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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. 5012 Views


Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 5011 Views


Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 5004 Views


Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Robert S. Allen, on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 5002 Views


Cedro closes, Cafe Borrone to expand

Cedro Ristorante Italiano in downtown Menlo Park closed over the holidays, and its next-door neighbor, Cafe Borrone, is poised...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by ho hum, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 13 comments | 5000 Views


Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison

Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Agnes Brydges, on Oct 29, 2014 at 8:29 am | 60 comments | 5000 Views


Atherton residents address police contract issues, from outsourcing to pensions

Should the town of Atherton consider outsourcing its police department? If not, how much should the town be willing to pay...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Outvoted, on May 20, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 13 comments | 4999 Views


Menlo Teen has advice for Republicans

Sequoia High school student Paul Kiraly of West Menlo Park and 10 other youth delegates to the Republican Convention had...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 99 comments | 4997 Views


Friend will remember Ryan Ferrari for his honesty and reliability

Ryan Ferrari, the 21-year-old Woodside man who died in a car crash early on the morning of Nov. 28 in the Woodside Hills...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2009
Last comment by Mary White, on Dec 13, 2009 at 5:36 pm | 46 comments | 4979 Views


SPORTS: Vikings score clean sweep

<b>Report by Jim Gallagher, Vikings Boosters</b> Menlo-Atherton's Pop Warner Vikings scored a clean sweep during the...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 11, 2006
Last comment by , on Oct 11, 2006 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 4978 Views


Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 4976 Views


Guest Opinion: Council needs to set aside agenda for downtown Menlo visioning project

One thing I have learned over the years is that anyone who serves on the City Council has good intentions. They just have...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm | 5 comments | 4972 Views


President Outgunned

Original post made by Harry Roussard on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by ObamaCare jobs, on Mar 7, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 33 comments | 4970 Views


Menlo Park eyes below-market rental housing

Menlo Park has its eye on a Willow Road apartment complex that might be purchased for use as below-market-rate rental housing...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm | 37 comments | 4965 Views


No punitive damages in lawsuit over crash that hurt 6-year-old twins on Menlo Park sidewalk

A judge has denied a second request to include punitive damages in a lawsuit filed against an elderly driver who crashed...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm | 7 comments | 4963 Views


Menlo School counselor, coach killed in boat crash

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 4963 Views


Citations for selling liquor to a minor issued at three Menlo Park restaurants

A decoy operation on Friday, Feb. 6, in which a minor attempted to buy alcohol at 10 Menlo Park locations, resulted in citations...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Bill Weiss, on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 20 comments | 4963 Views


Atherton homeowner fined, barred from use of home

The owner of a home on Redwood Way in Atherton has been barred from his home for a year and fined after a judge ruled in...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by support your local sheriff, unless..., on Aug 5, 2014 at 11:46 am | 2 comments | 4961 Views


Haunted House

A Haunted House!!! Get ready for a scare of a good time. Trinity Episcopal Church on 330 Ravenswood is having a haunted...

Original post made by Alex Hardt on Oct. 20, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4955 Views


Why is the MPCSD Board Holding a Meeting at a Private Home?

Original post made by A parent who wants to know, \\\\&quot;What are they thinking?\\\\&quot; on May. 27, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 63 comments | 4954 Views
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La Bohème, now open on California Avenue
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New York College Tours - Part One
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First Holidays after the Death of a Loved One
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 866 views

Woodside Bakery is Closing?
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