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MENLO PARK

Update: Friday service for Cate Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park

A memorial service will be held Friday, July 22, for Catherine (Cate) Fisher, 19, of Menlo Park, who died July 13 after she...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Amy, on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 4921 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: More copper wire thefts at Facebook

Crime reports from Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Atherton. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9324...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by To Sensitive , on Jul 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 2 comments | 1423 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Rescue plan for 'Granny' sounds solid

The future of "Granny," the centuries-old heritage oak tree that was threatened by crews installing a new Hetch Hetchy waterline,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Jill Andre, on Jul 20, 2011 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1553 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Brown’s Leaky Bucket Tax Increase

The other morning I read an article by a major columnist that said the goals of those who oppose tax increases - or at least...

Original post made by Duf Sundheim on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1846 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chef Martin Yan at Atherton Library

The Atherton Library is hosting a cooking demonstration by noted Chef Martin Yan, of "Yan Can Cook" fame on Saturday, July...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1379 Views

MOVIES

Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Nostalgic, on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 5196 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obama and the Coming Democalypse

President Obama is evidently feeling the pressure from the current shenanigans over a routine hike in the debt ceiling. ...

Original post made by Chris Chantrill on Jul. 20, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1685 Views

ATHERTON

Interim Atherton Police Chief

This is a great appointment - a true professional with no interest in a long term job. Danielson, Connors and Flint will...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:30 am | 20 comments | 3396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Walgreens appeals denial of permit to sell alcohol

Walgreens has filed an appeal of the Menlo Park Planning Commission's 4-3 denial of its request to sell beer and wine at...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Leyla S., on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm | 9 comments | 1976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board: 'Huge shift' in compensation policy?

Are firefighters overpaid? In negotiating pay packages, should fire districts consider only what other fire departments...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 11 comments | 3360 Views

AROUND TOWN

Emergency response: New volunteers needed

Portola Valley, one of several similarly situated communities in the Woodside Fire Protection District, does not have a "deep...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.M., on Jul 19, 2011 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 1406 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

The Party of Rich Old White Men Redux

Author's note: I posted the opinion piece below my note yesterday. I used the name SMGOP. The article was clearly attributed...

Original post made by Lisa Rossetti on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 am | 28 comments | 3040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire board imposes terms on union employees

The firefighters of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will get $350 more per month for health and welfare benefits,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm | 41 comments | 5250 Views

MENLO PARK

This weekend: 25th Connoisseurs' Marketplace

A collectors' car show is a new feature of this year's Connoisseurs' Marketplace street festival, to be held Saturday and...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bambi, on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:53 am | 3 comments | 1469 Views

ATHERTON

Fire Board to consider revising its compensation policy at 19 July meeting

MENLO PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL SECTION 5.11 EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 17, 2011 at 5:20 am | 27 comments | 3118 Views

ATHERTON

Author Appearance

Sheralee Hill Iglehart, Atherton substitute teacher,children's author reads her latest book with puppets at Starbucks, 361...

Original post made by Brandon Chateauvert on Dec. 20, 2006
Last comment by Sheralee Hill Iglehart, on Jul 17, 2011 at 12:12 am | 2 comments | 4532 Views

ATHERTON

Clock ticks down toward Atherton layoffs

Atherton management is waiting until the close of business today to lay off six employees as its city attorney argues against...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm | 8 comments | 1690 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Menlo Park teen dies after shooting

A 19-year-old Menlo Park woman who was shot early Wednesday morning (July 13) in East Palo Alto has died, East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by MA Grad, on Jul 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 2782 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Robbers snatch necklace and iPhone

An unidentified assailant punched a Menlo Park man, then yanked a gold chain off his neck as the victim walked near the intersections...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by scb, on Jul 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm | 4 comments | 1943 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Transportation Meeting - July 2011

TOWN OF ATHERTON TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING JULY 12, 2011 Videos available at the web links embedded below. ********* 1.0...

Original post made by APOA on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by APOA, on Jul 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 2 comments | 1727 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,485 views