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ATHERTON

Atherton City Council: Colleagues question mayor's call for more collaborative spirit

Two City Council colleagues have called into question the sincerity of Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis' statement last month...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Class, on Jan 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm | 11 comments | 1477 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley creates affordable housing panel

Affordable housing was a key topic again at the Portola Valley Town Council meeting Wednesday (Jan. 23), as the council tentatively...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Louis Ebner, on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 16 comments | 2048 Views

AROUND TOWN

Got milk? Car thief on the lam steals soy milk

Running from the police makes a man thirsty. When Menlo Park officers caught up with Valentin Arias Jimenez, they discovered...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:29 am | 5 comments | 1160 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford-Arrillaga project grows

Is this a case of "be careful what you wish for"? The latest revision of the proposed Stanford-Arrillaga development in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Neg impacts, on Jan 30, 2013 at 8:52 am | 24 comments | 1837 Views

FICTION

Judge inclined to let Woodell's defamation lawsuit proceed

The defamation lawsuit against a Menlo Park fire board director will proceed if a San Mateo Superior Court judge stands by...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Sue, on Jan 30, 2013 at 7:52 am | 5 comments | 1996 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley also bans plastic bags at checkout

The Portola Valley Town Council unanimously agreed Jan. 23 to prohibit retailers in town from dispensing single-use plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Margaret, on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1065 Views

MENLO PARK

District attorney says his office should not have dismissed case against Menlo Park cop

Review of case filed against Menlo Park police officer caught with prostitute leads to policy changes in Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by downtowner, on Jan 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 2350 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Firefighters duck gunfire in East Palo Alto

Firefighters returning to their East Palo Alto station ran for cover after two rival gangs engaged in a gun battle in front...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by tired of it, on Jan 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 7 comments | 1444 Views

MENLO PARK

Judge inclined to let defamation lawsuit proceed

"If the tentative ruling stands, the San Mateo court would essentially be making new law," said Harmeet Dhillon, who is representing...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by , on Jan 29, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 892 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo gun buyback nets 680 firearms

A gun buyback event in San Mateo Saturday collected more than 680 firearms, including 24 assault weapons, 338 hand guns...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by elko-fer, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:37 am | 15 comments | 1101 Views

MENLO PARK

Defamation lawsuit against a MP FProtection District Board member Virgina Chang Kirlay won't be dismissed.

http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_22429443/judge-indicates-he-wont-toss-defamation-suit-against?source=autofeed# "...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Connecting the dots, on Jan 29, 2013 at 9:38 am | 21 comments | 2072 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 | 2426 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Mother, child injured in shooting

A mother and toddler were shot and injured in Menlo Park on Saturday evening in a possible gang-related drive-by shooting,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by karen robinson, on Jan 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 984 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gun buyback in San Mateo

People can receive up to $100 in cash for a handgun, shotgun or rifle, and up to $200 for an assault rifle at a gun buyback...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 14 comments | 1375 Views

AROUND TOWN

College graduate

Glenn W.K. Shelton of Menlo Park graduated from Humboldt State University in December with a bachelor of science degree in...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dianne Blake, on Jan 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 3 comments | 1112 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park bans plastic bags at checkout

Earth Day (April 22) will see the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park. The City Council...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 19 comments | 2312 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Zuckerberg to raise funds for Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will host a campaign fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Jan 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm | 3 comments | 1127 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park signs off on Facebook agreement

The Menlo Park City Council voted 5-0 on Jan. 22 to approve a contract that includes $1.7 million distributed to the city...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by renter, on Jan 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 970 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside bans plastic bags at checkout counters

To encourage the use of reusable shopping bags, Woodside will follow the lead of county government and ban flimsy plastic...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jan 25, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 1141 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Local effort to help Guatemalan women

Sallie DeGolia of Portola Valley reads aloud to Guatemalan children from the community of San Jorge during a visit that included...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Harry Turner, on Jan 24, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 11652 Views
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