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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo student, 14, wins high music honors

Pianist Anna Boonyanit, a ninth-grader at Menlo School, was the winner of many awards, including an invitation to perform...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 1260 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council passes 'healthy outlook' budget

Higher-than-expected property tax revenue and the effects of whittling down spending over the last few years have led to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by look north, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 10 comments | 1168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Homeowner claims he was falsely accused of arson after house fire

James Irizarry, the owner of the Woodside home at 1200 Bear Gulch Road destroyed by fire a year ago, has filed a defamation...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1168 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Seeing what others don't

Sick in bed with a fever, 5-year-old Guillermo Rivas flipped through an old family photo album to pass the time. Entranced...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Guillermo Rivas, on Jun 26, 2013 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 2044 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Boundary Redistricting Committee

First Meeting tonight, 6:30PM Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center 725 Monte Diablo Ave. San Mateo June15, 2013...

Original post made by Michael G Stogner on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:39 am | 8 comments | 924 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council wants to appoint Carlson's replacement

Atherton residents who want to serve their community at a high level of involvement — and who have a solid store of...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:55 am | 3 comments | 2492 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Vice President Joe Biden dines at Left Bank

Here's another photo of Vice President Joe Biden in Menlo Park on Saturday, June 15. He's with Khephra Molloy, general manager...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:53 am | 8 comments | 2380 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Belle Haven visioning process steps into action phase

Menlo Park residents and city officials came together last week in a communal effort to address and prioritize key issues...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Jun 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 1499 Views

MENLO PARK

A flood of public records requests hits the DA's office

In yet another headache for beleagured San Mateo County District Attorney, Steve Wagstaffe, multiple public records requests...

Original post made by studabaker on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jun 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 4 comments | 1110 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park drive-by shooting injures two

Two men sitting in the driveway of a Menlo Park residence were shot on Saturday night, June 22, Menlo Park police said. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 1102 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Norm Colb leaves a rich legacy

The local education community has lost a major player with the departure this month of Norman Colb, who has retired from...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Tim Carpenter, on Jun 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 2557 Views

MENLO PARK

Witnesses step forward in Nakano killing, police say

Oakland police say several witnesses have come forward in the investigation of the death of Aya Nakano, a 2008 graduate of...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Justice for Aya, on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm | 3 comments | 2836 Views

FICTION

'Community heroines'

Keiko Franklin sent us this photo of three "community heroines" picking up trash on Sharon Road in front of La Entrada Middle...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Truedy, on Jun 24, 2013 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 1174 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school bond measure officially approved for November ballot

There was much agonizing over language but no surprises when the Menlo Park City School District board met Monday night (June...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Stop the Deception!, on Jun 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 17 comments | 1450 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Subcommittee delivers update on Stanford-Arrillaga project on El Camino Real

When last we heard from the Menlo Park council on the proposed eight-acre Stanford-Arrillaga project, a subcommittee had...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:57 am | 19 comments | 1698 Views

ATHERTON

Jerry Carlson's parting manipulation

Jerry Carlson's cynical character came to the fore on June 19, with his "dead hand" maneuver passing the vice mayor's...

Original post made by Atherton Observer on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 22, 2013 at 8:37 am | 7 comments | 1368 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council wants to appoint new member; applications accepted until July 8

Atherton residents who want to serve their community at a high level of involvement -- and who have a solid store of tolerance...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Kathy, please come back, on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:54 am | 1 comment | 1415 Views

AROUND TOWN

July 7 service for journalist Bill Workman of Woodside

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 7, at the Kings Mountain Fire Brigade Community Center for William "Bill" Spears...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Bruce, on Jun 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 957 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Farmers' market a hit in Portola Valley

Late afternoon breezes in Portola Valley ruffled the flowers, set rows of delicate wire-wrapped jewelry to dancing, and caressed...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Nate McKitterick, on Jun 21, 2013 at 10:12 am | 1 comment | 1662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside seeks better handling of bike tours

Woodside Town Council members are upset about how deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office handled -- or did not...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Donald, on Jun 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 13 comments | 1505 Views
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