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MENLO PARK

Shooting leaves Menlo Park teen fighting for life

A 19-year-old Menlo Park woman was shot early Wednesday morning (July 13) in East Palo Alto and has life-threatening injuries,...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm | 2 comments | 1649 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Atherton council backs staff layoffs; union files lawsuit, seeks restraining order

In a closed-session meeting this afternoon (July 12), the Atherton City Council "affirmed the actions of the City Manager...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 2335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Private plane lands on I-280, strikes car

That there were no injuries in a Sunday evening incident in which a pilot landed his small plane on I-280 is probably more...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 67 comments | 7868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pranksters' robo-call delays M-A's opening

Families in the Menlo-Atherton High School community received an early morning automated call on Friday, May 29, saying...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, Inc., on Jul 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 31 comments | 5777 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton Library Programs

Thursday, July 14 at 4 pm: Musical Storytime for all ages! Monday, July 18 at 4 pm: Fratello Marinonettes for ages 4 and...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 13, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1695 Views

AROUND TOWN

R.I.P. Spencer Harris of Menlo Park…He was a Hoarder

He lived in the same apartment on Roble Avenue for 27 years. While out of town on personal business the MPPD entered his...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jul. 9, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 13, 2011 at 11:28 am | 19 comments | 2669 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Kent Steffens heads to Sunnyvale

Menlo Park Public Works Director Kent Steffens, who also serves as deputy city manager, takes over as public works director...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2011
Last comment by Lincoln Steffens, on Jul 13, 2011 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 2257 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton interim police chief appointed

Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra is leaving on July 15 the post he has held since November 2009, in a department he has...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 12, 2011 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 6314 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Jasper Ridge burn set for July 18

A prescribed burn will be held Monday (July 18) on 1.2 acres of grassland in the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, according...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Stanley Jungleib, on Jul 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm | 3 comments | 2830 Views

AROUND TOWN

School funding: Bad news keeps getting worse

Local elementary school districts have been bracing and adjusting for dramatic funding cuts for the next school year as the...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Rory, on Jul 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 123 comments | 7055 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Stanford Hospital project wins final approval

After an unexpected last-minute delay, Stanford University Medical Center's bid to dramatically expand its hospital facilities...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Jul 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 2880 Views

MENLO PARK

Activists ask Menlo Park to weed out herbicides

Weeds, there's no getting away from them. But Menlo Park does its best to kill weeds by dousing the plants with herbicide,...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by HHH, on Jul 12, 2011 at 6:32 am | 8 comments | 2411 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 7/10/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Turn of Mind - Alice LaPlante 2 State of Wonder - Ann Patchett 3 Paris Wife - Paula McLain 4 Story...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jul. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1696 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police chief is retiring

The town of Atherton announced at 4 p.m. today (July 7) that Police Chief Mike Guerra is retiring. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 11, 2011 at 3:22 pm | 55 comments | 4680 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Menlo Park downtown plan review

Menlo Park enters the next phase of its review of the proposed vision for downtown, otherwise known as the El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by frugal, on Jul 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1855 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary graduates 48

Forty-eight eighth-graders at Woodside Elementary School took part in the school's graduation and received diplomas in the...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2011
Last comment by Jackson, on Jul 10, 2011 at 7:48 pm | 1 comment | 3482 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton employees may strike over layoff plan

Members of a union representing 16 Atherton employees authorized a strike yesterday (July 5) after town negotiators, union...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 10, 2011 at 10:28 am | 21 comments | 2836 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Police Department at a Crossroads

With the sudden retirement of Chief Mike Guerra after less than 18 months on the job, which followed the sudden retirement...

Original post made by Taxpaying Resident on Jul. 9, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1910 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Man killed by Caltrain is identified

A 23-year-old man was struck and killed by a train at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday (July 7) near the Churchill Avenue crossing...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by get some razor wire on the iron fence!, on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm | 1 comment | 1910 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Bids to outsource services suggest 'substantial' cost savings for town

As 12 town employees watch the clock tick forward toward the July 15 elimination of their jobs, union representatives, town...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 8, 2011 at 7:08 pm | 21 comments | 2639 Views
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