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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside school board challenger is 'suspending campaign'

Woodside Elementary School District board candidate Joel Hornstein said on Sunday, Oct. 11, that he is suspending his campaign...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 15, 2015 at 8:24 am | 14 comments | 3166 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

More details on abrupt departure of Portola Valley superintendent

When the Portola Valley School District announced the departure of Superintendent Lisa Gonzales in a press release on Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by new participant , on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 am | 24 comments | 7923 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Drought and well water

I would like to see our municipal water agencies doing more to educate the public on the effects of using well water to irrigate...

Original post made by Triona on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 406 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

East Coast-style pizza coming to Ladera

Ladera Country Shopper in Ladera will soon be home to Rusty's Roadside Grill, an East Coast-style pizzeria from the owner...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 1934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire chief releases recording of response in heavy traffic to Sept. 22 motorcycle fatality

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman has released an audio recording of the Menlo Park Fire District's response to a Sept. 22...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:52 am | 13 comments | 2710 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police cleared by San Mateo DA in shooting of mentally ill man face wrongful death suit in federal court

http://www.marinscope.com/pacifica_tribune/news/chang-family-files-suit-for-wrongful-death/article_447c8804-71fa-11e5-a592-eb094338b42c.html The...

Original post made by Here We Go Again on Oct. 14, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 14, 2015 at 6:50 am | 1 comment | 329 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Time to open discussion on leaf blowers

Attempts by cities to curtail or outright ban the use of leaf blowers over the years have often been defeated by professional...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Jay Aarr, on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:53 am | 26 comments | 2193 Views

WOODSIDE

Boys water polo: Woodside clinches spot in CCS tournament

Woodside High School varsity boys water polo team is now 4-0 in the PAL Bay Division (6-5 overall) and has clinched a spot...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by WHparent, on Oct 12, 2015 at 10:12 pm | 5 comments | 1743 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Study: Lyme disease-infected ticks found in 'all kinds of habitats'

A study funded by the Portola Valley-based nonprofit Bay Area Lyme Foundation found the bacteria that cause Lyme disease...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 7 comments | 3273 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley Superintendent Lisa Gonzales resigns

Portola Valley School District Superintendent Lisa Gonzales is leaving the district, effective Friday, Oct. 9, with Eric...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Trouble indeed, on Oct 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 3 comments | 3759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local effort to help animal victims of Valley wildfire

When Joanne Klebe learned of the many animals who perished in September's Valley wildfire in Lake County, she says: "It hit...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 1967 Views

MENLO PARK

Belle Haven residents give Facebook a thumbs-up

Facebook officials say they have built a positive relationship with residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood adjoining their...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2015
Last comment by Well now..., on Oct 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our "me first" society

Another thread on this site is discussing someone who is putting tacks on Woodside's roadways to hurt bicyclists. As expected,...

Original post made by pogo on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm | 23 comments | 1896 Views

MENLO PARK

Shameful marathon city council meeting this Tuesday

the city council agenda just came out and there are 2 whopper topics on top of a lot of other business. The topics are the...

Original post made by taxpayer and voter on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Oct 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 1141 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton council approves civic center conceptual plan

Atherton City Council members have approved a conceptual design for the town's new civic center, but not without grousing...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 10, 2015 at 1:15 am | 3 comments | 2283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside school board race: Challenger criticizes incumbent's attendance record

A challenger for a seat on the Woodside Elementary School District board is accusing an incumbent of poor board meeting attendance. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by WES Community Member, on Oct 9, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 2 comments | 3074 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bedbug closes Menlo Park Library

The Menlo Park Library in the Civic Center was closed Tuesday evening (Oct. 6) after a bedbug was found in a chair, City...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by library patron, on Oct 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 15 comments | 4010 Views

AROUND TOWN

Moss Beach Business Closes After Prostitution Arrest

"Massage Business Closes after Prostitution Arrest" From the Half Moon Bay Review today: http://www.hmbreview.com/news/massage-business-closes-after-prostitution-arrest/article_...

Original post made by Something\'s happening here on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 9, 2015 at 8:17 am | 11 comments | 853 Views

AROUND TOWN

Belle Haven residents don't like 'Bayfront' label for M-2 zone

Some residents of Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood say they don't like the fact that the industrial district around...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Kielie, on Oct 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 1821 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Seeking to renew harmony in Town Hall, council hires help

If the harmony inside Portola Valley Town Hall was as real as it's said to have been, that fabric has been frayed by recent...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ruth W, on Oct 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 5 comments | 2083 Views
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