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Local towns look to influence high-speed rail design

As the agency that oversees the high-speed rail project begins to plan how high-speed trains will pass through the Peninsula,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on May 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 1931 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-graders score high in Tech Museum challenge

A team of 5th graders from Encinal School won second place for overall solution in their age group at the Tech Museum of...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Daniel C., on May 12, 2009 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1753 Views

MENLO PARK

Photographer wins Global Health Council contest

Menlo Park photographer Mark Tuschman has won this year's photography contest held by the Global Health Council, an alliance...

Original post made on May. 13, 2009
Last comment by Avi, on May 13, 2009 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1540 Views

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Caltrain fare increases, cut in service likely

Caltrain riders are facing the possibility of a fee hike, a new fee for bringing a bicycle on board, and the elimination...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Martin, on May 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ballot measures won't fill budget hole

If California voters defy expectations and pass the half-dozen propositions on the May 19 ballot, it will be a start toward...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by John Adams, on May 20, 2009 at 4:21 am | 1 comment | 1557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everest and Sequoia district gird for battle

Within days, attorneys for Everest Public High School, a new charter school set to open in September, are expected to sue...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Libertarian, on May 20, 2009 at 11:21 am | 1 comment | 1661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Celebrating 100 years in Menlo Park

She remembers the days when cowboys rode down the El Camino Real in Menlo Park and recalls the excitement when the first...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Tom, on May 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post-election: Waiting for other shoe to drop

And now we wait. The special May 19 election is over, with five of the six propositions defeated. Now that California officials...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Brittanicus, on May 20, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1537 Views

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A bench on Kings Mountain

When our lawyer asked Bill Workman, a retired reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who covered the Peninsula for years,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dick Lynn, on May 20, 2009 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 1866 Views

MENLO PARK

Dee Tolles to serve on hospital board

Dee Tolles, a former Menlo Park councilman and mayor, will serve on the Sequoia Hospital Foundation's board of directors...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 22, 2009 at 7:33 am | 1 comment | 3217 Views

MENLO PARK

Has Steve Jobs won battle over Jackling house?

For eight years, Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs has been trying to tear down the 1920s-era Jackling mansion in Woodside so...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by Leon T, on May 22, 2009 at 7:37 am | 1 comment | 1621 Views

MENLO PARK

Saving a life, all in a day's work for Menlo Park high school senior

The story could have ended in so many different ways, few of them good. But as it stands, the life of a grandfather was saved...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Paul Hoekenga, on May 26, 2009 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 1732 Views

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California in an 'unprecedented' fiscal crisis

"It's grim. There's no other word for it," State Senator Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, summed up the economic catastrophe California...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Patty, on May 28, 2009 at 6:19 am | 1 comment | 1804 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What should city do about child care?

As Menlo Park works to cut its subsidy of the city-run child care center in the Civic Center complex, it's become clear to...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by Parent at MCC, on May 28, 2009 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 1890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton's financial meltdown

I am highly familiar with Atherton's financial condition and financial trends. The Town government must explore alternative...

Original post made by al on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Move to the Sheriff, on May 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 1912 Views

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Three arrested on burglary charges

Sheriff's deputies arrested three men in connection with three early morning burglaries in Redwood City and Menlo Park after...

Original post made on May. 30, 2009
Last comment by Redwood City Resident, on May 30, 2009 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 1733 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: A top sales tax producer folds

As the city of Menlo Park worries about the potential departure of Sun Microsystems, another of the city's top sales tax...

Original post made on May. 31, 2009
Last comment by dc, on May 31, 2009 at 7:36 am | 1 comment | 1653 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Watch: City to sell $10-$12 million in park, recreation bonds

The city of Menlo Park is poised to issue between $10 million and $12 million in bonds to finance improvements to parks and...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Prediction, on Jun 3, 2009 at 7:05 am | 1 comment | 1399 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saving a life, all in a day's work for Evan Carlton

The story could have ended in so many different ways, few of them good. But as it stands, the life of a grandfather was saved...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Patti Fry, on Jun 3, 2009 at 8:33 am | 1 comment | 1557 Views

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Piano teacher gets retrial in molestation case

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge has overturned a 2006 verdict and ordered a new trial for a Fremont piano teacher...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Michael613, on Jun 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm | 1 comment | 1680 Views
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