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ATHERTON

Obituary: Ronald Kistler, 83, retired USGS research scientist

A memorial service for retired U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Ron Kistler, who died Oct. 30, will be held Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Dec 15, 2014 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 169 Views

SPORTS

Menlo's Lacy finishes 10th in national cross-country finals

Menlo School senior Lizzie Lacy didn't run to victory at the 36th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 353 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: Overcoming adversity, transforming lives

Both of Mark's parents suffered from serious mental illness: his mother from schizophrenia and his father from bipolar disorder....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chuck Hagel, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 923 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm | 42 comments | 2505 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: Woodside grandmother taken for $3,000 in phone scam

A woman transferred money to a caller claiming to be her grandson, only to later learn it was an impostor. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by mary, on Dec 14, 2014 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 1530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District may open new high school in San Carlos

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into a contract to buy a one-acre parcel at 535 Old County Road, just...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments | 2023 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday Fund: Menlo's JobTrain helps thousands gain job skills

<I>Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit JobTrain in Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2014/12/03/holiday-fund-menlos-jobtrain-helps...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Russell Pyne, on Dec 13, 2014 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 2396 Views

MENLO PARK

Cover story: War is hell

Woodside resident and former mayor Nat Landes has many military medals sitting on a bookshelf in his living room that recognize...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Charlie, on Dec 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 1550 Views

MENLO PARK

Storm update: Mountain Home road reopens

The intersection of Middlefield Road and Oak Grove Avenue is closed due to flooding, Atherton officials announced at 9:08...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by JustinM, on Dec 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm | 6 comments | 4098 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 7:56 am | 13 comments | 1358 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why aren't the MA Schools closed for the storm?

Hello Given it is extremely stressful getting our children into the traffic vortex on Oak Grove in Menlo Park, why haven't...

Original post made by Menlo Parent on Dec. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 140 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments

Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm | 1 comment | 1163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 9 comments | 4971 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents, public agencies stockpiling sand before storm

A flash flood watch and high wind warning have been issued by the National Weather Service in advance of the storm expected...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:31 am | 1 comment | 1685 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Meeting on document examining San Carlos Airport's effects on neighbors

A meeting to discuss the draft of a document that looks at the current and projected effect of the San Carlos Airport on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm | 5 comments | 984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Hearing on Mandarin immersion charter proposal

The public will have a chance to comment on the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 1208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board denies petition to start Mandarin immersion charter school

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 174 Views

MENLO PARK

Two arbitration processes for police misconduct cases

The two unions representing the city's police officers will have two different procedures for handling appeals of disciplinary...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by You've got to be kidding, on Dec 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 212 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge orders property owner to reopen gate at Martins Beach

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge on Friday issued a final ruling affirming that a Silicon Valley entrepreneur...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 8 comments | 1798 Views
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