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Chowchilla kidnapper may be released

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2012
Last comment by susan smith, on Mar 7, 2012 at 5:57 am | 22 comments | 2113 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley housing plan faces opposition

In an opening salvo, critics unloaded on the Portola Valley Town Council on June 27 over the town's plans to buy a property...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by PVfan, on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:12 am | 22 comments | 1899 Views

ATHERTON

Lewis takes out candidate papers in Atherton

Elizabeth Lewis, who is completing her first term on the Atherton City Council, has signaled her intention to run for re-election....

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm | 22 comments | 1512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain fails to report Serious Incident for 22 days. Why?

August 24, 2012 8:25AM a northbound train was stopped at 590 Bubuque Ave S.S.F. letting passengers off and on. At the same...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Sep. 15, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 3, 2012 at 7:00 pm | 22 comments | 3918 Views

ATHERTON

Police union tactics, new town manager on Atherton City Council agenda

Hiring a new town manager and addressing the police union's mail and phone campaign that critics decry as misleading and...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2012 at 11:36 am | 22 comments | 2420 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton tries to get a handle on employee costs

Atherton is moving in the right direction to reduce the town's unfunded liability, with the City Council on Nov. 28 passing...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by BenchMark, on Dec 7, 2012 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 1652 Views

ATHERTON

Police: Driver at fault for hitting pedestrians

ATHERTON: The 89-year-old driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured two women in an El Camino Real crosswalk...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Donald, on Dec 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm | 22 comments | 4156 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council says no to Louise Street driveway

Louise Street resident Michael Schwarz said his neighbors were determined to stop developer Sam Sinnott from building a driveway...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Santa Cruz Ave Resident, on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 22 comments | 3318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private school supporters plead for more time

(==B This is an expanded version of a previously published story.)== More than 600 supporters of a private school that may...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:56 am | 22 comments | 2100 Views

AROUND TOWN

President raises funds at two Atherton events

The president got into some trouble at the Goldman home when he referred to California Attorney General Kamala Harris as...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by insert name here, on Apr 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 22 comments | 1182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 22 comments | 21903 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park commissioners 'favorably disposed' toward specific plan's height, density allowances

The Menlo Park Planning Commission signaled its confidence in the provisions of the city's new downtown/El Camino Real specific...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by City, not Village of MP, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 22 comments | 3069 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Couple walking dog killed by alleged drunken driver

Two people walking a dog were struck from behind and killed by a suspected drunken driver in Menlo Park on Thursday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Drive Unimpaired, on Oct 29, 2013 at 1:31 pm | 22 comments | 19029 Views

MENLO PARK

Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 6620 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Home design doesn't fit neighborhood, commission decides

The architect of a two-story 3,000-square-foot Mediterranean-style home on Middle Avenue was sent back to the drawing board...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by For guidelines, on Jan 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 22 comments | 14465 Views

MENLO PARK

As traffic increases, concerns grow about student safety

As local schools struggle to accommodate larger numbers of students than their campuses were designed for, roadways around...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 22 comments | 12015 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Council appropriates funds to defeat the initiative.

Menlo Council appropriates funds to defeat the initiative. One of the most disgusting actions a Menlo Park Council has...

Original post made by the way it is on Mar. 22, 2014
Last comment by Fed up II, on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:59 am | 22 comments | 1434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

​Portola Valley: Kids with airsoft gun mistaken for armed suspect

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are wrapping up an investigation into a report that a man was seen with...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 22 comments | 3518 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton works to reduce pedestrian risks on El Camino Real

Atherton has been working with Caltrans on ways to make El Camino Real safer for at least 18 months, since a September 2012...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2014
Last comment by matt from the block, on Aug 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 22 comments | 3430 Views

MENLO PARK

Wednesday: Menlo Park closing downtown Santa Cruz Avenue to traffic for fitness event

As part of its efforts to attract more people downtown, the city of Menlo Park is hosting a "Family Fitness Extravaganza"...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by baysider, on Aug 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm | 22 comments | 4074 Views
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