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AROUND TOWN

This week at Atherton Library

Thursday, March 24 at 4 pm: Musical storytime for all ages. Friday, March 25 at 7 pm: Family Movie Night featuring "How...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Atherton Library, on Mar 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 1 comment | 1348 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Secrecy surrounds the now-closed Al's Nursery

Al's Nursery, an institution for 51 years in Portola Valley, closed on March 16. The doors of the nursery building at 900...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 2202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Allies in education

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula has expanded its reach to improve opportunities for young people in stressed communities....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Michael Rattray, on Mar 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 1888 Views

MENLO PARK

Investment consultant agrees to SEC fines

Mark Duffell, a former consultant for the Menlo Park-based private investment firm Accel-KKR LLC, agreed to penalties of...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by mere, on Mar 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1426 Views

SPORTS

MA Bears Lose to El Camino

The MA Varsity baseball team stumbles at El Camino as starting pitcher J Eclavea threw a 4 hit complete game win with a score...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Jim Long, on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:13 pm | 1 comment | 2812 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Laurel Crittenden

Laurel E. Crittenden, who died March 18, grew up in Portola Valley, taught in Portola Valley schools as a substitute teacher,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by JoAnn Loulan, on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Trio performs ragtime to jazz in Menlo

The Ivory & Gold Trio will perform ragtime, jazz and Tin Pan Alley hits in a benefit concert for Haitian Relief Fund at 7...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Nan Bostick, on Apr 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1357 Views

ATHERTON

Coyotes race through Atherton

"That was something," said Joni Woodside as she described watching a pack of at least three coyotes chase a deer through...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by Melinda Tevis, on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1409 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's public works chief retiring

Duncan Jones, Atherton's public works director since 2003, is retiring on April 29, the town announced Monday. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Guido Veloce, on Apr 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 1636 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Children's Hospital design wins praise

After more than two years of public hearings and design tweaks, an ambitious proposal to renovate and expand the Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2011
Last comment by Sno, on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm | 1 comment | 1533 Views

WOODSIDE

Tutor pleads not guilty to child molestation charges

A former Menlo Park City School District employee pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of child molestation and other charges...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by scout, on Apr 13, 2011 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 2257 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Simitian's green-energy bill becomes law

A proposal by state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) to require California utilities to draw one third of their electricity...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Arlen Comfort, on Apr 13, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 1 comment | 1383 Views

AROUND TOWN

A sense of wonder

Imagination tends to be a realm populated by children, but perhaps with some gentle and persistent nurturing of one's inner...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2011
Last comment by Michael Tymn, on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:13 am | 1 comment | 1583 Views

ATHERTON

Giving Atherton's City Manager the Benefit of the Doubt

Dear Readers: The following is the text of an e-mail sent to Mr. Danielson, the Mayor and the City Council. I've done...

Original post made by John P Johns on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Apr 15, 2011 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 2755 Views

MENLO PARK

Flood Park closure hasn't led to crime spike yet

When the county first said that Flood Park might have to close permanently, residents worried about their safety as well...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by A Flood Triangle neighbor, on Apr 15, 2011 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 1400 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Today: Fulfillment of a political death wish

Whatever your opinion of methods to reduce the deficit, if any, one has to wonder why the GOP allowed itself today to vote...

Original post made by al norte sm on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Apr 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 1601 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Terry Nagel for county supervisor

In the last two years working with pension reform I have learned more about budget deficits than anyone should want to. But...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 15, 2011 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 1564 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Carol Murphy, on Apr 20, 2011 at 6:31 am | 1 comment | 1622 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain aims to keep all 86 trains running

Caltrain would keep all of its 86 weekday trains running for the next year if the agency's board of directors approves on...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Ron Shepherd, on Apr 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 1560 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reps: High-speed rail should merge with improved Caltrain system on Peninsula

Saying that government funding for California's High-Speed Rail program will be "severely limited ... for the foreseeable...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 1500 Views
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