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AROUND TOWN

Human remains belong to missing hiker

Human remains found last month in a remote and rugged area of unincorporated San Mateo County off Skyline near Woodside belong...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by hiker, on Jan 26, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 1 comment | 1321 Views

MENLO PARK

Council to honor community activist Elizabeth Lasensky

Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline will read a proclamation honoring community activist Elizabeth Lasensky at the City Council meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Objective Observer, on Jan 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 3 comments | 1681 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Trailhead parking to shrink by 20 percent

For hikers who use the Coal Mine Ridge or Windy Hill trails in Portola Valley and drive to the trailhead, the limited parking...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 1968 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Pension Costs Skyrocketing

In the last decade, California public pension costs have risen 2000% and this is the key reason California is in massive...

Original post made by Candle Lighter on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Some Cities, on Jan 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1600 Views

MENLO PARK

City employee union opens door on negotiations

The union that represents most Menlo Park workers has asked its members to make a showing at tonight's City Council meeting,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Jan 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 1227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Train death identified as Gunn grad Brian Taylor

The young man who stepped in front of a Caltrain Friday night has been identified as Brian Bennion Taylor, 19, a 2008 graduate...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by Active Resident, on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 1914 Views

ATHERTON

What should be the residency requirement for Council members?

At present the residency requirement for Council members is ambiguous and not precisely defined in local, county or state...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jan. 25, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1347 Views

ATHERTON

Councilman says he hasn't left Atherton

Atherton Councilman Charles Marsala says he hasn't moved out of Atherton. Responding to a complaint from a neighbor who thought...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 25, 2010 at 6:39 am | 50 comments | 2367 Views

ATHERTON

Stogner's Crusade

Hats off to Mr. Stogner for his contributions to this post. Mr. Stogner was screwed by the system. Mr. Stogner didn't...

Original post made by sitting bull on Jan. 23, 2010
Last comment by Stogner is a hero, on Jan 25, 2010 at 12:22 am | 7 comments | 1788 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Transparency is not always pretty

A few weeks ago we chastised the Atherton Town Council for intentionally keeping word of a $230,000 settlement against the...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by clothes line, on Jan 24, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 1 comment | 1616 Views

MENLO PARK

Big raises for reassigned city supervisors

The city of Menlo Park has restructured its management operations — a move that city officials say will save money,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by scott brown, on Jan 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm | 33 comments | 2383 Views

SPORTS

M-A Bears with golden win at Oracle Arena over Terra Nova (38-27)

Playing without their injured star point guard Jeff Keller, the Menlo-Atherton Bears relied on a smothering defense to shut...

Original post made by calfan on Jan. 22, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1695 Views

WOODSIDE

Services set for Joan Sellman, former Almanac staffer

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at Woodside Village Church for Joan Sellman, a resident of Woodside for...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2010
Last comment by Lorraine Bailin, on Jan 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm | 4 comments | 1930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas principal to retire in June

Gerald Traynor, the principal of Las Lomitas Elementary School in Atherton for the last 10 years, has announced his retirement,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by AFormerLLParent, on Jan 22, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1667 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed-rail business plan draws criticism

California's legislators have yet to fully digest the latest business plan from the California High-Speed Rail Authority,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 22, 2010 at 4:27 pm | 3 comments | 1374 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sen. Simitian hosts high-speed rail hearing in Palo Alto

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, is offering local residents an opportunity to weigh in on California's high-speed rail...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jan 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 1461 Views

ATHERTON

A civil rights victory

In a little noticed proceeding in a San Mateo Criminal Court an unassuming young entrepreneur and Atherton resident struck...

Original post made by marathon man on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 22, 2010 at 11:45 am | 17 comments | 2072 Views

ATHERTON

In Atherton, disparate views on what constitutes transparent government

In the wake of recent criticism about the appointment of the new police chief and lack of disclosure about a $230,000 sexual-harassment...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by inquisitive, on Jan 22, 2010 at 8:32 am | 2 comments | 1497 Views

MENLO PARK

Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 5343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park kindergarten registration

Priority kindergarten registration for the Menlo Park City School District begins Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 26. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by mp mom, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1576 Views
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