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AROUND TOWN

Mountain lions roam Woodside: Don't be alarmed, experts say

It was around 3 a.m. on Sept. 18 when strange noises roused residents of Audiffred Lane in Woodside, a small cul-de-sac off...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 12 comments | 7570 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo-Atherton, Menlo take No. 1 seeds into CCS volleyball

The Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton girls received No. 1 seeds in their respective divisions for the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 7529 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sets meetings on building school

Whether the $23 million bond measure on Nov. 5 the election ballot passes or fails, the Menlo Park City School District has...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Katie Ferrick, on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:05 am | 10 comments | 7518 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves home loan for city manager

Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre will receive a home improvement loan from the city and other benefits during the next...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 19 comments | 7441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board affirms superintendent choice with unanimous vote

The Menlo Park City School District board unanimously approved a three-year contract Tuesday night that will install Maurice...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 50 comments | 7431 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

A boy's life in Portola Valley

<I>Story by Dave Boyce</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14528 posted Wednesday,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by slavica skracic, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 7420 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 7401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas trustee resigns

David Bailard, a member of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District board, resigned on Monday, Oct. 5, district officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2009
Last comment by anomynous, on Feb 17, 2010 at 12:46 am | 25 comments | 7400 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Downtown plan initiative could affect fire-station remodel

The redevelopment of Fire Station 6 on two lots at Oak Grove Avenue and Hoover Street seems an unlikely ground zero for Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2014 at 10:45 am | 45 comments | 7388 Views

MENLO PARK

Molestation retrial ends in conviction for Menlo Park man

A second trial on multiple charges of child molestation ended with a conviction for a 50-year-old Menlo Park man on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Seeker of truth, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 4 comments | 7382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo school district board to appoint new trustee

The Menlo Park City School District board will appoint a replacement for member Mark Box, who announced his resignation from...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 83 comments | 7341 Views

MENLO PARK

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gymnastics teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by N.D., on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 86 comments | 7337 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Conflicting info on sale of Menalto Corners retail center

The sale of Menalto Corners, a 4,400-square-foot retail center at 1923-1929 Menalto Ave. in Menlo Park, in a quick deal may...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Mar 2, 2014 at 7:01 pm | 10 comments | 7333 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:27 am | 11 comments | 7323 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton report cites porn, expenses and 'bullying' in firing of finance director

It wasn't the hostile workplace charge that got the former Atherton finance director John Johns fired. According to an investigator's...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2007
Last comment by counselor, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm | 20 comments | 7318 Views

MENLO PARK

Gaps in fire code endanger local schools

Menlo Park district firefighter Eric McGlennon rolls up a fire hose Sept. 13 after a fire destroyed a Beechwood School portable...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 7307 Views

SPORTS

The Valparaiso Bowl: football for a good cause

The 10th annual gridiron contest for a good cause -- raising money to assist motivated middle school students from low-income...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by with all due respect, on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 7293 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body of Menlo Park hiker found on Mt. Tamalpais

Authorities used fingerprints to identify a body found this morning (April 12) on a slope of Mt. Tamalpais as the body...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 31 comments | 7267 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 7245 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Developer in Facebook partnership wants fewer affordable units

Last fall, developer St. Anton announced a partnership with Facebook to build a 394-unit apartment complex on Haven Ave that...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Feb 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 25 comments | 7192 Views
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