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Bill would require people under 18 to wear helmets when skiing or snowboarding

State Sen. Leland Yee, whose district includes Portola Valley and Woodside, has proposed legislation that would require...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2010
Last comment by Crash, on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 1474 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park residence wins green award

A Menlo Park home will been recognized by Sustainable San Mateo County for its use of environmentally friendly methods in...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 19, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents brace for heavy storms

Power outages were reported this morning in the Menlo Park area as residents braced for heavy rains this week. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jan 20, 2010 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park kindergarten registration

Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 26. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by mp mom, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1602 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by AFormerLLParent, on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1689 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Transparency is not always pretty

A few weeks ago we chastised the Atherton Town Council for intentionally keeping word of a $230,000 settlement against the...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by clothes line, on Jan 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1647 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Pension Costs Skyrocketing

In the last decade, California public pension costs have risen 2000% and this is the key reason California is in massive...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Some Cities, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1622 Views

MENLO PARK

City employee union opens door on negotiations

The union that represents most Menlo Park workers has asked its members to make a showing at tonight's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Jan 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1249 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Trailhead parking to shrink by 20 percent

For hikers who use the Coal Mine Ridge or Windy Hill trails in Portola Valley and drive to the trailhead, the limited parking...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 2007 Views

AROUND TOWN

Human remains belong to missing hiker

Human remains found last month in a remote and rugged area of unincorporated San Mateo County off Skyline near Woodside belong...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by hiker, on Jan 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 1344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board edges M-A closer to night games

The long tradition of daytime-only football games at Menlo-Atherton High School is under intensifying scrutiny. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by jerome leugers, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Collacchi explains intentions on Cargill project

The recent Cargill attack on Menlo Park City Council member Andy Cohen and Save the Bay's Stephen Knight for discussing Cargill's...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Healthful eating for kids

Psychologist Annye Rothenberg, a former Portola Valley resident, will answer questions at a signing for her book, "I Like...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:46 am | 1 comment | 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: Sally Stewart to be honored

The public is invited to a two-hour celebration for Sally Stewart, a 26-year member of the governing board of the Sequoia...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Laura Rich, on Feb 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1534 Views

MENLO PARK

Alameda strip with Starbucks, post office gets a facelift

The long building on Alameda de las Pulgas at Avy Avenue in West Menlo Park that houses a Starbucks, a U.S. post office,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Tony Mcmills, on Feb 2, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 1304 Views

MENLO PARK

Will massive development projects clog local streets?

Any commuter who uses Marsh Road to get to U.S. 101 — and there are quite a few of them — could tell you about...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Reality Check, on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is there a Gresham's Law for public opinion?

Wikipedia: "Gresham's law is commonly stated: "Bad money drives out good", but more accurately stated: "Bad money drives...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 5, 2010 at 5:43 pm | 1 comment | 1318 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley Archives

The mansion Herbert Law built in the 1920s for his 5-year-old daughter Patricia in the hills of Portola Valley burned in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by More Info, on Feb 8, 2010 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 3004 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Alvarez faces death for killing police officer

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge this morning (Feb. 8) upheld a jury's recommendation to sentence 26-year-old...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sam Sinnott, on Feb 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: No substance to Cargill charge

Cargill's breathless accusation that a Menlo Park City Council member and the environmental group Save the Bay were engaged...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Kristopher Crawley, on Feb 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views
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