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MENLO PARK

Councilman Cohen blasts 'action' minutes, colleague

Menlo Park Councilman Andy Cohen has changed his mind about the truncated form of meeting minutes the City Council recently...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 10, 2009 at 9:17 pm | 1 comment | 1667 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain to add bicycle capacity

Caltrain has made a concession to commuters who have long complained about the lack of space for bicycles on trains, pledging...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Josh Moore, on Feb 11, 2009 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1516 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo College assault victim released from hospital; alleged attacker leaves school

Donte Snyder, the Menlo College student who was assaulted by a member of the school's football team and another man early...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Mar 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 1747 Views

MENLO PARK

Church granted expanded use of meeting space

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has won approval to increase the number of hours it uses its meeting room in back of the building...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by Dude, on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:54 pm | 5 comments | 1539 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Military tank collector Jacques Littlefield dies at age 59

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2009
Last comment by David Dehner, on Feb 11, 2009 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 2949 Views

MENLO PARK

Four arrested in Willows stabbing

Menlo Park police arrested two men and two juveniles following a fight that occurred just before 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 12)...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by the pope, on Feb 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1642 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gas prices continue to rise despite cheap oil

Bay Area gas prices steadily increased over the last two months, according to AAA, which announced Wednesday that California's...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by We're All Suckers to Chevron, on Feb 14, 2009 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1751 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton hires new city attorney

Wynne Furth, Atherton's new city attorney, will make her debut tonight at the Wednesday, Feb. 18, city council meeting. Ms....

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Fiscally responsible, on Mar 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm | 5 comments | 1963 Views

SPORTS

Former Olympic swimming coach diagnosed with brain cancer

Richard Quick, a former resident of Menlo Park and one of the most successful swimming coaches on the planet, has been diagnosed...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2535 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Anna Eshoo votes for stimulus bill in Congress

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, voted to approve the $787 billion conference stimulus bill on Friday, saying that it will...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 17, 2009 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1818 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Scientist issues warning about climate change

A Stanford University scientist speaking at a national meeting in Chicago Saturday morning warned that climate change in...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Anthony H., on Jun 23, 2009 at 11:00 am | 4 comments | 1853 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 3029 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: City should reinstate summary minutes

Until it is important to find out in a hurry what happened at a City Council meeting, the difference between "summary" and...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:44 am | 19 comments | 1735 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Barbara Wood: How I came to have the second-best dog in the world

After our dog, Moose, died suddenly in December, we decided to live without a dog. It was the practical thing to do. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Jeff, on Mar 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm | 2 comments | 1805 Views

MENLO PARK

Did negligence kill heritage trees?

Two spindly redwood trees peek out over a row of street trees that stretches to the horizon along El Camino Real, fronting...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by stop global warming, on Mar 2, 2009 at 9:09 pm | 4 comments | 1714 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hannah Steuer, 8, wins poetry award

Hannah Steuer of Menlo Park, age 8, received honorable mention in the October 2008 Cricket children's magazine's poetry...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1655 Views

AROUND TOWN

At Filoli in Woodside: Bringing life to landscape sculpture

Workshops, lectures, garden tours kick off Filoli's new season. Sculptor DJ Garrity will come to Filoli's opening event Daffodil...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Christina Syrett, on Feb 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm | 1 comment | 1851 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-Speed-Rail Authority extends deadline

The state agency responsible for building a high-speed rail system has extended its deadline for comments after requests...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 12 comments | 1888 Views

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'We averted a major disaster'

A facility in Redwood City that treats wastewater for Menlo Park, Atherton and other local towns narrowly escaped this...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by E. Johnson, on Feb 20, 2009 at 10:59 pm | 1 comment | 1859 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Palo Alto residents join revolt

It began with a series of casual chats between neighbors in the Southgate neighborhood before it spilled over to other parts...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Caballo de Ferro, on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 29 comments | 2194 Views
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