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AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 24452 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Towns look for volunteers for planning and architectural review panels

The town councils of Woodside and Portola Valley are looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panels. Read the full story...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 24334 Views

MENLO PARK

Four of five Menlo council members skipped ethics training

Of the five Menlo Park City Council members who served from 2004 to 2010, only one obeyed state law by attending an ethics...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by coastside resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:21 pm | 52 comments | 24195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Farewell to longtime M-A Jazz Band leader Frank Moura

After 39 years as the director of the Menlo-Atherton High School Jazz Band and a music teacher, Frank Moura will retire in...

Original post made on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Bryce, on Nov 11, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 2 comments | 24155 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 | 24107 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 | 24102 Views

MENLO PARK

Growing up with Ty Cobb

About 10 years ago Herschel Cobb and his daughter Madelyn were looking at a photo of her as a young child. Suddenly, she...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Marian Lones Jacoby, on Mar 23, 2015 at 9:40 pm | 2 comments | 24003 Views

FICTION

Photo essay: Picturing life under the coronavirus

Through images, we show how Midpeninsula residents and workers are coping with the COVID-19 threat that has disrupted our...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
There are no comments yet. 23992 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 | 23967 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 | 23942 Views

MENLO PARK

Traveling con man Simon Gann arrested in Menlo Park

There's your run-of-the-mill bad boyfriend, and then there's Simon Gann. A 32-year-old Menlo Park woman suspected that the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2010
Last comment by MP, on Aug 25, 2010 at 2:38 pm | 8 comments | 23929 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: The food truck conundrum

Although we are sympathetic to the concerns of unfair competition raised by some Menlo Park restaurant owners, we do not...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:15 am | 33 comments | 23911 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fauci talks reopening plans with Santa Clara County officials amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci briefed local business leaders Friday on the state of COVID-19 and progress on a vaccine, while praising...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2020
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 1, 2020 at 2:56 pm | 1 comment | 23742 Views

AROUND TOWN

Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 23621 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Roommate: Alleged hacker said he was paid to attack news site

Alleged Almanac Online hacker Ross M. Colby told a housemate that he had hacked a news website for pay, according to testimony...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2018
Last comment by resident, on Jun 6, 2018 at 6:34 pm | 3 comments | 23576 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police urge more vigilance in face of latest overnight thefts

The rash of burglaries in Atherton's Selby Lane neighborhood continues, with three residents calling police to report thefts...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by JoseG, on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 23535 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church gets OK to switch denominations

The regional governing body overseeing the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church has voted to approve the church's departure. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mike R, on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:48 pm | 6 comments | 23525 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 | 23392 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty aftermath: School districts take steps to prevent future financial misdeeds

While both the Woodside and Portola Valley school districts have put measures in place to try to make it more difficult for...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Trust, on Nov 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 8 comments | 23283 Views

MENLO PARK

Eric, Wendy Schmidt to move family ventures to new Menlo Park building

Eric and Wendy Schmidt of Atherton plan to build a three-story, 25,000 square-foot office building in Menlo Park to serve...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on May 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 23245 Views
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