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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park donors sponsor high school kids to see 'Hamilton'

Today, 2,200 Bay Area high school students and teachers will gain free bragging rights to an exclusive experience many locals...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bay Home, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 2751 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Pig chase is cruel, and sends wrong message to kids

Does an event that allows children to chase down frantically fleeing baby pigs to capture one for a ribbon constitute animal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Kelly, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:19 pm | 12 comments | 544 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Piggish Truth about Animal Cruelty

It was a surprise to see Ken White, the president of the Peninsula Humane Society, jump in the Pig Scramble debate and take...

Original post made by Christopher Robin on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 142 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JoAnn Loulan, Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 24, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 1469 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Council approves plan to install license plate-reading cameras

License plate-reading cameras for criminal surveillance are coming to entry and exit points of Portola Valley. A unanimous...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Ben F, on Mar 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 33 comments | 1512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Tad Taube honored for lifetime achievements

In recognition of philanthropic activities over 40 years, Woodside resident Tad Taube will be honored with a Distinguished...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by bill1940, on Mar 24, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 785 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by New Deal Home, on Mar 24, 2017 at 11:01 am | 15 comments | 474 Views

AROUND TOWN

World War II vet honored for heroism after 66 years

Carl Clark of Menlo Park told the hundreds of well-wishers at the Jan. 17 ceremony recognizing his World War II heroism that...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2012
Last comment by Larry A. Moore, on Mar 24, 2017 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 3244 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say

Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 24, 2017 at 7:13 am | 5 comments | 1497 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City manager gets second bonus in six months

A $4,400 cash bonus for Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre was approved by the City Council last week following a closed...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by 3rd bonus, on Mar 23, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 5 comments | 1300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday (March 14), it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by NOT tired, on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:14 pm | 27 comments | 2930 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Snapshot on JoAnn Loulan: Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Brad Hall, on Mar 23, 2017 at 7:17 am | 6 comments | 413 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by WoodsideWoodside, on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:51 pm | 48 comments | 4296 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man charged with attempting to kill police officer at hotel

A man employed by a vendor performing maintenance work at the Stanford Park Hotel has been charged with the attempted murder...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sometimes, on Mar 22, 2017 at 9:40 pm | 8 comments | 2094 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Man with car in ditch pleads no contest to felony DUI

Redwood City resident Duncan Crawford Burr entered a no-contest plea to one count of felony drunken driving last week in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jean, on Mar 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 980 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 1953 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 930 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:24 am | 16 comments | 2113 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Spy, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Any update?, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 99 comments | 9834 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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