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ATHERTON

Fire damages Atherton home, kills two cats

For reasons still unknown, as many as eight smoke detectors failed to alert the occupants of an Atherton house to a fire...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by annac, on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 1382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blending high-speed rail with Caltrain?

Caltrain officials on Wednesday presented the results of a study that tested the feasibility of integrating high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Interested, on Aug 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm | 1 comment | 1114 Views

MENLO PARK

Teen charged with murder in infant's death

Two teenage boys, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested, one charged with murder in connection with the fatal...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by GINA, on Aug 18, 2011 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1293 Views

OTHER TOPICS

"The Kiss" to highlight WWII memories weekend

On Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, an event in San Jose will honor veterans of World War II, including a convoy of...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Mark, on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:40 am | 1 comment | 1231 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County looks to reduce greenhouse gases

Desalinization plants, bike paths, electric vehicle recharging stations, native meadows instead of front lawns, local agriculture...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Reality Check, on Aug 18, 2011 at 5:33 pm | 1 comment | 1434 Views

MENLO PARK

Split vote denies Walgreens permit to sell beer and wine

Walgreens said it's still thinking about whether to appeal the Menlo Park Planning Commission's denial of an alcohol sales...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by G Cronin, on Aug 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1071 Views

AROUND TOWN

'I'm happy. Lucky -- alive,' instructor says after small plane makes emergency landing near East Palo Alto

A small airplane made an emergency landing in the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve near East Palo Alto this morning. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by joe, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 945 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Opinions clash on Alpine Road trail plan

Stanford Professor P.J. Utz, the author of last week's guest opinion titled "Counterpoint on the Alpine Trail," knows not...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by altview, on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 1355 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Amazon's misguided fight against sales tax

We hope the public will wholeheartedly support the local merchants, including Menlo Park's Clark Kepler, who joined a press...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by fiscalsanity, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 1335 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Aug. 25: How to coexist with mountain lions

A woman who for two years has been monitoring mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains will give a talk in Woodside about...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by , on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 1 comment | 1568 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council proceeds with its outsourcing plan

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night, Aug. 17, to...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by fiscally responsible, on Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1321 Views

AROUND TOWN

How should we honor and remember those who we send away to fight and die for us?

Comments on another Town Forum thread stimulate me to start another thread. We, as a society, seem very ready to start...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 905 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Cargill — If you build it, the roads will clog

After years of debate, just about everybody has heard of Cargill's hugely controversial proposal to build a new city on Redwood...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Mimi Wolf, on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 2191 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Adapting for disaster

On a sunny afternoon at an outdoor cafe, disasters are far from the minds of most people -- but Peter Carpenter and Scott...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2011
Last comment by Caroline Beverstock, on Aug 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1337 Views

ATHERTON

Postal Service consolidates mail routes

For some residents of Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton, the consolidation of mail routes this week could switch delivery...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Aug 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 1 comment | 1366 Views

ATHERTON

What's new at local schools

As students returned to class last week, they discovered new course offerings, facilities, and staff. An increased focus...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 1589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New director chosen for Ravenswood Foundation

The Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF), which supports the Ravenswood City School District, has a new executive director:...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two plead not guilty in iPhone leak case

Two men suspected of selling an iPhone 4 prototype that was lost last year in a Redwood City bar pleaded not guilty to...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by gray powell, on Sep 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm | 1 comment | 1097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman faced terror in Zimbabwe

Michealene Cristini Risley seems to be a typical Woodside mom -- she has coached her three sons' soccer and basketball teams,...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Yawn, on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:49 am | 1 comment | 1603 Views

MENLO PARK

Coroner's office reports another Native American skull found

Another human skull believed to belong to a long dead Native American has been found, this time in the backyard of a home...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Clint, on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 1006 Views
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