the front lawn of a home in Woodside on Tuesday night, April 26, according to the San...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Judi Kiel, on May 4, 2011 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2211 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Avocets, snowy plovers nest at former salt ponds

<I>Submitted by Susan DeVico, a spokesperson for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.</I></B> Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Will, on May 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 1979 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Real estate: Are private council talks OK?

The Portola Valley town attorney claims a Town Council can discuss background questions about potential real estate transactions...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by pv resident, on May 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1989 Views

MENLO PARK

Finding safety, family, hope

<I>"I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes."...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by John Straubel, on May 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 1475 Views

AROUND TOWN

HAPPY documentary showing today Tuesday May 10 at 5:30

The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) is sponsoring an exclusive sneak preview of HAPPY,...

Original post made by Melissa Moody on May. 10, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on May 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1584 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trying Menlo Park's downtown plan on for size

An environmental impact report revisits an idea for the development of Menlo Park's downtown and El Camino Real that was...

Original post made on May. 12, 2011
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on May 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 1467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: St. Raymond School dedicates field

St. Raymond School in Menlo Park is dedicating a new grass field at the school on Sunday, May 15, to the Daschbach family,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by Teri, on May 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Forum/workshop on Sudden Oak Death

A community meeting on the continuing presence of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in Woodside and Portola Valley is set for 10 a.m....

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by agrifos, on May 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm | 1 comment | 1236 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buys historic Palo Alto home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly purchased a historic home in Palo Alto that was once owned by a Palo Alto pioneer....

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by facebook, on May 13, 2011 at 7:05 pm | 1 comment | 2186 Views

MENLO PARK

menlo park lectures and conversations @ m-a pac

I am starting a lecture series at the M-A PAC. I have a couple of models in mind, like *City Arts and Lectures* in San Francisco...

Original post made by Carin Pacifico on May. 15, 2011
Last comment by resident, on May 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 1 comment | 1486 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Viral infection closes The Sequoias' dining room

The dining room is closed and residents are taking meals in their apartments at The Sequoias retirement community in Portola...

Original post made on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Earle Jones, on May 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 2028 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Shorenstein estate may be split into 3 parcels

The Portola Valley Planning Commission will consider a proposal to set in motion the preparation and approval of a map subdividing...

Original post made on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Craig K. Breon, on May 18, 2011 at 7:16 pm | 1 comment | 1969 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley may form panel to address bike safety issues

Portola Valley may emulate Woodside and establish a regular forum for bicycle-related issues. A formal discussion of the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Mike Harding, on May 19, 2011 at 10:52 am | 1 comment | 2077 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers spiffed-up baseball park

The town of Atherton is moving forward cautiously to examine a proposal by the Menlo Park-Atherton Little League to rebuild,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by collect on delivery, on May 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm | 1 comment | 1524 Views

MENLO PARK

Neighbors ask court to save heritage oak

The neighbors of an oak tree called "Granny" headed to court Monday morning to ask a judge to issue a temporary restraining...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on May 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 1286 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunday: Conference on aging at Little House

Dr. Walter Bortz of Portola Valley will be one of five speakers at the third annual Vital Aging Conference on Sunday, May...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 1250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No safe Haven

If you had to cut childcare for 45 families out of 300, how would you decide which families lose? That's a question child...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Whatev, on May 19, 2011 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 1997 Views

WOODSIDE

Wild in Woodside

"Keep the woods in Woodside." A prosaic mission statement, a poetic mission. A group of residents is working to improve and...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 2240 Views

SPORTS

Woodside man rides to help hospital for Tibetan refugees

Jason Bradeen of Woodside will kick off Memorial Day Weekend by riding his bike from San Francisco, down the Peninsula, and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Tenzin, on May 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm | 1 comment | 4330 Views
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