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Transit CEO Michael Scanlon to retire

After 15 years leading San Mateo County's transit operations, Michael Scanlon has decided to retire. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Thomas Paine IV, on Sep 10, 2014 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1445 Views

MENLO PARK

Obituary: David Michael Cleary

A memorial service to celebrate the life of David Michael Cleary was held May 29 at the Ladera Recreation Center in Ladera....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Bradley B., on Sep 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 52 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

$2.5 million Portola Valley tank gets stolen from Paul Allen

Eccentric Paul Allen is Seattle's version of Larry Ellison. Story in the Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Paul-Allen-sues-over-German-tank-purchase-gone-bad-5749592....

Original post made by tankgirl on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Sep 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 221 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Mary Kom'

Mary Kom holds enough world boxing championship titles and influence in the sport to merit a keen cinematic look at her career's...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chan Iyer, on Sep 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 2465 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police stage training at former school this week

Explosions, gunfire and yelling -- all simulated -- may be heard coming from the former campus of James Flood Elementary...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 1346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council may buy duplexes for city

Menlo Park may pay $1.12 million for two duplexes, at 1175 and 1177 Willow Road, to potentially use as below-market-rate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by xy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 512 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

STPO your CRA here

A work crew responded quickly on Wednesday (Sept. 24) to a call from a Ladera resident pointing out a problem with recently...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1228 Views

MENLO PARK

Pet of the week: Naga needs a home

There are dog people and there are cat people. And, yes, there are also snake people, and the Peninsula Humane Society is...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 26, 2014 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 573 Views

WOODSIDE

Maasai warrior hikes Wunderlich Park

Maasai warrior and chief Sabore Ole Oyie is in the United States to solicit aid to drill 400 wells to provide safe drinking...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 2273 Views

WOODSIDE

Looking back

Civic protest was a presence at the 1957 May Day parade in Woodside. These kids were protesting the proposed construction...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by John, on Sep 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 1 comment | 488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

14 graduate from Woodland School

<I>Submitted by Anita Grossman of Woodland School.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/08/14/14-graduate-from-woodland-school...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 77 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Council in control and in charge on Stanford project

Here is the CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA for 30 Sept: B. SPECIAL BUSINESS B1. Staff presentation regarding the...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 30, 2014 at 6:36 am | 1 comment | 124 Views

MENLO PARK

Peter Carpenter-- City Council in control...

In a separate thread, Peter Carpenter wrote the following, which is copied below. His thread allows only registered uses...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by bill turner, on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:42 am | 1 comment | 165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: No easy solution for troublesome Mountain Home Road crossing

Students at Woodside Elementary School are using new and improved crosswalks in front of the school, but still to come this...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 206 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement

Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by gunste, on Oct 1, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 872 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School football tackles new season with rugby in mind

Long a leader in the evolution of player safety, the Menlo School football team has embraced a method of shoulder-leverage...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by the great American game, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 374 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Preserving memory of a felled pine tree

At the site where a beloved Italian stone pine tree was cut down to prevent it from toppling over in Fremont Park, people...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by guppigirl, on Oct 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Series of meetings planned on proposed charter school

With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent, on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 398 Views

MENLO PARK

A walk through Holy Cross

Most local residents have driven past Menlo Park's Holy Cross Cemetery on Santa Cruz Avenue hundreds of times without realizing...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Oct 3, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 146 Views
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