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THE LOCAL DISH

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Spanks Obama

For months, Obama has been threatening to veto bi-partisan legislation that would assert the legislative branch's constitutional...

Original post made by Washington Merry Go Round on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 17, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 8 comments | 135 Views

WOODSIDE

Locals face 35% cuts in water use

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area used an average of 85 gallons of water per person per day in September 2014, according...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Waterworld, on Apr 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 7 comments | 519 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Burmeister tagged for assistant superintendent

Hillview Middle School principal Erik Burmeister will become the Menlo Park City School District's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by lessons learned, on Apr 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm | 13 comments | 1709 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrans cancels second herbicide spray date on Highway 84

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which had said it would spray herbicides along Highway 84 west of...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 17, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 5 comments | 1357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two major construction projects planned for Woodside Road this summer

If all goes as planned, two major construction projects will be underway in Woodside this summer, on either side of Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 2134 Views

ATHERTON

Why Atherton might leave county library system

A set of talking points that will be before the Atherton Council for adoption at its Wednesday, April 15, meeting make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 12 comments | 1223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial set over lawsuit involving driver who struck horse on I-280

A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician who was serious injured in December 2012...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 646 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council nixes moratorium on 'super basements'

The Woodside Town Council chose not to adopt a moratorium Tuesday on super-sized basements while the town updates basement...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by homeowner, on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 2 comments | 1066 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local water district may see mandatory cut of 35%

It's not yet official, but it's looking like a mandatory 35 percent reduction in water use is ahead for the California Water...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 20 comments | 3975 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: 'Going Native' garden tour shows how to use less water

A free "Going Native Garden Tour" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at gardens in Portola Valley, Woodside,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1009 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commission recommends bike lanes, no third lane on El Camino Real

Given a choice of three options or leaving El Camino Real alone, the Menlo Park Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:33 pm | 52 comments | 3084 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton moving to put stoplight at El Camino & Almendral

Atherton's City Council is quickly moving toward installing a pedestrian-controlled stoplight on El Camino Real at Almendral...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Apr 15, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 1178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School boards expected to oppose Menlo Park residents' attempt to change school districts

Residents of the 31 homes on O'Connor Street in Menlo Park who are attempting to transfer from the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by More to it, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:50 am | 32 comments | 2919 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: One cart, 17 bottles of booze and three arrests

Despite the number of times such capers go awry, three people allegedly loaded a shopping cart at Safeway with bottles of...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:41 am | 9 comments | 2322 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Human remains not found at scene of house fire

Investigators searching for possible victims in the abandoned single-story house at 29 Shearer Drive in Atherton that was...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by O, on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 4 comments | 2143 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside student leads effort to remake school library

A new reading library was recently created at Summit Prep Charter High School in Redwood City by Woodside resident Erin Miller...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Margaret, on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 1 comment | 1691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by water saver 2, on Apr 13, 2015 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 1365 Views

MENLO PARK

Discussion of modifications to Menlo Park rail crossing

A discussion of near-term modifications to the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing is among the items on the agenda for the...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by compass?, on Apr 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments | 719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

STEM, career tech could be focus at new Menlo Park high school

Academic paths through high school typically lead students toward college, with career technical education as an option....

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 1552 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Spring Home & Garden Design

This edition of Home & Garden Design features an updating of a 1960 Atherton home; a revamp of an Eichler incorporating a...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by links, on Apr 11, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 863 Views
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