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MENLO PARK

'Grandmother' gives 'grandson' scammer a piece of her mind

A would-be confidence man tried the grandson-impersonation scheme on Menlo Park travel consultant Carolyn Bakar with an early...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Aug 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 13 comments | 4421 Views

WOODSIDE

American made: Woodside's Adolph Rosekrans restores farming implements from the days of the horse-drawn plow

It requires a leap of imagination to visualize it now, but there was a time when growing crops commercially in the United...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by Borut Prah, on Mar 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 4417 Views

MOVIES

Final Friday Flicks at Atherton Library

Friday March 27th at 7 PM, the family film night screening will be a recent Dreamworks animated tale of a panda who dreams...

Original post made by DeAnn Okamura on Mar. 25, 2009
There are no comments yet. 4416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Board has no issues with new superintendent

The trustees of the Menlo Park City School District have apparently looked Maurice Ghysels in the eye and found everything...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 24 comments | 4413 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside write-in votes released: Shaw tops Reyering for council seat

Write-in candidate Chris Shaw has won a seat on the Woodside Town Council in a victory over Nancy Reyering, who had been...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by STILL AFRAID OF RETRIBUTION, on Nov 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 22 comments | 4413 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encinal turf

I'm surprised that this topic hasn't been raised already on this board (but then, this isn't Palo Alto, whose Town Square...

Original post made by Disappointed on Apr. 4, 2007
Last comment by II, on Apr 9, 2007 at 8:06 am | 23 comments | 4412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vote NO on Measure G

Editor, James Keller, Executive Vice Chancellor of San Mateo County Community College District($188,000/yr.) filed the pre-election...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 19, 2011 at 4:01 am | 7 comments | 4412 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents protest plans to cut old oak at new school site

Neighbors are protesting the Menlo Park City School District's decision to remove an old oak tree on the campus where they...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Judy Horst, on Jul 9, 2015 at 3:26 pm | 12 comments | 4412 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judges: Budget cuts could close courtrooms

San Mateo County Superior Court judges announced a plan Tuesday to close up to six courtrooms if the state does not reverse...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Sep 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 4411 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Rock of Gibraltar rocks

In an otherwise very good article on Spanish cooking in the SF Chronicle's food section this week, the writer slighted the...

Original post made by Donna Con Brio on Jan. 11, 2007
Last comment by Angela, on Jan 16, 2007 at 10:14 pm | 1 comment | 4410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Update: Ackerman, Lucas lead in Menlo Park City School District board race

Two candidates seen by many as "outsiders," David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas, appear to have been elected to the governing...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 4409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council supports plan for city to buy former Park Theatre

The Menlo Park City Council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to move ahead with a plan to buy the former Park Theatre on El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2007
Last comment by $watcher, on Oct 8, 2007 at 8:42 am | 47 comments | 4406 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Councilman asked for $500,000 loan, says Atherton resident who is suing town

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala is accused of asking for a large personal loan from a man who is suing Atherton in federal...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Suzie, on Mar 31, 2010 at 9:58 am | 18 comments | 4406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: Trying to get in

A tiny neighborhood near Woodside High School is petitioning to be included in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District....

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 5, 2011 at 6:08 am | 45 comments | 4405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fight on its hands: School district asks voters to approve two parcel taxes

For decades, voters in Menlo Park and Atherton have reliably approved every school finance measure put before them. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm | 32 comments | 4405 Views

SPORTS

Karl Cook, 16, wins gold at show jumping event

At age 16, Karl Cook of Woodside is one of the youngest riders to win top honors in a prestigious riding event on the East...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2007
Last comment by ann chang, on Nov 5, 2007 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 4405 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Fired finance director seeks to block investigation report

The murky details surrounding the unceremonious firing of Atherton Finance Director John Johns on Oct. 29 might be revealed...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2007
Last comment by OutsideObserverLOL, on Dec 12, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 20 comments | 4404 Views

MENLO PARK

Traffic Light Needed at University Dr and Menlo Ave.

It happened again! About 5:15 PM on November 13, I saw a pedestrian hit by a car as she attempted to cross the street at...

Original post made by Amy Klein on Nov. 16, 2006
Last comment by Roxanne Rorapaugh, on Dec 10, 2006 at 5:59 pm | 5 comments | 4403 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative supporters critique consultant's analysis

The backers of an initiative to change the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific plan have released their take on a...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 13, 2014 at 9:47 am | 31 comments | 4403 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Ex-ballerina hosts South African dancers

When Woodside's Kristine Elliott Schwabacher heard about Dance For All, a program that teaches dance to young disadvantaged...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2008
Last comment by Chanique Mckok, on May 23, 2009 at 6:00 am | 2 comments | 4403 Views
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