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AROUND TOWN

Consolidating Menlo Park and Atherton

Both Menlo Park and Atherton are facing severe financial difficulties and both suffer from a lack of strong political leadership...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 28, 2010
Last comment by it is what it is, on Sep 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm | 60 comments | 7495 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: King family drops lawsuit, will keep Tallwood house, for a price

For $10,000, Charles and Leslie King can resolve their dispute with Atherton over the fate of their new house on Tallwood...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by grant johnson, on Sep 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm | 5 comments | 7494 Views

FICTION

CHP reopens U.S. 101, traffic remains heavy

The California Highway Patrol has reopened U.S. 101 in San Mateo this morning after downed lines prompted full closures...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2010
There are no comments yet. 7494 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton voters to choose council member, decide on parcel tax renewal in November

Atherton voters will choose their new council member after all: The City Council reaffirmed on Wednesday night (July 17)...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 24, 2013 at 10:56 am | 40 comments | 7493 Views

MENLO PARK

Studio Red lobby a scene of destruction after car crashes through front window

Models that took "thousands of hours" to construct were destroyed, but product design and development company Studio Red...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by confounded, on Feb 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm | 9 comments | 7492 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton struggles for safer crosswalks

You can't always get what you want. But if the town of Atherton accepts what's on offer by the California Department of Transportation,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Dec 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 7492 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report says

Facebook's expansion – a project that would add two office buildings and a hotel, totaling more than a million square...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nancyh, on Jun 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 7491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High student killed by train; school mourns

The 16-year-old male killed by Caltrain Tuesday morning at the East Meadow Drive crossing was a student at Gunn High School,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2009
Last comment by pragmatic, on May 6, 2009 at 11:38 am | 6 comments | 7491 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park woman killed in East Palo Alto crash

An allegedly intoxicated woman died when she sped off in a car that crashed into a parked vehicle in East Palo Alto on March...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2018
Last comment by Interesting, on Apr 5, 2018 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 7490 Views

MOVIES

'Youth of the Year' finalists speak out

Overcoming neglectful parents and breaking free of a gang were among the stories shared by high school students in a tearful...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
There are no comments yet. 7490 Views

SPORTS

Local cyclists re-create strenuous Irish ride for 87-year-old fellow rider

Shaun Brennan, at 87 the senior member of the Geezi (they say it's plural for geezer) bike group, was unable to make his...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2018
Last comment by Tremendous!, on Sep 7, 2018 at 6:20 am | 2 comments | 7489 Views

ATHERTON

Longtime Atherton council watcher hopes to exchange audience seat for one on the dais

Council watcher and longtime Atherton resident John Ruggeiro is the third applicant for the vacant City Council seat, hoping...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by People's Voice, on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:27 am | 5 comments | 7489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Fire crews control 2-alarm fire at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Fire crews responded to a two-alarm fire at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Menlo Park on Wednesday night. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 5 comments | 7487 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park councilwoman Kirsten Keith dominates early campaign fundraising

One potential candidate for Menlo Park's upcoming City Council elections has raised far more money for her campaign than...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2018
Last comment by will of the people, on Aug 6, 2018 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 7486 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Atherton: Road rage leads to armed robbery

An incident between two motorists on Saturday evening (Dec. 26) that began as road rage in Menlo Park evolved into an armed...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
Last comment by LYC, on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 14 comments | 7486 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Three bicyclists injured in collision with SUV

Three bicyclists were injured, at least one of them seriously, when they collided with an SUV Saturday morning on Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
Last comment by local, on Aug 7, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 7485 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County could move to less restrictive orange tier next week

A low recent COVID-19 case rate and positivity rate mean San Mateo County could advance to the less restrictive orange tier...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7484 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor election will be voided

Menlo Park council member Kelly Fergusson said in an e-mail today that the election of mayor and vice mayor two days ago...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 101 comments | 7482 Views

MENLO PARK

Housing costs drive longtime resident, WWII veteran out of Menlo Park

A 92-year-old World War II veteran took the dais at the Menlo Park City Council meeting on March 15 to tell how rising housing...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Joan, on Apr 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm | 26 comments | 7480 Views

MENLO PARK

Closed during coronavirus: Peninsula owners on why they shut down their restaurants completely

We asked several owners to share their perspectives on closing their businesses, how they're dealing with all the uncertainty...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2020
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 27, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 2 comments | 7480 Views
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