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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader makes giant horse for school parade

I made a giant Morgan horse for my fifth-grade state float project at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. My float was...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 1222 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley's Rita Williams receives top honor for TV news career

Veteran television news reporter Rita Williams of Portola Valley will receive the Governor's Award, the highest honor of...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 14, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 1503 Views

AROUND TOWN

June 21: Pajama Party Adopt-a-thon

Odette, a 65-pound, 3-year-old, with an adorable, wrinkled face and a passion for belly rubs, is among the 200 or so dogs,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris M, on Jun 16, 2014 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 1251 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jonathan, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 1055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 1715 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat."...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 2806 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 3653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 2356 Views

ATHERTON

Former CFO sues Menlo College

A former chief financial officer of Menlo College filed a lawsuit Monday against the college, claiming he was terminated...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2014
Last comment by RICKY, on Jun 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm | 1 comment | 486 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Fire temporarily shuts down SLAC linear accelerator

The linear accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park has been shut down after a June 25 fire that...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Erik, on Jun 28, 2014 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1848 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's Office warns of rise in burglaries

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an increase in burglaries throughout the Peninsula, south...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1831 Views

WOODSIDE

'Step Back in Time' at Filoli estate

Fans of Downton Abbey who also happen to be fans of Woodside's Filoli can combine their loves at a Thursday, July 17, fundraiser...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jason Petersson, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1738 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

In 1931 a chauffeur enjoys a moment with a small dog, seen on the running board of this elegant coupe. (Photo courtesy of...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 896 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman writes romantic suspense novel

Lisa Frieden, a Woodside resident with a background in science but a Ph.D. in English, was working on her autobiography,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2415 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College signs a couple of transfers for sports programs

==BI Oaks roundup == The Menlo College men's soccer program put the finishing touches to their 2014 recruiting class on...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 558 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebrating the Fourth with parades, festivals, rodeo

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day need look no further than local communities, where lots of activities,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by cmon, on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 557 Views

MENLO PARK

Growing up with Ty Cobb

About 10 years ago Herschel Cobb and his daughter Madelyn were looking at a photo of her as a young child. Suddenly, she...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Taylor, on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 835 Views

OTHER TOPICS

July hikes, geocaching in open space preserves

For those seeking exercise in the great outdoors in July, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has lined up a number...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District , on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 709 Views

MENLO PARK

Wise Impact report on Specific Plan released

Those willing to spend a few hours reading this 350 page report (cost the City about $430 per page), can entertain themselves. The...

Original post made by old timer on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by words and pictures and charts and stuff, on Jul 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 304 Views

MOVIES

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 1308 Views
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