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ATHERTON

Hit and run driver knocks out power in parts of Atherton and Menlo Park

A hit and run driver struck a power pole on Bay Road early Saturday morning, knocking out power to as many as 300 people...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 589 Views

AROUND TOWN

A.B.A.G. Director of Finance Clarke Howatt has resigned.

It appears that Clarke Howatt ... executed a sophisticated scheme to defraud the agency by creating illegitimate documents,...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 73 Views

AROUND TOWN

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, 13 hours ago | 38 comments | 2871 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big Snowstorm - is Frosty okay?

We usually get a "where's your so-called global warming, lookit all da snow!!!" post from Frosty or one of his alter egos...

Original post made by The Snowman on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Caspar Milquetoast, on Jan 30, 2015 at 9:11 pm | 9 comments | 189 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 30, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 11 comments | 1827 Views

MENLO PARK

County releases report on Mandarin immersion charter school proposal

The San Mateo County Office of Education has released its analysis of the proposed Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter school,...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Enough, on Jan 30, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 765 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - a Challenge and an Opportunity

Citizens are drawn to the downtown area for a variety of reasons. One sign of success is well occupied parking areas, both...

Original post made by Downtown Shopper on Jan. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 102 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire district plans to build new station in Woodside

A new and larger fire station on Woodside Road in Woodside is in the preliminary planning stages, according to officials...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by local WSFPD volunteer, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 876 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature story: Bob Sawyer of Woodside discovers his latent talent in forecasting

An experiment organized by the national intelligence community is attempting to demonstrate that reliable forecasts can be...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by gunste, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 1437 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime school board member steps down

Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Board Observer, on Jan 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 2 comments | 1158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may join lawsuit over Caltrain electrification EIR

As with two neighboring cities, Menlo Park is considering whether to challenge the environmental impact report for Caltrain's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 29, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 22 comments | 1862 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedestrian killed on Caltrain tracks south of Mountain View

A train struck and killed a pedestrian this afternoon on the Caltrain tracks just south of the Mountain View station, an...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 611 Views

ATHERTON

Man, 61, sentenced to 25 years to life for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

A 61-year-old man who dropped his cell phone and ID while being chased by police, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Robert, on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm | 3 comments | 1896 Views

MENLO PARK

Menalto Cleaners owner pleads not guilty to 40 felony counts

Edwin Gary Smith, the owner of Menalto Cleaners, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to 40 felony counts stemming from...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments | 1477 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain electrification: Menlo Park, Atherton examine litigation options

Now that the final environmental impact report for Caltrain's plan to electrify its rail service between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 1 comment | 2087 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez and the alleged photo.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told Dave Boyce "Mr. Lopez's cellphone had a photo of the inmate...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 135 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park property transfer tax revenue jumps

Menlo Park saw an increase in revenue garnered from the transfer of real estate during the first six months of this fiscal...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Abdominal Pain, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 836 Views

FICTION

Wednesday at Kepler's: Armistead Maupin concludes 'Tales of the City'

With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Exasperated reader, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments | 842 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park prepares to take on downtown parking garage issue

Most people make their resolutions around Jan. 1. For cities, the process is a bit more involved, and Menlo Park is no exception....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:26 am | 29 comments | 2253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police propose changes to body-worn camera policy

After the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three Menlo Park officers in November went unrecorded by their body-worn...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by curiosities finally answered, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 1330 Views
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