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MENLO PARK

Letter: Jury member disputes criticism of report

I am shocked at Kelly Fergusson's attack on the county grand jury report titled "Reversing the Upward Trajectory of Employee...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1231 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Health care reform foe's rhetoric could backfire

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8576 posted Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 12:00...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 29, 2009 at 1:49 pm | 36 comments | 2645 Views

SPORTS

M-A Vikings Pop Warner football report

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings played against the Tri-Cities Titans and the Junior Midgets against the Andrew Hill Raiders on...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by jimmy, on Sep 29, 2009 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 2102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of Sept. 27, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1 Lost Symbol Dan Brown 2 Help Kathryn Stockett 3 Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 4 Year Of The...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Sep. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1229 Views

ATHERTON

Two arrests for embezzling from elderly woman

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Doug, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 1898 Views

MENLO PARK

City to negotiate waste-collection contract

The city of Menlo Park will begin negotiations on a contract with a new waste management provider to take over collection...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Green resident, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 6 comments | 1550 Views

WOODSIDE

Letter: Some rules of the road for cyclists

As one who has biked on busy roads and rides on Alpine Road almost every day, I must say that although there are many good...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2009
Last comment by Devin Kruse (Cupertino), on Sep 28, 2009 at 7:17 am | 4 comments | 2074 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JFK-friend Paul 'Red' Fay dies in Woodside; they met in PT boat training during World War II

Paul Burgess "Red" Fay of Woodside was known for his close friendship with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, whom he met...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Seth Hoffman, on Sep 26, 2009 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2887 Views

MENLO PARK

Train whistles to become less noisy

Amid sustained complaints from residents since Caltrain moved its train whistles to the tops of its engines, the rail agency...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Sep 26, 2009 at 6:31 am | 2 comments | 1399 Views

WOODSIDE

Solar array to offset huge electricity bills

A Woodside homeowner who pays about $40,000 yearly for 105,000 kilowatt hours of electricity is having a 10-500-square foot...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 2081 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Proposed new fees unfair?

Nobody said passing a new master fee schedule in Atherton would be easy or particularly interesting. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Quid Pro, on Sep 25, 2009 at 12:06 am | 11 comments | 1835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Sally Stewart will be missed

Last week's article on the retirement of longtime Sequoia Union High School District board member Sally Stewart correctly...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 24, 2009 at 10:36 pm | 3 comments | 1759 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Guest opinion: Jury report off base, councilwoman says

The 2009 San Mateo County Grand Jury report on county-wide employee costs addressed a serious problem facing fiduciary stewards...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Alarmed, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:17 pm | 8 comments | 4926 Views

OTHER TOPICS

In high-speed rail battle, Peninsula residents may have found their Goliath

Those who would like to see the high-speed rail line run in a tunnel or a trench, rather than on a berm, as it passes through...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2009
Last comment by progress, on Sep 24, 2009 at 5:15 pm | 41 comments | 3313 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sunset, Coastal Commission to honor 'heroes'

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day, Menlo Park-based Sunset magazine and the California...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm | 3 comments | 1484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class of 2009: Hillview graduates move on to high school

Hillview Middle School's class of eighth-graders had their moment in the sun with a graduation ceremony at 5 p.m. Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Temuulen, on Sep 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 1897 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo boys win first of two PAL water polo showdowns

Jack Bowen has written a book and lectures quite often both at Menlo School and De Anza College. While he has no problem...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by former M-A parent, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Menlo Park poised to renovate its downtown

It's very true that Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Mountain View have all rejuvenated their downtowns. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by Downtown Santa Cruz Ave unattractive, on Sep 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm | 2 comments | 1278 Views

MENLO PARK

City in tough spot on affordable housing

Faced with a surplus of funds to spend on below-market-rate housing and a paucity of places to build new units, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2009
Last comment by enough, on Sep 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 6 comments | 1603 Views
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