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ATHERTON

Grand jury: Cities like contracted police services

Three cities that have contracted with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for police services report significant costs...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 24 comments | 1779 Views

ATHERTON

Menlo Park: Huge tree limb lands on car

An Almanac reader submitted these photos of a huge oak tree limb that broke off and landed on a car parked near the gym at...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 2507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memories: When it was 'an occasion' to go downtown

In my youth it was great fun to go downtown, and we dressed for it. One of my earliest memories was Mother helping me into...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Claire Shmitt, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:29 am | 2 comments | 1193 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: A new course at Menlo Country Club

The project to modernize the 25-year-old golf course at Woodside's Menlo Country Club, shown in this July 19 photo, will...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by June Curran, on Jul 30, 2013 at 8:35 am | 1 comment | 1476 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police plan to expand surveillance

Four surveillance cameras will be added to the Menlo Park Police Department's arsenal if city officials agree. The cameras...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 1143 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to revisit Circus Club tax hike

(An updated version of a previously published story.) With the clock ticking on the lifespan of Atherton's current parcel...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 48 comments | 4273 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley extends life of farmers' market

The Portola Valley Town Council agreed Wednesday night that the new farmers' market at Town Center could continue to operate...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jul 28, 2013 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 1408 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former San Mateo County probation chief convicted on charges of possessing child porn

A former San Mateo County probation chief was found guilty Friday of possessing child pornography. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Lurker, on Jul 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 2 comments | 2443 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: DeGolia files candidate papers, Ruggeiro takes them out in City Council race

Two residents who each came within one vote of taking a seat by appointment on the Atherton City Council earlier this month...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 28, 2013 at 11:26 am | 12 comments | 1914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunday: Djerassi open studios

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program will hold its annual "Open House/Open Studios" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 28. This...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by ann haley, on Jul 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm | 3 comments | 998 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside and Portola Valley incumbents are seeking re-election to their town councils

Incumbent candidates in Portola Valley, Woodside and the Sequoia Union High School District have taken out papers indicating...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Insider, on Jul 27, 2013 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1444 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tonight: Party with Menlo Park police

The Menlo Park Police Department invites the community to a barbecue on Friday, July 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Burgess...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by pro Sheriff, on Jul 27, 2013 at 7:49 am | 2 comments | 1208 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion on Louise Street dispute: Don't destroy our neighborhood

On July 16 the City Council will vote on an issue that raises fundamental questions about the nature of our community, and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:37 am | 115 comments | 5570 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County's Chief Probation Officer Stuart Forrest attempted suicide.

This story is finally coming to light, I had heard about it from 3 sources when it first happened, I even sent that info...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm | 5 comments | 1580 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why the Censorship

Early this morning I read a post regarding the 44th anniversary of the tragedy at Chappaquiddick. Later this morning I saw...

Original post made by Sharon Heights Resident on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wendy Baldwin, on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:05 am | 6 comments | 5149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Child-porn sentencing delayed

Portola Valley resident Stephen Wolf, who in March pleaded no contest to possession of child pornography, was to be sentenced...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Jul 26, 2013 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 1450 Views

MENLO PARK

Reconstructing Hillview playing field

Turf that for only a few months covered the playing field at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park is being carted away as...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 26, 2013 at 8:09 am | 10 comments | 6069 Views

WOODSIDE

County parks nonprofit hires program manager

Portola Valley resident Carrie Davis has been named program manager for the Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks, a nonprofit...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 26, 2013 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 1383 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Chief ushers in new public transparency

Robert Jonsen, Menlo Park's new police chief, is bringing a touch of Los Angeles sunshine to his post: The department will...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by The Voice, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 2 comments | 1066 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 | 20556 Views
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