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FICTION

Granny saved: SFPUC agrees to tunnel under tree

After months of concern over Granny's fate, the heritage oak tree will survive the construction of a new water pipeline. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 4192 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council asked to OK library in park

A citizens committee is asking Atherton's City Council to approve Wednesday a plan to build a new library in Holbrook-Palmer...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by The Committee, on Oct 19, 2011 at 5:24 am | 2 comments | 2401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spencer and Barnum for fire district board

Of the four qualified candidates for the two open seats on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, we believe incumbent...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 88 comments | 43858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Contractors contribute $75,000 to bond measure campaign for community college district

UPDATE: The campaign for Measure H, a $564 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot for the San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Oct 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 1911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frank Moura hands over the baton

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. 17, 2010
Last comment by Mr. B, on Oct 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 2628 Views

MENLO PARK

Anyone know why heliopters were circling overhead from 5:30-6pm this evening (Sunday)?

Hi All - Does anyone know why there were helicopters circling overhead this afternoon from 5:30 to 6pm? It was loud and only...

Original post made by Deafened on Oct. 16, 2011
Last comment by I KNOW, on Oct 18, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 1374 Views

ATHERTON

Occupy Atherton!

Release those imprisoned by the fascist state. Tear down that corrupt power structure at 91 Ashfield as though it were...

Original post made by Janis on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by bob, on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 1992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher Jason Picetti dies after four-year battle with ALS

Jason Picetti, who taught math at La Entrada School in Menlo Park until illness forced him to retire, died peacefully early...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Galvin Family, on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm | 6 comments | 4440 Views

OTHER TOPICS

F.B.I. EX AGENT MANAGING SOLYNDRA

FREMONT..........It seems that more than a few FBI agents are around the Silicon Valley area with former agent Neilson taking...

Original post made by R.Gordon on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by R.gordon's mom, on Oct 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 4 comments | 1958 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contractors contribute $75,000 to bond measure campaign for community college district

The campaign for Measure H, a $564 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot for the San Mateo County Community College District,...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 18, 2011 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 880 Views

ATHERTON

Trash Talk in Atherton

The Atherton Town Council has a stinky issue before it at this Wednesday's meeting. They owe the previous waste collection...

Original post made by Wasted Again on Oct. 18, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Community college board

Seven candidates are running for three open seats on the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College district...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:10 am | 1 comment | 3321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 10/16/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Marriage Plot - Jeffrey Eugenides 2 We the Animals - Justin Torres 3 REAMDE - Neal Stephenson 4 Outlaw...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Oct. 17, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1377 Views

MENLO PARK

Bike ride to new Facebook Campus

On Thursday afternoon, a group of 10 riders assembled at Cafe Zoe and headed over to Facebook's Preview Party. We travelled...

Original post made by Adina on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Jamie, on Oct 17, 2011 at 6:05 pm | 3 comments | 1891 Views

ATHERTON

Debate over Atherton library heats up

Should the town of Atherton survey residents about where to rebuild the town's library? That's what a number of vocal residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by Transparency, on Oct 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 36 comments | 4048 Views

MENLO PARK

Photo: Breakfast at Sharon Park pond

Derek Marsano wishes to share this picture he took at about 10 a.m. today (Oct. 4) at Sharon Park pond in Menlo Park. He...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by iyenori, on Oct 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm | 6 comments | 1830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: 'Achievement gap' issue in school election

This fall is decision time for voters, with three seats open on the five-member board governing the Sequoia Union High School...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by University Hts. Mom, on Oct 17, 2011 at 10:08 am | 5 comments | 2455 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Commission examines red-light cameras

The Menlo Park Transportation Commission meets tonight (Oct. 12) to review the city's use of red-light cameras, among other...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by JOET JOHNSON, on Oct 17, 2011 at 6:52 am | 8 comments | 1718 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton OKs settlement deal with developer

The Atherton City Council has approved a tentative agreement to settle a lawsuit with the development firm Pacific Peninsula...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Draper/ King neighbor, on Oct 17, 2011 at 5:25 am | 44 comments | 4247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hunt for man suspected of killing wife

Monterey County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man suspected of driving his wife to a remote location near Prunedale...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by lorena rosales hurtado, on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:39 am | 1 comment | 2751 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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