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MENLO PARK

Police investigate Menlo Park stabbing

Someone was stabbed in Menlo Park in the wee hours of Tuesday, March 27, and was treated at Stanford Hospital with a "non-life-threatening"...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Mar 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2375 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley names new town manager

Nicholas M. Pegueros, a native of northern San Mateo County and the current finance and administrative services director...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Jim , on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:52 pm | 1 comment | 1679 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton hosts 'Meet Your Neighbors'

To launch its series of activities in 2012, the Atherton Civic Interest League (ACIL) is hosting a "Meet Your Neighbors"...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Coleen Anderson, on Mar 30, 2012 at 10:14 pm | 1 comment | 1452 Views

FICTION

The story of Oscar (who was not a grouch)

Oscar padded across the field, his feet leaving tracks in the patches of dust and short grass, his ears alert to the noises...

Original post made by Joe on Mar. 31, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 31, 2012 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1875 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Firefighters plan wildfire drills in Portola Valley

Firefighters from all over San Mateo County will converge on the Spring Down open space just south of the Portola Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2012
Last comment by Bolivar, on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1373 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Deep Blue Sea'

Times have changed since playwright Terence Rattigan penned his 1952 play "The Deep Blue Sea," but with his new adaptation,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Apr 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2885 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Combating fire

Firefighters from Menlo Park, Fremont and South San Francisco joined in fire-combat training drills at the Baylands Structural...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Marianne, on Apr 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 1435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Can tech close the gap?

Digital technology is a disruptive force that is and has been upending many established institutions, including publishing,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 1 comment | 1191 Views

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 | 1738 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 | 1329 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 | 1306 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 | 4567 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 | 1377 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 | 1416 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 | 1402 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 | 1168 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 | 1576 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 | 1281 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 | 1176 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 | 1481 Views
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