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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 | 2602 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 | 1804 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 | 4738 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 | 574 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. 166 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 | 1309 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 | 1389 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 | 314 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 | 2300 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 | 2004 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. 201 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 | 1524 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 | 1813 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 | 3000 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 | 272 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 | 2684 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 | 4092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Luck of the draw: Tech failed to show up to take blood samples in Menlo Park shooting

After three Menlo Park police officers shot and killed a parolee at large last November, a lot needed to happen, including...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm | 11 comments | 3077 Views

MENLO PARK

M-A High's longtime adviser steps down

Over Alice Kleeman's 20 years of advising Menlo-Atherton High School students on their plans for college, with her summers...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by WP, on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 3 comments | 3124 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton seeks residents' input on design of new civic center

Atherton is holding a series of June meetings to find out what residents and others who use its public buildings want in...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:40 am | 5 comments | 2011 Views
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