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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park sued over car's collision with train

The aftershocks of a late April afternoon collision continue to ripple through Menlo Park a year later: Two women who had...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Result?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 36 comments | 8049 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: 500 guests expected at Super Bowl-related fundraiser Saturday

There's a big party coming to Atherton on Saturday night, but the town is working to make sure the "Big Game Give," an annual...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm | 27 comments | 8045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Superintendent Anne Campbell sued for failing to act on a child molester

From the San Mateo Daily Journal today: "Former Student Sues District Over Janitor Convicted of Groping: Suit Claims Belmont-Redwood...

Original post made by Will it ever stop? on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Question, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | 8 comments | 8039 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Teens robbed at gunpoint in Willows

A man armed with a semi-automatic pistol confronted two teenagers on Sunday night, demanding they hand over their wallets...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Ellis Johns, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:15 am | 8 comments | 8030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school task force proposes $265 million bond measure

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District meets Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Redwood City to discuss a recommendation...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Mar 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 30 comments | 8027 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Group to grapple with aircraft noise

Guaranteed: The snappy response to someone living close to San Francisco International or any other major airport who complains...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 10, 2014 at 8:46 am | 8 comments | 8024 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School fails in bid to dismiss tenured teacher

It's not easy to fire a teacher in California, especially one with tenure. Woodside Elementary School, a kindergarten to...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Momto3, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 15 comments | 8023 Views

MENLO PARK

Readers' Choice 2010: And the winners are …

Enough with celebrity news, already. How about shining some light on the stars in our local community, the people who run...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2010
Last comment by Bea, on Aug 26, 2010 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 8012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot

It's official. Two parcel taxes will go to voters in the Menlo Park City School District in a special May 3 mail-in ballot....

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on Apr 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm | 172 comments | 8009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sharon Heights rallies against housing site

Clearly the key to community engagement in Menlo Park is to suggest building "affordable housing" in Sharon Heights, in a...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:43 am | 67 comments | 8007 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside halts work at mansion

The top floors of the three-story mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside are reported to be resting on steel beams...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Why?, on Jul 12, 2014 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 7998 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Appeals Court denies Galligan petition in controller's race

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cheryl, on Apr 2, 2014 at 7:09 am | 9 comments | 7983 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: An open letter from one Sarah to another

(The following is an open letter to the Republican vice presidential hopeful.) Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6827...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by impressed!, on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:06 am | 98 comments | 7980 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Redwood City's Fox Theatre sold to Atherton businessman

Peter Pau of Atherton, principal and founder of Menlo Park's Sand Hill Properties, has purchased Redwood City's Fox Theatre,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by @Too Big To Fail, on Feb 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 3 comments | 7966 Views

MENLO PARK

It looks like water rationing is coming for Cal Water customers

The manager of the California Water Service's Bear Gulch District said Tuesday that the district is working on a plan that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sharif, on May 1, 2015 at 7:08 am | 38 comments | 7951 Views

WOODSIDE

John Bentley sells Woodside restaurant

It's a new era for Woodside's first firehouse. For the past 16 years, the little red building at 2992 Woodside Road has been...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Jan, on Jul 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm | 8 comments | 7950 Views

MOVIES

A few minutes with Martin Litton

Here's a softball question for an environmentalist: With climate change largely absent from the national consciousness,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nicole, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 7945 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 45 comments | 7944 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Nak's Oriental Market fights for its life

After nearly five decades of selling groceries, Nak's Oriental Market in Menlo Park is struggling to stay in business despite...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by John Peery, on Sep 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 18 comments | 7941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Town manager resigns after three years

The Portola Valley Town Council accepted the "involuntary resignation" of Town Manager Nick Pegueros last night (Wednesday,...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:11 am | 19 comments | 7938 Views
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