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THE LOCAL DISH

2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Begins to Shape Up

The 2016 Democratic Primary is beginning to look like the Hatfields and McCoys. Only it is the Clintons and O’Malley who...

Original post made by Family Feud on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Noe noe noe, on Nov 12, 2015 at 11:17 am | 12 comments | 841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local customers continue to exceed water-saving mandates

Water customers in Menlo Park, Woodside and Portola Valley exceeded their water saving goals in September, and came close...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 12, 2015 at 8:35 am | 3 comments | 2412 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Anonymous campaign blossoms for council seat

Chris Shaw, a write-in candidate, is up against Nancy Reyering for a seat on the Town Council, but to the extent that he...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 11, 2015 at 7:29 pm | 27 comments | 3466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On stage: An elegant 'Proof'

David Auburn's "Proof" is a slim, sneaky wonder of theatrical storytelling. TheatreWorks stages an outstanding production...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 853 Views

MENLO PARK

Feature story: New book offers glimpse into Menlo Park's past

Two years ago, Fran Dehn, president of the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, saw a gap in books about Menlo Park history. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Nov 11, 2015 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 2354 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission approves Alma Street development

What should the city of Menlo Park require the developers of a proposed three-story office building on Alma Street to provide...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:36 am | 15 comments | 3224 Views

SPORTS

M-A sophomore, 15, competes in soccer on world stage

Fifteen-year-old Josephine Cotto of Menlo Park felt intimidated. It was mid-September and she had just flown to Puerto...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Ann Chadwick, on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 1911 Views

AROUND TOWN

SMC Sheriff Deputy Juan P. Lopez wants his Internal Investigation to be Public

Last week Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez notified the County he wants it to be PUBLIC. November 10, 2015 9:00 AM 455 County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 1, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Nov 11, 2015 at 6:18 am | 31 comments | 1032 Views

AROUND TOWN

SMC Sheriff Greg Munks endorses Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff 2018

It's official, Sheriff Greg Munks has announced he is moving on and he is endorsing Carlos Bolanos for Sheriff in 2018. That...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Vee Arrrrrgh, on Nov 10, 2015 at 7:38 pm | 16 comments | 948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Country Club tops the list of water guzzlers

SFGate reports: ...over 2 million gallons of water a week... It takes a lot of water to feed the lush lawns that drape...

Original post made by MenloJim on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jenson, on Nov 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 16 comments | 1355 Views

MENLO PARK

Police calls: Battery stolen from electric car in garage

Reports of crime and traffic accidents in Atherton, Menlo Park and Woodside. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/11/09/police-calls-battery-stolen-from-...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2482 Views

MENLO PARK

Education leader Margaret Draper dies

Margaret "Marge" Draper, a 40-year Menlo Park resident and a former member of the Menlo Park City School District Board of...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
Last comment by Marilyn Wong, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 2275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Sheldon Breiner talks photography and staying fresh behind the lens

Portola Valley resident, geophysicist and world traveler Sheldon Breiner is skilled with a camera, a talent he plans to talk...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1393 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Jeb! Bush tax plan saves BUSH family MILLIONS!

Following the discredited Laffer Curve and further discredited Reagan trickle down economics (that Jeb's own father called...

Original post made by Jeb! Mac on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Jeb! Mac, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm | 57 comments | 1503 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor paints vibrant future for city

"Who would want to live anywhere else?" asked Menlo Park Mayor Catherine Carlton during the mayor's annual "State...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by correction, on Nov 8, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 12 comments | 2653 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Development plan for Roger Reynolds nursery site ruffles neighbors

Residents of Stone Pine Lane in Menlo Park were none too pleased when developer Derek "Deke" Hunter presented revised plans...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Interesting Tidbit, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 8 comments | 4259 Views

AROUND TOWN

SMC Sheriff Office opened Internal Investigation in Joaquin Jimenez case.

The San Mateo County Sheriff Office has opened an Internal Investigation into the behavior of its Gang Task Force Deputies...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 8, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 10 comments | 1704 Views

MENLO PARK

New initiatives to make Menlo Park more green, bike friendly

The Menlo Park Environmental Quality Commission during its meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28, discussed several topics near and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 50 comments | 3881 Views

AROUND TOWN

Offering help

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Samuel Smith, on Nov 7, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 4621 Views

WOODSIDE

Statement by Chris Shaw

Chris Shaw is a write-in candidate for the Woodside Town Council seat in District 3 in the Nov. 3, 2015, election. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ruth Mina, on Nov 7, 2015 at 9:23 am | 3 comments | 1439 Views
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Pokéworks opens in Mountain View
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By Chandrama Anderson | 4 comments | 2,922 views