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High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 6 comments | 17497 Views

ATHERTON

Researchers fit deer with GPS collars

The state's Department of Fish and Game announced this week that it has successfully completed the first phase of a project...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm | 21 comments | 17320 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is sponsoring a candidate forums for the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2013 at 1:41 pm | 68 comments | 17292 Views

WOODSIDE

Historic Woodside estate is still a summer home for the Fleishhacker family

Not long after the 1906 earthquake, Mortimer Fleishhacker, a successful San Francisco businessman, decided he wanted to build...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:34 pm | 4 comments | 16555 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park council candidates forum

A League of Women Voters forum for the five candidates running for two seats on the Menlo Park City Council will be held...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by reality, on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:26 am | 7 comments | 16193 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's Measure X would renew parcel tax

Four years ago, Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure passed overwhelmingly, with 77.4 percent of voters supporting the annual...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by F Lee Bailey, on Oct 25, 2013 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 16106 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police urge more vigilance in face of latest overnight thefts

The rash of burglaries in Atherton's Selby Lane neighborhood continues, with three residents calling police to report thefts...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by JoseG, on Nov 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 15924 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputy police chief named to new county post

The San Mateo Police Department's loss is San Mateo County's gain, as the city's longtime deputy police chief Michael Callagy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Oct 17, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 15608 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park specific plan review culminates in medical office cap, minor changes

Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan emerged in one piece following its first review: The council decided to...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by WakeUpMenlo, on Dec 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm | 90 comments | 15513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Clear choices in fire board race

In this election in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, five candidates are vying for three seats, including one being...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2013 at 7:23 am | 18 comments | 15300 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

Reborn as a flashy but soppy new adventure directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film is sentimental claptrap about...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by TMoney, on Feb 21, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 13 comments | 15103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three emergencies leave two men dead, snarl traffic

Three emergencies dramatically slowed north-south traffic through Redwood City and Atherton on Friday, including two incidents...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by What a ... , on Oct 1, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 20 comments | 14912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials investigate Sims fire

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is investigating Sunday's fire at a scrap metal recycling facility in Redwood...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm | 5 comments | 14685 Views

MENLO PARK

Crash leaves two seriously injured, lanes closed on University Avenue

Lanes on University Avenue at Bayfront Expressway are closed indefinitely, Menlo Park police announced shortly before 8 a.m....

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Ron, on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 4 comments | 14620 Views

MENLO PARK

Changes ahead for Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

One hundred and forty years ago, the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church first took shape in a small building on Santa Cruz Avenue....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Mel, on Mar 2, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 44 comments | 14349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Petitioners protest Planned Parenthood clinic's opening

It's become as predictable as dawn and dusk: Where a Planned Parenthood clinic opens, there will be protests. And the protest...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 79 comments | 14115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two more pull papers in Atherton council race

Greg Conlon, who came in a close third in last November's race for two Atherton City Council seats, and Diane Sandhu have...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 2, 2013 at 7:34 am | 6 comments | 13981 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Petition on El Camino project worth signing

Menlo Park residents who are fed up with the traffic gridlock on El Camino Real should strongly consider signing the petition...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2013
Last comment by public benefit needed, on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:01 am | 40 comments | 13844 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Couple walking dog killed by alleged drunken driver

Two people walking a dog were struck from behind and killed by a suspected drunken driver in Menlo Park on Thursday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Drive Unimpaired, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 22 comments | 13839 Views

WOODSIDE

Hanretty must pay Woodside School District $2.67 million for misappropriation

Tim Hanretty, the former superintendent of the Portola Valley School District now serving a two-year prison term for embezzlement...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by A WES Neighbor, on Sep 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm | 14 comments | 13821 Views
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