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MENLO PARK

Councilwoman Fergusson skips Dec. 15 ethics course, days after vowing to reacquaint herself with open government law

SJ Mercury News 12/29/2010 3am "Menlo Park councilwoman forgoes Dec. 15 ethics course, days after vowing to reacquaint herself...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 29, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:41 am | 19 comments | 1690 Views

MENLO PARK

New Menlo environmental quality commissioner appointed

Christina Smolke, recently seen asking the Menlo Park City Council to spare a heritage redwood tree located on a neighbor's...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by chop chop, on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:21 pm | 3 comments | 1775 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rich Gordon to chair subcommittee overseeing high-speed rail authority

Newly elected state Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, has been named chairman of the Assembly budget subcommittee that...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jan 3, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 5 comments | 1722 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police nab suspects in midday gas station robbery

Menlo Park police recovered cash and cigarettes, and made two arrests on Jan. 1 in connection with a midday armed robbery...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 1768 Views

ATHERTON

Jill, John Freidenrich give $25 million to Stanford School of Medicine

The Stanford University School of Medicine will receive $25 million, one of the school's largest contributions to date, from...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by Random, on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 2631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suggestions for New Year's Resolutions?

It's that time of year and I was wondering if you had suggestions for new year's resolutions. This might be a helpful thread...

Original post made by POGO on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 1, 2011 at 9:58 pm | 9 comments | 1682 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 5235 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident, historian Gil Richards dies

Historian, writer, and longtime Woodside resident Gilbert Richards died peacefully at home on Dec. 22 at the age of 96. Mr....

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Schoneveld, on Jan 1, 2011 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 3274 Views

WOODSIDE

Plea bargain gives elderly Menlo Park man a chance

An elderly Menlo Park resident arrested early one morning in August 2010 for possession of a small amount of methamphetamine...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 3147 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Family of bicyclist files wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a woman fatally struck by a big-rig while riding her bicycle in unincorporated Portola Valley last month has...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 41 comments | 4264 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council erred in not electing Cohen mayor

Hypocrisy. Inequity. Both words describe the Menlo Park City Council majority, which a week ago feigned allegiance to "the...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2010
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Dec 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm | 24 comments | 2867 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley joins chorus against Cargill project

Another voice -- the Portola Valley Town Council -- has joined the chorus of opposition to a proposal by Minneapolis-based...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm | 8 comments | 3244 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Nov. 30: Comment sought on Cargill project

A "scoping session" -- set for Nov. 30 -- will provide visitors a close-up view of a proposal to build a community for up...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm | 13 comments | 2779 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council rejects Cargill development

The Cargill Salt Corp. proposal for a residential community on a salt flat off Redwood City should instead be restored as...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2010 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 2868 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wrongful death alleged in Alpine Road bike fatality

==I This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.== A wrongful death lawsuit is now in process in San Mateo County...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2010
Last comment by Moe, on Dec 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm | 8 comments | 2119 Views

ATHERTON

Update: Retired cop hired to investigate report-alteration case

==BI This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.== Pete Peterson, an outside investigator and retired police...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm | 22 comments | 2543 Views

MENLO PARK

Students bake 10,000 cookies for inmates

San Mateo County Jail inmates have a truckload of yummy treats coming their way this week -- 10,000, to be exact. For the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2010
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 28, 2010 at 1:13 am | 7 comments | 1800 Views

MENLO PARK

D.A. to review Fergusson's Brown Act violation

A review of Menlo Park City Councilwoman Kelly Fergusson's admitted Brown Act violation is being launched to determine if...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Frugal, on Dec 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 2938 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday tips for dog owners

The holiday break affords us a little extra time with our canine companions. However, the holiday's also present a few risks...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sybille, on Dec 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 2064 Views

MENLO PARK

Union to resume bargaining with Menlo Park

The Service Employee International Union (SEIU) Local 521 plans to resume bargaining with the city in January, according...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 1761 Views
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