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AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Going the distance

Admissions to a California public university is a gantlet these days, with deep cuts in budgets for the University of California...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by donah, on Sep 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm | 4 comments | 2210 Views

MENLO PARK

Local firefighters help out in San Bruno

Local firefighters played a role in fighting the massive residential fire in San Bruno believed to have started with the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm | 9 comments | 1729 Views

MENLO PARK

New police chief reflects on first week in Menlo Park

His first week on the job started well, then took a tragic turn as an explosion in San Bruno on Sept. 9 destroyed lives and...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by Sorry for You, on Sep 14, 2010 at 6:21 pm | 6 comments | 1668 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Good bet on bad deal

You could have made a fortune if a bookie had odds on the Menlo Park City Council last Tuesday night. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 31 comments | 2649 Views

MENLO PARK

Feature story: The end of the party

Nancy Kiesling's 22-year tenure as the proprietor of a popular Menlo Park used bookstore came to an abrupt end June 16 when...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sue, on Sep 13, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 4 comments | 1867 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Gateway project looks good to me

After 50 years in this area I am protective of our city. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=10097...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Alexander Trager, on Sep 13, 2010 at 8:58 pm | 4 comments | 1309 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Lanes still closed on 101; fatalities ID'd

Traffic on U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo continues to be limited to one lane in north and southbound directions this...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 13, 2010 at 7:29 pm | 5 comments | 4847 Views

MENLO PARK

Con man Gann's trial set

Simon Gann, the con man who allegedly sweet-talked a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of money by pretending...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by haha, on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:54 am | 2 comments | 1621 Views

AROUND TOWN

There will be flags tomorrow

Tiny U.S. flags will proliferate tomorrow on lawns at local fire stations in Menlo Park and Woodside in memory of the 343...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by great, on Sep 13, 2010 at 5:49 am | 16 comments | 2174 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton calls on feds to halt funding for state's high-speed rail project

The proposed elevated high-speed railroad would be akin to a six- to eight-lane freeway bisecting Atherton -- "a blight"...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by D. P. Lubic, on Sep 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm | 17 comments | 3429 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside couple ordered to pay $5.75 million in construction dispute over $18 million home

Arbitrators awarded Palo Alto-based housing contractor Vance Brown Corp. a total of $5.75 million from Woodside homeowner...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jury, on Sep 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm | 23 comments | 7194 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ladera barber Aram Chirkanian to put down the scissors after 50 years

After 20 years living on a 38-foot yacht in Redwood City and 50 years cutting men's hair in Portola Valley, Woodside and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2010
Last comment by The Truth, on Sep 11, 2010 at 11:23 pm | 4 comments | 4003 Views

MENLO PARK

Brownie troop helps Fund-A-Teacher

<I>This information was submitted by Parke Treadway of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation.</I></B> Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Sep 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 1419 Views

MENLO PARK

Burgess baby pool closed until May

Splish, splash, babies won't be taking a bath again in the Burgess baby pool any time soon, according to aquatics center...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Sep 10, 2010 at 9:39 pm | 3 comments | 1549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saving the planet pledge by pledge

The Holland sisters of Portola Valley are little girls who think big ... really big. Kylie, 11, Devon, 10, and Piper, 8,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2010
Last comment by Ano Nymous, on Sep 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm | 1 comment | 2090 Views

MENLO PARK

Sun Micro reassessment coming

The San Mateo County Assessor's Office confirmed that the Sun Microsystems campus at Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by some research, on Sep 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm | 11 comments | 2025 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton scrambling to fix records-access problems

On the heels of an Aug. 20 showdown in Town Hall over access to public records, Atherton officials are scrambling to fix...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by SHOLMES, on Sep 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm | 15 comments | 2146 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton scrambling to fix records access

On the heels of an Aug. 20 showdown in Town Hall over access to public records, Atherton officials are scrambling to fix...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by James Thompson, on Sep 10, 2010 at 10:14 am | 7 comments | 1894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district salutes teachers, staff

As the 2010-2011 school year shifts into gear, the Sequoia Union High School District has announced its annual awards to...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2010
Last comment by Rachel Andres, on Sep 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 4 comments | 3472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia high school district salutes teachers, staff

As the 2010-2011 school year shifts into gear, the Sequoia Union High School District has announced its annual awards to...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2010
Last comment by Rachel Andres, on Sep 9, 2010 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 2847 Views
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