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WOODSIDE

Woodside School appoints superintendent

==BI This is an expanded version of an article posted earlier.== Woodside Elementary School has a new superintendent/principal:...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by Amanda, on Aug 29, 2011 at 12:10 am | 2 comments | 3671 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Adapting for disaster

On a sunny afternoon at an outdoor cafe, disasters are far from the minds of most people -- but Peter Carpenter and Scott...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2011
Last comment by Caroline Beverstock, on Aug 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 1896 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Chowchilla kidnapper gets parole date

A state parole panel today (April 5) upheld a previous ruling that grants parole to one of the three men who kidnapped a...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Lee , on Aug 28, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 2819 Views

MENLO PARK

Las Lomitas district returns to drawing board

Faced with lukewarm support by residents for a possible parcel tax and new information showing a significantly higher-than-expected...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Jackie, on Aug 28, 2011 at 3:55 pm | 9 comments | 3156 Views

AROUND TOWN

How much we owe to those who serve us

Remember every day those who serve us without question or hesitation: http://news.yahoo.com/elite-group-of-9-11-first-responders-still-battling-illness.html...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 22, 2011
Last comment by Raymond Mueller, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:30 pm | 31 comments | 2584 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: No leads in oak tree beheadings

Violence was done to the tops of about 25 oak trees late last year along the 500 block of Portola Road in Portola Valley,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Aug 27, 2011 at 10:29 am | 9 comments | 3430 Views

OTHER TOPICS

San Mateo County Sheriff sued over alleged error that lead to arrest and jail for Pacifica M

http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_18758039?source=autofeed# Excerpt: A mentally disabled Pacifica...

Original post made by Lurker on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm | 9 comments | 3011 Views

MENLO PARK

Bike vs. car sends man, 64, to hospital

A 64-year-old bicyclist was taken to the hospital with what police described as life-threatening injuries after a bike and...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Scholar, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm | 6 comments | 2326 Views

MENLO PARK

No one-stop shop for alcohol at Walgreens

With far less contention than accompanied BevMo's successful request to sell alcohol on El Camino Real, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:33 am | 7 comments | 1755 Views

MENLO PARK

Tapping well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ralphie, on Aug 25, 2011 at 1:37 pm | 6 comments | 2091 Views

MENLO PARK

Thursday at Kepler's: Stalking victim talks on college safety

Former stalking victim Kathleen Baty will speak about her newest book, "College Safety 101," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
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AROUND TOWN

How should we honor and remember those who we send away to fight and die for us?

Comments on another Town Forum thread stimulate me to start another thread. We, as a society, seem very ready to start...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 1855 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission punts downtown plan to council

The 6-1 vote in favor of recommending the Menlo Park downtown/El Camino Real specific plan didn't quite reflect the heated...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Henry Riggs, on Aug 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 2 comments | 1595 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Businesses protest Amazon tax resistance

Brick-and-mortar businesses that pay sales taxes are protesting Amazon.com's attempts to get an exemption for Internet sales...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by PVResident, on Aug 24, 2011 at 11:36 am | 3 comments | 1951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College board puts $564M bond measure on ballot

A measure that would raise $564 million for community college facilities will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 24, 2011 at 8:00 am | 12 comments | 3721 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council proceeds with its outsourcing plan

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night, Aug. 17, to...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2011
Last comment by fiscally responsible, on Aug 24, 2011 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1887 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Aug. 25: How to coexist with mountain lions

A woman who for two years has been monitoring mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains will give a talk in Woodside about...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by , on Aug 23, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 1 comment | 2672 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Guest opinion: A counterpoint on Stanford's Alpine trail

A recent guest opinion in the Almanac by my Ladera neighbor Lennie Roberts did not fairly represent the pertinent issues...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Len Horowitz, on Aug 23, 2011 at 9:49 pm | 20 comments | 4147 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council proceeds with outsourcing

After a few words of regret by Councilwoman Elizabeth Lewis, the Atherton City Council voted Wednesday night to proceed with...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2011
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Aug 23, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 11 comments | 2328 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Amazon's misguided fight against sales tax

We hope the public will wholeheartedly support the local merchants, including Menlo Park's Clark Kepler, who joined a press...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by fiscalsanity, on Aug 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm | 1 comment | 2268 Views
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