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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 | 7823 Views

MENLO PARK

Today: Candidate forum for supervisor's race

Candidates running for San Mateo County supervisor for District 1 have been invited to participate in a free public forum...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 8, 2011 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 7815 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obama makes another fundraising trip here

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit two Palo Alto homes on Thursday, June 6, to raise funds for the Democratic...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by another realist, on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:50 pm | 26 comments | 7812 Views

ATHERTON

The correct standard for falsifying documents under perjury

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_22768099/da-looking-into-possibility-additional-forged-signatures-shirakawa?source=rss "I...

Original post made by Penalty of perjury on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Penalty of perjury, on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 7779 Views

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 | 7777 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 | 7768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Rights, responsibilities and interests of cyclists are key in new committee

The question "What's in a name?" could not be more relevant in the matter of the Portola Valley Town Council's deciding recently,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by Karam, on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 7 comments | 7767 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park rescue team member describes grim search for mudslide victims

A Menlo Park firefighter and another member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District-based search and rescue team are working...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 7736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton resident donates 65 percent of Save Menlo funding

One Atherton resident donated 65 percent of the funding during the first half of this year for grassroots coalition Save...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 33 comments | 7735 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Revised calculations on the Derry project

In a recent city-wide e-mail, Menlo Park City Council member John Boyle writes of the newly proposed Derry project: "...our...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by 50 year resident, on Dec 28, 2007 at 11:07 am | 15 comments | 7730 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 | 7727 Views

ATHERTON

Presidential visits: Atherton plans to charge hosts for costs of extra police protection

Here's a heads-up for Atherton residents: If you plan to host a fundraiser for Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or any other future...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 7716 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by WHAT??, on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 9 comments | 7702 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 | 7697 Views

MENLO PARK

Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 7674 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 | 7667 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Parcel tax opponents miss deadline

There will be no ballot argument against Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure in November -- but not for lack of trying...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 34 comments | 7648 Views

SPORTS

St. Raymond 8th-graders win hoops title

The eighth-grade boys basketball team at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park won the North-South PPSL Championship against All...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by brh, on Feb 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm | 6 comments | 7645 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 | 7641 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

Keith Benford Knudsen, 19, of Portola Valley is being charged with "gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated" in a...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by Neill Kenmuir, on Aug 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm | 47 comments | 7604 Views
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