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AROUND TOWN

Supes may raise county manager's pay to $300,000

The Board of Supervisors in San Mateo County is poised to hire on a permanent basis County Manager John Maltbie -- he's been...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:20 am | 37 comments | 6998 Views

MENLO PARK

Community garden in Belle Haven's future?

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park, which backs a number of community causes, now has plans to help the Belle Haven neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2014
Last comment by Kris Jensen, on Feb 20, 2014 at 9:58 am | 7 comments | 6984 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Appeals Court denies Galligan petition in controller's race

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl, on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:09 am | 9 comments | 6965 Views

MENLO PARK

Readers' Choice 2010: And the winners are

Enough with celebrity news, already. How about shining some light on the stars in our local community, the people who run...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by Bea, on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 6960 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Critics slam high-speed rail business plan

Peninsula critics of California's proposed high-speed rail system released a new report Monday night challenging the economics...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by Don Barnby, on Oct 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm | 8 comments | 6958 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Matt S., on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 6951 Views

MENLO PARK

Reconstructing Hillview playing field

Turf that for only a few months covered the playing field at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park is being carted away as...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 26, 2013 at 8:09 am | 10 comments | 6947 Views

MENLO PARK

Fight for Menlo Park pool contract

The rivalry between two Menlo Park swim clubs has splashed beyond the pool, as Team Sheeper and SOLO Aquatics attempt to...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by MKC, on Nov 4, 2010 at 4:35 pm | 47 comments | 6939 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 6933 Views

MENLO PARK

Why are good people leaving Menlo Park City Hall?

In the last 4-5 years these people have left. Planning Engineer Community Development Director and before that Community...

Original post made by Long Time Menlo Man on Nov. 2, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 6 comments | 6929 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 6923 Views

MENLO PARK

It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers

The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sharif, on May 1, 2015 at 7:08 am | 38 comments | 6921 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans unveiled for new Pope-Chaucer bridge

Even during a prolonged drought, the threat of flooding rarely strays far from the minds of residents around the fickle San...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jan 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 6886 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Teens robbed at gunpoint in Willows

A man armed with a semi-automatic pistol confronted two teenagers on Sunday night, demanding they hand over their wallets...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Ellis Johns, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:15 am | 8 comments | 6883 Views

MENLO PARK

YES on Measure M

The #1 reason why I'm voting YES on Measure M is to stop the developers (and the city council) from counting balconies and...

Original post made by Jen Mazzon on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 51 comments | 6877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Superintendent Anne Campbell sued for failing to act on a child molester

From the San Mateo Daily Journal today: "Former Student Sues District Over Janitor Convicted of Groping: Suit Claims Belmont-Redwood...

Original post made by Will it ever stop? on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Question, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | 8 comments | 6873 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man, 22, arrested in La Honda fatality; motorcyclist identified

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Tomrey, on Feb 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm | 4 comments | 6865 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Car crash kills man, 23, Sunday morning on Portola Road

Portola Valley resident Charles Derwin, the 23-year-old son of the town's mayor, died early Sunday morning (Dec. 27) in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ann, on Dec 31, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 7 comments | 6857 Views

MENLO PARK

ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 113 comments | 6853 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton whittles down unfunded liability with portion of surplus funds

Atherton's unfunded liability debt will be $2 million lighter with the City Council's decision to apply that portion of the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Good move, on Sep 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm | 4 comments | 6850 Views
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