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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley woman adopts tortoise refugees

At the Hufty-Alegria home in Portola Valley, the sign posted on the gate clearly states: "Keep out, endangered wildlife habitat."...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 2163 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 2755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 2135 Views

ATHERTON

Former CFO sues Menlo College

A former chief financial officer of Menlo College filed a lawsuit Monday against the college, claiming he was terminated...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2014
Last comment by RICKY, on Jun 21, 2014 at 11:13 pm | 1 comment | 332 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Fire temporarily shuts down SLAC linear accelerator

The linear accelerator at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park has been shut down after a June 25 fire that...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by Erik, on Jun 28, 2014 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 1642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff's Office warns of rise in burglaries

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an increase in burglaries throughout the Peninsula, south...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by gina, on Jun 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 1700 Views

WOODSIDE

'Step Back in Time' at Filoli estate

Fans of Downton Abbey who also happen to be fans of Woodside's Filoli can combine their loves at a Thursday, July 17, fundraiser...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jason Petersson, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1600 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

In 1931 a chauffeur enjoys a moment with a small dog, seen on the running board of this elegant coupe. (Photo courtesy of...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 2, 2014 at 7:31 am | 1 comment | 718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside woman writes romantic suspense novel

Lisa Frieden, a Woodside resident with a background in science but a Ph.D. in English, was working on her autobiography,...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jul 2, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 1513 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College signs a couple of transfers for sports programs

==BI Oaks roundup == The Menlo College men's soccer program put the finishing touches to their 2014 recruiting class on...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 3, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 448 Views

MENLO PARK

Celebrating the Fourth with parades, festivals, rodeo

Those looking for a way to celebrate Independence Day need look no further than local communities, where lots of activities,...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by cmon, on Jul 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 447 Views

MENLO PARK

Growing up with Ty Cobb

About 10 years ago Herschel Cobb and his daughter Madelyn were looking at a photo of her as a young child. Suddenly, she...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jeff Taylor, on Jul 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 611 Views

OTHER TOPICS

July hikes, geocaching in open space preserves

For those seeking exercise in the great outdoors in July, the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District has lined up a number...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District , on Jul 11, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 634 Views

MENLO PARK

Wise Impact report on Specific Plan released

Those willing to spend a few hours reading this 350 page report (cost the City about $430 per page), can entertain themselves. The...

Original post made by old timer on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by words and pictures and charts and stuff, on Jul 11, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 258 Views

MOVIES

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is the latest in a series of modern Hollywood action reboots, which aim to transform a campy...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 12, 2014 at 10:27 am | 1 comment | 1144 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Coldest Antarctic June every recored at French Station

The French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station has recorded the coldest June ever since records have been kept....

Original post made by Brian S on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by the Earth is round, on Jul 13, 2014 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 164 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Good move by Woodside commission on construction violations

Every so often city council members and planning commissioners are put in the uncomfortable position of trying to determine...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm | 1 comment | 490 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Initiative proponents note flaws in consultant's analysis

As several people have noted, there's something for everyone in a consultant's analysis of the specific plan initiative proposed...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Alisa Yaffa, on Jul 15, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 279 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Fencing setbacks debated

A passionate three-hour conversation about fence regulations? It happened in Independence Hall in Woodside before the Town...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Opposed, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:27 am | 1 comment | 254 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac publisher commended

Tom Gibboney, center, who retired June 27 as editor and publisher of the Almanac, was commended by the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 1 comment | 719 Views
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