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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Affordable housing a priority for new planning commissioner

Active town volunteer and retired high-tech executive Craig Taylor of Portola Valley starts a four-year term on the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Where's the love?, on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm | 9 comments | 2713 Views

MENLO PARK

Star power

The Michelin stars hold enormous sway in local kitchens -- one chef said he thinks about the rating "constantly" -- while...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by menlores, on Jan 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 1823 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The story behind Belle Haven's new bus shelters

How hard can it be to build a couple of bus shelters in Menlo Park? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/09/menlo-park-the-story-behind-belle-havens-n...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:31 am | 4 comments | 3150 Views

AROUND TOWN

Multiple painkillers found in the late actor John Heard's body

Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 1344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Restaurant review: Modern melting pot at Black Pepper

The menu at the new Black Pepper in Menlo Park is exotic and enticing, with variations of South Asian staples like satay,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments | 1239 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 2807 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 | 2095 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 | 1131 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 | 1505 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 | 4018 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 | 2960 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 | 2109 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 | 2314 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 | 1592 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 | 2794 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 | 417 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 | 1489 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 | 1106 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 | 131 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 | 2146 Views
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