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MENLO PARK

Bicyclist robbed at knifepoint in Menlo Park

A bicyclist pedaling along the Ringwood Avenue pedestrian bridge lost $25 after being confronted by a man brandishing a knife...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Concerned, on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 1622 Views

ATHERTON

Re-imagining Atherton's Town Center

Atherton residents are being asked to weigh in on a decision that could affect the public face of the town for decades to...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:35 am | 2 comments | 1932 Views

ATHERTON

Examining impact of new Atherton library

==B Thursday:== The public has a chance to say what should be included in an environmental impact report on the the proposed...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2011
Last comment by Yes to EIR , on Dec 7, 2011 at 9:43 am | 1 comment | 2395 Views

ATHERTON

How do you know it's a police officer?

After a young woman from Atherton was pulled over last week by what turned out to be a police impersonator who stole her...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Dec 6, 2011 at 9:46 am | 4 comments | 1847 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Council to pick new mayor

The Menlo Park City Council will decide Tuesday, Dec. 6, which among its members will serve with the title of mayor for the...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2011
Last comment by Agree with Ohtaki, on Dec 6, 2011 at 7:53 am | 2 comments | 1623 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Last chance to use Stanford money to fix Lower Alpine Road trail

Did you see the article in the "Daily Post" last Thursday? One extension of the article I draw is that the Lower Alpine Road...

Original post made by Lovinda Beal on Dec. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending December 4, 2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 V Is for Vengeance Sue Grafton 2 House of Silk Anthony Horowitz 3 Sense of an Ending Julian Barnes 4 Night...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Dec. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council to select next mayor

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the Menlo Park City Council is taking a couple weeks off to prepare (and possibly...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2011
Last comment by Archie Cox, on Dec 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 22 comments | 2342 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Two people killed by trains identified

Two of three people who died on Bay Area railroad tracks on Saturday have been identified. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=10216...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2567 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Lower Alpine Road Endorsement from Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition

Below is a recent letter from the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. After careful...

Original post made by Shandon LLoyd on Dec. 5, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1889 Views

SPORTS

Girls soccer team wins AYSO area championship

The Menlo Park-Atherton AYSO Girls (under 19) team recently won the AYSO Silicon Valley Area Championship. This area covers...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by mayso, on Dec 3, 2011 at 9:18 pm | 2 comments | 4211 Views

AROUND TOWN

An abundance of holiday home tours

'Tis the season to check out snazzy houses -- all gussied up for the holidays. Two home tours take place this weekend --...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1791 Views

MENLO PARK

City eases downtown parking rules for holidays

Menlo Park police want to help Santa make his way to your house, so they will loosen up on parking enforcement from Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Long Time Menlo Man, on Dec 3, 2011 at 7:40 am | 5 comments | 1902 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Contrasting views of offer to rebuild the Alpine Road trail

<I>Editor's Note: The Board of Supervisors has given Stanford until Dec. 13 to accept three additional options for a total...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2011
Last comment by JB, on Dec 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm | 4 comments | 2621 Views

MENLO PARK

New art gallery opens in downtown Menlo

The new Erricson-Himmelberger art gallery at 855 Santa Cruz Ave. in downtown Menlo Park has reclaimed the former site of,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sybille, on Dec 2, 2011 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 3388 Views

AROUND TOWN

Maltbie gets $100 an hour as interim manager

A pay rate of $100 per hour, starting Thursday, Dec. 1, will be the full compensation for John Maltbie, the interim county...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Dec 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 1529 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sweet treats abound at Angel Heart Cakes

==B Business:== Opening a bakery is no cakewalk. Just ask Chris Rivera and Debbie Umphreys. Since these Menlo Park moms launched...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by JF, on Nov 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm | 3 comments | 3833 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Halloween Party free-for-all on Shawnee Pass!

I would like to say THANK YOU to whomever put on the incredible Halloween Party and made it free for all to attend. Without...

Original post made by Alex Coluzzi on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Steve & Alison , on Nov 30, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 1 comment | 2581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian aide arrested for drunkenness, vandalism

A senior field representative to California Sen. Joe Simitian was arrested after two police officers said they saw him lift...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Nov 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 7 comments | 1420 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Plan to pay for high-speed rail draws fresh scrutiny

The California High-Speed Rail Authority's new business plan, which shows the price tag of the controversial project nearly...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by Doug, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 2507 Views
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