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AROUND TOWN

Residents upset with Caltrans' plans to spray herbicides on roadsides March 3, 10

Local residents say they are unhappy to hear Caltrans plans to spray herbicides along county roadways in March, despite a...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by Big Bird, 5 hours ago | 6 comments | 1387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park kickstarts redesign of Ravenswood train crossing

Thirteen years ago, Menlo Park decided to look at separating the railroad track crossings at Ravenswood, Encinal, Glenwood...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by yes to grade separations, 10 hours ago | 39 comments | 3878 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project

A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by SJ, 12 hours ago | 8 comments | 1604 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Why is Wagstaffe prosecuting Lopez?

I am acquainted with sheriff's Deputy Juan Lopez, and DA Steve Wagstaffe. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2015/02/25/letter-why-is-wagstaffe-prose...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 217 Views

WOODSIDE

Feature story: Saving Arthur the owl -- twice

Lee Ann Gilbert is very, very certain that she, with a lot of help from the Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife Care Center...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Feb 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 1570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district superintendent on medical leave

Maurice Ghysels, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, is on a "short term medical leave," school board...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 940 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park holds workshop on reconfiguring El Camino Real

The city of Menlo Park will host a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to discuss three alternative configurations for...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Forget Alma , on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 50 comments | 2075 Views

OTHER TOPICS

President of Filoli volunteers explains origins of controversial agreement

Heidi Brown, president of Filoli's volunteer group, Friends of Filoli, said the volunteer agreement that has caused so much...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by member, on Feb 28, 2015 at 10:42 am | 46 comments | 5247 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary adds new principal

The Woodside Elementary School District's superintendent, who had also been the principal of the one-school district, has...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 1872 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside woman spots mountain lion on her porch

A Woodside resident said a mountain lion lingered for about 15 minutes on her porch this morning. When deputies arrived,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by La Hondan, on Feb 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 8 comments | 2009 Views

MENLO PARK

Meeting on Caltrain/Ravenswood Interchange

Like many residents, I found the horrible accident this past Monday at the Caltrain Intersection at Ravenswood, and the tragic...

Original post made by Councilmember Ray Mueller on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by better ideas, on Feb 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 250 Views

MENLO PARK

Immediate changes to make Ravenswood train crossing safer

While decisions are being made, plans approved and funding obtained for long term grade separation solutions what can be...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 94 Views

AROUND TOWN

Young entrepreneurs from India to train in Menlo Park

Menlo Park will launch an economic exchange program this spring, with 100 young entrepreneurs and students from India coming...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 903 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JobTrain adds coding classes

Starting in April, a new class will teach JobTrain clients the basics of computer programming. Students will earn college...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Sammy, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 617 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled

After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by wwjd, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 2454 Views

MENLO PARK

Yellow fever mosquitoes found in Menlo Park

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which can transmit several diseases, including yellow fever, were found in Menlo Park on Jan. 27,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 800 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

College dances looked a lot different in the 1940s, and this photo of a Menlo College spring formal offers a glimpse of that...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Atherton Resident, on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:38 am | 1 comment | 950 Views

SPORTS

Eight local soccer teams remain in playoffs after opening round

Nine local soccer teams began the Central Coast Section playoffs this week, a number believed to be a record. Four schools...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Karen Askey, on Feb 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm | 5 comments | 333 Views

MENLO PARK

Woman dies after train strikes car in Menlo Park

A woman in her 30s died Monday night from injuries sustained when her silver Acura SUV was struck by a southbound train at...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 57 comments | 9441 Views

MENLO PARK

Driver killed by train in Menlo Park is identifed

Caltrain has identified the victim of the fatal accident on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by No Easy Solutions, on Feb 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 72 comments | 8399 Views
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