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AROUND TOWN

Top stories of 2013

This was not a year reporters spent idling at their desks, desperate for news to write. On the contrary, 2013 brought a deluge...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Feeling defensive?, on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 2 comments | 5129 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Volunteers welcome to help out in Atherton

If a reader's only impression of Atherton came from local newspaper headlines and blogs, what would that person conclude?...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Huh??, on Jul 1, 2010 at 3:02 am | 5 comments | 5113 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 5108 Views

WOODSIDE

Supervisors grant appeal, overturn Planning Commission decision

In a stunning reversal, momentum has slowed and possibly stopped on plans to convert a meditation center in the unincorporated...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by menloparkmom, on Mar 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm | 4 comments | 5103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes reject Stanford's $10.4 million trail offer

Update: For a third time, San Mateo County supervisors have rejected an offer by Stanford to spend millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by An old engineer, on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:52 am | 42 comments | 5085 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: BBC renovation gets unanimous approval

Some may have understandably thought this day would never come: the Menlo Park Planning Commission voiced unanimous approval...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by BBC Future customer, on Jun 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 5068 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park girl, 9, drowns in pool

Lahee Hong, a 9-year-old Menlo Park girl, died Tuesday night as a result of a drowning at an apartment community pool in...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Goog, on Sep 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 8 comments | 5050 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 | 5048 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The price of doing business

"Business has quadrupled," said Karla Oliveira, the proprietor of the Build It Again Lego store she opened briefly in Menlo...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Old MP, on Jun 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 15 comments | 5036 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: St. Patrick's Seminary secretary pleads no contest to felony embezzlement

A secretary accused of helping her boss embezzle money from St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 5025 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Saturday's candidate forum to be rescheduled

The Green Ribbon Committee's forum for Menlo Park council candidates will not take place on Saturday, Oct. 6. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by looking on, on Oct 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 5022 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park returns to 1863

Menlo Park got a glimpse of what life was like in 1863 during a celebration of 150 years of Peninsula train service at the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by grand old party, on Oct 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 5021 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park scrambles to cover planning staff departures

Two planners from the city of Menlo Park will be leaving within the next two months, just as the city finds itself facing...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by predictable, on Oct 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 5015 Views

MOVIES

Locked-in mind becomes a butterfly

This is always my favorite time of year for movies -- when most of the best are let out of the gate to contend for an Oscar...

Original post made by MovieGoer on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 5014 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 | 5006 Views

MENLO PARK

Attorney scrutinizes Menlo hotel parking approval

The Menlo Park council voted 4-0 last week in favor of a proposed hotel on Glenwood Avenue, but that won't be the last time...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 4994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heaton named to Las Lomitas school board

Christine Marie Heaton, a high school teacher who has two children in the Las Lomitas School District, has been appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 4985 Views

MOVIES

Gift-card fraud leads to multiple arrests

An alleged attempt to use fraudulent gift cards in a downtown San Mateo store last week led to the arrest of five San...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 4970 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Motorcyclist, 23, killed on Skyline Boulevard is identified

A 23-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed Thursday afternoon in a collision with a vehicle on Skyline Boulevard...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by easong, on Mar 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm | 4 comments | 4965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Man allegedly backs truck into police officer

A Menlo Park police officer investigating a code violation complaint wound up being treated at the hospital after being struck...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Really, on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 10 comments | 4965 Views
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