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ATHERTON

Atherton: Fair Oaks Lane rail crossing could become 'quiet zone'

Atherton residents who live near the Fair Oaks Lane railroad crossing may soon find their lives much quieter -- the town...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Hunter, on May 18, 2016 at 10:49 am | 19 comments | 2804 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Alpine Road traffic brings misery to local residents

Alpine Road was once a two-lane curving byway. It's still two lanes and curving, but basically an expressway, with 25,000...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Alzan, on May 18, 2016 at 9:27 am | 7 comments | 3070 Views

ATHERTON

Update - Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 17, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 12 comments | 4120 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Greenheart project complies with the rules; let's get on with it

As I read the guest opinion in the May 4 Almanac criticizing the proposed Greenheart project on El Camino Real, I felt like...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on May 17, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 1 comment | 1105 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Eat at these local restaurants to support Meals on Wheels

Restaurants across the Peninsula will on Tuesday, May 17, donate 10 percent of their eatery proceeds to Meals on Wheels,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on May 17, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 692 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Hot food, prepared on site, coming to farmers market

One booth planned for the Portola Valley farmers market would have visiting chefs do an impromptu shop-and-cook at the market,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Soody, on May 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 1441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Y Pie, on May 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 101 comments | 33645 Views

SPORTS

Tonight: Menlo Park Rotary Club scholarship event starts at 7 p.m.

Jeff Miller, minority owner of the Golden State Warriors, will speak at the Rotary Club of Menlo Park's annual scholastic...

Original post made on May. 16, 2016
Last comment by The Bridgepoint kids, on May 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former psychiatrist convicted of child molestation dies in prison hospice

Former San Mateo psychiatrist and convicted child molester William Ayres died last month in a hospice at California Medical...

Original post made on May. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: Joseph F. Cotton, 94, Atherton resident, test pilot, WWII military pilot

Joe Cotton, who survived a military crash landing on the German-occupied island of Corfu during World War II, then had a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Tom Cincotta, on May 14, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 2 comments | 1982 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park tonight: Kids get training on safe interactions with police officers

A workshop in Menlo Park on Friday will teach youth and parents about their rights and how to stay safe when interacting...

Original post made on May. 14, 2016
Last comment by Hope and Change, on May 14, 2016 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 1044 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunday: Woodside to hold another soapbox derby

The third annual Woodside Soapbox Derby, sponsored by the Woodside Recreation Committee, begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 15,...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on May 14, 2016 at 10:33 am | 2 comments | 870 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Portola Valley man dies in single-car accident

A single-vehicle accident around 7:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the intersection of Portola and Alpine roads claimed the life...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Katie Wilson, on May 14, 2016 at 9:46 am | 4 comments | 4609 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park reduces fees for retrieving towed vehicles

The city of Menlo Park has reduced the fee it charges to retrieve a towed vehicle from an impound lot to $125 and discontinued...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 13, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 1046 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Walls rise on 90 affordable housing units for seniors

Demolition cranes in February made quick work of the 48 below market rate family and senior housing units on the 1200 block...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on May 13, 2016 at 7:50 am | 1 comment | 1649 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside decision-making process fails to engage larger community

This opaque policy-making by a few council members is part of a pattern of top-down rule that departs from Woodside's traditional...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Facts Please, on May 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 3 comments | 1200 Views

MENLO PARK

After tax defeat, 'transparency' is theme of Menlo Park school district board meeting

In the aftermath of the failure to pass two parcel tax measures on May 3, the board of the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by HelloHanalei, on May 12, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 78 comments | 3324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cat and kitten shelter to close

More than 200 cats and kittens are in need of adoption. The Nine Lives Foundation, a no-kill cat and kitten shelter based...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Margot Knight, on May 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 3 comments | 2104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wagstaffe: Ayres Chapter is Closed

In writing a post supportive of the victims in response to DA Steve Wagstaffe's comment that "this chapter is closed", the...

Original post made by Chapter is closed on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Truth, on May 12, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 3 comments | 189 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Nan Chapman, first woman to serve on Atherton City Council, dies at 80

Atherton's first woman council member and mayor, Nanette "Nan" Figel Chapman, has died at the age of 80 at her home in Woodside...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on May 12, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 2217 Views
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