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THE LOCAL DISH

It's Bacon, not Corned Beef

For those of you wearing green today, I shall throw a grenade into the mix today and suggest that eating corned beef today...

Original post made by really? on Mar. 17, 2015
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OTHER TOPICS

Ireland revisited: Much has changed, but country's beauty and friendliness are as satisfying as they were two decades ago

More than two decades ago Dan and I spent part of our honeymoon in Mrs. Murphy's B&B in the Irish village of Macroom, where...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Darrell Batchelder, on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 2214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

O'Connor Street residents ask for transfer into Menlo Park school district

Menlo Park residents on the north side of O'Connor Street, just about a block from where the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Support Public School, on Mar 17, 2015 at 12:34 am | 23 comments | 5896 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Belle Haven community garden is growing bigger

Twelve fruit trees and 10 additional garden beds are on the way to the Belle Haven community garden, thanks to an $8,000...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2519 Views

AROUND TOWN

SamTrans names Jim Hartnett to replace Mike Scanlon as CEO

San Mateo County Transit District Names Jim Hartnett As New Chief; Will Lead SamTrans Caltrain and SMCTA March 11,...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 16, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 7 comments | 958 Views

AROUND TOWN

New transit district CEO to get $434K in annual compensation

A former Redwood City councilman and member of the California High Speed Rail Authority board was appointed Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 16, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 26 comments | 7680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight in Atherton: Forum eyes regional traffic problems

A public forum about innovative ways to deal with regional traffic problems, featuring a speaker from the Grand Boulevard...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by WP, on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 2470 Views

MENLO PARK

Must electricity come from PG&E?

Town councils in Portola Valley, Atherton, Woodside and Menlo Park have taken the first steps in working with San Mateo County...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Linda S., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 5 comments | 2715 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council likes what it sees of new Menlo Gateway plan

Developer David Bohannon presented revamped plans for the Menlo Gateway development to the Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Mar 16, 2015 at 10:45 am | 12 comments | 2794 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: A volunteer's view on the turmoil at Filoli

In response to the turmoil over the recent rollout of Filoli's new volunteer agreement, Heidi Brown, president of the Friends...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Former NE volunteer, on Mar 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm | 18 comments | 3961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Maureen Dowd's Column in Today's NYT

Maureen Dowd, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, wrote an interesting article on Hillary Rodham Clinton...

Original post made by New York Times Reader on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 15, 2015 at 6:09 pm | 8 comments | 1041 Views

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Happy Pi Day!

Congratulations Almanac readers. As you read this article, there won't be another "Pi Day" like this for 1,000 years. It's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Pot Pie, on Mar 15, 2015 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 2093 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Residents rightfully miffed over roadside spraying

To spray or not to spray? That is a question — but certainly not the only one — residents of unincorporated San...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Arla LeCount, on Mar 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 9 comments | 2091 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to bid for financial services contract with waste management agency

Although one council member was strongly opposed to the idea, Atherton's City Council has voted to allow the town to compete...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by I got a better idea, on Mar 13, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 4 comments | 2568 Views

AROUND TOWN

Me and my BMW: a match just meant not to be?

Somehow I feel I am being punished for being too smugly happy about the fact that with all my children gone from home, I...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Lucky lady, on Mar 13, 2015 at 9:42 pm | 4 comments | 2382 Views

MENLO PARK

Ted Viray named postmaster for Menlo, Atherton, Portola Valley

Ted Viray, who took over Feb. 27 as postmaster for Menlo Park, Atherton and Portola Valley, said he is looking at hiring...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by RETIRED POSTAL CARRIER, on Mar 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 1 comment | 2922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Woodside Town Council considers suing FCC

Woodside's Town Council will consider joining a lawsuit over cellphone tower rules when it meets on Tuesday night, March...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Mar 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm | 5 comments | 1993 Views

MENLO PARK

BBC restaurant get permits to start construction work

Construction of a three-floor restaurant with rooftop dining at 1090 El Camino Real, site of the British Bankers Club, has...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Dan , on Mar 13, 2015 at 9:11 am | 11 comments | 5447 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Want to serve on the civil grand jury?

If you've ever harbored a desire to serve on the San Mateo County Superior Court Civil Grand Jury, now's your chance. The...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Flynn, on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm | 1 comment | 1513 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Menlo Park register private license plate readers?

With a policy governing the use of automated license plate readers by the police department now in place, the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Mar 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 39 comments | 3586 Views
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