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THE LOCAL DISH

Former PV superintendent Hanretty charged with three felonies

Tim Hanretty, who resigned Jan. 31 as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District during an investigation of "financial...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo College post office manager sentenced

Debra Lynn Blaylock has pleaded no contest to felony charges of identity theft and credit card fraud stemming from her tenure...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dana, on Apr 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 1229 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's Greg McKeown named 'Young Global Leader'

Greg McKeown of Menlo Park is one of 37 North Americans named as "Young Global Leaders" at the recent World Economic Forum...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2012
Last comment by Not one of the Davos Crowd, on Apr 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 1181 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gates shares optimism, frustrations on poverty

Freshly back from Ethiopia and Zambia, philanthropist Bill Gates Wednesday shared with a Stanford audience his optimism and...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 10, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 4395 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook, city to release draft development deal

Facebook and the city of Menlo Park will release this week the terms of a draft development agreement that, when approved,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2012
Last comment by Don't understand, on Apr 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1273 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Truck that struck wires caused power outage

A truck that hit low-hanging wires appears to have been the cause of a power outage that affected more than 1,700 customers...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by los trancos resident, on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:08 pm | 1 comment | 1299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district goals topic of roundtable at Encinal School

The Menlo Park City School District's top five goals will be the topic of discussion at a roundtable set for Wednesday, April...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Fran, on Apr 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 1303 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council, planning commission gearing up for intense four weeks

Menlo Park's City Council this week approved a brutal schedule of meetings for itself in the four-week period from May 22...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Get It Done!, on Apr 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 1066 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Scholar with a cause

Sarah Mummah is beyond doubt a determined woman. She recalls that as a Stanford student, when a professor was discussing...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2012
Last comment by Billy Lee, on Apr 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 1405 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council meets at Menlo College

The Atherton City Council will meet at Menlo College on Wednesday, April 18. Among agenda items: proposed changes to the...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by Odd, on Apr 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1216 Views

MENLO PARK

Beechwood School gets room to grow

Belle Haven resident Matt Henry got his wish – there were five green lights on the dais on Tuesday night. The City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2012
Last comment by MENLO, on Apr 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 1093 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside meeting on country club renovation

==B Wednesday:== Woodside's Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 25, in Independence Hall,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 22, 2012 at 11:54 am | 1 comment | 1386 Views

MENLO PARK

1916 El Camino Real - Office Building

Does anyone know the status of the 1916 El Camino Real - office building, located at the corner of Watkins Avenue? It seems...

Original post made by Just Curious on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 948 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park eyes affordable housing

The Menlo Park City Council continues serving a full agenda at its weekly meetings. Tonight officials will study the city's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by Hubert, on Apr 24, 2012 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 1133 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Raising money for Ford Field

==B Wednesday:== The Portola Valley Town Council will review this week a progress report on fundraising for a proposed $540,000...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by HeadScratcher, on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: Paul Baran named to Internet Hall of Fame

Atherton inventor Paul Baran, who died last year, was inducted Monday into the Internet Hall of Fame in Geneva, Switzerland....

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by RUKiddingMe?, on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 1288 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Is this it?

The plan to re-imagine the downtown/El Camino Real areas of Menlo Park began five years ago, in 2007. "We need to do something,"...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2012
Last comment by zoom zoom, on Apr 24, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 1 comment | 1144 Views

MENLO PARK

Police hail Menlo Park woman's actions to catch suspect

Menlo Park police recognized a woman on Tuesday, April 24, for helping to catch a thief in February. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ruby Enthusiast, on Apr 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 1190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Friday: Frederick's Follies is back in town

Frederick's Follies celebrates 10 years of entertaining the Corte Madera school community with an anniversary production...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Shazia Jang, on Apr 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm | 1 comment | 1474 Views

WOODSIDE

Portola Valley: Council backs bans on plastic bags at checkout, Styrofoam containers

The Portola Valley Town Council has agreed to adopt a San Mateo County ordinance that bans Styrofoam food containers, and...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2012
Last comment by Plastic-Toxic Trash, on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm | 1 comment | 1381 Views
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