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Submit ideas to Short Takes

The Short Takes editor can always use good ideas for her column. Amusing annecdotes, wacky coincidences, goverment officials'...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 2, 2006
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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit

After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 64 comments | 5705 Views

ATHERTON

Traffic congestion ahead: Marsh Road closure starts today

The planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road in Atherton begins Tuesday, May 31, as the town starts construction on a replacement...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by JimmyCanDo, on Jun 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 8 comments | 5700 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park forges ahead with plan changes

The desire to make the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan process as comprehensive as possible boxed the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by fox is in the coop, on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 31 comments | 5699 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 5699 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New mayor, vice mayor chosen

The first Tuesday in December sees a shuffling in the ranks of Menlo Park City Council members each year as they choose...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Dagwood, on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 5698 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on May 10, 2014 at 9:13 am | 13 comments | 5696 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New driveway coming to Louise Street

It turns out that life on Menlo Park's Louise Street as the residents know it may survive the addition of one more driveway...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 5693 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to remove right-turn barriers on Ravenswood Avenue

The results of a trial of roadway changes intended to make the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in Menlo Park safer have...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Sep 16, 2015 at 9:03 am | 53 comments | 5678 Views

SPORTS

SPORTS: Vikings score clean sweep

<b>Report by Jim Gallagher, Vikings Boosters</b> Menlo-Atherton's Pop Warner Vikings scored a clean sweep during the...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 11, 2006
Last comment by , on Oct 11, 2006 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 5675 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should supervisor candidates run countywide?

Voters in San Mateo County will have another chance in November to decide whether to change how the five supervisors who...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Oct 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 19 comments | 5665 Views

OTHER TOPICS

1944 Gene Kelly film burns at Stanford Theatre

The 1944 film "Cover Girl," starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth, caught fire Thursday night about 10 minutes into the film...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by ron genauer, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:12 am | 5 comments | 5661 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton homeowner fined, barred from use of home

The owner of a home on Redwood Way in Atherton has been barred from his home for a year and fined after a judge ruled in...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by support your local sheriff, unless..., on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 5661 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Red Currant bistro opens at Allied Arts

The Red Currant bistro is open for business at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. The proprietors are Nir and Ayellet Perry,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2007
Last comment by MPworkingMom, on Mar 17, 2008 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 5659 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park OKs downtown housing-commercial complex

Menlo Park's Planning Commission has approved the first mixed housing and commercial project under the downtown-El Camino...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Make Your Voice Heard!, on Sep 1, 2015 at 10:21 am | 31 comments | 5655 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hanretty expresses 'extreme remorse' for stealing from schools; heads to state prison

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by still reeling, on Oct 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 5655 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks says "I don't think this guy belongs here."

The Guy is Supervisor Candidate Mark DePaula and he asked Sheriff Greg Munks a question. Yesterday at the Beyond Newtown...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Mark De Paula, on Apr 21, 2015 at 9:15 am | 104 comments | 5649 Views

MENLO PARK

When Will Menlo Park Fix El Camino Real?

It's about time Menlo Park's City Council addressed the incredible traffic congestion on El Camino Real (ECR). It has now...

Original post made by POGO on Dec. 20, 2011
Last comment by really?, on Jan 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm | 65 comments | 5648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton couple's $50 million donation is part of pledge to give away half their wealth

Mark and Mary Stevens, the Atherton couple who have given $50 million to USC's Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, are...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Susan Bird, on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 5646 Views

FICTION

Wednesday: Atherton may adopt resolution opposing high-speed rail project

The Atherton City Council will consider Wednesday a resolution putting the town government on record as opposing the California...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by JustAsking, on Aug 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 5 comments | 5640 Views
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