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AROUND TOWN

Initiative responses to over-reaching by public employee unions

Here are three initiatives being proposed for the consideration by California voters: ELIMINATES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm | 22 comments | 1719 Views

ATHERTON

Town Square's Double Standard

Something doesn't quite seem right about the Town Square. An anonymous poster going by the initials JT accuses John Johns...

Original post made by Alan Michaels on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2011 at 5:09 am | 12 comments | 2480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ladera community rallies to save pizza place

After 24 years of serving pizza in Ladera, Round Table restaurant in the Alpine Road shopping center could be closed as...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Sep 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm | 3 comments | 2325 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: Cargill — If you build it, the roads will clog

After years of debate, just about everybody has heard of Cargill's hugely controversial proposal to build a new city on Redwood...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Mimi Wolf, on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 3287 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Report: High cost of youth gun violence

Gun violence in San Mateo County costs taxpayers an estimated $50 million each year, according to a report on youth and...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 2729 Views

MENLO PARK

Poll shows that 62.4% would vote to stop California’s high speed rail (HSR) project

A new poll has just been published that shows almost 2/3 of California voters want to sop the California High Speed Rail...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 1547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Girl, 6, killed on her way to school

A 6-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning (Sept. 28), the second traffic fatality in less than three hours within a...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by annoyed, on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:43 am | 3 comments | 1684 Views

ATHERTON

FBI's investigation of Atherton was a hoax, poster says

It's been nearly a year now since John Johns, the former finance director in Atherton, began circulating the rumor that the...

Original post made by JT on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by John P Johns, on Sep 30, 2011 at 6:30 am | 15 comments | 1907 Views

MENLO PARK

Aquatics users group to be picked from open pool

The group charged with evaluating customer satisfaction with the city's privately managed public pools may now include people...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by oblivious, on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:28 pm | 5 comments | 1723 Views

WOODSIDE

Back to School: Menlo Park City School District

The Menlo Park City School District faces another year of huge challenges as it moves forward on its $91.1 million, multi-year...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
There are no comments yet. 4435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kaygetsu prepares to say goodbye

Kaygetsu, a seven-year-old Japanese restaurant in Menlo Park that made Zagat's top 10 list and has consistently made the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by twgp, on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | 2 comments | 2791 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Solyndra Execs and Shareholders made Huge Donations to the Obama Campaign

Solyndra executives and shareholders made hundreds of thousands of dollars to Obama's 2008 campaign for the White House and...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Sep. 11, 2011
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 27, 2011 at 7:41 pm | 131 comments | 21352 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park woman busts teen burglars

Around 3 p.m. on a quiet, sunny Monday afternoon, a 41-year-old Menlo Park woman noticed something peculiar in her backyard. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 27, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 5 comments | 1838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama to return to Woodside

President Barack Obama is returning to Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, for a 4 p.m. gathering to meet and presumably break...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Emotional or Irate?, on Sep 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm | 69 comments | 5758 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Thieves burglarize cars Thursday morning while hikers walk The Dish

Thieves broke into and burglarized six vehicles parked at the informal dirt parking area at the Alpine Road intersection...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm | 3 comments | 9537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week Ending 9/25/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Language of Flowers Vanessa Diffenbaugh 2 Reamde Neal Stephenson 3 State of Wonder Ann Patchett 4 Night...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Sep. 27, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1657 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Revenue on a $60 Million Parcel?

Here's a parcel that covers the better part of a city block in Atherton: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704187604576289141515370306.html Has...

Original post made by Ho Cus Po Cus on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Sally, on Sep 26, 2011 at 11:40 pm | 4 comments | 1763 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Fire destroys house in Portola Valley

A two-alarm fire completely destroyed a home at 35 Valencia Court in Portola Valley on Friday evening, Sept. 23, Chief Dan...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ola Kudu, on Sep 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 6711 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Residents revisit Stanford's offer to upgrade trail along Alpine Road

Residents of Ladera and Stanford Weekend Acres gathered last week to reconsider a controversial offer by Stanford University...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by concerned resident, on Sep 26, 2011 at 5:42 pm | 10 comments | 3226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meg Whitman to help fund Summit Public Schools, other charter schools

Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO and the 2010 Republican nominee for California governor, will help fund 10 new charter high...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Do Her Fair Share", on Sep 26, 2011 at 5:27 pm | 34 comments | 4317 Views
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