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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Presbyterian Pastor Walt Gerber dies at 79

Walt Gerber, who presided as senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church – now called Menlo Church – for 28...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm | 10 comments | 10306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Envisioning a 'frontier of possibility'

Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister blazed new trails during his first year on the job, and promises to continue...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Setting the record straight, on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 am | 18 comments | 10300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tacks scattered on Woodside roads are hazard to bicyclists

Bicyclists have a nemesis roaming the upper reaches of Kings Mountain Road in unincorporated Woodside. Someone is scattering...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm | 32 comments | 10296 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Celebrity chef pulls out of Bradley's Fine Diner

About two years after taking over a large Menlo Park restaurant space to open Bradley's Fine Diner, renowned chef Bradley...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Brian, on Jan 22, 2017 at 11:15 am | 14 comments | 10278 Views

AROUND TOWN

Divided board appoints new county controller

A divided San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed longtime county employee Bob Adler to fill the remaining...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by R. Gordon, on Mar 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 10274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher layoffs ahead as MP district plans cuts

More than 17 teaching jobs are on the line as the Menlo Park City School District struggles to close a $2 million shortfall...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by R R, on Jan 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 198 comments | 10271 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 10264 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district unveils 'vision plan'

Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | 6 comments | 10206 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to mortality

In a groundbreaking study, Stanford University researchers have linked the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide to an increase...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by NoMoreBreadAndCircuses, on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm | 4 comments | 10172 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill Lane, publisher, philanthropist, Portola Valley fan, dies at age 90

Bill Lane, a member of Portola Valley's first Town Council, the town's first mayor, and a philanthropist, longtime environmentalist,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 7 comments | 10166 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 8 comments | 10148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia high school board: Sarver, Thomsen elected

Incumbents Alan Sarver and Chris Thomsen were elected Tuesday to two seats on the board of the Sequoia Union High School...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 10143 Views

MOVIES

Movies in 2009: The year's notables and forgettables

It was an "Up" year for Pixar and a time of particular praise for "The Hurt Locker" and "A Single Man." But 2009 was also...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by One possibility, on Jan 6, 2010 at 9:45 am | 3 comments | 10103 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by faa/surf air, on Sep 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 60 comments | 10093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two school districts don't plan to offer transitional kindergarten

The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by cs, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:30 am | 7 comments | 10089 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Today: Council meets to peruse cell phone tower site

The Town Council of Portola Valley meets outside at the corner of Golden Oak Drive and Peak Lane today, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m....

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by El Granadian, on Oct 12, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 10086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High student attacked after posting her support for Donald Trump

A Woodside High sophomore said that after she posted on social media her support of Donald Trump for president, she was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Nov 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 35 comments | 10071 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Mitsunobu restaurant opens in Sharon Heights

Mitsunobu Japanese restaurant has opened in the Sharon Heights Shopping Center in Menlo Park, replacing the highly rated...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Orly Taitz, on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:02 pm | 9 comments | 10064 Views

SPORTS

The Valparaiso Bowl: football for a good cause

The 10th annual gridiron contest for a good cause -- raising money to assist motivated middle school students from low-income...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by with all due respect, on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 9995 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sets meetings on building school

Whether the $23 million bond measure on Nov. 5 the election ballot passes or fails, the Menlo Park City School District has...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Katie Ferrick, on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:05 am | 10 comments | 9984 Views
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