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THE LOCAL DISH

Mitsunobu restaurant opens in Sharon Heights

Mitsunobu Japanese restaurant has opened in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center in Menlo Park, replacing the highly rated...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 9 comments | 6208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No binding limit on students at Ladera site

Despite pleas from neighbors to put a binding limit on the number of students that could be allowed at the site, the board...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2011
Last comment by SirTopham Hatt, on Dec 21, 2011 at 11:37 am | 9 comments | 2710 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marion Softky covered community for 40 years

Marion Softky, who wrote thousands of articles for the Almanac over more than 40 years, died at The Sequoias in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2011
Last comment by Maryann Harvey, on Feb 24, 2013 at 9:45 am | 9 comments | 2592 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council sets rules for new library in the park

As consultants prepare to analyze the environmental impacts of the new library proposed for town-owned Holbrook-Palmer Park,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2011
Last comment by Coffee, on Jan 7, 2012 at 11:25 am | 9 comments | 1538 Views

MENLO PARK

End of chapter for Kepler's bookstore

Clark Kepler, current leader of the 56-year-old Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park, doesn't look like someone ready to retire...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by RWilc85@aol.com, on Jan 11, 2012 at 8:57 am | 9 comments | 1413 Views

MENLO PARK

RDA shutdown crunches Menlo Park's budget

A clearer picture is emerging of how the redevelopment agency (RDA) shutdown will impact Menlo Park's budget. But not everyone...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Jan 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm | 9 comments | 1139 Views

ATHERTON

Armed man invades Atherton home

A man armed with a gun and a knife got away with some $322,000 in jewelry and watches after invading an occupied house in...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm | 9 comments | 1384 Views

MENLO PARK

Two-year investigation leads to 26 arrests

==B Update:== Menlo Park police joined federal and local agencies in Operation Phallen Gardens, a task force investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by MP, on Feb 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm | 9 comments | 1098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ghysels' Leadership in the MPCSD

There have recently been several posts on other threads regarding the maangement style of Maurice Ghysels. As noted by Carl,...

Original post made by Concerned Member of the MPCSD Community on Feb. 11, 2012
Last comment by Smart Gal, on Apr 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm | 9 comments | 2218 Views

MENLO PARK

Manipulation of Terms of Use;

We'll see how long this post stays up, if indeed it makes it at all. I am going to be referring to the current posting on...

Original post made by WhoRUpeople on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:46 am | 9 comments | 1026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man with semi-automatic weapon protests on Sand Hill

==B Update:== There's a man with a gun over there, and what he wants ain't exactly clear. "There" is in the 2800 block of...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Marshall, on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:21 am | 9 comments | 2762 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Search for youth accused of trying to run over deputy

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are on the lookout for a young man accused of trying to run over a deputy...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 24, 2012 at 2:44 pm | 9 comments | 1343 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook adds bar code to roof

Describing it as a "hack of epic proportions," a team of Facebook employees unveiled a 42-foot-square bar code that they'd...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Mar 29, 2012 at 11:22 am | 9 comments | 1080 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sue Lempert fuels Healthcare District debate.

Sue Lempert, columnist for the San Mateo Daily Journal, touched a nerve which ignited a vitreolic response from Kim Griffin,...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 3, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 5, 2013 at 11:09 am | 9 comments | 2297 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Lawsuit Ends

The $10,000,000 lawsuit against the Town of Atherton and San Mateo County has been decided: IV. CONCLUSION The Defendants’...

Original post made by Arnie Becker on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 9 comments | 1267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principal named for Encinal School

Sharon A. Burns, principal of a Mountain View elementary school of 582 students, will likely be Encinal School's new principal,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:41 am | 9 comments | 1812 Views

FICTION

New Hillview Middle School principal named

The principal of a San Jose middle school who was recently named California Middle Grades Principal of the Year 2012 will...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jack, on Apr 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm | 9 comments | 1917 Views

ATHERTON

Compost set Willow Road house on fire

It was the compost that set a Willow Road house in Menlo Park on fire March 6, displacing a family of four for at least a...

Original post made on May. 10, 2012
Last comment by Old MacDonald, on May 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 9 comments | 1232 Views

AROUND TOWN

Criticism greets new high-speed rail CEO

Jeff Morales, the newly hired CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, has been hailed as "exactly the right person...

Original post made on May. 31, 2012
Last comment by Bill Hough, on Jun 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm | 9 comments | 1697 Views

AROUND TOWN

Derrick Gaines killed by SSF Police Officer

Derrick Gaines killed by SSF Police Officer. My condolences to his family and friends, We San Mateo County must put a...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 9 comments | 1116 Views
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