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ATHERTON

Editorial: Finally, Atherton orders police probe

Responding to increasing public pressure, Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra shared the welcome news Sunday that he has hired...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Dec 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 28 comments | 2522 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park firefighters' union says it will reject 'last, best and final offer'

SJMN Updated: 12/08/2010 12:21:08 AM PST Tension between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and its firefighters...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm | 1 comment | 1554 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Panel urges 'thorough reassessment' of rail plans

Potentially fatal flaws are threatening California's proposed high-speed rail system, according to a new report by a panel...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm | 3 comments | 2283 Views

MENLO PARK

New Menlo mayor may have violated Brown Act

Allegations of soliciting support through one-on-one meetings that may have violated the Brown Act arose after the Menlo...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by poster, on Dec 8, 2010 at 4:18 pm | 3 comments | 1444 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Some rail critics hope to save Caltrain

The critics of high-speed rail I know, including myself, want to save Caltrain because it provides a vital service. Our children...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 1997 Views

ATHERTON

Caltrain to add baby bullets on weekends

Caltrain will be adding express service to its regular schedule of trains traveling between San Francisco and San Jose on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sammy, on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1695 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park man scraps plans for marijuana facility

There are no medical marijuana collectives in unincorporated San Mateo County because none have satisfied the county's conservative...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1726 Views

ATHERTON

Outside investigator hired to review Atherton police report-alteration case

An outside investigator was hired last week to conduct a personnel investigation of the alteration of the police report detailing...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by poster, on Dec 7, 2010 at 8:32 am | 4 comments | 1744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - December 5, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Luka & The Fire Of Life Salman Rushdie 2 Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk David Sedaris 3 Object Of Beauty Steve...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 6, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1802 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside fire district officials solicits donations

Taking a cue from nonprofit education foundations that support public schools, Woodside Fire Protection District officials...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by member, on Dec 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 3336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hit-and-run driver sentenced for Menlo accident

The driver who hit a motorcyclist with his car in Menlo Park, then fled the scene despite the victim begging for help, was...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by Jackrabbitt, on Dec 6, 2010 at 3:27 pm | 2 comments | 1866 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail activities to slow down on Peninsula

California's high-speed rail project will begin between the small city of Corcoran and the unincorporated community of Borden...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Dec 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm | 4 comments | 6322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cronyism, Favoritism and Stonewalling by the San Mateo County DA

Is justice blind in San Mateo County? Based upon the events of the past few years it appears as though the slogan "money...

Original post made by John P Johns on Dec. 5, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bohannon amends campaign finance report

Developer David Bohannon filed an amended campaign finance report on Nov. 30 that now includes non-monetary assistance given...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2010
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 5, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 1763 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State tests: Las Lomitas ranks first in state among K-8 districts; other local districts score high

Local elementary school districts are among the highest-ranked in the state based on the 2009 Academic Performance Index...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Hawk, on Dec 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm | 9 comments | 3791 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Housing rules given preliminary OK

The City Council has given the nod to zoning ordinance amendments that will allow Atherton residents to build second dwelling...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 4, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 2000 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook looks for new home

Social networking behemoth Facebook is hoping to connect with larger digs, and Menlo Park's Oracle campus is one of several...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by alice, on Dec 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm | 7 comments | 2300 Views

ATHERTON

Telephone pole may have saved cyclist's life

A wooden telephone pole probably prevented major injuries to a bicyclist traveling north on El Camino Real near Watkins Avenue...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2010
Last comment by Catherine McMillan, on Dec 3, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 14 comments | 2596 Views

ATHERTON

Where chickens may safely hunt and peck

Menlo Park resident Jesse Taylor has five chickens in his backyard on East Creek Drive. They produce eggs, about three dozen...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Maeve Knoth, on Dec 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 2134 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail delay may benefit Peninsula

Local high-speed rail watchdogs think recent announcements by the rail authority will give Peninsula residents more time...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 1604 Views
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