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ATHERTON

Atherton crime wave, where are the cops?

There seems to be an article every week (or more often) that burglaries are taking place in Atherton, in quite a rampant...

Original post made by What gives? on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by up or down?, on Dec 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 1 comment | 453 Views

MENLO PARK

Police report: Atherton woman wakes to intruder in her bathroom

Crime reports from Atherton, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/12/17/police-report-atherton-woman-wakes-to-intruder-in-he...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by RW, on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 4591 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Services for Joe Whelan, Portola Valley Ranch developer

A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and a memorial service for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Church of the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ken Wachtel, on Dec 17, 2013 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: Safe routes to school a priority for Mayor Dave Burow

Councilman Dave Burow, the new mayor of Woodside, puts the highest priority for the year ahead on making it safer for children...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Woodside Parent, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1395 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former mosquito district official remanded to custody

Formal sentencing for a former mosquito district financial director who embezzled more than $450,000 was delayed a fifth...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2013
Last comment by Marty, on Dec 17, 2013 at 8:31 am | 5 comments | 3430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire at Sims Metal Redwood City.

Another fire this AM at Sims Metal keep windows closed. ...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Dec. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 378 Views

ATHERTON

Another citizen settled with San Mateo for false arrest and police officer falsifying police report

I posted the link to Steve White's case in one of the threads about Jon Buckheit's case, but I think it deserves own thread. I...

Original post made by Lurker on Jan. 28, 2011
Last comment by Ree Chard, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:45 am | 11 comments | 3637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Friendly persuasion

If films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Poster, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:18 am | 1 comment | 1777 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Keith continues to lead council in reimbursement requests

Turns out you can spend more taxpayer money attending local dinners than on a trip to Ireland: For the third time in a row,...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Dec 16, 2013 at 8:06 am | 36 comments | 6893 Views

MENLO PARK

City Manager wants $360,000 loan to repair his home

According to a front page article in the Daily Post, City Manager McIntyre is asking Council to approve this $360,000 loan...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm | 2 comments | 724 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 4786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: State housing rules cripple local cities

<I>First of two parts</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/12/11/guest-opinion-state-housing-rules-cripple-local-cities...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 2 comments | 1662 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:18 am | 4 comments | 3235 Views

MENLO PARK

M-A students collect food for needy families

Continuing their annual holiday tradition, students at Menlo-Atherton High School have collected more than 150,000 cans of...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Dec 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 2534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pet of the week

Santa baby, she's been nice -- we swear! Meet Bella, a sweet female pit bull available for adoption at the Peninsula Humane...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 1 comment | 1269 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Almanac Holiday Fund misinformation

The Almanac Holiday Fund http://www.almanacnews.com/morguepdf/2013/2013_12_11.alm.section1.pdf contains erroneous information...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 12, 2013
There are no comments yet. 456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council approves pay raises for union

So somebody please correct me if I'm wrong, but did I hear city attorney Bill McClure say last night that Council had to...

Original post made by Jesse on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:13 am | 17 comments | 1845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hanretty released from prison, appeals court order for $2.7M in restitution

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was imprisoned for embezzlement and misappropriating...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Wait a sec, on Dec 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm | 2 comments | 3259 Views

WOODSIDE

Town looks at ways to coax walking, cycling to school

About 8 percent of Woodside Elementary School students walk or ride a bike to school. Students driven to school are the majority...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 1 comment | 1511 Views

AROUND TOWN

Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 14531 Views
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