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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park hires consultant to study city's administrative services department

Now that a $25,000 review of the police department's internal operations is done, Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Consultant, on May 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 11 comments | 6822 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park cop caught with prostitute keeps job

Hearing a knock at the Motel 6 door, a prostitute wearing a black catsuit answered, $20 bills stashed in her cleavage. In...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Holly L., on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:25 am | 28 comments | 6820 Views

MENLO PARK

SRI to develop natural gas storage for vehicles

SRI International in Menlo Park will receive $875,000 in federal funds to develop technology related to using natural gas...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by marty, on Jul 14, 2012 at 12:57 am | 1 comment | 6813 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market fights for its life

After nearly five decades of selling groceries, Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park is struggling to stay in business despite...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by John Peery, on Sep 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 18 comments | 6805 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Terminate private school lease, superintendent recommends

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels recommended that the Menlo Park City School District governing board terminate a private school's...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by gais supporter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm | 2 comments | 6786 Views

MENLO PARK

Software valued at $500,000 stolen in home burglary

A laptop computer containing proprietary software that the owner says is worth $500,000 was part of the take in a residential...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 6782 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 6767 Views

ATHERTON

Recollection of old Atherton PD Case involving officer?

Does anyone recall a case, more than 30 years ago, when an Atherton officer killed someone in self-defense and/or in defending...

Original post made by Hmmm on Aug. 9, 2013
There are no comments yet. 6757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire election: 4 qualified so far

Four out of five prospective candidates have now qualified for the upcoming election for three seats on the Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Resident, on Aug 14, 2013 at 7:37 am | 10 comments | 6745 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Momto3, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 15 comments | 6736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 6735 Views

ATHERTON

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Amused observer, on Apr 11, 2016 at 11:58 pm | 107 comments | 6730 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside's website is new, improved

Woodside's redesigned website went live on Sept. 23 at a price of $30,200 for a month's work by aHa! Consulting Inc. of...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 6729 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Snow hits California in September!

Snow hit the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California in September. To watch the film from WTTG in Washington D.C. press this...

Original post made by Global Warming on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Global Warming, on Oct 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 23 comments | 6719 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Anthony Andrighetto, 21, was 'terrific athlete'

Anthony C. Andrighetto grew up a Woodside kid in a Portola Valley neighborhood -- Woodside's Family Farm/Hidden Valley is...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by Elle, on Aug 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 6709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Authorities declare Woodside High campus safe after bomb threat

Investigators and a bomb-sniffing dog from the San Mateo County bomb squad have completed their search of the campus of...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 44 comments | 6704 Views

MOVIES

Atherton film screening: 'The Future of Food'

Atherton Library is hosting a free showing on Saturday, May 5, of "The Future of Food," an in depth investigation into the...

Original post made by Atherton Library on May. 2, 2012
There are no comments yet. 6701 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 44 comments | 6700 Views

FICTION

SLAC develops 'accelerator on a chip,' journal reports

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park have successfully used a laser to accelerate electrons...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2013
Last comment by Michael Bauernfeind, on Sep 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 3 comments | 6686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gaylynne Mann, a force for emergency preparedness

For someone seeking a role model for a take-charge personality, it would be hard to do better than Gaylynne Mann of Woodside....

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by john dawson, on Mar 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 6674 Views
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