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MOVIES

Students win Zider scholarships

Student-athletes Leah Hess at Pinewood School and Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park at St. Francis High School are the winners...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 21128 Views

AROUND TOWN

When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 11 comments | 21112 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside man's yacht makes it to Bay after a few glitches

In 1977, Jimmy Carter took over as president, the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game of baseball, the first Star Wars...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by the reject, on Oct 29, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 16 comments | 21104 Views

SPORTS

Wimberly's exit from coaching not what she envisioned

It could have been an ending to any other school year for Pam Wimberly, who handed out some diplomas at Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by MA Alum '79, on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 25 comments | 20791 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to outsource two departments

The town of Atherton is preparing to outsource its entire building and public works departments, handing 13 of 16 non-management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 127 comments | 20757 Views

MENLO PARK

Protesters at Facebook mourn loss of man who died by suicide and demand answers

A week after a Facebook employee died by suicide at company headquarters, people gathered at the social media giant's "thumb...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Fathima, on Oct 18, 2019 at 11:44 am | 15 comments | 20718 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 190 comments | 20708 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Park: Strife on tennis courts leads to threats, police intervention

Sportsmanship has been in short supply on Menlo Park's tennis courts of late, as clashes over reservations have led to police...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Nealon Neighbor, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 14 comments | 20600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Costumes, carnivals and concerts

Ready to get spooked? In a nice way, that is. Halloween events in our area tend to be more friendly than frightening, and...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Don Witt, on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 20571 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 20500 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bob Garner, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 40 comments | 20368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Preservationists throw in towel in fight over Steve Jobs' house

The end seems nearer than ever for the Jackling house, that rambling Jazz Age Woodside summer home designed by architect...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Frederick F, on Nov 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 20 comments | 20316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board candidates discuss big issues

It was an evening of 90-second statements, one after another. The three candidates running for election to the board of...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CBG, on Oct 14, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 11 comments | 20305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to modernize Caltrain sails through regional commission

Caltrain's stalled effort to electrify its tracks flickered to life Wednesday morning when the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Dr. A. Cannara, on Mar 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm | 3 comments | 20286 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 264 comments | 20270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers' Choice awards

In a league of their own are the folks at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, which won for best live music and tied with Cafe Borrone...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Tee Hee, on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm | 12 comments | 20226 Views

MENLO PARK

Historic Alpine Inn reopening in Portola Valley next month

Two private parties at the historic Alpine Inn, a Portola Valley institution that was recently sold and closed for renovation,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2019
Last comment by scot schmierer, on Sep 4, 2019 at 1:13 pm | 35 comments | 20202 Views

SPORTS

Being Bohannon: One of Menlo Park's biggest names talks about his new hotel, his family history, and why developers aren't all that bad

Sitting at the end of a 15-foot-long conference table in his San Mateo office, David Bohannon reads the headline of a newspaper...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2007
Last comment by Member, on Aug 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm | 5 comments | 20071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 20056 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Summit Prep: Former student, charged with attempted rape, claims attack was a 'prank'

A former student at Summit Preparatory Charter High School, accused of trying to rape a female teacher at knifepoint...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | 5 comments | 20019 Views
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DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 10, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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