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WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by poster, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 5356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zamora's family to go to England for brain tumor treatment

A Woodside 8-year-old, diagnosed in July with an up-to-now untreatable and always fatal brain tumor, has been accepted into...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5353 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Owner of Lobster Shack in Ladera pleads not guilty to sales tax evasion charges

Russell Howard Deutsch, owner of the Old Port Lobster Shack at the Ladera Country Shopper in Ladera and other restaurants,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Lan650, on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm | 19 comments | 5349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 5345 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park gets started on two major rail crossing projects

The city of Menlo Park has taken initial steps on two major transportation projects designed to improve east-west connectivity...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by reason, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 68 comments | 5344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrans: Two more weeks to fix El Camino Real traffic lights in Menlo Park

Feel like a long time since traffic streamed smoothly along El Camino Real in Menlo Park? It's not your imagination. Caltrans...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by santa cruz, on Feb 5, 2013 at 5:18 am | 5 comments | 5336 Views

MOVIES

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by old timer, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 9 comments | 5334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

40th Friends of Millard Fillmore Trivia Hunt could be the last

"This is it," says Robert Hunter, who is retiring after 40 years as the director and founder of the annual Friends of Millard...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2008
Last comment by Sally Gambol, on Feb 4, 2008 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 5333 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Robert S. Allen, on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 5327 Views

MENLO PARK

Southbound El Camino at Selby in Atherton closed Friday after major accident

Another traffic snarl developed Friday (Sept. 27) afternoon in Atherton -- this one a major-injury accident that closed southbound...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 5324 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm | 3 comments | 5324 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Fire drill interrupted by out-of-control dump truck

The wildfire drill getting underway at Ford Field in Portola Valley had an unplanned interruption shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by janet, on May 7, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 5322 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Surf Air noise: Will county go beyond voluntary measures?

After years of working with Surf Air to try to find ways the airline could voluntarily do something to reduce the noise its...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Private Pilot, on Mar 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 108 comments | 5321 Views

ATHERTON

Obituary: David Palecek, 37, father of four

David Vaclav Palecek, an Atherton resident and a partner at McKinsey & Co. management consulting firm, died from complications...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by Colleen Anderson, on Mar 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 5318 Views

MENLO PARK

Biotech innovator Alejandro Zaffaroni of Atherton dies at 91

Alejandro Zaffaroni, an innovator in biotechnology and drug delivery systems, and generous humanitarian with close ties to...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Shawn, on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm | 2 comments | 5313 Views

SPORTS

Documentary salutes Pete McCloskey

Filmmaker Rob Caughlan spent eight years trying to pack an account of the life and career of Pete McCloskey into his allotted...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by John C. Chendo, on Jul 3, 2009 at 4:48 am | 1 comment | 5310 Views

OTHER TOPICS

John Tarlton tackles the Race Across America

As anyone who's flown to California from the East Coast knows, the daytime view of fly-over country west of Kansas reveals...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 4 comments | 5305 Views

MENLO PARK

No punitive damages in lawsuit over crash that hurt 6-year-old twins on Menlo Park sidewalk

A judge has denied a second request to include punitive damages in a lawsuit filed against an elderly driver who crashed...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm | 7 comments | 5303 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park starts drafting response to Caltrain electrification report

The Menlo Park City Council weighed in on the draft environmental impact report for Caltrain's electrification project, and...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 5301 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park forges ahead with plan changes

The desire to make the El Camino Real/downtown specific plan process as comprehensive as possible boxed the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by fox is in the coop, on Dec 23, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 31 comments | 5296 Views
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