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MENLO PARK

Bicyclist dies after being hit by car in Atherton

A 62-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed while crossing a major thoroughfare in Atherton this morning (Thursday),...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:59 am | 32 comments | 9694 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Hidden license-plate cameras captured drive-by traffic

Radar-equipped vehicle-speed-monitoring trailers often seen along the side of the road in Portola Valley have been doing...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 16, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 17 comments | 9681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Son testifies in Woodside murder trial

The son of a Woodside man who is charged with killing his wife in April 2010 testified Tuesday that his mother had been depressed...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm | 2 comments | 9677 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Can Menlo Park recover what it lost in specific plan?

With the recent downtown Menlo Park project submitted by Stanford University, residents are waking up to the reality of a...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gern, on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 103 comments | 9675 Views

ATHERTON

Buckheit must pay county attorney fees

Atherton resident Jon Buckheit must pay San Mateo County $145,434 in attorney fees, a judge has ruled after agreeing with...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tim Wulff, on Feb 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 32 comments | 9671 Views

WOODSIDE

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 | 9654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 9638 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council starts specific plan review

Judging by the flurry of emails to the city's public log, interest in tonight's Menlo Park City Council meeting is running...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Nov 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 9631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Divided board appoints new county controller

A divided San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed longtime county employee Bob Adler to fill the remaining...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by R. Gordon, on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 9615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 9608 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 9608 Views

AROUND TOWN

"The Government Is The Only Thing We All Belong To"

This video was played at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gLa9Te8Blw If...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 5, 2012
Last comment by The Coming GOP Civil War, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:58 am | 93 comments | 9599 Views

AROUND TOWN

State senator introduces bill to reopen public access to Martin's Beach

Legislation introduced Monday would help restore public access to a popular surfing beach near Half Moon Bay that has...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Sep 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 17 comments | 9596 Views

AROUND TOWN

A tribute to Coach Parks: the passing of a legend

Longtime Menlo-Atherton football and wrestling coach Ben Parks died in his sleep Friday night. He was 77. Known simply as...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Wayne Newson, on Oct 12, 2011 at 11:21 am | 19 comments | 9580 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Update: Feds unseal charges against Sen. Leland Yee

Federal authorities have unsealed a criminal complaint in San Francisco today charging state Sen. Leland Yee with crimes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sun Yat Sen, on Apr 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 24 comments | 9539 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 | 9537 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 | 9520 Views

MENLO PARK

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 | 9493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 9486 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to mortality

In a groundbreaking study, Stanford University researchers have linked the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide to an increase...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by NoMoreBreadAndCircuses, on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 9461 Views
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