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PORTOLA VALLEY

Should barn be allowed in 'the meadow'

Portola Valley: A few ambiguous phrases in the town's general plan about a scenic field of grass -- commonly referred to...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm | 12 comments | 1641 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A's "Stage Door" Opens to Rave Reviews

Would you follow your dreams or sell out? “Stage Door,” by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, grapples with these very questions...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lyn Napel, on Nov 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm | 12 comments | 1765 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park weighs new contract for city employees

Judging by the flood of emails protesting the amount of time off in the proposed two-year contract for the 35 city employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:43 am | 12 comments | 1309 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton may name interim chief Ed Flint 'acting interim manager'

Atherton's Interim City Manger John Danielson is out of the state and unable to return due to medical issues, so the council...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by Muffy, on Nov 21, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 12 comments | 1490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford OKs expanded list of trail routes along Alpine Road

Tuesday meeting: Stanford University has agreed to expand the range of options it would consider in its 2006 offer to pay...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by DNLB, on Dec 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 12 comments | 4449 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Burglars hit Dish parking lot again

Burglars got away with personal items and cash valued at $7,100 in a series of auto burglaries on Friday and Sunday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm | 12 comments | 2681 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park History Museum

I was thinking the other day how nice it would be if the City of Menlo Park had a History Museum. Having incorporated in...

Original post made by Jim Lewis on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Jim Lewis, on May 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm | 12 comments | 1423 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside agrees to plastic-bag ban concept

The Town Council in Woodside has agreed in principle to join a countywide initiative now in the works that would ban the...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Mar 12, 2012 at 9:58 am | 12 comments | 1723 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: New wrinkle in June 5 primary

This year voters will find a different system in place when they go to the polls or cast their ballots by mail in the June...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Carlos Romero for SMC Supervisor!, on May 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 1259 Views

MENLO PARK

Why El Camino Should Have Bike Lanes

Many residents have legitimate concerns about bicycle safety on El Camino. Bicycling on El Camino is not suitable for everyone,...

Original post made by Andrew Boone on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 12 comments | 1841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hanretty arrested on embezzlement charges

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District, has been arrested and charged with felony...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2012
Last comment by Matt R., on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm | 12 comments | 2125 Views

ATHERTON

(No) show time

If you build it, they might not come. That is the quandary facing Menlo Park as the city tries to figure out how to use the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:30 am | 12 comments | 1500 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Political newcomer leads busy life

Listening to Dave Bragg, 34, reel off the many demands on his time is dizzying: A father of three young children, Mr. Bragg...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:37 am | 12 comments | 1457 Views

MENLO PARK

El Camino facelift begins with housing project

A lot left vacant at 389 El Camino Real when a car dealer abandoned Menlo Park will now come to life again as a housing development. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:47 am | 12 comments | 1512 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrans won't finish Menlo Park repairs until mid-November; traffic jammed on El Camino

The Caltrans paving project that inadvertently snarled Menlo Park traffic along the El Camino corridor won't be complete...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by ron, on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 12 comments | 2695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hanretty expresses 'extreme remorse' for stealing from schools; heads to state prison

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by still reeling, on Oct 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 3102 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stogner recall threat with Horsely leads to San Mateo taxpayers saving $$$

Thank you Michael Stogner. Because Michael Stogner had the courage to take on Supervisor Don Horsely, and threaten to...

Original post made by Thank you Michael Stogner on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Jan 13, 2013 at 8:41 am | 12 comments | 1669 Views

MENLO PARK

CalPERS rules that contract work by retired city of Menlo Park personnel director is illegal

The state's retirement agency took a hard line against a retired city employee collecting a pension while working as a contractor...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 3159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by presentation, on Feb 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 12 comments | 1362 Views

ATHERTON

Waiting for Backup? It's arrived in the form of George Rodericks.

The Atherton city manager who thinks it's beneath him to live in the city manager's house, George Rodericks, recently included...

Original post made by Election purchased on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 12 comments | 1192 Views
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