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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heaton named to Las Lomitas school board

Christine Marie Heaton, a high school teacher who has two children in the Las Lomitas School District, has been appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 8070 Views

SPORTS

Wimberly's exit from coaching not what she envisioned

It could have been an ending to any other school year for Pam Wimberly, who handed out some diplomas at Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by MA Alum '79, on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 25 comments | 17826 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New York Times article bashes U.S. Constitution

Talk about bait and switch. The title of the article says "We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World"....

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm | 25 comments | 3988 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Realtors: Facebook IPO is talk of the town

UPDATE with correction: What will happen to the local real estate market when Facebook goes public? Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by PD, on Feb 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 25 comments | 3363 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 3474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Don't believe high-speed sales pitch

Sure, who wouldn't like to hop a train in San Francisco and step off about three hours later in Los Angeles, for the low...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2008
Last comment by Fredrick Schermer, on Aug 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm | 25 comments | 3511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Which neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

I'd love to get a sense of the liveliest places to take my kids trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Our street is pretty...

Original post made by alp on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by Really?, on Nov 6, 2015 at 9:01 pm | 25 comments | 5864 Views

AROUND TOWN

County will pay David Boesch $270,000-plus

Former Menlo Park city manager David Boesch, the man chosen to replace longtime San Mateo County Manager John Maltbie when...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Penny Ury, on Dec 5, 2008 at 11:56 am | 25 comments | 3006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedestrian hit at intersection near Draeger's

A car struck a pedestrian in the notoriously problematic intersection by Draeger's market in Menlo Park on Sunday, Aug. 2....

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by bwilson4web, on Aug 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm | 25 comments | 2693 Views

AROUND TOWN

High rent forces out local advocate of affordable housing

Elizabeth Lasensky stood in front of Eileen Donahoe's Portola Valley residence on a chilly night in February 2007, waiting...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2009
Last comment by not a fan, on Dec 1, 2009 at 10:38 am | 25 comments | 2377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ax falls on Las Lomitas School District budget

Just as Las Lomitas School District board members were preparing to begin the painful process of cutting the district budget...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jose, on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 25 comments | 2512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park faces $1.3 million city deficit

Menlo Park is facing a $1.3 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and cuts to city services could be on...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by truth, on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 25 comments | 2383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Atherton protest lasted 30 minutes

Today's protest organized by the California Nurses Association in front of the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jul 18, 2010 at 11:29 am | 25 comments | 5214 Views

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The North Peninsula Democratic Club endorse Keith for Board of Supes

Kirsten Keith beat out a heavily contested field to capture the prize endorsement of the North Peninsula Democratic Club...

Original post made by Menlo Park Resident on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 1699 Views

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Guest opinion: Court needs chance to overturn Citizens United

On June 14, the United States Supreme Court will have its first opportunity to revisit the infamous Citizens United decision,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm | 25 comments | 4462 Views

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Horsley reverses, will forgo supes salary

San Mateo County Supervisor Don Horsley issued a brief statement Friday saying he had changed his mind and would keep to...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thomas, on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:15 am | 25 comments | 3359 Views

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Plastic bag ban at checkout starts

Earth Day (April 22) this year heralds the end of single-use plastic bags at the checkout counter in Menlo Park and 24 other...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 25 comments | 3146 Views

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Should Menlo Park stop or expand its red-light camera program?

Should Menlo Park add a fifth red-light camera, or shutter the program altogether? That question comes before the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by James C. Walker, on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 25 comments | 6064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 20109 Views

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Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 5586 Views
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