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THE LOCAL DISH

Today: Rich Gordon hosts hearing on high-speed-rail

California's controversial and increasingly expensive high-speed-rail system is the subject of a public hearing hosted by...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Nov 15, 2011 at 5:33 am | 1 comment | 3232 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park business development manager leaving

Menlo Park has announced that the city's business development manager, Dave Johnson, will leave his post on Dec. 2. Mr....

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by looking on, on Nov 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm | 19 comments | 2691 Views

MENLO PARK

Boesch won't pursue Menlo Park city manager job

San Mateo County manager Dave Boesch resigns with severance package, no definitive plans for what comes next. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm | 4 comments | 1552 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending Nov. 13, 2011

HC Fiction 1 Sense Of An Ending Julian Barnes 2 House Of Silk Anthony Horowitz 3 Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Nov. 14, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1644 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A's "Stage Door" Opens to Rave Reviews

Would you follow your dreams or sell out? “Stage Door,” by Edna Ferber and George Kaufman, grapples with these very questions...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by Lyn Napel, on Nov 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm | 12 comments | 2218 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Simitian announces bid for Santa Clara County supervisor

State Sen. Joe Simitian announced his candidacy for Santa Clara County supervisor at an annual brunch in Palo Alto Sunday...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Tired of Eshoo, on Nov 12, 2011 at 11:06 pm | 7 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Philz Coffee shop coming to Facebook campus

Employees clocking long hours at Facebook's new Menlo Park campus require fuel in the form of caffeine, of course, so Philz...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by better coffee, on Nov 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2045 Views

ATHERTON

VIDEO - City Council Master Plan Meeting Nov 8

All Recorded Atherton Town Government Meetings are available here: http://www.youtube.com/user/AthertonPOA ***** Atherton...

Original post made by APOA on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by APOA, on Nov 12, 2011 at 10:31 am | 4 comments | 1561 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chris Paine returns with 'Revenge'

It's time to celebrate the electric car, according to Chris Paine, a Portola Valley native and documentary film director...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by UH OH, on Nov 12, 2011 at 7:26 am | 2 comments | 2180 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

High-speed rail hit with legal setback

A coalition that includes Menlo Park, Atherton and Palo Alto scored a legal victory over the California High Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by UH OH, on Nov 12, 2011 at 6:38 am | 1 comment | 3143 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

RECENT HOME SALES

Read the full story here http://www2.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9876 posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 11:42...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2011
Last comment by Peter, on Nov 12, 2011 at 1:10 am | 1 comment | 2634 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Simitian's red-light-camera bill vetoed

A proposal by Sen. Joe Simitian to set new restrictions on red-light cameras hit the wall Thursday when Gov. Jerry Brown...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by benjones, on Nov 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm | 9 comments | 3125 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Dumbarton Rail meeting in Menlo Park

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority seeks community input on plans to revive the Dumbarton Rail service between...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2011
Last comment by Alex, on Nov 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm | 4 comments | 2491 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside picks Kevin Bryant as next town manager

Kevin A. Bryant, currently the assistant town manager for the town of Woodside, beat out 94 other candidates and will take...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm | 3 comments | 4025 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park residents question country club well

Menlo Park residents giving the city feedback on an irrigation well requested by the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Nov 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm | 4 comments | 1811 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New charter high school makes a pitch

A proposed fifth charter high school in the Sequoia Union High School District would be modeled on Big Picture Learning,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Nov 11, 2011 at 3:02 pm | 6 comments | 2990 Views

AROUND TOWN

"Stage Door"- Final Curtain Tomorrow Night 11/12

Yearning to make it Big on Broadway. Being tempted to sell out to Hollywood. All the while struggling to survive another...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Nov. 11, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flood Park returns Saturday

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Flood Park reopens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration complete with food trucks, live music,...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Park lover, on Nov 11, 2011 at 5:55 am | 4 comments | 1857 Views

MENLO PARK

High Speed Rail: Court orders EIR de-certified for a 2nd time.

In a decision released today, Judge Kenny ordered the High Speed Rail Authority to de-certify the program level EIR for the...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Nov. 10, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1601 Views

MENLO PARK

Updated: Menlo fire board gains two newcomers

As of 1 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 9), a razor-thin margin separated the two top vote-getters in the election for two open seats...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Let's move forward, on Nov 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm | 43 comments | 3319 Views
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