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AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Ten home burglaries reported

Police Calls from Ladera, Woodside, Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Thief with the munchies, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm | 9 comments | 2703 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Parcel Tax: Yes or NO

Now is an excellent time to start a discussion on the forthcoming Atherton Parcel Tax vote which will occur in November....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 21, 2013 at 8:11 am | 9 comments | 1244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinions: Sparks fly as county manager, grand jurors disagree on report

After release of a civil grand jury report critical of the county's budgeting process, County Manager John L. Maltbie issued...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Henry Fox, on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 7260 Views

MENLO PARK

TechShop in Menlo Park faces eviction

TechShop, the do-it-yourself haven in Menlo Park's industrial zone that, since opening in 2006, has expanded around the country,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:32 pm | 9 comments | 3053 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The 2013 Arctic summer has led to a record increase in the polar ice cap

The Arctic polar icecap has increased 60% since the summer of 2012 adding nearly One million square miles of ice. The...

Original post made by Roald Amundsen on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by cat bounce, on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:05 am | 9 comments | 1920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Will bike-sharing work on Peninsula?

Getting around on the crowded streets of downtown Redwood City could be easier and less stressful with the Aug. 29 launch...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Donald, on Sep 12, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 9 comments | 1586 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park examines sites for homeless shelter zoning

As Menlo Park starts work on a second update to the city's housing plan, its goals include identifying sites to zone for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Sep 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 9 comments | 2059 Views

MOVIES

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 3488 Views

AROUND TOWN

SamTrans Fraud Rally Oct 7 4-6 PM San Carlos

A group of people who are fed up with bullies are having a rally. Contact your Supervisors and have them give DA Wagstaffe...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 9 comments | 1319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Exactly What is the Board Discussing in Closed Session?

The MPCSD Board Agenda for the Closed Session on Tuesday, June 10th includes an item titled, “PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Human Resource...

Original post made by MPCSD Employee on Jun. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 9 comments | 450 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission looks at Nativity School parking

Whether to eliminate street parking along northbound Laurel Street between Oak Grove and Glenwood avenues will be taken up...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm | 9 comments | 13852 Views

MENLO PARK

Software valued at $500,000 stolen in home burglary

A laptop computer containing proprietary software that the owner says is worth $500,000 was part of the take in a residential...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 5325 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by WHAT??, on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 9 comments | 7287 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Group to grapple with aircraft noise

Guaranteed: The snappy response to someone living close to San Francisco International or any other major airport who complains...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 1, 2013 at 2:36 am | 9 comments | 1329 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 5775 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Couple fined for illegally downing trees

In an echo of its last encounter with a Woodside property owner who had felled major trees without a permit, the Town Council...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Resident, on Jan 27, 2014 at 10:51 pm | 9 comments | 4725 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park Planning Commission studies rules for granny units

When Menlo Park decided last year to legalize construction of secondary units, also known as "granny units", it was only...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 9 comments | 1197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 9 comments | 4976 Views

MENLO PARK

Studio Red lobby a scene of destruction after car crashes through front window

Models that took "thousands of hours" to construct were destroyed, but product design and development company Studio Red...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by confounded, on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 3854 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Softer defense rhetoric in lawsuit over crash that injured twins

A new tone appeared in the latest defense filings in a lawsuit over the car crash that pinned 6-year-old twin brothers...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Shawn, on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm | 9 comments | 3338 Views
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