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WOODSIDE

Woodside: Commuters and weekend through traffic are making roads less safe, parents tell council

Traffic rerouting services for commuters threaten pedestrian safety in Woodside, particularly on roads used by children to...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by Cayo, 40 minutes ago | 24 comments | 2106 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilwoman held Facebook shares through most of 2017

Amended state-mandated documents reveal that it took Menlo Park City Council member Catherine Carlton six months to sell...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by don't hold your breath, 17 hours ago | 57 comments | 5683 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire district warns of 'catastrophic consequences' from mobility issues

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has sent letters to the municipalities it covers asking for joint meetings to address...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by It's True, 22 hours ago | 18 comments | 2456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weigh in on how to spend potential county sales tax

Leaders in San Mateo County are considering putting a half-cent sales tax on the November ballot to raise money for local...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Carlisle, on Jun 17, 2018 at 11:02 am | 3 comments | 630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Services for former Atherton finance director John Johns

A memorial Mass for former town of Atherton finance director John Paul Johns, who died on June 2 at the age of 58, will be...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by Service, on Jun 17, 2018 at 4:50 am | 4 comments | 1105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park ironing out how to get electric vehicle charging stations across city

Driving around Menlo Park, it seems as though Teslas and other electric vehicles are a dime a dozen. And the numbers bear...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2018
Last comment by Tricia Young , on Jun 15, 2018 at 10:28 pm | 3 comments | 1115 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Off they go

For students about to graduate from high school, visions of the future tend not to include horizons. No mileposts have gone...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
There are no comments yet. 729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors protest open space district's plans for red barn site

Residents of the La Honda area and communities nearby are unhappy with the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's plans...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2018
Last comment by Tom, on Jun 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm | 10 comments | 2143 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Open space district steps back from proposal for red barn site

It looks like they won't be -- to paraphrase Joni Mitchell -- paving paradise to put up a parking lot, at least not next...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2018
Last comment by pvrez, on Jun 15, 2018 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1803 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Corporation formed in effort to buy Alpine Inn

News of a community investment opportunity to safeguard the future of a much-loved burger joint -- the Alpine Inn -- should...

Original post made on May. 17, 2018
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Jun 15, 2018 at 5:56 am | 32 comments | 9818 Views

MENLO PARK

94-unit apartment building proposed on Independence Drive

A 94-unit, eight-story apartment building at 111 Independence Drive in eastern Menlo Park, near the Marsh Road-U.S. 101,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by really?, on Jun 14, 2018 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 1739 Views

MENLO PARK

Flood Park plan pits sports field supporters against neighbors

Plans to add a new sports field at the 21-acre Flood Park in Menlo Park have pitted the park's immediate neighbors against...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by V ROM, on Jun 14, 2018 at 8:42 pm | 17 comments | 2442 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton still looking for police sleeping quarters

Atherton continues to search for some place its police officers and dispatchers can sleep between or after 12-hour shifts. Read...

Original post made on May. 31, 2018
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jun 14, 2018 at 10:26 am | 34 comments | 2607 Views

MENLO PARK

Questions raised over council members' expense-paid travel

Two Menlo Park City Council members, Kirsten Keith and Catherine Carlton, have reported receiving contributions from US Asia...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2018
Last comment by Patrick, on Jun 14, 2018 at 9:47 am | 23 comments | 2450 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Bar Imposes "Secret" Discipline on San Mateo County DA Steve Wagstaffe

I've been tracking this case since March 2016, when District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told the Almanac that the police never...

Original post made by For the Record on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by For the Record, on Jun 14, 2018 at 6:48 am | 3 comments | 314 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside: Residents express concern about 'plans' for new fire station

Residents in the vicinity of Haciendas Drive in Woodside turned out on Tuesday evening (June 12) to complain to the Town...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by WOW, on Jun 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 937 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Portola Valley council considers priorities, housing among them

The Portola Valley Town Council is set to discuss and establish its priorities for the fiscal year that begins on July 1....

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
There are no comments yet. 568 Views

ATHERTON

Back to the drawing board for Atherton?

Only two of the five contractors Atherton had prequalified to bid on the project to build the town's new civic center complex...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2018
Last comment by laughing, on Jun 13, 2018 at 11:29 am | 12 comments | 2832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Conlon on November ballot for state treasurer

Atherton's Greg Conlon was one of the winners in the June 5 primary election, coming in second in the race for state treasurer...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2018
Last comment by Jane Gill, on Jun 13, 2018 at 6:41 am | 1 comment | 654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff Carlos Bolanos retains his post

Sheriff Carlos G. Bolanos will retain his position at the top of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, a position he's held...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm | 37 comments | 2473 Views
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