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MENLO PARK

Collacchi challenges city on Bohannon project

A law firm representing former Menlo Park council member Paul Collacchi has sent a letter to the city of Menlo Park, challenging...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by a survery, on Oct 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm | 16 comments | 1709 Views

MENLO PARK

City to negotiate waste-collection contract

The city of Menlo Park will begin negotiations on a contract with a new waste management provider to take over collection...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Green resident, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:37 pm | 6 comments | 1454 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Meg Whitman event in Atherton

Atherton resident Meg Whitman, the former eBay CEO and California gubernatorial hopeful, is set to appear at a meet-and-greet...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by p got sp, on Oct 8, 2010 at 11:31 am | 34 comments | 2783 Views

ATHERTON

Two arrests for embezzling from elderly woman

Two people have been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $13,000 from an 81-year-old Menlo Park woman, police...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Doug, on Sep 28, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 1586 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JFK-friend Paul 'Red' Fay dies in Woodside; they met in PT boat training during World War II

Paul Burgess "Red" Fay of Woodside was known for his close friendship with President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, whom he met...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Seth Hoffman, on Sep 26, 2009 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wednesday: Rail authority to hold 'open house'

The agency charged with designing the California high-speed rail project will hold a set of "open house" meetings in late...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by Dave Montague, on Sep 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm | 2 comments | 1065 Views

AROUND TOWN

Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 1136 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Jury member disputes criticism of report

I am shocked at Kelly Fergusson's attack on the county grand jury report titled "Reversing the Upward Trajectory of Employee...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Sep 29, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 1236 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Why we need a staff-size reduction policy

Why do we care about employee costs? Not surprisingly, employee costs constitute the single largest city expenditure. When...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by my take, on Oct 1, 2009 at 10:55 pm | 6 comments | 1535 Views

MENLO PARK

Man, 23, killed in Menlo Park shooting

A 23-year-old man was shot to death in front of his apartment in Menlo Park this morning, a police spokeswoman said....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Earle Jones, on Sep 29, 2009 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 1233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ristorante Mataro opens in downtown Menlo

Ristorante Mataro, Menlo Park's newest Italian restaurant, recently opened at 827 Santa Cruz Ave. in space formerly occupied...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by yummo!, on Nov 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1730 Views

WOODSIDE

New parking restrictions for Woodside Road

No-parking signs will be going up along Woodside Road near Woodside Elementary School to increase safety and put an end to...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Leslie Stepp, on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 1696 Views

SPORTS

Vikings Pop Warner football report

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings of the Pop Warner football league played the Berkley Jr. Bears in the fourth week of the season...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1591 Views

WOODSIDE

Police Calls: Residential burglary in Atherton, four Rolex watches stolen in Portola Valley

This information is from the Atherton and Menlo Park police departments and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. Under...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Andre Driscoll, on Sep 30, 2009 at 8:13 am | 1 comment | 1957 Views

OTHER TOPICS

A swimming success?

Three years after Menlo Park's controversial decision to let a private operator run its public pool, Menlo Swim and Sport...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Former MP resident, on Oct 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 7 comments | 1455 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Tonight: Candidates backing charter schools answer questions on school board election

Two candidates who support a public-education scene that includes robust charter schools are running for the governing board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by jim watson, on Oct 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 2 comments | 3700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: Trying to get in

A tiny neighborhood near Woodside High School is petitioning to be included in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District....

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 5, 2011 at 6:08 am | 45 comments | 2818 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rail agency analyzes underground option

Peninsula residents crowded around tables, examined maps, shared their opinions and asked questions of officials representing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm | 16 comments | 1968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts score among top 20 in state API test

Academic Performance Index scores are up and down, but overall, still very good at local elementary schools. And one district,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 1486 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight at Kepler's: Author Malinda Lo

Local author Malinda Lo will talk about her debut young-adult novel, "Ash," a retelling of the classic tale of Cinderella,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jimmy Sigona, on Oct 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 1220 Views
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