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PORTOLA VALLEY

Woodside High grad pleads 'no contest' in fatal accident

A prison term may be looming for Keith Benford Knudsen, a Portola Valley native who was behind the wheel of a BMW in a fatal...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Mother, on Apr 2, 2009 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 2374 Views

WOODSIDE

Eshoo bill promotes use of electric vehicles

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo has introduced a bill that aims to increase the use of electric vehicles across the country: "The U.S....

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Eddie Alexander, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 1 comment | 1972 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fills revenue shortfall with reserve funds

The Atherton City Council moved to close a projected $1.5 million revenue shortfall with money from the town's reserve fund,...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by Connection, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:11 am | 4 comments | 1956 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rosewood hotel complex opens doors Thursday

As economy totters, "ultra-luxury" hotel complex is set to open on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2009
Last comment by John, on Apr 1, 2009 at 4:48 pm | 3 comments | 1552 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Web site better match for 'green' town

In a game of word association, the response "dowdy" doesn't really fit with the words "Portola Valley." "Secluded" maybe,...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Jennifer, on Apr 2, 2009 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 1644 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Earthquake reveals newfound fault

A small earthquake that rattled parts of the Bay Area Monday morning occurred on a previously unknown fault, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Apr 2, 2009 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 1657 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Court throws out city's letter to rail authority

In a ruling that Menlo Park Councilman Rich Cline called "kind of a stomach punch," a California Superior Court judge has...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 14, 2009 at 12:47 pm | 28 comments | 2484 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain, rail agency accede to Palo Alto protest

Faced with outrage and confusion from Palo Alto and other Peninsula cities, the Caltrain Board of Directors has revised its...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by quiet, on Apr 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm | 9 comments | 1792 Views

WOODSIDE

Dr. Barry Rosen, pioneer of addiction medicine, dies at 61

Dr. Barry Rosen, who was recognized internationally for his expertise on the disease of addiction, died at his home in Woodside...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2009
Last comment by Louis Morin, on Nov 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 5 comments | 8069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sequoia board revises charter school offer

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District voted 4-1 Wednesday (April 1) to approve a revised and "final offer"...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by Paul Goeld, on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm | 48 comments | 2800 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Guidici named football coach at Menlo College

Long-time athletic department member Fred Guidici was named interim head football coach at Menlo College on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by , on Dec 31, 1969 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 2842 Views

MENLO PARK

Huge office/retail complex goes to commission

A proposal to build a 110,000-square-foot office/retail project at the site of the former Cadillac dealership on El Camino...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by another view, on Apr 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 1801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students host soccer tourney to fight HIV/AIDS

Students from three local high schools -- Menlo-Atherton, Palo Alto and Castilleja -- will host a Barefoot 3v3 co-ed soccer...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1537 Views

MENLO PARK

Rosewood hotel complex opens for business

Rosewood Sand Hill hotel spa receptionist Janet Tarr, right, welcomes attendees after the ribbon cutting ceremony today (April...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2009
Last comment by groan, on Apr 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 1573 Views

AROUND TOWN

IBM withdraws $7 billion offer for Sun Micro

After weeks of negotiations, IBM withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun's board balked...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2009
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 5, 2009 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1561 Views

OTHER TOPICS

1944 Gene Kelly film burns at Stanford Theatre

The 1944 film "Cover Girl," starring Gene Kelly and Rita Hayworth, caught fire Thursday night about 10 minutes into the film...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by ron genauer, on Apr 8, 2009 at 12:12 am | 5 comments | 2779 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Doctor convicted in Internet prescriptions case

A Colorado doctor accused of illegally prescribing anti-depressants to a Stanford student, and a resident of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2009
Last comment by Clotho, on Apr 6, 2009 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1518 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Almanac advertising director Mardell Ward dies at 84

Mardell R. Ward, who served as advertising director of The Almanac from 1971 to 1989, died March 23 in Palo Alto. She was...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by LYNN HAZARD, on Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 1 comment | 1580 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council's 'house-flipping' plan is not realistic

Just a couple of years ago, the city government in Menlo Park cried poverty, and used that excuse to convince voters to approve...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by Elizabeth Lasensky, on Apr 7, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 1566 Views

MENLO PARK

City finances: How deep will cuts go?

The Menlo Park budgeting process looks to be more contentious than usual this year, with council members split on how to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2009
Last comment by truth, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 1588 Views
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