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AROUND TOWN

Parcel tax measures defeated in Menlo Park City School District election

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by No on A + C, 4 hours ago | 22 comments | 848 Views

AROUND TOWN

Now that Measures A and C have failed what should be the agenda for the MPCSD Board?

Now that Measures A and C have failed what should be the agenda for the MPCSD Board? 1) Understand the depth of misunderstanding...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 103 Views

FICTION

Are bike lanes in El Camino Real's future?

Each day, as many as 45,000 cars make the slow, jolting traverse through Menlo Park along El Camino Real. How to make that...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Robert Cronin, 6 hours ago | 28 comments | 1415 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday deadline to vote on school parcel taxes

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District have until Tuesday, May 3, to mail or drop off their ballots, or vote in person,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Mike Keenly, 7 hours ago | 103 comments | 2655 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Update: Portola Valley house fire likely caused by spontaneous combustion

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) An April 27 fire that significantly damaged a two-story house...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Cause of Combustion?, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 547 Views

WOODSIDE

Almanac receives awards in state contest

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 622 Views

MENLO PARK

Community meeting on Ravenswood Ave. grade separation

The first of three community meetings to discuss a "grade separation" (separating the roadway from the railroad tracks) at...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by resident, 14 hours ago | 8 comments | 1210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Willows neighbor saves family's pets from house fire

An alert resident of the Willows neighborhood of Menlo Park saw smoke coming from a neighbor's two-story home on Concord...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sybille, 15 hours ago | 1 comment | 939 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dr. William Ayres is denied parole- but DA's office never notified victims of hearing

Dr. William Ayres- one of the most prolific child molesters in recent California history, was denied parole on March 4, 2016....

Original post made by Truth on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Truth2s, 19 hours ago | 58 comments | 3738 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trump headlines local CA GOP convention in 2 weeks

Our CA GOP party proudly announces that Donald J. Trump, presumptive party nominee for president, headlines the upcoming...

Original post made by Corner Office on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 10:16 pm | 12 comments | 283 Views

ATHERTON

If you've got $10 million, Atherton has a deal for you

Looking for a special gift for the person who has everything? Or do you want to ensure your name is not soon forgotten? ...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm | 5 comments | 1597 Views

SPORTS

A Woodside family marks its passage with athletic excellence

It's been a drama-filled life in recent years for Woodside brothers Erik and Karl Arvidsson, and tangentially for their parents...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on May 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 1843 Views

SPORTS

Track & field: Miranda breaks Menlo school record

Menlo School sophomore Robert Miranda ran himself into the history book at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on Saturday as...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on May 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Matilde, on May 1, 2016 at 11:12 pm | 31 comments | 3625 Views

ATHERTON

Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Linda, on May 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 10 comments | 3463 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Update: Supervisors ask for noise study on San Carlos Airport

Supporters of the San Carlos Airport filled a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, March 8, but they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Ron, on May 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 128 comments | 4749 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Protesters Become Violent at California Republican Convention

Professional protesters became violent yesterday morning causing violence and mayhem. They assaulted a fellow delegate with...

Original post made by California Republican Party Delegate on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Liberal, on May 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 9 comments | 199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 72 comments | 4117 Views

MENLO PARK

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Chuck Wood, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax backers raise $16K

The committee backing two parcel tax measures in the Menlo Park City School District has reported that it raised $16,241...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Drink your woes away, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 9 comments | 1454 Views
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