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PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Resident agrees to $75,000 penalty for felling trees without a permit

Portola Valley resident David L. Douglass has agreed to pay a penalty of $75,000 to head off a potential lawsuit from the...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 28, 2013 at 9:16 am | 13 comments | 2891 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 6333 Views

WOODSIDE

Higher permit fees may be in county's future

Residents of unincorporated San Mateo County with building or planning projects may soon see their permit costs go up. But...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by La Honda, on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:29 pm | 13 comments | 2853 Views

WOODSIDE

50 Bicyclists in Woodside Attack Car

In yesterday's news, a sitation that has been escaating and spiralling out of control: SAN MATEO POLICE BLOTTER: WOODSIDE...

Original post made by Susan Smith on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Feb 2, 2013 at 9:03 am | 13 comments | 2262 Views

WOODSIDE

No charges against driver in accident that killed bicyclist Joy Covey

San Mateo County prosecutors have decided not to bring charges against the driver of a delivery van involved in a fatal accident...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 13 comments | 7505 Views

WOODSIDE

Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union

After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Nov 22, 2014 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 2943 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Motorcyclist killed in collision with dump truck

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a dump truck in Woodside on Monday afternoon (Feb. 16), a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Freebug, on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 13 comments | 7844 Views

WOODSIDE

Don't change name of Sellman Auditorium, crowd urges Woodside school board

Two dozen people showed up at a Woodside Elementary School District governing board meeting yesterday with a clear message...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Denise Terry, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:41 am | 13 comments | 3638 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary mailer claims district remodeled demolished building

A brochure sent out by Woodside Elementary School last week appears to rewrite history by claiming the district remodeled...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Park parent, on Apr 19, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 13 comments | 3390 Views

FICTION

Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Aug 13, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 13 comments | 5587 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park utility tax -- how much is enough?

With about 11,000 people voting in Menlo Park, the Utility User's Tax passed by just 45 votes or less than one half of one...

Original post made by Neighbor on Dec. 1, 2006
Last comment by new guy, on Dec 9, 2006 at 9:00 am | 12 comments | 4522 Views

MENLO PARK

What do people want in a new city manager?

The Menlo Park City Council is scheduled to meet on Thursday, Feb. 8, so members of the public can tell the council what...

Original post made by Rory Brown on Feb. 1, 2007
Last comment by debunker, on Feb 11, 2007 at 11:18 am | 12 comments | 3568 Views

MENLO PARK

Can someone please explain?

I have waited long enough, and now I finally want and explanation. Why are certain people allowed to set-up milk crates and...

Original post made by new guy on Apr. 28, 2007
Last comment by Good Christian, on May 14, 2007 at 10:09 am | 12 comments | 3799 Views

MENLO PARK

$204k for a City Manager????

From the Almanac: "Mr. Rojas will start Aug. 2, at a salary of $204,000 a year -- a 25 percent increase over the $163,233...

Original post made by AreYouKiddingMe!!! on Jun. 26, 2007
Last comment by Pseudonyms Are Fun, on Jun 27, 2007 at 10:22 pm | 12 comments | 3569 Views

MENLO PARK

Seven Wonders of Menlo Park, and more....

Efforts are currently underway to provide a delightful, fun-filled day to view Menlo Park in a very special way. It is tentatively...

Original post made by Tour Guide on Nov. 10, 2007
Last comment by Tour Guide, on Nov 21, 2007 at 7:40 pm | 12 comments | 3343 Views

MENLO PARK

Pedestrian robbed at gunpoint in Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood

Menlo Park police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed a pedestrian at gunpoint of his jewelry and money in the Willows...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2008
Last comment by Realist, on Aug 24, 2008 at 11:52 pm | 12 comments | 2707 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Where are the sidewalks on Santa Cruz Avenue?

I've lived in Menlo Park for 20 years now and have watched with trepidation as parents and nannies with strollers and people...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2008
Last comment by Support the Public Schools, on Aug 30, 2008 at 10:46 pm | 12 comments | 2730 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Council on right track with high-speed rail lawsuit

Unlike Mickie Winkler, I applaud the "high-speed rail chutzpah" of the Menlo Park and Atherton councils for joining a lawsuit...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 5, 2008 at 12:27 am | 12 comments | 2329 Views

MENLO PARK

City to spend $900,000 on 'vision' study

The status of Menlo Park's budget projections is uncertain, but that didn't stop the City Council from deciding unanimously...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Pilar, on Dec 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 2490 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Start the year with transparency

Three cheers for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, which decided two weeks ago to require that tentative labor...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 3, 2009 at 8:44 am | 12 comments | 2304 Views
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