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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Impressed reader, on Feb 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm | 8 comments | 4643 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bob Augsburger dies Dec. 31 at his Portola Valley home

Robert R. "Bob" Augsburger, a former vice president of Stanford University and the first executive director of the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 4642 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should adults permit supervised underage drinking?

There have been a number of Forum threads that resulted from a recent incident in Menlo Park involving underage drinking...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 3, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 84 comments | 4639 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama’s Medicare hypocrisy

Dick Morris wrote a great article on how Obama is throwing seniors under the Medicare Bus. Please refer to this article...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Jun 16, 2011 at 7:04 pm | 127 comments | 4630 Views

MENLO PARK

Massive two-story building proposed to dwarf Oak Knoll School neighbors

In its headlong rush to break ground on a monstrous NEW 2 story bldg. at Oak Knoll School, backing on Oak Avenue and dwarfing...

Original post made by BIGGER THE BETTER? on Mar. 21, 2007
Last comment by Concerned Menlo Park Neighbor, on May 9, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 35 comments | 4621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury: County misled public about its finances

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report July 22 that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Taxpayer, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 4614 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Check out this post on the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley:

Check out this post on the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley: ...

Original post made by Foodie on Jul. 18, 2007
Last comment by IRVIN CHAMBERS, on Mar 20, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 3 comments | 4613 Views

MENLO PARK

Save Menlo, meet Menlo Park Deserves Better

An election season without opposing factions is like throwing a party no one is invited to. As it turns out, Menlo Park doesn't...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Jun 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 89 comments | 4610 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe: FBI investigation 'manufactured'

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe isn't buying the allegation that his office is being investigated by the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Rocket, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 94 comments | 4601 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Submit ideas to Short Takes

The Short Takes editor can always use good ideas for her column. Amusing annecdotes, wacky coincidences, goverment officials'...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 2, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4599 Views

MENLO PARK

Destinations: Magical island

Our goal was to see the sun rise behind the row of 15 massive stone busts at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island, but as we jolted...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kathy, on Apr 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 4594 Views

AROUND TOWN

Squirrels vanish from Bayfront Park

No, they're not nuts: Menlo Park residents who thought squirrels were vanishing from Bedwell Bayfront Park were right. The...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Michael Young, on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 27 comments | 4590 Views

MENLO PARK

Special Report: Waiting for backup

Swirling a cup of coffee in the break room of the Menlo Park Police Department on a September afternoon, Felicia Byars is...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2007
Last comment by The Last Word?, on Dec 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm | 66 comments | 4589 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Residents air noise, safety concerns at Surf Air meeting

More than one local resident testified at a community meeting in Atherton on Monday (Dec. 9) that they remember exactly when...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Trade Ya, on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 4589 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cyclist responds to Portola Valley resident's Dec 6 letter

As a Portola Valley resident (Cherokee Way) and avid cyclist, I’d like to respond to Nancy Baglietto’s letter in the Dec...

Original post made by Lloyd Chambers on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Rae Taylor, on Sep 29, 2007 at 6:09 am | 15 comments | 4588 Views

ATHERTON

Another whitewash by "Mr. Clean"?

The following is a text of a letter I received from Atherton Police Chief Mike Guerra in response to my citizen's complaint...

Original post made by John P Johns on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Mar 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | 82 comments | 4587 Views

MENLO PARK

What's wrong with downtown Menlo Park?

Santa Cruz Avenue is looking pretty dowtrodden these days with so many stores closed down and boarded up, while downtown...

Original post made by Downtown on Apr. 10, 2007
Last comment by Squirrell, on May 7, 2009 at 10:13 am | 37 comments | 4574 Views

SPORTS

SPORTS: Vikings score clean sweep

<b>Report by Jim Gallagher, Vikings Boosters</b> Menlo-Atherton's Pop Warner Vikings scored a clean sweep during the...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 11, 2006
Last comment by , on Oct 11, 2006 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 4566 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 4565 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Troubled by two serious bike accidents

Last week's Almanac contained two more tragic stories of cyclist deaths due to apparently careless car driving. Beyond the...

Original post made by Tim Rochte on Jun. 11, 2007
Last comment by walker, on Jul 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm | 31 comments | 4564 Views
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