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AROUND TOWN

Arrillaga's latest gift to Stanford tops all others

Stanford University today announced a new gift of $151 million from Silicon Valley landowner and developer John Arrillaga,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Scholar, on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 24 comments | 2969 Views

ATHERTON

Grand jury: Cities like contracted police services

Three cities that have contracted with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for police services report significant costs...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 24 comments | 2095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district's $60 million bond measure passes

Voters said yes to the Las Lomitas School District's construction plans for its two schools by approving Measure S, a $60...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Nov 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 24 comments | 21604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Plan emerges for M-A High boundaries

Much work is ahead as the Sequoia Union High School District ramps up to address a coming enrollment surge. In an early step...

Original post made by Poster on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by LL Homeowner, on Feb 14, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 24 comments | 3172 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will hire consultant to evaluate specific plan initiative

"I want it to be unmerciful. I want the comparison to be unmerciful to the (specific) plan. And I want the comparison to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 24 comments | 21566 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Update: Feds unseal charges against Sen. Leland Yee

Federal authorities have unsealed a criminal complaint in San Francisco today charging state Sen. Leland Yee with crimes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sun Yat Sen, on Apr 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 24 comments | 8617 Views

MENLO PARK

Council asks if Menlo Park is 'too aggressive' with parking enforcement

How much efficiency is enough? When it comes to parking enforcement in downtown Menlo Park, the answer seems to be "a little...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 24 comments | 9315 Views

MENLO PARK

State commission declines to investigate Save Menlo classification

Saying that since a proposed initiative to modify Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan is not yet on the ballot,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 24 comments | 3015 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: More must be done for safety on El Camino

The death last week of 32-year-old pedestrian Shahriar Rahimzadeh, who was struck by a car and killed while crossing El Camino...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 31, 2014 at 8:47 am | 24 comments | 5631 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Myth of Arctic Meltdown

Seven years after Al Gore's 'the sky is falling' warning, Arctic ice cap has expanded for second year in row. An area twice...

Original post made by Northern Exposure on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by Treblig, on Sep 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm | 24 comments | 823 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 10368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Plan allows huge tax reduction for Stanford

It does not seem to be widely understood, but the 8.4 acres of land along El Camino that Stanford owns and which is part...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 24 comments | 852 Views

MENLO PARK

With Measure M defeated, time to improve the plan

Now that voters have rejected Measure M, it is time for the City Council to resume evaluating how well the plan is working,...

Original post made by Adina Levin on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by not_just_about_land_use, on Nov 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 24 comments | 2348 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: New leadership needed at Filoli

Unanswered questions about controversial decisions affecting some 1,500 volunteers at the historic Filoli estate continue...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Mar 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 24 comments | 3221 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Portola Valley town manager has interim job with Menlo Park

Nick Pegueros, whose "involuntary resignation" as the Portola Valley Town Manager was announced Aug. 12, has been named the...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by fed up, 2 hours ago | 24 comments | 2381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encinal turf

I'm surprised that this topic hasn't been raised already on this board (but then, this isn't Palo Alto, whose Town Square...

Original post made by Disappointed on Apr. 4, 2007
Last comment by II, on Apr 9, 2007 at 8:06 am | 23 comments | 3827 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fires its finance director

Atherton has fired its finance director following an investigation into charges that he created a hostile work environment....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:38 am | 23 comments | 4235 Views

MENLO PARK

Council receptive to anonymous gym donation

All Menlo Park City Council members said that an anonymous would-be donor's offer to build a new Burgess Gym is worth a...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2008
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm | 23 comments | 5767 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Cyclist seeks to heal rifts with drivers

It's so easy to elicit sighs of exasperation from officials in towns such as Woodside and Portola Valley and the law enforcement...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2008
Last comment by Cyclone, on Jun 15, 2009 at 10:53 pm | 23 comments | 4217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: McCain-Palin signs don't last on Westridge

What ever happened to free speech? I started the campaign season with one McCain/Palin sign near my mailbox. It was stolen...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Marty Arscott, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm | 23 comments | 2652 Views
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