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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man sentenced to more than nine years in felony elder abuse case

A man convicted of felony elder abuse related to withholding medication and forging loans has been sentenced to nine years...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by Carey, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 7 comments | 1889 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two seek local seat on open space district board

Incumbent Larry Hassett and challenger Brandon Lewke are running for the Ward 6 seat on the board of the Midpeninsula Regional...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by jimmae, on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 2156 Views

OTHER TOPICS

2.9 earthquake hits Ladera

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit Ladera along the San Andreas Fault Wednesday evening around 8:24 p.m., according to the U.S....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 7 comments | 2314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley earthquake expert shares his knowledge

Sheldon Breiner, a geophysicist from Portola Valley, wants local residents to prepare for an earthquake much bigger than...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Dolly Adams, on Sep 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm | 1 comment | 5639 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary adds new principal

The Woodside Elementary School District's superintendent, who had also been the principal of the one-school district, has...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 2146 Views

MENLO PARK

The best of all worlds

What's a "marketbar?" Please, let it be not another pricey, erratic new eatery that's trendier than thou and louder than...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 5 comments | 2532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader raises money to buy gear for basketball program

For fifth-grader Shay Patel, basketball is more than just a pastime. It's a passion. So it's no surprise that this summer,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Andrew Tan wins national essay contest

Out of hundreds of entries, Andrew Tan of Menlo Park was named one of the winners of a national essay contest held by the...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by JA3+, on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 1760 Views

SPORTS

Back in the saddle

A posse of extreme cowboy racers clearly enjoyed splashing through the water hole on a dusty obstacle course at the Horse...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Extreme Cowgirl, on Sep 8, 2014 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 1030 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Council considers fate of mansion, town's eucalyptus trees

In its first meeting of the fall, the Woodside Town Council starts with a full and significant agenda: an appeal to accept...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 8, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 2 comments | 1692 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Commission reviews Menlo Park food truck event

Off the Grid, a weekly food truck event, launched in Menlo Park earlier this year over the protests of about 20 downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 4 comments | 1409 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police arrest burglary suspect they say entered occupied home

Atherton police are warning residents to keep doors and windows locked after the arrest of a woman who allegedly entered...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 10, 2014 at 9:58 am | 3 comments | 2008 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 8987 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: What Measure M will mean for Menlo

As a member of the Planning Commission for six years and an active participant in the specific plan process, I am greatly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm | 60 comments | 5435 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council reviews analysis of Measure M critique

Criticisms of a consultant's analysis of Measure M, the initiative meant to change Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 10, 2014 at 8:52 am | 5 comments | 1420 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: An 'almost-ran' explains his change of heart

It's been a while since I've posted on my Almanac blog. One reason was that I was seriously considering running for City...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Sep 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 7 comments | 1433 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Transit CEO Michael Scanlon to retire

After 15 years leading San Mateo County's transit operations, Michael Scanlon has decided to retire. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Thomas Paine IV, on Sep 10, 2014 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 1116 Views

MENLO PARK

Planning Commission reviews Off the Grid

Off the Grid, a weekly food truck event, launched in Menlo Park earlier this year over the protests of about 20 downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 10, 2014 at 9:01 am | 2 comments | 466 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Stop-work order lifted for mansion

After more than two months of enforced idleness, the stop-work order issued in July at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 10, 2014 at 2:53 pm | 6 comments | 2701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 1804 Views
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