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AROUND TOWN

Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 53 comments | 5988 Views

WOODSIDE

Tonight: Woodside may seek public opinion on planning, building services

Are Woodside residents and others who deal with the town's planning and building operations dissatisfied with the services?...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Your Neighbor, on Jul 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 732 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime local family business moves back to its roots

In the more than 60 years since John and Mary Lyngso started Lyngso Garden Materials in the early 1950s, Lyngso has sold...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by James Carr, on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 2 comments | 2204 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton, Menlo Park: PG&E says hundreds of trees near gas pipelines may be removed

More than 130 Menlo Park and Atherton property owners should soon receive letters from PG&E saying up to 1,400 trees near...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Rick Moen, on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:46 pm | 12 comments | 3996 Views

MENLO PARK

Author, model, and comedic talent Fran Kearton dies

The final curtain has come down on the life of Menlo Park resident Frances Peace Kearton, whose varied career included performing...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Richard Robinson, on Jul 28, 2015 at 7:20 am | 5 comments | 2916 Views

AROUND TOWN

SamTrans sued by former accountant

Ling La, a former accountant for the San Mateo County Transit District, has sued the district and her former bosses, district...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 9 comments | 3271 Views

AROUND TOWN

x San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Colin T. Smith 2nd trial.

San Mateo County District Attorney's Office informed the Court today that it will try this case again. This is good and...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Need more information, on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 8 comments | 220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Boy rescued from Burgess Pool 'doing well,' city official says

The aftermath has been a positive one so far for a 6-year-old boy rescued Sunday from a swimming pool by a lifeguard at...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:41 am | 14 comments | 3495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters reach tentative deal with Menlo Park fire district

After seven years of working without a contract, firefighters and the management of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 27, 2015 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 1658 Views

AROUND TOWN

DUI checkpoint planned for undisclosed location in Menlo Park

Somewhere in Menlo Park tonight (Friday, July 24), police officers will be stopping vehicles, checking driver's licenses...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2015
Last comment by Show me da benjamins, on Jul 26, 2015 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 1171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Burglars ransack East Palo Alto church

Less than a month before a scheduled 75th anniversary celebration and fundraiser to repair church grounds, burglars have...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Jul 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly race: Berman, Kasperzak off to fast starts

The primary election is still nearly a year away but the two leading contenders to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Jul 24, 2015 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1182 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo renews contract for red-light cameras

City will add a fifth camera at Chilco and Bayfront Expressway. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=14530...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jenson, on Jul 23, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 13 comments | 2115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Musicians strive for a connected world — no high-tech needed

We live in a connected world. Or so the sloganeers tell us. But what standard do we apply when we speak of our connection...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by pal, on Jul 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Major renovation planned for Avenidas senior center

The Avenidas senior center in Palo Alto unveiled plans recently for a modern, technologically advanced senior center that...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Margaret, on Jul 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 898 Views

ATHERTON

Surf Air continues plans to expand local flights

Local residents and officials who had been trying to meet with Surf Air CEO Jeff Potter since the company announced a major...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by farmer doe, on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:47 am | 106 comments | 4584 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

One of this site's posters continually and tauntingly asks "who can beat Hillary Clinton?" According to today's Quinnipiac...

Original post made by pogo on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:56 am | 4 comments | 140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A teacher wins presidential award for environmental education

Lance Powell, who teaches environmental chemistry and advanced-placement environmental science at Menlo-Atherton High School,...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Jane D, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:47 am | 4 comments | 1835 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama gets Geography wrong again

On the Tonight Show with Jay Leno President Obama made a reference to the following ports as being on the Gulf Coast: Charleston,...

Original post made by 57 States or is the President Smarter than a 5th Grader on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by corner office, on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:46 am | 42 comments | 2011 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jury returns guilty verdict in Woodside burglary case

A jury has found Arizona resident Bradley Sullivan guilty of burglary and grand theft in the residential burglary of a Woodside...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Robert D., on Jul 23, 2015 at 8:14 am | 1 comment | 1095 Views
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