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MENLO PARK

Shorter meetings? Don't count on it.

Menlo Park's new mayor has pressed for shorter council meetings in the past, but he isn't making any promises as he takes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Dec 17, 2009 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 1293 Views

WOODSIDE

Former Almanac staffer Joan Sellman dies at 81

Joan Sellman, a longtime resident of Woodside and a former staffer with The Almanac, died Dec. 10 at Brighton Gardens in...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martha Wenrick Greenough, on Dec 19, 2009 at 8:10 am | 1 comment | 1929 Views

AROUND TOWN

'A Civil War Christmas:' A rare holiday treat

==B Theater review:== The TheatreWorks' production, "A Civil War Christmas," blends our fondest traditions and historic memories...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by Marc Tarpenning, on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lawn debate: Property rights vs. environmental responsibility

If a showdown were brewing in Menlo Park between environmental activists and defenders of private property rights, what would...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by John, on Dec 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Calls

<I>This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2009
Last comment by Don, on Dec 22, 2009 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 1516 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Is this what you voted for?

There has been no shortage of newspaper headlines in the week since the release of a report on the California high-speed...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2009
Last comment by Peter, on Dec 23, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1473 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Water may be cloudy, says water agency

Peninsula residents may notice cloudiness in their drinking water as early as this week (beginning Dec. 28), but water quality...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by Marina, on Dec 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 1439 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Another U-turn in Atherton

If, as expected, the Atherton Town Council decides on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to refund about $130,000 in road impact fees, it...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2009
Last comment by spin aroundanround, on Dec 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 1462 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Karin Enstam Jaffe wins 'excellence in teaching' award

Karin Enstam Jaffe, who attended Portola Valley schools and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, is the recipient of...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Richard Tryce, on Dec 29, 2009 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1907 Views

ATHERTON

Helicopter pilot, Menlo-Atherton grad James Rowen dies at 32

James Marshall Rowen, a 1996 graduate of Menlo-Atherton High School and a helicopter pilot with plans to take his flying...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Camille Faulkner, on Dec 29, 2009 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Passengers at SFO describe international flights following attempted terrorist attack

Passengers arriving on international flights at San Francisco International Airport on Monday said they are glad for...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by linmike94, on Dec 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 1232 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Human remains found near open-space area

Human bones were found in a rugged and remote area of unincorporated San Mateo County on Sunday, a sheriff's lieutenant said...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2009
Last comment by night hiker, on Dec 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 1 comment | 1498 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside attorney Theodore Zayner named Superior Court judge

Woodside resident and trial attorney Theodore C. Zayner has been appointed as a judge on the Superior Court of Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on Jan 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 2683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain has deadliest year since 1995

This year was the deadliest for Caltrain since 1995 after two people were fatally struck by trains this morning (Dec. 31),...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm | 1 comment | 1266 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Boys and Girls Clubs leader moving on

After serving for six years as director of development for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Chris Canter has accepted...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 1553 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek driver in hit-and-run

A black Acura hit a large tree, knocked down a fence, tore through a lawn and smashed into three parked cars in a driveway...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by SpareChange, on Jan 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1210 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears win BIG over Menlo (53-39)

Menlo started out fast with impressive defense as the M-A Bears had trouble stopping Richard Harris of Menlo in the first...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 8, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man exits Assembly race

Kai Stinchcombe, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a start-up founder, has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat in...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by harry, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 1710 Views

MENLO PARK

Man arrested again for drug trafficking

Menlo Park police raided a Belle Haven home and arrested a 30-year-old man on federal drug trafficking charges on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 1180 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ollie Brown retires, after 47 years, from fire service

When Ollie Brown, at right, heard sirens blaring from trucks leaving the fire station he grew up near in Toledo, Ohio, he...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by James, on Jan 14, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 1 comment | 1437 Views
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