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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 4720 Views

MENLO PARK

City wasting our money again -- Green house offset

On Tuesday the City is going to consider purchasing offset credit for purchasing Green House Gas Emissions..... What a...

Original post made by disgusting on Mar. 22, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm | 27 comments | 4710 Views

MENLO PARK

Destinations: Magical island

Our goal was to see the sun rise behind the row of 15 massive stone busts at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, but as we jolted...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kathy, on Apr 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 4705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should adults permit supervised underage drinking?

There have been a number of Forum threads that resulted from a recent incident in Menlo Park involving underage drinking...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 84 comments | 4701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm | 127 comments | 4685 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bob Augsburger dies Dec. 31 at his Portola Valley home

Robert R. "Bob" Augsburger, a former vice president of Stanford University and the first executive director of the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 4682 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Don't split vote in health care district race

I hope by now enough voters are aware of how our taxes continue to go to what is renamed a health care district — renamed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 28 comments | 4679 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe: FBI investigation 'manufactured'

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe isn't buying the allegation that his office is being investigated by the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Rocket, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 94 comments | 4678 Views

MENLO PARK

Special Report: Waiting for backup

Swirling a cup of coffee in the break room of the Menlo Park Police Department on a September afternoon, Felicia Byars is...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2007
Last comment by The Last Word?, on Dec 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm | 66 comments | 4668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Update: Two local men arrested in child porn sweep

Detectives from a regional Internet-crimes task force have arrested nine men, including Portola Valley resident Stephen...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Portola Valley - Stephen Wolf Concerns, on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm | 55 comments | 4667 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 | 4666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What to do about enrollment growth, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School

Changes to open-enrollment policies for the Sequoia Union High School District and tentative revisions to the map assigning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by oldtimer, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 25 comments | 4666 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Portola Valley hearing on artificial grass at Priory

The Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley is requesting permission to use artificial grass on the field inside a new running...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by carolyn rogers, on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 4665 Views

MENLO PARK

Massive two-story building proposed to dwarf Oak Knoll School neighbors

In its headlong rush to break ground on a monstrous NEW 2 story bldg. at Oak Knoll School, backing on Oak Avenue and dwarfing...

Original post made by BIGGER THE BETTER? on Mar. 21, 2007
Last comment by Concerned Menlo Park Neighbor, on May 9, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 35 comments | 4656 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Commission may act on Facebook

Facebook's proposed campus expansion is once again in the spotlight at the Planning Commission meeting on Monday night, May...

Original post made on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Oversight, on May 8, 2012 at 7:53 am | 4 comments | 4655 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
There are no comments yet. 4654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans: Two more weeks to fix El Camino Real traffic lights in Menlo Park

Feel like a long time since traffic streamed smoothly along El Camino Real in Menlo Park? It's not your imagination. Caltrans...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by santa cruz, on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:18 am | 5 comments | 4650 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park works on 'granny unit' regs

The Menlo Park Planning Commission continued its quest to figure out how to encourage construction of secondary units, also...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 4646 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park expanding outdoor dining downtown

Not everything to do with Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan leads to months of debate, vitriol and battles...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Roger Knopf, on Jun 6, 2014 at 9:34 am | 17 comments | 4640 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cyclist responds to Portola Valley resident's Dec 6 letter

As a Portola Valley resident (Cherokee Way) and avid cyclist, I’d like to respond to Nancy Baglietto’s letter in the Dec...

Original post made by Lloyd Chambers on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Rae Taylor, on Sep 29, 2007 at 6:09 am | 15 comments | 4636 Views
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