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AROUND TOWN

Top stories of 2013

This was not a year reporters spent idling at their desks, desperate for news to write. On the contrary, 2013 brought a deluge...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Feeling defensive?, on Dec 30, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 2 comments | 5187 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police association tactics under fire

A number of residents and City Council members are criticizing a pre-election mail and telephone campaign by the Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Steve R, on Oct 12, 2012 at 11:45 am | 33 comments | 5183 Views

SPORTS

Alpine Menlo Pumas win Silicon Valley Cup

The Alpine Menlo Pumas won the Girls Under-14 Division of the Silicon Valley Cup over Labor Day weekend. The Pumas are...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by lizzy, on Feb 13, 2007 at 8:43 pm | 1 comment | 5182 Views

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 | 5168 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park returns to 1863

Menlo Park got a glimpse of what life was like in 1863 during a celebration of 150 years of Peninsula train service at the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by grand old party, on Oct 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm | 2 comments | 5157 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Officials pledge commitment to 'blended' rail system

A lower price tag, fewer tracks and a fresh commitment to fund rail improvements in north and south California are among...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by truth, on Mar 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 11 comments | 5154 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

Friday, September 11 at 7 PM: "Mamma Mia!" Sing-along movie night. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Refreshments provided...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5153 Views

ATHERTON

Guest opinion: Volunteers welcome to help out in Atherton

If a reader's only impression of Atherton came from local newspaper headlines and blogs, what would that person conclude?...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Huh??, on Jul 1, 2010 at 3:02 am | 5 comments | 5132 Views

MENLO PARK

Bicyclist dies after being hit by car in Atherton

A 62-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car and killed while crossing a major thoroughfare in Atherton this morning (Thursday),...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:59 am | 32 comments | 5131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What to do about enrollment growth, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School

Changes to open-enrollment policies for the Sequoia Union High School District and tentative revisions to the map assigning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by oldtimer, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 25 comments | 5130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heaton named to Las Lomitas school board

Christine Marie Heaton, a high school teacher who has two children in the Las Lomitas School District, has been appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 5123 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The price of doing business

"Business has quadrupled," said Karla Oliveira, the proprietor of the Build It Again Lego store she opened briefly in Menlo...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Old MP, on Jun 11, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 15 comments | 5115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes reject Stanford's $10.4 million trail offer

Update: For a third time, San Mateo County supervisors have rejected an offer by Stanford to spend millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by An old engineer, on Dec 22, 2011 at 10:52 am | 42 comments | 5108 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: St. Patrick's Seminary secretary pleads no contest to felony embezzlement

A secretary accused of helping her boss embezzle money from St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park has pleaded no contest,...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on May 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 5094 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 | 5089 Views

MENLO PARK

Poisonous mushrooms kill dogs

All dog owners know that if a dog realizes something can fit inside its mouth, it's only a matter of seconds before the item...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2012
Last comment by Debbie, on Mar 16, 2012 at 12:39 pm | 5 comments | 5088 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park scrambles to cover planning staff departures

Two planners from the city of Menlo Park will be leaving within the next two months, just as the city finds itself facing...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by predictable, on Oct 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 5080 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jack Hickey endorses Michael Stogner for San Mateo County Supervisor

I'll be voting for Michael Stogner for Supervisor. Recently, I chose Michael as one of my running mates for the Sequoia...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Central Menlo progressive, on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:53 am | 48 comments | 5073 Views

FICTION

SLAC develops 'accelerator on a chip,' journal reports

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park have successfully used a laser to accelerate electrons...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2013
Last comment by Michael Bauernfeind, on Sep 28, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 3 comments | 5070 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton police release sketch of 'distraction' burglary suspect

Atherton police have released a sketch of a man who posed as a plumber, walked uninvited into a home on Mesa Court, and distracted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by June Curran, on Sep 8, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 5062 Views
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