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WOODSIDE

Woodside: Homemade fireworks thought to be behind Sunday night explosion

Homemade fireworks are being reported as the cause of an explosion heard around 9:15 p.m. in Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2016
Last comment by in the glens, on Sep 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 4 comments | 2951 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit

After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 64 comments | 5696 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District considering appointing Erik Burmeister as new superintendent

The Menlo Park City School District announced today that the school board will discuss on Sept. 27 whether it should appoint...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:33 am | 17 comments | 3995 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cal Water gives a 'state of the drought' update

Water budgets and surcharges for going beyond them may be gone for now, Dawn Smithson of California Water Service (Cal Water)...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Sep 25, 2016 at 11:46 am | 3 comments | 2438 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton resident aims to give everyone lobbying power

Atherton resident John Thibault has written a book called "How to Change a Law" that with his iLobby website is designed...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by a must see, on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 2036 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Police and FBI SWAT team raid home early this morning

Police from Menlo Park and East Palo Alto, in the company of an FBI SWAT team, conducted a search of an occupied home in...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Bell Haven Resident, on Sep 24, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 7 comments | 5168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Price takes fourth in 200 at Canadian Olympic Trials

Former Menlo School standout Maddy Price placed fourth in the women's 200 meters Sunday at the Canadian Olympic Trials in...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 738 Views

MENLO PARK

July 9: Bike 4 Breath ride starts, ends in Atherton

Bike 4 Breath, a bike ride to support clean air and lung health, will start and end at Encinal Elementary School in Atherton...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 542 Views

MOVIES

Photos from Woodside Junior Rodeo

Here are photos from the Woodside Junior Rodeo, held Monday, July Fourth, at the Mounted Patrol Grounds on Kings Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Widespread heat expected in Bay Area Sunday

After below-normal temperatures midweek, weak offshore winds and clear skies will bring a warming trend starting today and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Sep 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 1355 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County sales tax measure will be on November ballot

A measure to extend an existing San Mateo County half-cent sales tax by 20 years will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by John McDowell, on Sep 24, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 16 comments | 2543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton and Menlo Park: Police focus on traffic safety in extra patrols today

Police from law enforcement agencies from around the county are once again collaborating in a traffic-safety initiative,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Sep 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 3 comments | 1295 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Time to say yes to a more vibrant Menlo Park

I love living in Menlo Park. But I can't help but imagine ways in which Menlo Park could be even better — more livable,...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm | 53 comments | 2950 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: The death penalty: End it, don't try to 'mend' it

There are two initiatives on the November ballot pertaining to the death penalty. Briefly, one is to replace the death penalty...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Electric man, on Sep 21, 2016 at 5:09 pm | 3 comments | 585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Book sale at Menlo Park Library this weekend

Looking to stock your shelves with new stacks of books? The Menlo Park Friends of the Library will be hosting its fall quarter...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 21, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1113 Views

ATHERTON

Tonight: Atherton police contract on agenda

Contracts for Atherton's city manager and the police department are on the agenda when the Atherton City Council meets at...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by I'm in, on Sep 21, 2016 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 920 Views

MENLO PARK

Commission OKs moving food truck event to Menlo Park Library parking lot

Soon, visitors to the Menlo Park Library and Civic Center sports fields may not have to leave the Civic Center to get food...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by bad decision, on Sep 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm | 33 comments | 3409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's Keeble & Shuchat Photography to close in October

Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Sep 20, 2016 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 1803 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Fire board discusses Atherton council's property tax complaints

The board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District meets tonight in a study session in response to an idea put forward...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 20, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 7 comments | 1001 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by pvrez, on Sep 20, 2016 at 8:44 am | 6 comments | 1915 Views
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