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FICTION

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 | 5537 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Brush fire closes road, causes huge traffic backup

Canada Road at Godetia Drive was closed for several hours Thursday night due to a brush fire near Interstate 280 in Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jul 27, 2014 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 5529 Views

ATHERTON

Crowd questions Cal Water on drought restrictions

A crowd of nearly 250 people showed up at a Tuesday night meeting to ask officials from Cal Water about the new drought restrictions...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on May 27, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 9 comments | 5528 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 5525 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park eyes below-market rental housing

Menlo Park has its eye on a Willow Road apartment complex that might be purchased for use as below-market-rate rental housing...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 37 comments | 5520 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Check out this post on the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley:

Check out this post on the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley: ...

Original post made by Foodie on Jul. 18, 2007
Last comment by IRVIN CHAMBERS, on Mar 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 3 comments | 5517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encinal School volunteers sued by coach

A conflict that originated on the Encinal School basketball court appears headed for a court of law after a father who was...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by A student at Hillview, on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 21 comments | 5511 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 | 5511 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ed Davis, former Portola Valley councilman and mayor, dies

A memorial service for former Portola Valley mayor Ed Davis is tentatively set for Sunday, Feb. 17, in the Community Hall...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Tricia Young, on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 5507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Annual Halloween Concert Oct. 28

Palo Alto's Annual Halloween Concert In its 14th year! featuring Phantom Organist James Welch and Russell Hancock as...

Original post made by James Welch on Oct. 5, 2006
There are no comments yet. 5506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police select officer for Facebook-funded position

What was described as a "win win win" is now a "win win win win" situation, at least for one Menlo Park police officer. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 5506 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 | 5505 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 | 5504 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 | 5501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Citations for selling liquor to a minor issued at three Menlo Park restaurants

A decoy operation on Friday, Feb. 6, in which a minor attempted to buy alcohol at 10 Menlo Park locations, resulted in citations...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Bill Weiss, on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 20 comments | 5495 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 | 5494 Views

MENLO PARK

BBC restaurant get permits to start construction work

Construction of a three-floor restaurant with rooftop dining at 1090 El Camino Real, site of the British Bankers Club, has...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Dan , on Mar 13, 2015 at 9:11 am | 11 comments | 5493 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 | 5493 Views

MENLO PARK

In business: Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Gerry Gilchrist, on May 26, 2015 at 1:03 pm | 6 comments | 5488 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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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