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AROUND TOWN

Exempting CEQA review of the High Speed Rail Project

State Senator Steinberg is leading the charge to pass an exemption from CEQA violations for the High Speed Rail project,...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 6, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm | 2 comments | 7900 Views

MENLO PARK

Fergusson resigns as Menlo mayor; revote delayed

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 128 comments | 7899 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton whittles down unfunded liability with portion of surplus funds

Atherton's unfunded liability debt will be $2 million lighter with the City Council's decision to apply that portion of the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Good move, on Sep 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm | 5 comments | 7873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school board rejects Mandarin school proposal

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by LC, on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 23 comments | 7869 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside, Portola Valley: Parasite is killing band-tailed pigeons

Band-tailed pigeons in Woodside and Portola Valley are dying. A parasite -- avian trichomoniasis -- is making its way through...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:31 am | 3 comments | 7861 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton may cut staff compensation

The mayor calls it a wrap-up. The police union is calling it revenge. As the Atherton City Council meets on Nov. 28 for the...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 4, 2012 at 11:37 am | 43 comments | 7858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park hires consultant to study city's administrative services department

Now that a $25,000 review of the police department's internal operations is done, Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre has...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Consultant, on May 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm | 11 comments | 7857 Views

WOODSIDE

Little Store closed? Say it ain't so!

The Little Store on Woodside Road has been a landmark/community hangout for decades, and I'm so upset that it has closed!...

Original post made by Good Eats on Jan. 26, 2007
There are no comments yet. 7845 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Armed men invade occupied home, take cash and jewelry

Three armed men invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) and stole...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 7843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 55 comments | 7816 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: 75 drivers cited for speeding in one day

Seventy-five speeding tickets, 15 tickets for "distracted driving" and eight for seat belt violations were issued to drivers...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by matt from the block, on Sep 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 27 comments | 7816 Views

ATHERTON

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Amused observer, on Apr 11, 2016 at 11:58 pm | 107 comments | 7814 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Checks stolen from church

Someone walked away with about $20,000 in un-cashed checks at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Menlo Park, but the checks...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by Taitz, on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 4 comments | 7805 Views

MENLO PARK

Larger motel on the way for Menlo Park

A Menlo Park motel is getting a makeover along with more rooms. The Planning Commission approved the renovation of the Mermaid...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by mockery, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:55 pm | 2 comments | 7803 Views

WOODSIDE

Superintendent resigns as DA probes school finances

UPDATE: Tim Hanretty has resigned as superintendent of the Portola Valley School District while an investigation is conducted...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2012
Last comment by J. De Santos, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 20 comments | 7803 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'The Master'

The film's unequivocal pleasures are Mihai Malaimare Jr.'s photography (shot on rare, extra-sharp 65mm film), brilliant period...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by FOMResearch, on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 7793 Views

AROUND TOWN

RWCPD giving Award to D.A. Steve Wagstaffe

Stephen Wagstaffe Prosecutor of the Year Award: The Stephen Wagstaffe Prosecutor of the Year Award is presented annually...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Lurker , on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:51 am | 36 comments | 7788 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Grand jury dings San Mateo County for failing to rein in sooaring pension costs

San Mateo County doesn't have enough money to cover promised retirement costs that could total $2 billion, not the $1 billion...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:47 am | 14 comments | 7787 Views

AROUND TOWN

New supes president points to poverty amidst plenty

Supervisor Dave Pine will serve as president of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 2014. In prepared remarks, he...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ayn Rand, on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 7748 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents losing patience with incomplete Watkins Avenue project

Nearby residents are losing patience with the stalled construction project at Watkins Avenue and El Camino Real, whose fencing...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by PLUMP, on Aug 15, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 19 comments | 7740 Views
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