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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Envisioning a 'frontier of possibility'

Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister blazed new trails during his first year on the job, and promises to continue...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Setting the record straight, on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 am | 17 comments | 8610 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo voters defeat Measure M

Measure M, the resident-sponsored initiative to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, has been the center of...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 159 comments | 8605 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill Lane, publisher, philanthropist, Portola Valley fan, dies at age 90

Bill Lane, a member of Portola Valley's first Town Council, the town's first mayor, and a philanthropist, longtime environmentalist,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 6 comments | 8602 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 | 8557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fragile comity unwinds between Everest, district

Board president's disclosure of charter school enrollment data in proposed guest opinion and to selected school board candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 104 comments | 8556 Views

MENLO PARK

Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels

Imagine a darkened bedroom around midnight. You're lying there in the silence waiting for sleep to come. From the direction...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by early blossoms, on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:59 am | 61 comments | 8550 Views

WOODSIDE

Town hears Steve Jobs' bid to demolish mansion

Woodside's Town Council heard testimony but delayed a decision Tuesday night on whether to issue a demolition permit to...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by nieghbor, on May 4, 2009 at 8:31 am | 8 comments | 8547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peter Carpenter running for Menlo Park fire board

Peter Carpenter has qualified for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District election on November 5, 2013. Peter Carpenter...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm | 44 comments | 8542 Views

WOODSIDE

Romney in Woodside for fundraiser

Drivers and cyclists may encounter delays of a few minutes Sunday afternoon, July 22, on Portola Road between Woodside and...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by romney cowers from assualtromneyb , on Aug 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm | 175 comments | 8538 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 8524 Views

ATHERTON

High-speed rail issue draws a crowd

How do you pack the room at the annual Atherton Civic Interest League meeting? Put a discussion of the California High Speed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by confused, on Jul 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 45 comments | 8508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Big educational issues faceĀ  Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Gail Ortega, on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 8497 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council split on Bohannon project

Menlo Park Councilman Heyward Robinson supplied a cliffhanger at the City Council meeting Tuesday, May 25, for people who...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by get your facts right, on May 28, 2010 at 10:06 pm | 30 comments | 8491 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carpenter leaps into Menlo Park fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 am | 16 comments | 8473 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Ruby Sparks'

"Ruby Sparks" proves it's something special by being unafraid to follow its premise to a dark place, the dream turning into...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 8471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Design, name chosen for new school: A second-campus 'Laurel'

A single two-story building housing 16 classrooms and larger spaces for music, science and arts instruction will be built...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by confusion, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:13 am | 27 comments | 8466 Views

AROUND TOWN

LA prosecutor and radio show host: Steve Wagstaffe tried to retaliate against me for writing a piece that was critical of Ayres prosecutor

On September 2, 2013, the Larry Elder radio show out of KABC in Los Angeles did a segment about the problematic prosecutor,...

Original post made by Lurker on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 10, 2014 at 7:16 am | 11 comments | 8466 Views

MENLO PARK

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana restaurant opens in downtown Menlo Park

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana, a family-owned Mexican restaurant, opened this month at 1081 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:28 am | 12 comments | 8463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 8463 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Thieves burglarize cars Thursday morning while hikers walk The Dish

Thieves broke into and burglarized six vehicles parked at the informal dirt parking area at the Alpine Road intersection...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 8458 Views
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