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MENLO PARK

Finding safety, family, hope

<I>"I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes."...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by John Straubel, on May 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 1771 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Real estate: Are private council talks OK?

The Portola Valley town attorney claims a Town Council can discuss background questions about potential real estate transactions...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by pv resident, on May 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 2758 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Special meeting may be prelude to staffing, spending cuts

The Atherton City Council will meet at 8 a.m. Monday, May 9, in a special public meeting that is likely to be the prelude...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on May 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 24 comments | 3310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Wide opposition to Cargill's 'Saltworks' project

Cargill's effort to persuade Redwood City, the Peninsula and the region of the supposed benefits of their city in a salt...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 9, 2011 at 10:07 am | 10 comments | 2905 Views

FICTION

Reactions to death of Osama bin Laden

"That he's dead is part of the healing process," said Harold Schapelhouman, chief at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Homeopathy, on May 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 15 comments | 5291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parcel tax Senior exemption

I have always questioned the use of Senior exemptions for school district parcel tax ballot measures. And, I have suggested...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 1, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on May 7, 2011 at 10:52 am | 3 comments | 3477 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford offers Menlo Park more money

Stanford is now offering Menlo Park $3.7 million to ease traffic snarls induced by its proposed hospital expansion and also...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by menlo parker, on May 7, 2011 at 9:53 am | 12 comments | 2092 Views

MENLO PARK

City to conduct nationwide search for manager

Picking their way around legal questions surrounding when a pension reform measure must take effect, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 7, 2011 at 8:19 am | 17 comments | 3073 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living with coyotes in Almanac country

Missing cat posters are a common sight in some parts of Woodside, where cats disappear on a regular basis. Read the full...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Cat Owner, on May 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm | 10 comments | 2046 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Avocets, snowy plovers nest at former salt ponds

<I>Submitted by Susan DeVico, a spokesperson for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.</I></B> Read the full story...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Will, on May 5, 2011 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 2490 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental report: Road to spiffed-up downtown would be far more clogged

There's no getting around it &#8212; no mitigating measures to call upon: A developed downtown area as envisioned in Menlo...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by doppelganger, on May 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 1678 Views

AROUND TOWN

Press Statement by Michael G. Stogner on San Mateo Supervisor Election

PRESS STATEMENT BY MICHAEL G. STOGNER ON 2011 SAN MATEO SUPERVISOR ELECTION Tonight's election represents a victory for...

Original post made by Stogner Campaign on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on May 5, 2011 at 10:42 am | 7 comments | 1789 Views

SPORTS

MA wilts against Terra Nova

The MA Bears varsity baseball team lets another one slip away to Terra Nova at home. Starting pitcher Nick Lange went 7 innings...

Original post made by Linda Lange on May. 4, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3132 Views

WOODSIDE

Mountain lion spotted lying on front lawn

A mountain lion was spotted lying on the front lawn of a home in Woodside on Tuesday night, April 26, according to the San...

Original post made on May. 4, 2011
Last comment by Judi Kiel, on May 4, 2011 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 2846 Views

ATHERTON

Mountain lion spotted lying on front lawn

A mountain lion was spotted lying on the front lawn of a home in Woodside on Tuesday night, according to the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by df and g, on May 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm | 19 comments | 2812 Views

SPORTS

Running Boston Marathon at age 80

Portola Valley resident Ruth Anne Bortz celebrated her 80th birthday in October and on Monday, April 18, completed the prestigious...

Original post made on May. 3, 2011
Last comment by Bobbi Callison, on May 3, 2011 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 4006 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - Week of May 1, 2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Quicksilver Amanda Quick 2 Love Of My Youth Mary Gordon 3 Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest Stieg...

Original post made by Pam Grange on May. 3, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1706 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Two armed robberies on Sunday

Police report two armed robberies in Menlo Park on Sunday. At the new BevMo liquor store at 700 El Camino Real, the robber...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Complexity, on May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm | 17 comments | 2931 Views

MENLO PARK

Ravenswood faces critical parcel tax decision

Voters in east Menlo Park and East Palo Alto who are in the Ravenswood City School District have an important parcel tax...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 19 comments | 2590 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New HSR group focuses on Caltrain corridor

A new high-speed rail group on the Peninsula says it's trying to fill a void in the discussion by concentrating on the Caltrain...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by RayofSunshine, on May 1, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 16 comments | 3211 Views
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