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Rod Diridon not renamed to rail authority board

Longtime transportation advocate Rod Diridon Sr. will not be reappointed to the California High Speed Rail Authority board,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 5, 2011 at 4:58 am | 6 comments | 2144 Views

AROUND TOWN

Auto thief suspect rams two police cars

An officer was injured in Redwood City on Wednesday afternoon when the driver of a stolen vehicle rammed two police cars...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Hugo, on Jan 5, 2011 at 1:26 am | 5 comments | 1596 Views

MENLO PARK

State bar dismisses complaint filed by Menlo councilman

The California State Bar has concluded that noted First Amendment attorney Terry Francke did not "willfully violate" its...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by better memory, on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:29 pm | 9 comments | 2183 Views

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Atherton council unanimously opposes Cargill development of salt lands

After debating at length how strong a statement to send to the town's neighbors to the north, the Atherton City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 4, 2011 at 7:38 pm | 3 comments | 2189 Views

WOODSIDE

Caltrans unrelenting on parking rules for Woodside Road

Responding to area bicyclists' complaints about Woodside's temporary reinstitution of midday parking in bike lanes on Woodside...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Jan 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 3755 Views

MENLO PARK

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by how to report this crime?, on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1369 Views

AROUND TOWN

CHP finds cyclist at fault in Alpine Road fatal accident

The California Highway Patrol has concluded that the cyclist was at fault in a fatal collision on Nov. 4 involving a cyclist...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2011 at 2:09 pm | 20 comments | 3179 Views

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 | 1712 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 | 1787 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 | 1746 Views

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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 | 1790 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 | 2669 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 | 1695 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 | 5313 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 | 3348 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 | 3214 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 | 4330 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 | 2888 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 | 3325 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 | 2851 Views
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