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ATHERTON

President Obama raises money for Democrats

President Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday evening for a quick fundraising trip in the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Arthur, on Apr 4, 2013 at 8:05 am | 11 comments | 1014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent input sought on special ed director

Two meetings are set for this week to seek comments from parents about what leadership characteristics they want to see in...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by beta, on Apr 3, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 5 comments | 1366 Views

MENLO PARK

Gang members allegedly beat preschooler

Two suspected members of the Taliban East Palo Alto gang allegedly beat a preschooler and threatened to shoot him because...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 3 comments | 1255 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park adds part-time budget director

Larry Lisenbee, San Jose's former budget director, has joined Menlo Park part-time, according to a memo sent to city staff. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 4 comments | 959 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private school supporters plead for more time

(==B This is an expanded version of a previously published story.)== More than 600 supporters of a private school that may...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:56 am | 22 comments | 2064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight Show spoofs the Associated Press

Jay Leno from the Tonight Show had a little fun at the Associated Press' and the Democratic National Party's expense. He...

Original post made by Political Observer on Apr. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 715 Views

MENLO PARK

High rents drive demand for home-sharing

Anyone who has tried to find a rental on the Midpeninsula recently knows that rents seem higher than ever locally -- a fact...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm | 15 comments | 1374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Clear-cutting of 18 trees

Eighteen trees fell recently in a clear-cutting on a lightly forested hilltop at 18 Redberry Ridge in Portola Valley. While...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by jimmae, on Apr 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 803 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Council to ignore Specific Plan procedures and its Planning Commission

"The April 2, 2013 City Council agenda features a memorandum from Council Members Keith and Cline requesting that the Council...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Long time resident, on Apr 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 39 comments | 1841 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public employees and Social Security

How do public employees escape the inequities of the Social Security system to which most of us have been subjected? Why...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 2, 2013 at 11:43 am | 179 comments | 5794 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school vandalized

Vandals didn't steal anything, but they left a calling card -- explicit graffiti spray-painted across the walls of La Entrada...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by so sad, on Apr 2, 2013 at 9:59 am | 1 comment | 866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

St. Patrick's finance director accused of stealing $202,000 and Mercedes from seminary

Jennifer Margret Morris, the 57-year-old finance director for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 1, 2013 at 9:31 pm | 6 comments | 2269 Views

MENLO PARK

Opponents of Stanford project push for review of Menlo Park specific plan

Save Menlo, a grassroots group opposed to Stanford University's proposal to build an eight-acre mixed use complex in Menlo...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 72 comments | 1932 Views

MENLO PARK

Gymnastics probe findings won't be made public

The investigation into allegations of a hostile workplace within Menlo Park's gymnastics program will likely take at least...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Apr 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 989 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside resident to make 600th blood donation

Woodside resident Alden Tagg will make his 600th blood donation, through a process known as apheresis, at the Stanford Blood...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Atherton resident, on Apr 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 3671 Views

OTHER TOPICS

CalPERS Actuary Warns of Pension Fund Shortfalls

From Daniel Borenstein's column in the Contra Costa Times: http://www.contracostatimes.com/daniel-borenstein/ci_22901372/daniel-borenstein-calpers-actuary-warns-pension-fund-shor...

Original post made by Menlo Voter on Mar. 31, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 1, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 4 comments | 1669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Fee for paper bags is outrageous

Some too narrowly focused and overenthusiastic "protectors of the environment" have convinced many Peninsula city councils...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 3615 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Louisville Spanks Duke Good

Louisville, totally dominated Duke in this March Madness Thriller. Duke, the school that graduated notorious political figures...

Original post made by March Madness on Mar. 31, 2013
There are no comments yet. 796 Views

MENLO PARK

Coast Guard rescues four from boat

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued four people and a dog from a stranded boat that ran aground between the San Mateo and Dumbarton...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm | 4 comments | 1500 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside environmentalist Ollie Mayer dies at 94

The Devil's Slide tunnel groundbreaking in 2005 was a triumph for Olive Mayer of Woodside. She wasn't there to cheer the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Fatima Tehranchi, on Mar 29, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 2 comments | 1318 Views
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