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MENLO PARK

Sheriff breaks ground for new jail

In the company of local and state officials, San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks took shovel in hand and broke ground on...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2012
Last comment by Some Guy, on Jul 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 6 comments | 52110 Views

MENLO PARK

Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 152 comments | 51890 Views

WOODSIDE

Historic Woodside estate is still a summer home for the Fleishhacker family

Not long after the 1906 earthquake, Mortimer Fleishhacker, a successful San Francisco businessman, decided he wanted to build...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Mike Prevot, on Aug 3, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 6 comments | 51089 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside teen jumps to death from Interstate 280 bridge

The California Highway Patrol is reporting the death at about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 14) of a 17-year-old Woodside...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jeanette P, on Oct 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 4 comments | 50329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 21 comments | 47069 Views

SPORTS

Lopez wins lacrosse All-American honors

Alex Lopez of Portola Valley is one of 15 Bay Area players to be named as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American Player....

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by footballer, on Jul 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm | 5 comments | 46817 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 45434 Views

MENLO PARK

Coronavirus central: Cases in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties rise by the dozens

Santa Clara County has 646 cases, 72 of which were reported on Saturday and Sunday. The county also reported five more deaths,...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2020
Last comment by Iris, on May 25, 2020 at 9:34 am | 12 comments | 45136 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Joy Covey killed in bicycle-van collision on Skyline Boulevard

Joy Covey, a former CFO of Amazon and a Woodside resident, was killed Wednesday (Sept. 18) when the bicycle she was riding...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:17 am | 74 comments | 44721 Views

MENLO PARK

Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Spunkie, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm | 38 comments | 44398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 21 comments | 44066 Views

WOODSIDE

25 bicyclists cited for running stop sign

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies cited 25 bicyclists on charges of failing to come to a stop at a busy intersection in...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by La Hondan, on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:47 am | 166 comments | 43733 Views

MENLO PARK

Parish stunned by pastor's 'boundary violation'

St. Raymond parishioners said they felt hurt and betrayed by the actions of their pastor, Father William Myers, after the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by William Chandler, on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm | 20 comments | 41568 Views

MENLO PARK

How tragedy transformed a life

Melissa Moody of Menlo Park is the subject of a new documentary on the nature of happiness. After being run over by a truck...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cindy Follmer, on May 9, 2017 at 10:03 am | 15 comments | 41412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for two 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Oct 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | 96 comments | 40947 Views

MENLO PARK

Faces of change for Menlo Park

With the passage of the specific plan and the arrival of Facebook, the next city council faces an era of change in Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Park Resident, on Oct 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm | 46 comments | 40369 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton, Menlo Park residents advised to shelter in place due to fire at scrap metal yard

Atherton and Menlo Park police advised residents this afternoon to shelter in place with windows closed if they smell smoke...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 68 comments | 39921 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park, Atherton reaffirm objections to high-speed-rail review

Menlo Park and Atherton are poised to reaffirm their objections to the environmental review of the California high-speed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Apr 22, 2010 at 7:53 am | 7 comments | 38153 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Bakery owners say they have been told to close by Jan. 15

Woodside residents Mark Sweyer and his sister Jan Sweyer, since 2006 the co-owners of the popular Woodside Bakery & Cafe...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 27, 2015 at 10:13 am | 24 comments | 37747 Views

MENLO PARK

Rock on, Readers' Choice

Readers pick their favorite local restaurants, shops and services. ==B Photo:== Klara Turner, owner of Los Salonez in Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Of course it's rigged, on Jan 14, 2012 at 11:37 pm | 61 comments | 37253 Views
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