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AROUND TOWN

Cat and kitten shelter to close

More than 200 cats and kittens are in need of adoption. The Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat and kitten shelter based...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Margot Knight, on May 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 2971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Nan Chapman, first woman to serve on Atherton City Council, dies at 80

Atherton's first woman council member and mayor, Nanette "Nan" Figel Chapman, has died at the age of 80 at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on May 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 3408 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Woodside: Bella Vista restaurant closes

The neon martini glass sign is dark. The jukebox in the bar is silent. The Bella Vista restaurant, known by generations for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by M K Gurnee, on May 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 17 comments | 12711 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dr. William Ayres' one of California's Most Prolific Child Molesters Has died

Former San Mateo child psychiatrist Dr. William Ayres, who evaluated San Mateo juveniles for the courts from 1963-2003, and...

Original post made by Truth on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Chapter is closed, on May 12, 2016 at 7:57 am | 8 comments | 707 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thursday: Dumbarton corridor study comes to Menlo Park

How can transportation between the East Bay and the Midpeninsula be improved? A study of the Dumbarton corridor – including...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Alan, on May 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 3 comments | 1800 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parcel tax measures defeated in Menlo Park City School District election

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by menlo mom, on May 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 183 comments | 10322 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Careless with facts, but not talking about it

In March, the Woodside Elementary School District board endorsed a "polling and communication strategy" for an effort to...

Original post made on May. 7, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Wdse resident, on May 10, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 8 comments | 1791 Views

ATHERTON

If you've got $10 million, Atherton has a deal for you

Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? ...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Orange, on May 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm | 16 comments | 3256 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Teen's death on Skyline linked to speed, wet roadway

California Highway Patrol officials said speed and a wet roadway Saturday morning appear to be responsible for a crash on...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by parent, on May 9, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 4 comments | 3810 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Hundreds line parade route for May Day festivities

Young kids, old vehicles, horses, music and candy filled the streets at Woodside's 94th annual May Day Parade on Saturday,...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by srsly, on May 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1874 Views

WOODSIDE

Teens who beat 68-year-old heart patient get prison terms

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge has sentenced two 18-year-olds who beat and robbed a man with a heart condition to...

Original post made on May. 8, 2016
Last comment by East of 101, on May 9, 2016 at 1:42 pm | 5 comments | 1894 Views

MENLO PARK

Jennie Bettini turns 100

Jennie Bettini, who will observe her 100th birthday on Sunday, Aug. 26, has called Menlo Park home for 79 years. Longevity...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ed Balocco, on May 9, 2016 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 1562 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Motorcyclist dies after crash at Skyline Blvd. near Alpine Road

A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Rich Lee MD, on May 8, 2016 at 4:59 pm | 8 comments | 5371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on May 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 5691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Donald J. Trump - finally the new Leader of the Republican Party

Lyin' Ted ("amoral, narcissistic, serial philanderer") Cruz is out, the sailing is clear for Donald J. Trump. It took a long...

Original post made by My Home Town on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Trump: Otaki's Idol?, on May 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 23 comments | 858 Views

MENLO PARK

shine a light on Grade separation

I see a discussion elsewhere that really deserves a light to be shined brightly on it. A study about Ravenswood grade separation...

Original post made by confused and concerned on May. 7, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 7, 2016 at 7:34 pm | 1 comment | 507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Now that Measures A and C have failed what should be the agenda for the MPCSD Board?

Now that Measures A and C have failed what should be the agenda for the MPCSD Board? 1) Understand the depth of misunderstanding...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cmon, on May 7, 2016 at 3:38 pm | 13 comments | 826 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Gas main repaired and Sand Hill Road to reopen this afternoon, PG&E says

The 3900 block of Sand Hill Road is closed to traffic while Pacific Gas & Electric crews dig up and replace a section of...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by NearSandHill, on May 7, 2016 at 6:50 am | 4 comments | 2317 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton working to make 10-week Marsh Road closure less painful to neighbors

Atherton is holding a series of meetings to let users of Marsh Road and local residents know about the 10-week closure of...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on May 6, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 12 comments | 4683 Views

FICTION

Are bike lanes in El Camino Real's future?

Each day, as many as 45,000 cars make the slow, jolting traverse through Menlo Park along El Camino Real. How to make that...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm | 31 comments | 3102 Views
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