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SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 5593 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Hosts of Obama visit may be off the hook for extra police, public works costs

The town of Atherton is likely to drop its efforts to require two Atherton couples who hosted fundraising events for President...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 5, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 34 comments | 5591 Views

FICTION

Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 13 comments | 5587 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High Class of 2014 -- say hello to the future

Some 363 Woodside High School seniors received their diplomas during a sunny morning ceremony on June 6. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 5584 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: David Palecek, 37, father of four

David Vaclav Palecek, an Atherton resident and a partner at McKinsey & Co. management consulting firm, died from complications...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 5584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are Ghysels and the MPCSD Board up to now?

Per the district website, the Board is holding yet another Special Meeting with a Closed Session. The meeting is scheduled...

Original post made by A parent who wants to know... on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by A parent who wants to know..., on Jul 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm | 40 comments | 5580 Views

MOVIES

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 5579 Views

SPORTS

Documentary salutes Pete McCloskey

Filmmaker Rob Caughlan spent eight years trying to pack an account of the life and career of Pete McCloskey into his allotted...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by John C. Chendo, on Jul 3, 2009 at 4:48 am | 1 comment | 5577 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cyclist responds to Portola Valley resident's Dec 6 letter

As a Portola Valley resident (Cherokee Way) and avid cyclist, I’d like to respond to Nancy Baglietto’s letter in the...

Original post made by Lloyd Chambers on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Rae Taylor, on Sep 29, 2007 at 6:09 am | 15 comments | 5576 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Volunteers welcome to help out in Atherton

If a reader's only impression of Atherton came from local newspaper headlines and blogs, what would that person conclude?...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Huh??, on Jul 1, 2010 at 3:02 am | 5 comments | 5576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Defense attorney accuses DA of vendetta in prosecution of sheriff's deputy

The attorney for a former San Mateo County sheriff's deputy accused in 2014 in a jail smuggling case and last week in a...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Feb 24, 2015 at 3:10 am | 43 comments | 5574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans: Two more weeks to fix El Camino Real traffic lights in Menlo Park

Feel like a long time since traffic streamed smoothly along El Camino Real in Menlo Park? It's not your imagination. Caltrans...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by santa cruz, on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:18 am | 5 comments | 5571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Double Standard on Misoginist Attacks

Rush Limbaugh was correctly chastized for his misogynistic comments regarding Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law sudent, who...

Original post made by Double Standard on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Haywood, on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | 83 comments | 5570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5562 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park works on 'granny unit' regs

The Menlo Park Planning Commission continued its quest to figure out how to encourage construction of secondary units, also...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 5550 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor calls for do-over of Stanford proposal

Saying that a recently released traffic analysis concluded that the Stanford Arrillaga complex proposed at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm | 38 comments | 5549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside district fire chief closes out 33 years of firefighting

Protecting life and lifestyle in woodsy Portola Valley and Woodside, implanting in residents' minds the constant threats...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Mar 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm | 38 comments | 5544 Views

MOVIES

Locked-in mind becomes a butterfly

This is always my favorite time of year for movies -- when most of the best are let out of the gate to contend for an Oscar...

Original post made by MovieGoer on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 5541 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 5534 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Guest opinion: Jury report off base, councilwoman says

The 2009 San Mateo County Grand Jury report on county-wide employee costs addressed a serious problem facing fiduciary stewards...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Alarmed, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 8 comments | 5531 Views
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