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PORTOLA VALLEY

Towns face steep hike in costs for services of Sheriff's Office

A sharp rise in costs for police patrols in Portola Valley is likely for the budget year that begins July 1, with the increases...

Original post made on May. 6, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:05 am | 15 comments | 2724 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Two days of ticketing targets stop sign, cell phone scofflaws

Sheriff's deputies and police from nearby towns descended on Woodside and Portola Valley on two recent days to reinforce...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Dec 16, 2012 at 8:37 am | 25 comments | 2815 Views

WOODSIDE

New law calms loud television commercials

A law authored by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, that turns down the volume on TV commercials went into effect Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:05 pm | 14 comments | 1448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly-Menlo battle to a tie; SHP girls win

==B Prep soccer:== Menlo School won the first half and Palo Alto the second, but neither team came away with a victory as...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2012
There are no comments yet. 878 Views

MENLO PARK

Winter soltice information

Earliest 2012 Sunset: December 4th through 7th 4:50PM Minimal Daylight 2012: December 16 through 24th 9 hours and 35 minutes Latest...

Original post made by Copernicus on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 1060 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saturday: Celebration of life of Filoli curator Tom Rogers

A celebration of the life of Tom Martin Rogers, a resident of Portola Valley and a longtime curator at Filoli, will be held...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Jane, on Dec 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 1379 Views

ATHERTON

A Fresh Start

Next Wednesday night, a new Atherton council will be seated. Elizabeth Lewis is expected to become mayor. Cary Wiest will...

Original post made by JS on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Nostradums, on Dec 14, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 4 comments | 1535 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Times the peninsula's Hometown Newspaper

Has decided that coverage of the Supervisors vote to increase the County Manager salary and benefits to $300,000 is not newsworthy....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 807 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Walgreens to pay $16M for violations

Walgreen Co. has settled a lawsuit by 42 California counties for illegally dumping hazardous waste and unlawfully disposing...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Margo McAuliffe, on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman sues over alleged Menlo Park dog attack

A woman who said she was maimed during a dog attack at Nealon Park has sued the owner of a German shepherd and the rescue...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Dec 14, 2012 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 993 Views

MENLO PARK

SRI proposes big changes to Menlo Park campus

Big changes are in the works for the 63-acre headquarters campus of SRI International in Menlo Park. The nonprofit innovation...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 13, 2012 at 9:29 pm | 3 comments | 1188 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Man fled to neighbor's after attack

A Woodside man fled into a neighbor's house after he was attacked with a shovel Wednesday afternoon. The suspect was...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 1174 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes OK 11% raise for county manager

As of Dec. 23, John Maltbie, the interim county manager for San Mateo County government since November 2011, will take over...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 19 comments | 1339 Views

MENLO PARK

Safety Tips

This is intended to be an ongoing journal of Safety Tips. Having just returned from New York, I can personally attest...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 899 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Gunther Sorger

Gunther Urban Sorger of Portola Valley, a pioneer in the development of microwave systems for air safety, died peacefully...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by James Vait, on Dec 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 4 comments | 2422 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton struggles for safer crosswalks

You can't always get what you want. But if the town of Atherton accepts what's on offer by the California Department of Transportation,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Dec 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm | 28 comments | 2362 Views

ATHERTON

Police: Motorist who struck pedestrians on El Camino was driving on suspended license

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

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 5 comments | 1245 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley hearings tied to affordable housing

==B Tonight:== Portola Valley will hold two hearings Wednesday, Dec. 12, that are tied to the town's affordable housing plans....

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by more to it, on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:44 pm | 2 comments | 1065 Views

ATHERTON

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 | 3488 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fires high-speed rail lobbyist

With a few members declaring themselves unimpressed with the return on their investment in lobbyist Ravi Mehta's Capitol...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Dan, on Dec 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 1029 Views
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