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WOODSIDE

Solar array to offset huge electricity bills

A Woodside homeowner who pays about $40,000 yearly for 105,000 kilowatt hours of electricity is having a 10-500-square foot...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 25, 2009 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 2107 Views

MENLO PARK

Applying for medical marijuana permits

San Mateo County is accepting applications for medical marijuana clubs in unincorporated areas. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Right on, on Sep 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm | 2 comments | 1394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools gets $2.9 million

The 735-student Portola Valley School District hit the jackpot in the recent lottery for federal stimulus money. The district...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Tim Hanretty, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 1750 Views

MENLO PARK

Police videotape crowd at rail meeting

Tipped off by blogs that there would be a big crowd at the Aug. 26 high-speed rail meeting, a Menlo Park police officer videotaped...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 3, 2009 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 1396 Views

MENLO PARK

Passionate boos, cheers mark Eshoo meeting

A vocal crowd of nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a town hall meeting with Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ethan, on Sep 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 22 comments | 1955 Views

AROUND TOWN

Giant oak falls at M-A High School

A large oak tree in the Menlo-Atherton High School parking lot collapsed over a wall, landing on the sidewalk and covering...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Maria Flaherty, on Sep 8, 2009 at 6:42 am | 28 comments | 1806 Views

MENLO PARK

El Camino development clears commission

Plans for a 110,000 square-foot, 40-foot-high building at the site of an abandoned auto dealership on El Camino Real have...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Sep 7, 2009 at 5:42 am | 8 comments | 1693 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forbes: Atherton home asking prices drop

Are there bargains to be had in the Atherton real estate market? Forbes, which ranks Atherton No. 2 on its list of "America's...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 3, 2009 at 8:06 pm | 1 comment | 1494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Forming medical marijuana clubs

San Mateo County is accepting applications for medical marijuana clubs in unincorporated areas. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by maria, on Sep 4, 2009 at 1:43 pm | 3 comments | 1449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Corte Madera middle school graduates 72 students

Corte Madera School in Portola Valley graduated 72 eighth-grade students on Friday, June 12. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8181...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2009
Last comment by diana boyle, on Sep 7, 2009 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 1701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Readers' Choice awards

In a league of their own are the folks at Cafe Zoe in Menlo Park, which won for best live music and tied with Cafe Borrone...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Tee Hee, on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:57 pm | 4 comments | 5905 Views

MENLO PARK

Armed men invade Menlo Park home

Two masked men armed with handguns invaded an occupied home in the 700 block of Ivy Drive in Menlo Park on Saturday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Worried Resident, on Sep 8, 2009 at 10:44 pm | 3 comments | 1329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How schools are handling Obama talk

With all the hubbub over whether schools should show President Barack Obama speech today that urges students to take responsibility...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2009
Last comment by Summer, on Sep 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm | 4 comments | 1649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Social networking feeds food bank

It began as a generous gesture at Trader Joe's in Menlo Park. As of last week, Carolee Hazard's kindness to a stranger had...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by Testa Piena, on Sep 10, 2009 at 10:20 am | 3 comments | 1432 Views

MENLO PARK

No housing proposed in 1300 ECR project

Plans for new development on El Camino Real proceed without housing units, which some say are sorely needed. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm | 17 comments | 3243 Views

MENLO PARK

Comment deadline on Bohannon project

Sept. 21 is the deadline to comment on the environmental impact report for the Menlo Gateway office-hotel project proposed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Sep 15, 2009 at 10:29 pm | 4 comments | 1275 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Saturday: High-speed rail 'teach-in'

The city of Palo Alto will host a six-hour workshop on the California high-speed rail project Saturday, Sept. 12, designed...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Sep 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm | 2 comments | 1743 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board's big thinker is retiring

It can be lonely on the road less traveled, a well-trodden path for Trustee Sarah D. "Sally" Stewart, who is wrapping up...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 12, 2009 at 11:09 am | 4 comments | 1692 Views

ATHERTON

The good life, Atherton style

In the past 200 years, there's been a rich assortment of scandals, romances and tragedies lived out by debutantes, inventors...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by kristin nichols, on Sep 14, 2009 at 7:28 am | 4 comments | 1957 Views

OTHER TOPICS

MP fire district honors Sept. 11 firefighters

Menlo Park Fire Protection District firefighters woke up early to place 343 American flags at three local fire stations...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2009
Last comment by Paloma, on Sep 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 4 comments | 1544 Views
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