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AROUND TOWN

Flight Night in Portola Valley

Watching Jason Anderson (kneeling) use the master controls to steer a radio-controlled model plane are, from left, Kasra...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 1656 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley cancels Saturday's town picnic

Due to forecasts of stormy weather on Saturday the town of Portola Valley has decided to cancel its town picnic scheduled...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Town Picnic Canceled, on Jun 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 2447 Views

MENLO PARK

New Leadership for High Speed Rail?

On June 1, the State Senate passed bill SB-517, sponsored by Senator Alan Lowenthal, which if passed by the Assembly and...

Original post made by MOrris Brown on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by PALLBEAR, on Jun 2, 2011 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 1269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Board has no issues with new superintendent

The trustees of the Menlo Park City School District have apparently looked Maurice Ghysels in the eye and found everything...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 24 comments | 4268 Views

MENLO PARK

St. Raymond Parish: 60 years and counting

In 1950, St. Raymond parishioners gathered for their first Mass in a little theater on the former Felix McGinnis estate in...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by Ray, on Jun 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm | 1 comment | 1317 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park pulls balancing act with budget

For years, council watchers have called for a balanced Menlo Park budget. Now they might finally get what they want, but...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Jun 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm | 3 comments | 1907 Views

AROUND TOWN

St. Raymond pastor on leave after 'boundary violation' with teen, Archdiocese says

Father William Myers, pastor of St. Raymond Catholic Church in Menlo Park, is on leave following an incident with a 17-year-old,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Jun 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm | 4 comments | 3344 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School will need a new superintendent

Diana Abbati, principal and superintendent of the Woodside Elementary School District since mid-2008, plans to leave June...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by POGO is Right, on May 31, 2011 at 9:08 pm | 4 comments | 3140 Views

SPORTS

M-A's Della Morte wins long jump at championships

==B CCS Track and Field:== Menlo-Atherton senior Stas Della Morte earned a state meet berth by winning the long jump at 22-10...

Original post made on May. 31, 2011
Last comment by Richard , on May 31, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 4 comments | 3570 Views

AROUND TOWN

Heritage Oak at risk -- Urgent

This is an urgent appeal to anyone who may be able to help - the SF PUC has informed neighbors whose homes are between 15th...

Original post made by MaryAnnMP on May. 14, 2011
Last comment by MaryAnnMP, on May 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm | 49 comments | 4764 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Chamber of Commerce 201l list of Job Killer legislation

This morning, CalChamber is releasing our 201l list of Job Killer legislation. This year’s list features 28 bills that,...

Original post made by Allan Zaremberg on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm | 26 comments | 3128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park teen arrested in Anaheim

A 17-year-old Menlo Park youth was arrested on sexual battery charges on Friday, May 20, at a dance at the Disney California...

Original post made on May. 29, 2011
Last comment by Legal Eagle, on May 30, 2011 at 12:41 pm | 10 comments | 2586 Views

ATHERTON

School funding news keeps getting worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2011
Last comment by POGO You are right, on May 30, 2011 at 1:48 am | 37 comments | 3788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former assemblyman Ira Ruskin diagnosed with malignant tumor

Former state Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, whose district included Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley, has been...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 2262 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Neighbors and SFPUC: Move oak tree?

Granny might have to move. Tree advocates and the SFPUC met Tuesday to discuss how to save the 65-foot heritage oak tree...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 27, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 16 comments | 3064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Red-light camera bill passes state Senate

A bill that regulates how cities use red-light cameras passed the state Senate with a unanimous 36-0 vote. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by James C. Walker, on May 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm | 3 comments | 1898 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council says no to ethics oversight board

Atherton City Councilwoman Kathy McKeithen said she is "horribly disappointed with this council" after a request she and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by TOOTH COMB, on May 27, 2011 at 9:58 am | 9 comments | 2476 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Man killed in crash is identified

The San Mateo County coroner's office has identified a Newark man who died in a crash Thursday near La Honda while performing...

Original post made on May. 27, 2011
Last comment by WC Dog, on May 27, 2011 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 1822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire and emergency services consolidation proposal

I am a long time advocate of consolidation as a way of increasing both efficiency and effectiveness of public services....

Original post made by peter carpenter on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by Just Wondering, on May 26, 2011 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 1967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A High wins top prize in climate competition

Menlo-Atherton High School has been awarded the top prize in the 2011 Climate Generation competition. Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by M-A, on May 26, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 2 comments | 2436 Views
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