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ATHERTON

FBI has its eye on Atherton

The FBI is interviewing Atherton residents and others about town matters, according to a former employee who said he was...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by RG, on Feb 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm | 92 comments | 11054 Views

MENLO PARK

Election turnout only 25 percent

Only 25 percent of registered voters in San Mateo County cast ballots in the Nov. 5 election, according to county Elections...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Jim Turner, on Nov 14, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 11048 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 25 comments | 11038 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:27 am | 11 comments | 10980 Views

MENLO PARK

Council asks if Menlo Park is 'too aggressive' with parking enforcement

How much efficiency is enough? When it comes to parking enforcement in downtown Menlo Park, the answer seems to be "a little...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 24 comments | 10973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview playing field woes continue with lawsuit

The problem-plagued project to construct, then reconstruct, Hillview Middle School's playing field may finally be finished,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 6 comments | 10917 Views

ATHERTON

Code enforcement gets a boost in Atherton

Although Atherton will continue to cite violators of its city ordinances only when a complaint is received or a public official...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 10914 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obama makes another fundraising trip here

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit two Palo Alto homes on Thursday, June 6, to raise funds for the Democratic...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by another realist, on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm | 26 comments | 10914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by accuracy counts!, on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 10903 Views

MOVIES

Brad Pitt sighted in Sharon Heights

Actor Brad Pitt was spotted at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon (July 27) while on a break from filming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mitch L, on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 25 comments | 10899 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday: Emergency training drill in Redwood City

To prepare for a train-related emergency, Caltrain and SamTrans, along with local public safety agencies, will conduct an...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jim , on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 10891 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 10891 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Assistant District Attorney, Al Serrato concludes investigation of Sequoia Healthcare District

After a 5 month investigation into the $300 per month increase in health insurance subsidy to sitting Directors of the Sequoia...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 10891 Views

MENLO PARK

Those were the days

Before there was the Ladera we know today, the La Siesta ranch occupied the hilly landscape that was dotted with blue, valley...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 18, 2013 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 10855 Views

MENLO PARK

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Jay, on Dec 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 10847 Views

MENLO PARK

Gaps in fire code endanger local schools

Menlo Park district firefighter Eric McGlennon rolls up a fire hose Sept. 13 after a fire destroyed a Beechwood School portable...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 10830 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why the Censorship

Early this morning I read a post regarding the 44th anniversary of the tragedy at Chappaquiddick. Later this morning I saw...

Original post made by Sharon Heights Resident on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wendy Baldwin, on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:05 am | 6 comments | 10801 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen in critical condition after shooting

A 17-year-old boy was in critical condition Saturday evening after a shooting at 2:10 p.m. in the 2500 block of Farrington...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Concerned, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 10799 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Mountain lion kills three goats

A mountain lion killed three dwarf goats in a fenced enclosure on Tripp Court in Woodside on Nov. 14, but the chances of...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by C, on May 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 6 comments | 10789 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park staff responds to commissioner's resignation

Former Transportation Commissioner Charlie Bourne, who resigned after nearly six years of service, and Menlo Park city staff...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on May 31, 2013 at 8:09 am | 16 comments | 10763 Views
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