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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 | 2804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedestrian hit at intersection near Draeger's

A car struck a pedestrian in the notoriously problematic intersection by Draeger's market in Menlo Park on Sunday, Aug. 2....

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by bwilson4web, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm | 25 comments | 2057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 6593 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Another option for rail corridor

Are there alternatives for bringing a high-speed rail connection from San Jose to San Francisco that won't involve a king's...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 1903 Views

AROUND TOWN

High rent forces out local advocate of affordable housing

Elizabeth Lasensky stood in front of Eileen Donahoe's Portola Valley residence on a chilly night in February 2007, waiting...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by not a fan, on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:38 am | 25 comments | 1918 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: High-speed rail running off track

Even if the state budget wasn't $20 billion or more in the hole, California has no business spending $10 billion now and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 25 comments | 2026 Views

MENLO PARK

Big issues at play in Menlo Park debate over new restrictions on lawn sizes and watering

Debate in Menlo Park over a revised water-efficient landscaping ordinance has centered around questions of environmental...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Dude, on Jan 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 25 comments | 1815 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ax falls on Las Lomitas School District budget

Just as Las Lomitas School District board members were preparing to begin the painful process of cutting the district budget...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jose, on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 25 comments | 1947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent search limited to insiders

The field of candidates for the next superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District has significantly narrowed...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 25 comments | 2262 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park faces $1.3 million city deficit

Menlo Park is facing a $1.3 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and cuts to city services could be on...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by truth, on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 25 comments | 1779 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension poll hints at marketing campaign

Menlo Park residents have reported receiving phone calls in an apparent marketing poll concerning a "pension reform" initiative...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:16 am | 25 comments | 1432 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Atherton protest lasted 30 minutes

Today's protest organized by the California Nurses Association in front of the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jul 18, 2010 at 11:29 am | 25 comments | 4299 Views

MOVIES

Brad Pitt sighted in Sharon Heights

Actor Brad Pitt was spotted at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon (July 27) while on a break from filming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mitch L, on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 25 comments | 8118 Views

ATHERTON

Three file for Atherton council race so far

Incumbents Jim Dobbie and Jerry Carlson, and town Audit Committee member Bill Widmer have filed papers to run for a seat...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 25 comments | 3137 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Lawyers Caution Me Against Exercise of My Freedom of Speech

I received a letter yesterday (that was sent to my attorney) from lawyers representing the Town of Atherton stating, in part: "We...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by falling dominos, on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:50 am | 25 comments | 2148 Views

ATHERTON

Voter's Guide: Atherton candidates offer ideas for fixing town

Four residents vying for three seats on the Atherton City Council address issues ranging from eliminating the town budget's...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by curious, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:13 am | 25 comments | 1564 Views

MENLO PARK

Cohen withdraws request for tree reconsideration

The fate of a heritage redwood tree on University Drive may -- or may not -- return to Menlo Park City Council. Without explanation,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by defensive?, on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm | 25 comments | 1814 Views

MENLO PARK

Updated: City Manager Glen Rojas announces retirement

Calling it a tough decision, Menlo Park City Manager Glen Rojas announced this morning (March 22) that he is retiring, effective...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 2275 Views

ATHERTON

Court rejects order to halt Atherton layoffs

The San Mateo County Superior Court this morning denied an injunction to halt the layoff of Atherton employees. The town...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm | 25 comments | 1563 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New York Times article bashes U.S. Constitution

Talk about bait and switch. The title of the article says "We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World". The...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm | 25 comments | 2577 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,360 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,680 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 901 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 735 views

Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 552 views