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ATHERTON

What happened to that FBI probe?

Remember a couple of months ago about John Johns claim that FBI agents were interviewing people in Atherton about government...

Original post made by JT on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by HR, on Mar 30, 2011 at 1:33 am | 12 comments | 1819 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain cobbles together financial survival plan

If negotiations with the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) go well, Caltrain might get an infusion of $4.9...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Respondent to John Murphy, on Mar 29, 2011 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 2066 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former president visits Portola Valley

<I>The author, Samantha Bergeson, is a resident of Portola Valley and a sophomore at Menlo School. </I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joy D, on Mar 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm | 8 comments | 2437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Uprising in Egypt topic of talk

Stanford professor Joel Beinin will present a talk, "The Popular Uprising in Egypt," at the Wednesday, March 30, meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Yawn, on Mar 29, 2011 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1592 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodsiders to executive recruiter: Find us another Susan George

As the town of Woodside searches for a new manager, residents find much to praise, and nothing to criticize, in Susan George,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 29, 2011 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 3471 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Former council member sticks up for Fergusson

Last week's Almanac story (and accompanying editorial) on council travel implies that some Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 20 comments | 2829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - 3/28/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Four Ms Bradwells Meg Waite Clayton 2 Tiger's Wife Tea Obreht 3 Room Emma Donoghue 4 Saturday Big...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Mar. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1877 Views

MENLO PARK

Report calls Stanford traffic mitigation for Menlo Park 'intolerable'

A report drafted by the transportation commission calls the inequity between the $8.3 million Stanford has proposed giving...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:34 am | 53 comments | 4037 Views

MENLO PARK

What's your frequency? Menlo library plans upgrade

A desire for faster checkout and fewer literary thefts lies behind a proposed Menlo Park public library upgrade. As part...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Hello 2011!, on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 1986 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton girl is "Annie" at Castilleja Middle School Production

Gabby Occhipinti of Atherton a 7th grader at Castilleja Middle School, will be starring as Annie in the musical of the same...

Original post made by Ellin Carpenter on Jan. 24, 2011
Last comment by Gabby Occhipinti, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 2732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside district fire chief closes out 33 years of firefighting

Protecting life and lifestyle in woodsy Portola Valley and Woodside, implanting in residents' minds the constant threats...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Mar 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm | 38 comments | 6179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Valley school story disputed by parents, staff

This note is a community response to last week's cover article, "Classroom Divide," which alleged confusion about and even...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Classroom divide: School district, teachers face push-back on technology in the classroom

John Davenport was a chalk-and-graphite kind of teacher, but when the Portola Valley School District started offering laptops...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by elle, on Mar 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm | 33 comments | 9987 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park BBC sexual assault trial ends abruptly

Although the prosecution was no longer offering a deal, a man charged with committing sexual assault at the British Bankers...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 1851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grandparents' Day at La Entrada Middle School

The Las Lomitas Education Foundation's 3rd annual Grandparents' Day was a success! About 300 grandparents attended and were...

Original post made by Lucia Tedesco on Mar. 26, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3103 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Secrecy surrounds the now-closed Al's Nursery

Al's Nursery, an institution for 51 years in Portola Valley, closed on March 16. The doors of the nursery building at 900...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 3521 Views

SPORTS

MA Bears Varsity Baseball Team Pulls One Out

The Ma Bears Varsity baseball team played the Sequoia Cherokees for a rematch in more ways than one. The home team once...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3147 Views

FICTION

Senior athletes kick off state championships Saturday

Seeking to inspire people of all ages to live more active, healthy and fulfilling lives, the 2011 Bay Area Senior Games will...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4806 Views

FICTION

Town may regulate commercial use of tennis/sports courts

A regulation is in the works in Portola Valley that would establish criteria to determine when a professional such as a tennis...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm | -1 comments | 3942 Views

MENLO PARK

Beginning tonight: Cantor Arts Center 'Treasure Market' benefit

"Treasure Market 2011," Stanford's Cantor Arts Center fundraiser, begins tonight (March 25) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm | -9 comments | 2781 Views
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