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In defending police lawsuit, Menlo Park runs up tab of nearly $350,000

In a lawsuit that may have revealed more about our litigation-happy society than about the law enforcement abuses it sought...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by no winners, on Jan 13, 2010 at 10:15 am | 13 comments | 4793 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Julie Falconer wins
"Face of Ascot" competition

Julie Falconer of Portola Valley was about as familiar with world-famous Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, as Eliza...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1617 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail director resigns

Mehdi Morshed, the executive director of the California High Speed Rail Authority, is stepping down at the end of March....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm | 3 comments | 1614 Views

MENLO PARK

Sprinkler discussions pushed back

Discussion on two hot-button issues in Menlo Park involving fire sprinklers and lawn watering has been pushed to the Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 12, 2010 at 7:14 pm | 6 comments | 1248 Views

MENLO PARK

City of Menlo Park poised to buy foreclosed home

Menlo Park's City Council at its Jan. 12 meeting could approve the purchase of a home in the Belle Haven neighborhood. It...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Jan 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 12 comments | 1577 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Family of Officer Richard May furious about leak

The family of slain East Palo Police Officer Richard May -- including stepfather Frank Merrill of Atherton -- is outraged...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jan 12, 2010 at 8:38 am | 16 comments | 2130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers - Week of January 4, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Help Kathryn Stockett 2 Cutting For Stone Abraham Verghese 3 Girl Who Played With Fire Stieg Larsson 4 Noah's...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jan. 11, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man exits Assembly race

Kai Stinchcombe, a 2005 Stanford graduate and a start-up founder, has dropped out of the race for a state Assembly seat in...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by harry, on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 1646 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm | 5 comments | 1744 Views

MENLO PARK

Sprinklers on MP council agenda in January

Menlo Park's City Council will take a three-week hiatus before its next meeting on Jan. 12. At that meeting, the council...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2009
Last comment by Sean Howell, on Jan 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | 87 comments | 6250 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton Bears win BIG over Menlo (53-39)

Menlo started out fast with impressive defense as the M-A Bears had trouble stopping Richard Harris of Menlo in the first...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jan 8, 2010 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 1847 Views

ATHERTON

Officials: Silence on settlement an oversight

Atherton officials said that the failure to inform residents about a $230,000 pay-out to a former police officer was an oversight,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm | 3 comments | 1670 Views

MENLO PARK

Are red-light cameras working?

The decision of which pedal to pound when the light changes from green to yellow is one that every driver faces, often on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Jan 7, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 3 comments | 1293 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reconfiguring library parking lot

Construction workers are tearing up and rebuilding a section of the parking lot in front of the Menlo Park library to create...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by trim the bushes!, on Jan 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 7 comments | 1451 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Fire sprinklers still a vexing question

Back in 2004, the Menlo Park City Council turned down a push by the fire district to adopt an ordinance mandating installation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2010
Last comment by vote?, on Jan 7, 2010 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1179 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council picks Kathy McKeithen as mayor

Kathy McKeithen will handle the gavel at Atherton City Council meetings in 2010. Ms. McKeithen, the vice mayor for 2009,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Godfather, on Jan 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm | 7 comments | 2065 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park blog captures local life, people, vignettes

It's a cool winter's day here in Menlo Park, California, latitude 37 degrees, 44 minutes; longitude 122 degrees, 11 minutes....

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Alice MacCorkle Carrott, on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:17 am | 2 comments | 2006 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 | 8332 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Avoiding strange symbols in Town Square posts

You may have noticed strange symbols in some Town Square posts. The symbols occur where apostrophes and quote marks should...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 5, 2010
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 2 comments | 1565 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: High-speed rail running off track

Even if the state budget wasn't $20 billion or more in the hole, California has no business spending $10 billion now and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 25 comments | 2102 Views
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