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THE LOCAL DISH

Zuckerberg sued for fraud in Palo Alto real estate deal

A Palo Alto real estate developer is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for fraud in a deal that allegedly included promises...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by mb, on May 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 3645 Views

MENLO PARK

Victims in Menlo Park double fatality are identified

Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead off of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by PanchoLoco, on May 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 6 comments | 3206 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton teen honored nationally for volunteer work

Jessica Bird, a senior at Sacred Heart Preparatory School in Atherton, is one of 10 young volunteers across the nation honored...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by R. Todd Johnson, on May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 2160 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: It's not easy being on the ASRB

Spare a thought or two of gratitude for the seven volunteers who serve on Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board,...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Tyrannical ASRBurdity, on May 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 3 comments | 1175 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Initiative signatures submitted

About a dozen people gathered outside Menlo Park City Hall on May 12 to listen to Save Menlo representatives announce that...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by sasquatch, on May 14, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 32 comments | 4116 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Couple sentenced to jail for stealing luggage after Asiana Airlines crash

Two people who used the confusion after the Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport last summer...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on May 14, 2014 at 2:42 pm | 5 comments | 1810 Views

AROUND TOWN

Circling the Wagons and Giving Change a Chance
Position Paper by Michael G. Stogner, Candidate for Supervisor

The SamTrans scandal is a perfect example to illustrate many of the issues that I have been campaigning about in San Mateo...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 14, 2014 at 7:31 am | 5 comments | 572 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Blank checks stolen from Menlo Park mailboxes

Two Menlo Park residents told police that blank checks had been stolen from their mailboxes and then used for forgery. Read...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on May 13, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 2 comments | 2352 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man sentenced to year in jail for Portola Valley attack

A 22-year-old Palo Alto man was sentenced Friday to one year in county jail for an attack on a 13-year-old boy with a...

Original post made on May. 10, 2014
Last comment by Kris, on May 13, 2014 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 4106 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac wins state-wide awards

The Almanac won eight awards in the California Newspaper Publishers Association contest, including first-place awards for...

Original post made on May. 4, 2014
Last comment by Come on, on May 13, 2014 at 6:52 am | 9 comments | 2581 Views

MENLO PARK

Video: SaveMenlo Anouncing and Submitting necessary signatures for the Initiative (5-12-2014)

Today, 5-12-2014, the SaveMenlo group announced and submitted to the City the needed signatures for the Initiative regarding...

Original post made by Morris Brown on May. 12, 2014
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MENLO PARK

Save Menlo claims to have needed initiative signatures

The SJ Mercury in an article: http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_25734848/menlo-park-will-pay-consultant-126-886-study has...

Original post made by old timer on May. 10, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm | 7 comments | 325 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will pay a consultant $126,886 to study proposed citizen initiative to limit downtown offices

The SJ Mercury reports: http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_25734848/menlo-park-will-pay-consultant-126-886-study Our...

Original post made by Disgusted on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Sam Tyler, on May 12, 2014 at 11:37 am | 4 comments | 463 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom lied says Ling La

Sam Trans Whistleblower Ling La responds to Carole Groom's comment from a candidate interview this week. San Mateo County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Thank you, on May 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 12 comments | 825 Views

AROUND TOWN

POSITION PAPER: PENSION REFORM AND TAXES by Michael G. Stogner, Candidate for Supervisor

I have previously written position papers on what San Mateo County could be doing better in terms of sexual crimes against...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Thank you, on May 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 5 comments | 595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The beat goes on: An appreciation of Dr. Wong

Jazz royalty. A visionary, and a legend in the jazz world. Any musician would be thrilled to be characterized by those reverential...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Samuel Pearl, on May 11, 2014 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 1557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park planning commissioners selected

A new face has joined the return of a familiar one on the Menlo Park Planning Commission. The City Council has reappointed...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Good News, on May 11, 2014 at 7:28 am | 1 comment | 1246 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Judge to compel Vinod Khosla to testify in Martin's Beach case

Attorneys presented opening arguments Thursday morning on the first day of the latest courtroom battle of private-property...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on May 10, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 1381 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 8320 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama to visit the Bay Area

Walmart may seem an unlikely place for a president to visit, but President Barack Obama is set to come to Mountain View's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on May 10, 2014 at 9:13 am | 13 comments | 3508 Views
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Freshman Blues Don't Mean Wrong College
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,271 views

Background and Ideas for the Comp Plan
By Steve Levy | 21 comments | 1,215 views

When Grandparents Visit
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 942 views

The State’s Proposed “Rainy Day” Fund Threatens Local School Districts’ Ability To Keep Their Financial Houses In Order
By Erin Glanville | 3 comments | 370 views

Aging and Training
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 202 views