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Grand jury: County misled public on finances; county manager calls its conclusion 'bizarre'

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report Monday that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 4, 2013 at 8:20 am | 12 comments | 8649 Views


Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by One possibility, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 8644 Views


Guest opinions: Sparks fly as county manager, grand jurors disagree on report

After release of a civil grand jury report critical of the county's budgeting process, County Manager John L. Maltbie issued...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Henry Fox, on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 9 comments | 8635 Views


Red light cameras go live June 10 in Menlo Park

If the early data is any indicator, Menlo Park's new red-light photo enforcement program could add a lot of money to the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by shortyellow, on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:17 pm | 32 comments | 8627 Views


Las Lomitas parents pepper high school district superintendent in forum

Had public comment been darts, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent James Lianides would have had puncture wounds...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Educator, on May 20, 2013 at 9:27 am | 35 comments | 8614 Views


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 | 8588 Views


Menlo Park Police want to know all about you!

It has come to my attention that the Menlo Park Police are contemplating the purchase of equipment and capacity for capturing...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 95 comments | 8580 Views


Open space district unveils 'vision plan'

Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 6 comments | 8580 Views


Stanford study finds Lyme disease widespread in Bay Area

Lyme disease is more widespread in Bay Area open spaces than previously thought, according to a new study released Thursday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Laura, on Feb 20, 2014 at 8:47 am | 6 comments | 8565 Views


Editorial: Bikers deserve a trail

The San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department is in the middle of a nasty dispute pitting hikers and equestrians against...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by jim sullivan, on Oct 16, 2013 at 7:23 am | 4 comments | 8537 Views


Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 8527 Views


Two school districts don't plan to offer transitional kindergarten

The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by cs, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:30 am | 7 comments | 8525 Views


Bond measure would fund rebuilding of school

Being an elementary school principal can't be easy even under normal circumstances, but it's likely that Encinal School Principal...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Ms. B, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 7 comments | 8523 Views


Atherton police release sketch of 'distraction' burglary suspect

Atherton police have released a sketch of a man who posed as a plumber, walked uninvited into a home on Mesa Court, and distracted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Sep 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 8513 Views


Jackling house settles into dust and debris

The destruction of the Jackling house on Mountain Home Road in Woodside began Monday, Feb. 14, and while the house is already...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Feb 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm | 18 comments | 8510 Views


Today: Council meets to peruse cell phone tower site

The Town Council of Portola Valley meets outside at the corner of Golden Oak Drive and Peak Lane today, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m....

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by El Granadian, on Oct 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 8457 Views


Woodside: Bella Vista restaurant closes

The neon martini glass sign is dark. The jukebox in the bar is silent. The Bella Vista restaurant, known by generations for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Jul 5, 2015 at 3:56 am | 16 comments | 8445 Views


Letter: What Measure M will mean for Menlo

As a member of the Planning Commission for six years and an active participant in the specific plan process, I am greatly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm | 60 comments | 8441 Views


Review: 'Arbitrage'

The "having it all" lifestyle of the CEO played by Richard Gere in "Arbitrage" may not be very relatable, but his nightmare...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Sep 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 8422 Views


bicyclist killed by car in Woodside Sept 18

I heard a brief news report that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Woodside this afternoon. Anyone have more details?...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 8378 Views
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