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MENLO PARK

High-speed trains may zip through Atherton, MP

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board has chosen Pacheco Pass as the preferred California high-speed rail route,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by reader, on Dec 27, 2007 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 2480 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Tensions peak over pedestrian bridge

Emotional recollection of traumatizing crimes and frustration with the long-standing isolation of the Belle Haven neighborhood...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2007
Last comment by Bart, on Jan 11, 2008 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 2489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Old World style: Local jeweler practices ancient, time-demanding metalworking techniques taught by a master

Davide Bigazzi sits at a workbench in his small, warmly lit studio, the master of his space. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Beth, on Jan 5, 2008 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 2671 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Death of cyclist who fell on Sand Hill Road ruled 'accidental'

Deborah Johnson, the 51-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist who died July 24 in Stanford Hospital after falling off her bike in...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Alexis, on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 3825 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Adopt from Pets in Need this holiday season

We adopted a beautiful five-year-old cat from Pets in Need a few weeks ago and she is a real treasure. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 1, 2008 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 2396 Views

WOODSIDE

Obituary

<B>Robert McKee Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5424 posted Wednesday, December 19,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Mike Gary, on Jan 6, 2008 at 9:26 pm | 2 comments | 2722 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County agencies prepare for winter storms

San Mateo County officials are preparing for imminent winter storms by giving away sandbags and asking residents to remove...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2008
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Jan 3, 2008 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 2434 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton chooses city manager

Jerome "Jerry" Gruber, a former water department head for the ski-resort city of Big Bear Lake, is poised to become the next...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2008
Last comment by Steve S, on Jan 4, 2008 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 2570 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sudden Oak Death

Last year it was the tanoaks; this year it's the live oaks. Oak trees are dying by the dozens in the woods of Woodside, Portola...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2008
Last comment by Agrifos, on Mar 20, 2008 at 9:10 am | 3 comments | 2597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report local storm news here

If you have storm-related news to report, please let us know. You can click on the headline above, and post it in the Comment...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm | 1 comment | 2453 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Start planning for rail projects now

High-speed rail, with its promise of bullet trains running between Northern and Southern California, presents a conundrum...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by observer, on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:02 pm | 13 comments | 2559 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Carbon dioxide emissions linked to mortality

In a groundbreaking study, Stanford University researchers have linked the increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide to an increase...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2008
Last comment by NoMoreBreadAndCircuses, on Jan 8, 2008 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 4903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Business: Mark Gallagher brings 25 years' experience to his Atherton gallery

Mark Gallagher is a hometown boy. Growing up in Sharon Heights, he attended Las Lomitas district schools and graduated from...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2008
Last comment by Rise Krag, on Jan 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 2446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley's Bob and Myrtle Carey celebrate 60 years

Bob and Myrtle Carey of Portola Valley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 21 at the University Club of Palo Alto....

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2008
Last comment by Dawn Carey Schaniel, on Jan 9, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 2802 Views

MENLO PARK

Office project: Neighbors raise traffic fears

Neighbors' concerns about traffic hazards near a proposed medical office complex in Menlo Park will be discussed at the City...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jan 10, 2008 at 8:25 am | 2 comments | 2425 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton police officer is suspended

An Atherton police officer was recently placed on paid leave, although police Chief Bob Brennan said he could not comment...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by wow, on Feb 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm | 15 comments | 3162 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mom wins a makeover

Instead of riding her bike to work, picking up the kids at school, or shopping for groceries, Gudrun Enger of Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by Wondering, on Jan 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm | 2 comments | 3153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man, 19, arrested in assault on teacher

San Mateo County sheriff's deputies arrested a San Mateo man on Tuesday in connection with a November attack on a Woodside...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 10, 2008 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 2239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pharmaca plans store in downtown Menlo Park

Pharmaca, a growing chain of pharmacies that offers both prescription medication and natural remedies, is taking steps to...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by another question, on Jan 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 2538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zero tolerance on gunfire, illegal fireworks

There will be no tolerance for celebratory gunfire or fireworks within the city of Menlo Park, the police department said...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by courtney, on Jan 10, 2008 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 2289 Views
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