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Grand jury dings San Mateo County for failing to rein in sooaring pension costs

San Mateo County doesn't have enough money to cover promised retirement costs that could total $2 billion, not the $1 billion...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:47 am | 14 comments | 6969 Views

MENLO PARK

Police report: Atherton woman wakes to intruder in her bathroom

Crime reports from Atherton, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/12/17/police-report-atherton-woman-wakes-to-intruder-in-he...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by RW, on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments | 6968 Views

AROUND TOWN

Military tank collector dies at 59

Jacques Mequet Littlefield, who assembled one of the largest private collections of military vehicles in the world and championed...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2009
Last comment by Liz Ditz, on Jan 21, 2009 at 4:28 pm | 2 comments | 6960 Views

MENLO PARK

Rep. Anna Eshoo recovering from successful appendectomy

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, underwent an appendectomy Tuesday and will spend the week recuperating from the successful...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2011
There are no comments yet. 6940 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 | 6933 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo pledges 'no' vote on Syria strike

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Meno Park, came out Wednesday against U.S. military action in Syria, saying she would prefer a diplomatic...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 15, 2013 at 9:02 am | 3 comments | 6928 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'The Master'

The film's unequivocal pleasures are Mihai Malaimare Jr.'s photography (shot on rare, extra-sharp 65mm film), brilliant period...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by FOMResearch, on Sep 28, 2012 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 6924 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hard cases changing tenor of jail population

A year into a cost-reducing measure to selectively relocate some state prison inmates to county jails, the population at...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2012
Last comment by Bob Cushman, on Oct 15, 2012 at 10:02 am | 3 comments | 6912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Update: Two local men arrested in child porn sweep

Detectives from a regional Internet-crimes task force have arrested nine men, including Portola Valley resident Stephen...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Portola Valley - Stephen Wolf Concerns, on Apr 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm | 55 comments | 6911 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial delayed in defamation suit against Menlo Park fire board directors

In a ruling that one party to the lawsuit compared to the last-minute cancellation of an anticipated baseball game, a judge...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Whatever, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 6911 Views

MENLO PARK

MP Transportation Commisioner Katherine Strehl Should Step Down Due to Major HSR Conflict of Interest

Katherine Strehl, appointed transportation commissioner in April 2010, started working for HSR's pubic relations firm a month...

Original post made by Bob on Feb. 26, 2011
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on Mar 1, 2011 at 4:15 pm | 20 comments | 6906 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: High-speed wrecking ball headed for state

High-speed rail is a devil's bargain for California. Discussions about how to fund it, which segment to start with, and how...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2012
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 15, 2012 at 7:29 am | 15 comments | 6904 Views

WOODSIDE

Charges being weighed in weekend weapons incident at Woodside Elementary

Probation department authorities in San Mateo County are weighing whether to charge two teens with a misdemeanor for having...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:36 am | 10 comments | 6897 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Armed men invade occupied home, take cash and jewelry

Three armed men invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) and stole...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 6893 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 | 6888 Views

MENLO PARK

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Water, on May 5, 2015 at 5:39 pm | 3 comments | 6878 Views

MENLO PARK

Renovating Menlo Park's city hall may cost up to $1.2 million

Sticker shock struck the Menlo Park City Council after staff acknowledged that the projected cost of a city hall renovation...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 36 comments | 6875 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside halts work at mansion

The top floors of the three-story mansion at 360 Mountain Home Road in Woodside are reported to be resting on steel beams...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Why?, on Jul 12, 2014 at 8:56 am | 6 comments | 6864 Views

MOVIES

A few minutes with Martin Litton

Here's a softball question for an environmentalist: With climate change largely absent from the national consciousness,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2012
Last comment by Nicole, on Sep 12, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 6863 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Death of cyclist who fell on Sand Hill Road ruled 'accidental'

Deborah Johnson, the 51-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist who died July 24 in Stanford Hospital after falling off her bike in...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2007
Last comment by Alexis, on Oct 8, 2008 at 8:33 am | 7 comments | 6857 Views
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