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Judge dismisses cellphone smuggling case against former deputy sheriff

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge today (Dec. 1) dismissed two counts of conspiracy brought by the county against...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by De Paula, on Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 am | 26 comments | 2798 Views

FICTION

Year in review: Fire district fights fires and controversies

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has had a busy year, and not just in responding to fires and medical calls in the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Roy D, on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:48 am | 12 comments | 2085 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton 'park whisperer' Steve Tyler has retired

Steve Tyler, who for 17 years with the town of Atherton has been officially the public works superintendent, but unofficially...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1114 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Application deadline today to help draw district boundaries

The city of Menlo Park is on a tight deadline to draw voting district boundaries for the 2018 election cycle, and is having...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2018
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Jan 8, 2018 at 5:47 pm | 3 comments | 1414 Views

WOODSIDE

Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement

Filoli has reached a confidential settlement to a lawsuit alleging age discrimination brought by four employees who were...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by J. Tisch, on Jan 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm | 23 comments | 3974 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blood donors urgently needed

Stanford Blood Center officials say the center is in urgent need of blood donations, especially from O-negative donors, to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Bradley , on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:50 am | 3 comments | 2953 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's first recycled water system to keep golf course green

A project by West Bay Sanitary District to build the first recycled water system in Menlo Park could enable the district...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:21 pm | 5 comments | 2075 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Night construction, highway closures at Willow/101 project

People who live near the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange should prepare for noisy nights as demolition work continues overnight...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by mike, on Jan 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 2288 Views

MENLO PARK

Year in review - schools: tax measures, declining enrollment

There was much going on in local elementary school districts in 2017: parcel taxes passed, school board members resigned...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 7, 2018 at 1:11 pm | 5 comments | 1584 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City already reaching downtown development limits

It took five years for Menlo Park to come up with the plan to rezone downtown -- about as long as it has taken a stream of...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by James, on Jan 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm | 15 comments | 2786 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Grade separation is a golden opportunity for Menlo Park

Imagine yourself in an awful predicament when an unavoidable future event will have a large negative impact on you and many...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Jym Clendenin, on Jan 5, 2018 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 412 Views

ATHERTON

Cary Wiest is Atherton's new mayor

Veteran council member Cary Wiest will serve his second term as Atherton's mayor for the coming year, with Bill Widmer serving...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:33 pm | 19 comments | 1483 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Bay quake felt on the Peninsula

An earthquake that struck the East Bay and jolted many Peninsula residents awake early this morning had a magnitude of 4.4,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 1089 Views

MENLO PARK

Project to build replica of Menlo Park gates proceeds

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Jym Clendenin, on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 130 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Three arrested on robbery charges Saturday at Safeway

Menlo Park police called to the Safeway supermarket at 525 El Camino Real at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, arrested...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 4, 2018 at 8:28 am | 3 comments | 2120 Views

AROUND TOWN

New shuttle service takes you to county parks

In an attempt to encourage more people to enjoy the great outdoors and leave their cars behind, San Mateo County Parks Department...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by egsn, on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:06 pm | 1 comment | 2774 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New book explores origins of street names in Menlo Park

In January 2017, Jim Lewis, the incoming president of the Menlo Park Historical Association, said he wanted to uncover the...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by Jes' Sayin', on Jan 3, 2018 at 11:34 am | 5 comments | 2663 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council still working to save civic center trees

There are 85 heritage trees on the site where Atherton plans to build its new civic center, and although the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Dunno about that, on Jan 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 828 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside's top topics: larger homes, traffic jams, free speech

Depending on your point of view, the year 2017 in Woodside was arguably good in terms of property rights and arguably bad...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by PV Res, on Jan 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm | 3 comments | 1405 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 1548 Views
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