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MOVIES

Review: 'The Tourist'

Saying what we're all thinking, Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and sighs, "You are the least down-to-Earth person I...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 13342 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District "morphing" update

As a result of my postings on Town Square, counsel for the District has issued a Memorandum stating his "...opinion...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1655 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: big drop in East Palo Alto crime

East Palo Alto -- once regarded as the murder capital of the country -- has seen a 56 percent decrease in violent crime since...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by Marty, on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 1 comment | 1409 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Second quake shakes Midpeninsula Sunday

Two earthquakes shook parts of the Midpeninsula Sunday, the first occurring at 9:28 a.m. and the second at 6:38 p.m. according...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2010
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Dec 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Cyclist has a message for the man in blue car

On December 5, I was riding my bicycle in Menlo Park on University Drive between Santa Cruz Avenue and Valparaiso. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Gen X, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1199 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 4330 Views

ATHERTON

Jill, John Freidenrich give $25 million to Stanford School of Medicine

The Stanford University School of Medicine will receive $25 million, one of the school's largest contributions to date, from...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by Random, on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1873 Views

MENLO PARK

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by how to report this crime?, on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1076 Views

OTHER TOPICS

19-year-old man dies on Caltrain tracks today

A 19-year-old Palo Alto man was struck and killed at 1:20 a.m. by a southbound Caltrain in Palo Alto, about four-tenths of...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Jan 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 1565 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 1467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Piano teacher walks after judge dismisses retrial

Piano teacher Boping Chen, 59, whose March 2006 conviction on child molestation charges involving an 8-year-old Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by M.Mark, on Jan 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 1333 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Gov. Brown proposes slashing spending, continuing tax hikes

Gov. Jerry Brown said today that he is proposing to close the state's $25.4 billion budget gap by cutting spending by...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Jan 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1533 Views

MENLO PARK

Possible gas main break reported on Middle Avenue in Menlo Park

Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District were called to the scene of a possible rupture in a gas main at...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2011
Last comment by smelled gas, on Jan 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 1304 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: The garbage man taketh away

Suddenly, Menlo Park and Atherton residents are waking up to the fact that the waste collector is now taking away their garbage,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Lucky, on Jan 12, 2011 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 1351 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council, finance committee meet Thursday morning

A joint meeting of the Atherton City Council and the town's Finance Committee is set for 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by keith, on Jan 12, 2011 at 4:32 pm | 1 comment | 1497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Armed homeowner confronts would-be burglar

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office said it apprehended a suspect in an attempted residential burglary in unincorporated...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 1352 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Remembering Betty -- and Country Almanac

Betty Fry, who died Dec. 30 in Nevada City, is still making her mark on the Midpeninsula every week, as the local newspaper...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Jan 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 1608 Views

AROUND TOWN

POST buys 97 acres near La Honda

The Peninsula Open Space Trust has acquired 97.5 acres of land on the western side of the Santa Cruz range near La Honda...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2011
Last comment by Maggie Heilman, on Jan 15, 2011 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1285 Views

MENLO PARK

Cell phone antennas proposed for Nealon Park

Many Menlo Park residents may not know about T-Mobile's plans to install cell phone antennas in Nealon Park. They reportedly...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Cavil, on Jan 16, 2011 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 1055 Views

MENLO PARK

Triumphs, trials, and two cents

John Boyle and Heyward Robinson have a few things in common — both served on the Menlo Park City Council for one term....

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by thx, on Jan 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1419 Views
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