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Caltrans sprays herbicides along Highway 84

Residents of rural San Mateo County who oppose the roadside spraying of herbicides to control weeds were upset to find out...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Signage, on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 2479 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 1399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Parcel tax on Atherton council agenda

Resolutions assessing Atherton's annual parcel tax at the maximum rate and approving small salary increases for town staff,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Broken promise, on Jun 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1215 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat."...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 1007 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown Greenheart complex starts environmental review

Greenheart Land Company is commencing the environmental review for its proposed 420,000-square-foot mixed-use complex, located...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Beth, on Jun 17, 2014 at 9:34 pm | 5 comments | 1973 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Exotic cars and croissants in Menlo Park

Menlo Park may seem like an odd location for an exotic car show, given the city's predilection for biking, walking and other...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm | 6 comments | 3192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police ask for help in locating scene of fatal shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early Friday morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 2151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jonathan, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open-space bond measure 'yes' votes exceed required 2/3rds

The $300 million bond measure for the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District appears to have passed, with the current...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm | 13 comments | 3151 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge charged with DUI

A San Mateo County judge is a facing a DUI charge following a May arrest, according to San Mateo County District Attorney...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 18 comments | 1781 Views

AROUND TOWN

June 21: Pajama Party Adopt-a-thon

Odette, a 65-pound, 3-year-old, with an adorable, wrinkled face and a passion for belly rubs, is among the 200 or so dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris M, on Jun 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 900 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Neil (TARPster) Kashkari and Chris Christie in SF

Mr Kashkari (Obama's TARP enabler) continues to highlight his poor judgement; this week he chooses to meet with Christie...

Original post made by TARP Buster on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Patriot, on Jun 16, 2014 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 154 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man, 25, found dead in car

After someone spotted a man slumped over in a BMW and called Menlo Park police on Tuesday morning, officers arrived to find...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Jun 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm | 3 comments | 2898 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Downtown Menlo withstands retail turnover

With rents running to $5 a square foot and possibly more, it is no wonder that small retail businesses are cautious about...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 15, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 55 comments | 1879 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's Rita Williams receives top honor for TV news career

Veteran television news reporter Rita Williams of Portola Valley will receive the Governor's Award, the highest honor of...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 1257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside's Nick Woodman expands GoPro stock offering

GoPro, the maker of rugged wearable video cameras founded by Menlo School grad and Woodside resident Nick Woodman, is going...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Elsie Floriani, on Jun 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 3076 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 2874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader makes giant horse for school parade

I made a giant Morgan horse for my fifth-grade state float project at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. My float was...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 990 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bradley's Fine Diner replaces Gambardella's

Celebrity chef Bradley Ogden is planning to open a new restaurant in the large, plantation-style building that formerly housed...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm | 4 comments | 897 Views
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