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WOODSIDE

Fixing Woodside's 'structurally deficient' bridges

For at least 100 years in the rural community that is now Woodside, three two-lane, single-span bridges -- on Kings Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 8, 2012 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 2419 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District subsidy of Nursing Program

Sequoia Healthcare District has been granting $1,000,000/year since 2004 in subsidies to students enrolled in a Baccalaureate...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 8, 2012 at 9:55 am | 8 comments | 2433 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Warning on eating wild mushrooms

With wild mushroom growth prompted by seasonal rains, the California Department of Public Health has issued a warning...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Porcini Harvesting, on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:45 pm | 1 comment | 1175 Views

MENLO PARK

Question for the Editors

I heard about the bad dog bite last month at the Menlo Park dog park which cost a woman her finger. I'm wondering why this...

Original post made by Hmmm on Dec. 7, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1102 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Holiday Fund: How crisis intervention by StarVista helps teens

<I>By Sharon Navarro, grants and development manager for StarVista (formerly Youth and Family Enrichment Services).</I></B> Read...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 1487 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elected Official Compensation

Intriguing data courtesy of the LA Times. They have a recap of all general law cities and the amount paid to council members....

Original post made by Benefit Watcher on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 2 comments | 1427 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Supervisors do it again

They are giving a close friend a raise when we don't even know if he asked for it. So the question is why? There's no public...

Original post made by Michael Stogner on Dec. 7, 2012
There are no comments yet. 878 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton tries to get a handle on employee costs

Atherton is moving in the right direction to reduce the town's unfunded liability, with the City Council on Nov. 28 passing...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by BenchMark, on Dec 7, 2012 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 1521 Views

SPORTS

Local youth rugby season begins with first practice.

If you’re driving or walking by Ronald McNair Middle School Football field located at 2033 Pulgas Avenue on Monday evenings...

Original post made by Uhila Makoni on Dec. 6, 2012
There are no comments yet. 5024 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District votes to Spend 100% Of Property Tax Income On Community Service

In an action taken at yesterdays Board meeting, the majority on Sequoia Healthcare District Board of Directors voted to...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 6, 2012
There are no comments yet. 951 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rain falls and creek rises

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink -- unless you're an animal and accustomed to creek water. The recent storms...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Dec 6, 2012 at 9:41 am | 2 comments | 1047 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Review: 'Life of Pi'

In Ang Lee's exhilarating "Life of Pi" -- based upon the bestselling novel by Yann Martel -- a boy adrift reads a "Survival...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Uriah, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1033 Views

AROUND TOWN

When rain causes fire

Electrical fires are known for being impervious to water, a truth demonstrated in the rain over nearly two hours early Thursday...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2012
Last comment by Allied but not Arty, on Dec 6, 2012 at 8:36 am | 1 comment | 872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: U.S. 101 auxiliary lane ribbon-cutting

At 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, dignitaries will gather to commemorate the construction of U.S. 101 auxiliary lanes between...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Rob, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:35 am | 7 comments | 1087 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday parking hours take effect

Menlo Park has never been the sort of town where you can shop until you drop -- for one thing, the fear of parking tickets...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardina, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1179 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district and firefighters fighting in court

With both sides saying they hope for a fresh start, relations between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the firefighters...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 24 comments | 2012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

5 Ways to Encourage Open-mindedness in our Kids this Holiday Season

“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” -- Albert Einstein December is a great time...

Original post made by Kristin Quintana on Dec. 5, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Atherton Algebra Class Travesty

This article was published in the Menlo Atherton student newspaper: http://www.mabearnews.com/news/2012/11/16/delgado-absence-affects-students/ I...

Original post made by MA Bear on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by Health, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:00 am | 3 comments | 1919 Views

MENLO PARK

Kepler's named Small Business of the Year

A longtime Kepler's customer and fan, State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) has named the iconic bookstore the "Small...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Dec 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 1446 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Compensation cuts OK'd, but reconsideration likely

The vote may have been unanimous, but the outcome of the Atherton City Council's approval of compensation changes for 10...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by BenchMark, on Dec 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 1085 Views
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Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
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Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
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Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 552 views