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SPORTS

Being Bohannon: One of Menlo Park's biggest names talks about his new hotel, his family history, and why developers aren't all that bad

Sitting at the end of a 15-foot-long conference table in his San Mateo office, David Bohannon reads the headline of a newspaper...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2007
Last comment by Member, on Aug 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm | 5 comments | 17384 Views

ATHERTON

Homeowners: Building department negligent

In the midst of a legal battle with her building contractor, Kimberly Sweidy is also taking on the town of Atherton's building...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Dick Seibert, on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 148 comments | 17363 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge: Rail authority's funding plan violated law

The California High-Speed Rail Authority violated state law and "abused its discretion" in proceeding with the controversial...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Vernon, on Aug 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm | 2 comments | 17355 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council acquiesces to complaints about ideas for downtown's future

An observer looking in on the Woodside Town Council meeting in Independence Hall last night would have picked up on an atmosphere...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:22 am | 12 comments | 17280 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 17202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Big issues face Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Funding 101, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 5 comments | 17175 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit discussion continues

The Planning Commission is in the throes of figuring out how to incorporate secondary units, also known as "granny units,"...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Homeless Person, on May 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 21 comments | 17142 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church votes to change denominations

Spirits were uplifted and hearts were broken after the tally for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church's vote on whether to change...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Joe67, on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 72 comments | 17033 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Anna Eshoo takes up chloramine question

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has arranged a meeting in early September between local opponents of the water additive chloramine...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2007
Last comment by Robin, on Feb 23, 2012 at 7:29 am | 41 comments | 16991 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bob Garner, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 36 comments | 16946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley council rejects artificial grass for soccer field at Woodside Priory School

The forces of a plastic modernity were politely shown the door Wednesday night in Portola Valley. After more than two hours...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by grass man, on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:16 am | 30 comments | 16938 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park bicyclist struck by motorist, sustains major injuries

A Menlo Park man was struck by a motorist in the early morning darkness at Stanford University on Wednesday, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 23, 2013 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 16848 Views

MENLO PARK

'We are changing the specific plan' - Menlo Park Planning Commission

Menlo Park planning commissioners are hoping to send "a positive message" with their unanimous action last night to support...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by so sad, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 11 comments | 16818 Views

MOVIES

Family Film at Atherton Library

Friday July 31st the Atherton library will be screening "Tale of Despereaux" at 7:00pm. Refreshments provided by the Friends...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 16708 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 16641 Views

ATHERTON

Memorial Mass for William Walsh of Atherton

A memorial Mass is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, for William Desmond Walsh of Atherton. Mr. Walsh died Nov. 16 at Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Marhy O'Riordan, on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 16635 Views

MENLO PARK

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits is closing its doors in Menlo Park

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Employees first, on Jul 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 36 comments | 16449 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton pedestrian struck by car dies of injuries

Atherton resident Shahriar Rahimzadeh, 32, died at about 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Stanford Hospital of injuries sustained...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 126 comments | 16362 Views

MOVIES

Public records requests lead to confrontation in Atherton Town Hall

Two aggrieved residents and one former employee who successfully sued the town for wrongful termination converged on Atherton...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2010
Last comment by Kimberly Sweidy, on Aug 27, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 65 comments | 16322 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park working to improve emergency alert coverage

Smoke and confusion lingered in the air after Sunday's fire at a metal recycling plant left Menlo Park residents trying to...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Use what we have!!, on Nov 14, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 2 comments | 16304 Views
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