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ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd, but reconsideration likely

The vote may have been unanimous, but the outcome of the Atherton City Council's approval of compensation changes for 10...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by BenchMark, on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 1151 Views

MENLO PARK

Kepler's named Small Business of the Year

A longtime Kepler's customer and fan, State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has named the iconic bookstore the "Small...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 1600 Views

AROUND TOWN

When rain causes fire

Electrical fires are known for being impervious to water, a truth demonstrated in the rain over nearly two hours early Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Allied but not Arty, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 933 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Review: 'Life of Pi'

In Ang Lee's exhilarating "Life of Pi" -- based upon the bestselling novel by Yann Martel -- a boy adrift reads a "Survival...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Uriah, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1107 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Warning on eating wild mushrooms

With wild mushroom growth prompted by seasonal rains, the California Department of Public Health has issued a warning...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Porcini Harvesting, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1244 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo boys' hoop coach Kris Weem joins Golden State Warriors

A lot of positive things are happening with the NBA's Golden State Warriors these days. The team has new owners, a new coach,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Michelle, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:05 pm | 1 comment | 1405 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Supervisors unanimously approved another 11% increase

On December 11th the 5 supervisors approved a 11% raise for John Maltbie. This brings up several questions about the leadership...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 836 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fires high-speed rail lobbyist

With a few members declaring themselves unimpressed with the return on their investment in lobbyist Ravi Mehta's Capitol...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Dan, on Dec 12, 2012 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views

MENLO PARK

Winter soltice information

Earliest 2012 Sunset: December 4th through 7th 4:50PM Minimal Daylight 2012: December 16 through 24th 9 hours and 35 minutes Latest...

Original post made by Copernicus on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 14, 2012 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 1090 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Walgreens to pay $16M for violations

Walgreen Co. has settled a lawsuit by 42 California counties for illegally dumping hazardous waste and unlawfully disposing...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Margo McAuliffe, on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 1013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SHP sends a top volleyball duo to the Ivy League

Ellie Shannon and Payton Smith have been a formidable duo during their three varsity seasons on the Sacred Heart Prep girls'...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by Is this news???, on Dec 16, 2012 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 1124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three people killed in crash identified

The California Highway Patrol has identified the victims of a crash involving a stopped car on Interstate 280 just north...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by tanya, on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1079 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Wrong-way driver pleads not guilty

It was a fine Wednesday afternoon in Menlo Park as 26-year-old Efrain Avalos Moreno-Avalos drove along Marsh Road. Trouble...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2012
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 994 Views

AROUND TOWN

Don Horsley has explained the 11% raise is actually a cut

It's to bad he didn't mention this at the Dec 11th meeting. NONE of our regional thinking supervisors mentioned this was...

Original post made by Michael Stogner on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Dec 20, 2012 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 866 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eight hospitalized after pesticide exposure

Eight people were taken to hospitals after being exposed to a pesticide at a San Mateo County trailer park in North Fair...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Charlie, on Dec 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Zuckerberg donates a fortune to Silicon Valley foundation

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that he is giving nearly $500 million in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by monica thompson, on Dec 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

MENLO PARK

Dance Expressions - Classes for kids through young adults

Hi Menlo Park! Just thought I would share with you my recommendation for the new year. If you are looking for a fun activity...

Original post made by Dance Mom on Dec. 19, 2012
Last comment by Dance Mom #2, on Dec 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1129 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo College foursome in all-star bowl game

The Menlo College football team will be well-represented at the 17th annual All-American Bowl after four seniors were named...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Todd Zeo, on Dec 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Hazardous materials spill in Menlo Park

Firefighters spent more than two hours Wednesday night dealing with a spill of hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide at...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by rudy caparros, on Dec 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | 1 comment | 1128 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County law enforcement does bizarre probation search in home of man who wasn't even on probation

Lawsuit: San Mateo County police do bizarre probation search on man who wasn't even on probation http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=1760507&title=Probation%20se...

Original post made by Lruker on Dec. 27, 2012
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Dec 29, 2012 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 4326 Views
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