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THE LOCAL DISH

Letter: Plastic bag ban would be a pain for everyone

The stated purpose of the proposed plastic bag ban and 10-cent fee at checkout counters is to encourage shoppers to bring...

Original post made on May. 13, 2012
Last comment by dirty bag, on May 16, 2012 at 12:12 pm | 11 comments | 2566 Views

ATHERTON

Video of Atherton Council Meeting - May 16, 2012

Town of Atherton City Council regular agenda - May 16, 2012 Video broadcast Brought to you by the men and women of...

Original post made by APOA on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by APOA, on May 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm | 11 comments | 1268 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County supervisors to let voters decide whether 'at-large' elections should stay

A countywide measure that could change the way San Mateo County elects members of its Board of Supervisors appears to...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by SRJB, on Jun 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm | 11 comments | 1647 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Alleged vandals caught in the act

A daylong spree of smashing car windows in Menlo Park came to an abrupt end when police responded to a call of vandalism...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by NLemon, on Jun 28, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 11 comments | 2151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain gets funds to go electric

With $700 million in funding coming to Caltrain, the agency expects to see modern electric rail service by 2019, according...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Jul 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 11 comments | 1211 Views

AROUND TOWN

John William Smith Molestation Case is reported at the end.

This case was first reported today Monday July 16, 2012 by the Palo Alto Daily Post. John William Smith age 48 represented...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm | 11 comments | 1364 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo election: Carlton pulls papers (updated)

As the deadline to file draws near, another candidate seems ready to jump into the Menlo Park City Council race. Parks and...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by linkedin, on Aug 10, 2012 at 1:44 am | 11 comments | 1662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton DUI driver sentenced to five years in state prison

A guilty plea and an apology weren't enough to keep a 63-year-old Atherton woman out of prison. A judge sentenced Margaret...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2012
Last comment by Help is on the way, on Sep 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm | 11 comments | 3559 Views

ATHERTON

Letter: Put Atherton library in park

A new library in the park, owned and controlled by the town, with specifically dedicated funding that already exists, would...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Perserve Our Park, on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:21 am | 11 comments | 3926 Views

MENLO PARK

The Mix yogurt shop closes in Menlo Park

The Mix, a frozen yogurt "treatery" located at 3536 Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park, is closing Friday, Oct. 19....

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Oct 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm | 11 comments | 2380 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty sentenced to two years in state prison; expresses 'extreme remorse' for wrongdoing

Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District superintendent and Woodside Elementary School District finance officer,...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:11 am | 11 comments | 9784 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County's Measure B questions status quo, Gordon says

For the past couple of decades in San Mateo County, most candidates elected as county supervisor have won the countywide...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Nov 24, 2012 at 8:03 am | 11 comments | 3326 Views

OTHER TOPICS

HeartSafe - Saving Lives or Life Support for the Sequoia Healthcare District

Initiated by Stephani Scott, then CEO of the Sequoia Healthcare District in 2005, the HeartSafe Program has provided anecdotal...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | 11 comments | 1671 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Clarke has qualifications for Menlo council

The Menlo Park City Council could use someone with experience on a city board or commission, experience with the give-and-take...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by you must be kidding, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm | 11 comments | 1723 Views

MENLO PARK

Four injured in drive-by shooting Friday night in Menlo Park; suspects at large

Four people were hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting Friday night in Menlo Park, according to police. One victim was listed...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Familiar, on Nov 6, 2012 at 6:14 pm | 11 comments | 2903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voting snarls trouble Belle Haven

Thousands voted in Menlo Park on Nov. 6. But not without facing crowds and confusing directions that left some Belle Haven...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 11 comments | 1389 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

How did horses get on I-280?

Why and how four horses from Webb Ranch got onto Interstate 280 on Saturday, Dec. 29, is unclear. Three of the horses were...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by PV Resident, on Jan 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 11 comments | 2463 Views

MENLO PARK

District attorney says his office should not have dismissed case against Menlo Park cop

Review of case filed against Menlo Park police officer caught with prostitute leads to policy changes in Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by downtowner, on Jan 29, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 11 comments | 2412 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton City Council: Colleagues question mayor's call for more collaborative spirit

Two City Council colleagues have called into question the sincerity of Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis' statement last month...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Class, on Jan 30, 2013 at 3:38 pm | 11 comments | 1520 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton cops try again for destroying complaint records

Last year, the Atherton police department requested that the city council permit them to destroy records of complaints Atherton...

Original post made by Try, try again on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by spectator, on Feb 20, 2013 at 10:46 am | 11 comments | 1925 Views
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