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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 | 5720 Views


Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 5708 Views


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 | 5705 Views


Menlo Park letting ABAG dictate -- California Declares War on Suburbia

This article (copied below) which just appeared in the WSJ targets exactly what is happening here in Menlo Park. Our council...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by Dues and don'ts, on May 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 92 comments | 5703 Views


Times changed, Mervyns didn't, founder says

Mervyns founder Merv Morris of Atherton expressed 'great sadness for the several thousand employees' impacted by the final...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by Angela k., on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:29 am | 7 comments | 5697 Views


Tyco Electronics in MP wins People Who Care award

Tyco Electronics in Menlo Park is one of the winners of the 2007 People Who Care Awards, recognizing people and organizations...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Sep. 20, 2007
There are no comments yet. 5695 Views


Editorial: Downtown between a rock and hard place

Menlo Park's already controversial downtown plan got even more so with the recent release of the draft environmental impact...

Original post made on May. 30, 2011
Last comment by denver example, on Jun 5, 2011 at 10:37 am | 37 comments | 5694 Views


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 | 5694 Views


Police: Driver at fault for hitting pedestrians

ATHERTON: The 89-year-old driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured two women in an El Camino Real crosswalk...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm | 22 comments | 5692 Views


Menlo Park: Commission to review specific plan

Those demanding that Menlo Park review the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan can take heart -- the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm | 43 comments | 5681 Views


Bob Augsburger dies Dec. 31 at his Portola Valley home

Robert R. "Bob" Augsburger, a former vice president of Stanford University and the first executive director of the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 5678 Views


Healthcare Districts getting politically active

Sequoia Healthcare District, on whose Board I have served since 2002, is a dues paying member ($20,000/year) of the Association...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 8 comments | 5675 Views


Woodside wrestles with trail, road conflicts

It's crowded on Woodside's roads, paths and trails. Cyclists, equestrians, pedestrians and motorists, residents and non-residents,...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm | 11 comments | 5669 Views


High-speed rail lobbyist Ravi Mehta sticks around

Residents said 'nay', and so did the mayor, but the Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 to retain high-speed rail lobbyist...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by truth, on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm | 5 comments | 5661 Views


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 | 5661 Views


Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Robert S. Allen, on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 5655 Views


Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

A woman cyclist suffered a fractured skull and facial trauma in a bike-versus-car accident Saturday, June 30, on Alpine...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2007
Last comment by Moderate, on Jul 13, 2007 at 9:42 pm | 47 comments | 5653 Views


High-speed rail: Palo Alto residents join revolt

It began with a series of casual chats between neighbors in the Southgate neighborhood before it spilled over to other parts...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Caballo de Ferro, on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 29 comments | 5651 Views


Six-alarm Redwood City fire under control

Firefighters have controlled a six-alarm fire at a machine shop in Redwood City this morning that spread to four nearby...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Dgkasmauskas, on Jan 19, 2014 at 6:46 am | 6 comments | 5651 Views


Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 5646 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
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