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Motorcyclist killed in U.S. 101 crash is identified

A motorcyclist killed in a crash in San Mateo on Sunday has been identified as 45-year-old Belmont resident John Stark,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Rider, on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 2 comments | 1185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Up to a year in jail ahead for seminary's former finance director

A San Mateo County judge is considering a sentence of up to a year in county jail for Jennifer Margret Morris, the former...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Chance, on Jun 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1198 Views

FICTION

Rudy Driscoll to resign from Woodside school board

The board of the Woodside Elementary School District will appoint a new board member to replace Rudy Driscoll, who is resigning...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3523 Views

WOODSIDE

A look back

The Woodside mansion of San Francisco coffee baron James A. Folger shows a slight dusting of snow in this undated photo....

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Dave, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 2493 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council sends budget back for redo

The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night sent a proposed deficit budget back to the city manager with a request that...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Grasping at Straws, on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:07 am | 12 comments | 1715 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Iberia restaurant plans to move at year-end

By year-end, it will be off to a new, out-of-town home for Iberia, the popular Spanish restaurant on Alma Street in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jun 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 21 comments | 4435 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Drought, disease claim pines

Pine trees are not native to Portola Valley, Woodside and the Woodside Fire Protection District in general, and large numbers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 501 Views

MENLO PARK

City wishes to eliminate bright parcels

El Camino Real & Downtown Specific Plan Major components of the plan include: Eliminate "bright" and vacant parcels...

Original post made by whatever on Jun. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former students, teachers, families say farewell to Portola Valley School

The spirit of the long-closed Portola Valley School, known affectionately as "PVS," soared again Oct. 12 when the town of...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rebecca Maldonado, on Jun 16, 2015 at 10:49 pm | 1 comment | 1243 Views

SPORTS

Woodside youth is All American swimmer

His name is Karl Arvidsson, his hometown is Woodside and his list of athletic accomplishments, were one to be compiled, would...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Cathy, on Jun 16, 2015 at 4:36 pm | 1 comment | 1310 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Almanac Bias

I am a daily reader of Town Square and became quite concerned when one of your readers posted a Book Review of 'Clinton Cash'...

Original post made by Concerned Menlo Park Resident on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Henry Larry (not Hank Lawrence), on Jun 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 274 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton leader Phil Lively dies; service on Saturday

Philip D. Lively of Atherton, whose public service to his community over the last 25 years was wide-reaching and consequential,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Jim Drake, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 2 comments | 2002 Views

AROUND TOWN

Asian-fusion restaurant headed to Menlo Park

Banana Leaf, an Asian-fusion restaurant in Milpitas, has snagged the former Menlo Hub location in Menlo Park for a second...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gail, on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:47 pm | 1 comment | 1897 Views

ATHERTON

City Council Intends to Abuse Parcel Tax Ordinance

Atherton's voters passed a parcel tax ordinance 581 that restricts the City Council's ability to assess a parcel tax. The...

Original post made by Disenfranchised taxpayer on Jun. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 149 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park recycles stormwater to wash sidewalks

Given California's severe drought, the sight of city workers starting to power-wash downtown sidewalks on June 1 raised eyebrows...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Jun 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 1438 Views

MENLO PARK

Man who fled Menlo Park police after ramming car enters plea

A man who rammed a police patrol car last month while fleeing, in a stolen car, from a Menlo Park police officer after a...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by Alice, on Jun 15, 2015 at 9:59 am | 3 comments | 1719 Views

WOODSIDE

Cal Water proposes 21 percent rate increase

Cal Water has applied for a 21 percent rate increase to go into effect in July, passing on its increased costs for the water...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by menlo resident, on Jun 14, 2015 at 9:55 am | 16 comments | 2851 Views

MENLO PARK

Art in Menlo Park

Where is the art located in Menlo Park? In nearly every city in the Bay Area, art can be seen in many places. But where...

Original post made by Observer on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 3 comments | 233 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council may agree to spend more than city takes in for three years

Menlo Park's proposed $78.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 may look upside down to some: The city's staff has asked...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Council Watcher, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 27 comments | 2583 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How did human remains end up in Atherton backyard?

The caller told the Atherton Police Department she'd made a grisly find - a bucket filled with bones in an Atherton backyard. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 3982 Views
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