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PORTOLA VALLEY

Customers save Ladera's pizza restaurant

With the help of the community, a crisis has passed at the Round Table restaurant on Alpine Road in Ladera. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2011
Last comment by jeannie, on Oct 10, 2011 at 9:54 am | 5 comments | 2557 Views

WOODSIDE

Teens admit to arson at Woodside Elementary School

Arson and vandalism at Woodside Elementary School over three days in early August have led deputies from the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by time to think, on Oct 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 2636 Views

FICTION

More than 5,000 marijuana plants eradicated

About $1.5 million of marijuana was eradicated from five grow sites found in isolated spots in San Mateo County through...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 9, 2011 at 10:04 am | 8 comments | 4743 Views

AROUND TOWN

Al Gore visits Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton

It isn't every day that a former vice president speaks at a high school. Tuesday, Oct. 4 , was one of those days. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Edgar McSweeney, on Oct 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 26 comments | 4152 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodsider races in Sahara

Call it ironic or somewhat insane, but a 20-year-old Woodside resident and college student is willing to race for days in...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 3 comments | 2808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school burglar sentenced

After pleading no contest to burglary charges in connection with local school break-ins, Jaime Maldanado, 20, was sentenced...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by It gets worse, on Oct 8, 2011 at 9:40 am | 5 comments | 2199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman faces gunman during Menlo Park stroll

A nighttime stroll turned terrifying for a woman on Sharon Road in Menlo Park on Monday night when she was confronted by...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Oct 8, 2011 at 8:12 am | 36 comments | 4305 Views

MENLO PARK

No last call yet for Menlo Park downtown plan

It was, perhaps, an optimistic schedule — three meetings to evaluate the draft downtown/El Camino Real specific plan,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by Member, on Oct 8, 2011 at 1:10 am | 16 comments | 2295 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Road safety: Portola Valley reshapes traffic committee

Portola Valley changes name and mission of its traffic committee to focus on problems and conflicts between bicyclist, drivers...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by A Person, on Oct 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 7 comments | 2750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ladera school site likely to go to highest bidder

In a move that surprised the Ladera community and officials of the private Woodland School, which leases the former Ladera...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Oct 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm | 3 comments | 2518 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the creative force behind the company's transformation into one of the world's most...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | 11 comments | 2094 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Steve Jobs, Apple's creative visionary, dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the creative force behind the company's transformation into one of the world's most...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Oct 7, 2011 at 8:54 am | 4 comments | 2631 Views

MENLO PARK

Mid-Peninsula High School graduates 43

Thirty-seven seniors at Mid-Peninsula High School in Menlo Park received their diplomas during graduation ceremonies June...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2008
Last comment by ross vartain, on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm | 2 comments | 2524 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Time for Menlo to move on redesign

I recently attended a City Council meeting to speak in favor of the Planning Commission's recommendations on the Downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2011
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Oct 6, 2011 at 4:17 pm | 6 comments | 1731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Holidays on High Note at Menlo Circus Club on Oct. 17

The Foothill Auxiliary to Peninsula Family Service will hold its 12th annual "Holidays on a High Note" benefit from 9 a.m....

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by Marisa, on Oct 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 1812 Views

WOODSIDE

Today: Woodside celebrates 'Day of Horse'

The Woodside-area Horse Owners Association (known as WHOA!) will hold the seventh annual Woodside Day of the Horse on Saturday,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2961 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Meeting on Stanford's trail offer

A community meeting in Ladera is set for tonight to discuss a staff report from the county manager's office recommending...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Etaoin Shrdlu, on Oct 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 1731 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robert Rowe traveled world in his sailboat

Robert "Bob" Rowe of Menlo Park, who spent 24 years traveling the world in his sailboat, died peacefully Sept. 26, surrounded...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2009
Last comment by Miller Family - New Zealand, on Oct 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 2176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council 'neutral' on Alpine trail

==BI Expanded version of story posted earlier.== The Town Council of Portola Valley on Sept. 28 rejected the advice of George...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Poster , on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 1515 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Council may vote on downtown plan

The Menlo Park City Council is expected to vote on whether to approved the draft downtown/El Camino Real specific plan at...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Oct 4, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 1499 Views
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