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AROUND TOWN

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 13644 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arrillaga's latest gift to Stanford tops all others

Stanford University today announced a new gift of $151 million from Silicon Valley landowner and developer John Arrillaga,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Scholar, on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 24 comments | 3552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Plan allows huge tax reduction for Stanford

It does not seem to be widely understood, but the 8.4 acres of land along El Camino that Stanford owns and which is part...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 24 comments | 1182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Another accident takes down fence on Marsh Road

Marsh Road will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to make repairs to the Atherton Channel fence, something...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by MP Resident, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 24 comments | 4286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consultant skeptical of FAA's interest in reducing aircraft noise

An airline industry consulting firm, hired by the town of Portola Valley, is skeptical of an FAA proposal to analyze noise...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 24 comments | 2276 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Update: Feds unseal charges against Sen. Leland Yee

Federal authorities have unsealed a criminal complaint in San Francisco today charging state Sen. Leland Yee with crimes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sun Yat Sen, on Apr 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 24 comments | 9290 Views

ATHERTON

Former editor pleads guilty in porn case

Brian Bothun, a former editor for the Palo Alto Daily News and former reporter for the Daily Post, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by butch cassidy, on Jan 31, 2010 at 10:22 am | 24 comments | 3431 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Manager tries to keep a lid on the Police Chief's Investigation

To the dismay of at least one City Councilman and another prominent member of the community, Interim City Manager John Danielson...

Original post made by Ricochet on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Apr 10, 2011 at 9:36 am | 24 comments | 1847 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Special meeting may be prelude to staffing, spending cuts

The Atherton City Council will meet at 8 a.m. Monday, May 9, in a special public meeting that is likely to be the prelude...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on May 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 24 comments | 3187 Views

ATHERTON

Ex-Atherton town employee pleads no contest to embezzlement

Former Atherton town employee Lois English pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court on May 2 to charges of embezzlement...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Stu Slessinger, on May 18, 2011 at 9:23 am | 24 comments | 2851 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton struggles without leaders

In what appears to be a complete meltdown in communications between the City Council and an interim city manager, Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by John P Johns, CPA, on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 2604 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton attorney gets 30 percent pay hike

Atherton's city attorney is getting a $3,000 monthly raise pending a performance review that, according to his original contract,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mary Turner, on Feb 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 24 comments | 4335 Views

ATHERTON

Grand jury: Cities like contracted police services

Three cities that have contracted with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for police services report significant costs...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 24 comments | 2763 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

More details on abrupt departure of Portola Valley superintendent

When the Portola Valley School District announced the departure of Superintendent Lisa Gonzales in a press release on Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by new participant , on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 am | 24 comments | 7900 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 12434 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Bakery owners say they have been told to close by Jan. 15

Woodside residents Mark Sweyer and his sister Jan Sweyer, since 2006 the co-owners of the popular Woodside Bakery & Cafe...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 24 comments | 30580 Views

MENLO PARK

Council receptive to anonymous gym donation

All Menlo Park City Council members said that an anonymous would-be donor's offer to build a new Burgess Gym is worth a...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2008
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm | 23 comments | 6170 Views

MENLO PARK

Incumbent MP council members win re-election

Menlo Park city council candidates Andy Cohen and Kelly Fergusson (right) with support from Portola Valley Mayor Maryann...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by think about it, on Nov 10, 2008 at 8:41 am | 23 comments | 2771 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Frustration surfaces over reliance on consultants

The familiar complaint that Menlo Park would rather study a problem than fix it has come whistling through the city again,...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2009
Last comment by Confusedby Hank, on Jun 27, 2009 at 11:57 am | 23 comments | 2209 Views

MENLO PARK

After two weeks, Menlo Park's Jennifer Blair is still missing

Jennifer Blair, the Menlo Park girl last seen leaving her home two weeks ago, is still missing and has not been heard from...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Laura Blair, on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:41 am | 23 comments | 3286 Views
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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
By Laura Stec | 15 comments | 9,301 views

French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 8,396 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 503 views