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MENLO PARK

Fire chief's new contract reflects economic climate

Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman will continue receiving $191,616 per year through 2016, without...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:12 am | 65 comments | 3648 Views

ATHERTON

Two pedestrians seriously injured on El Camino

Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer has sent a strongly worded message to Caltrans demanding that improved safety measures be put...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 27 comments | 3644 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:18 am | 4 comments | 3642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tim Hanretty pleads not guilty of embezzling funds from Portola Valley School District

Tim Hanretty pleaded not guilty this morning (June 19) to six counts of embezzlement from the Portola Valley School District,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Stephanie, on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:39 am | 8 comments | 3641 Views

MOVIES

Final Friday Flicks at Atherton Library

Friday February 27th is family friendly film night at the library. This month's film is a recent Pixar delight, and Academy...

Original post made by DeAnn Okamura on Feb. 26, 2009
There are no comments yet. 3639 Views

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 | 3638 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Mayor Nicholas Jellins learns of “larger than expected budget surplus"

Below is an Oct. 26 press release from Menlo Park Mayor Nicholas Jellins. In addition to the surplus, he says: "… we recently...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 27, 2006
Last comment by Gern Blanston, on Oct 27, 2006 at 12:55 pm | 4 comments | 3635 Views

ATHERTON

Obama to brunch, lunch in Atherton

Atherton will have a few extra visitors in town on Thursday, April 4, as President Barack Obama is the guest of honor at...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 8, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 42 comments | 3628 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Ever heard of "leave it cleaner than you found it" ?

OK, how about "as clean as you found it." This photo was taken at around 4:30 PM Sunday June 29 at the baseball field in...

Original post made by Sandy N on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm | 11 comments | 3627 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council: more spending cuts needed

Atherton staff must sharpen their pencils and find more spending cuts to avoid reaching into reserves and the parcel tax...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 25, 2010 at 10:03 am | 41 comments | 3625 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside High grads take flight

Woodside High School graduating senior Gabriela Alexandra Abarca hugs guidance counselor Elaine Dessus, while waiting in...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 12, 2012 at 7:00 am | 2 comments | 3623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Theatre plans take shape in Menlo Park

The peeling façade of the long-vacant Park Theatre may give way to a mix of office space and retail, according to owner Howard...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by sammymiami, on Dec 24, 2012 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 3623 Views

MENLO PARK

SRI to develop natural gas storage for vehicles

SRI International in Menlo Park will receive $875,000 in federal funds to develop technology related to using natural gas...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by marty, on Jul 14, 2012 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 3617 Views

ATHERTON

Author Appearance

Sheralee Hill Iglehart, Atherton substitute teacher,children's author reads her latest book with puppets at Starbucks, 361...

Original post made by Brandon Chateauvert on Dec. 20, 2006
Last comment by Sheralee Hill Iglehart, on Jul 17, 2011 at 12:12 am | 2 comments | 3616 Views

FICTION

CHP reopens U.S. 101, traffic remains heavy

The California Highway Patrol has reopened U.S. 101 in San Mateo this morning after downed lines prompted full closures...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 3615 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 44 comments | 3613 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: 60 show up for outreach meeting

About 60 people came to the Atherton community outreach meeting on Monday night, Feb. 22, and while most wanted to know about...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2010
Last comment by Watching the cops, on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:11 pm | 77 comments | 3610 Views

AROUND TOWN

Day trip: Visit an aircraft carrrier

If your want to get a sense of the USA'a sea power from World War II and Vietnam, visit the Hornet Aircraft carrier in Alameda....

Original post made by JB on Sep. 28, 2006
Last comment by A wise man from Menlo Park, on Sep 28, 2006 at 5:50 pm | 1 comment | 3607 Views

MENLO PARK

Two arrested in Menlo Park burglary

On Friday afternoon, a Menlo Park resident noticed that the house seemed a bit emptier than it had that morning, what with...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Lee, on Apr 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 3607 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When are bicyclists ever going to get it?

The following letter by Ted Bache was published in the Almanac's April 11 print edition: Editor: When on the road, car...

Original post made by Renee Batti on Apr. 12, 2007
Last comment by Dave, on Apr 17, 2008 at 10:45 pm | 16 comments | 3606 Views
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