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MENLO PARK

Special Report: Waiting for backup

Swirling a cup of coffee in the break room of the Menlo Park Police Department on a September afternoon, Felicia Byars is...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2007
Last comment by The Last Word?, on Dec 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm | 66 comments | 4306 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park urged to act on global warming

Push for multi-story, high-density housing projects downtown. Streamline permit processes for commercial and residential...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2007
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Dec 7, 2007 at 3:36 pm | 26 comments | 2775 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

La Honda Winery vintner offers sampling of wine from grapes grown in Peninsula's backyard

Anyone who thinks of winemakers and wine aficionados as pretentiously, overbearingly serious really should meet Ken Wornick. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2007
Last comment by STEVE Haynes, on Dec 7, 2007 at 1:20 pm | 5 comments | 3431 Views

OTHER TOPICS

No more public oversight for Sequoia Hospital

The public will no longer play a role in the governance of Sequoia Hospital, built with taxpayer funds in Redwood City some...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2007
Last comment by Voter, on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:47 am | 3 comments | 2254 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Building hope

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit the Service League, which provides services to jail inmates and their families....

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Bill W., on Dec 7, 2007 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 2550 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Roberts market could get use permit this week

The Portola Valley Planning Commission may issue a conditional use permit this week for the new Roberts market going in where...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Joanna Gall, on Dec 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 2635 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo College professor killed in car accident

Laura Marschall, 44, associate professor of biological sciences at Menlo College in Atherton, was killed Saturday in a head-on...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Dec 5, 2007 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Twice yearly Woodside rummage sale involves the whole town

On May 10 and 11, a twice-yearly Woodside institution will once again take place — the rummage sale at the Woodside...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2007
Last comment by dolores degnan, on Dec 4, 2007 at 8:51 pm | 1 comment | 2521 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Roberts Market could get use permit this week

Unfortunately, I can't be at the meeting about this at the historic schoolhouse tomorrow night, but I certainly hope the...

Original post made by Judy Lurie on Dec. 4, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2444 Views

WOODSIDE

Longtime Woodside firefighter dies at 71

John Clifford "Cliff" Andrews, a firefighter with the Woodside Fire Protection District for 33 years, died Oct. 12. He was...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2007
Last comment by Sam, on Dec 3, 2007 at 9:24 pm | 1 comment | 2803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Best Sellers 12/02/07

Hardcover Fiction 1. The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, Lemony Snicket 2. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini 3....

Original post made by Susan Lider on Dec. 3, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton shoots down M-A theater settlement

It's back to the drawing board for the settlement that would have ended the town of Atherton's lawsuit over the new $28 million...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2007
Last comment by recent transplant to more friendly community, on Dec 2, 2007 at 10:24 am | 8 comments | 2705 Views

SPORTS

M-A rolls over Aragon, into CCS football finals

The Menlo-Atherton football team is at the doorstep of perhaps its second Central Coast Section championship since 2002....

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2007
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:59 am | 3 comments | 2714 Views

ATHERTON

Judge OKs release of report on Atherton's fired finance chief

The investigator's report that led to Atherton Finance Director John Johns being fired must be released to the public, San...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 2537 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Miller Design Co. returns to Woodside

After four years in Portola Valley, interior designer Robert W. Miller is back in Woodside with a new partner and a new studio. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2007
Last comment by Rick Davis, on Nov 29, 2007 at 4:47 pm | 1 comment | 3032 Views

SPORTS

Gabriel Morgan Wins National Capitol Grand Prix; MP Resident Qualifies for US Junior Open Squash Championships

Gabriel Morgan, 10, one of the top ranked under 11 junior squash players in the United States, traveled to the Washington,...

Original post made by Frank Schmidt on Nov. 29, 2007
There are no comments yet. 3158 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New Roberts Market as a gathering place

The town of Portola Valley has been without a grocery store since July 2006, when John's Valley Foods closed after 29 years....

Original post made by David Boyce on Nov. 29, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2508 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Protect vital records from fire, CPA group says

In the wake of the recent fires in Southern California, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants has put together...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Nov. 29, 2007
There are no comments yet. 2591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School communities take up climate change on their own

California's official campaigns against global warming may be taking a hands-off approach to K-12 public school greenhouse...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Nov 28, 2007 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 2300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Uphill challenge for Phillips Brooks School

It is no secret that Phillips Brooks, the private elementary school that has been located on Avy Avenue in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2007
Last comment by A neighbor, on Nov 27, 2007 at 8:46 pm | 4 comments | 2545 Views
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