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Mervin Morris, founder of Mervyns stores, Atherton resident dies at 101

Philanthropist, Atherton resident and founder of Mervyns department stores Mervin Morris died at 101. "We were just so lucky...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
Last comment by M.M, on Sep 11, 2021 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 3234 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Farm stand safari: Cruising the Coastside for the perfect produce

Cruising the San Mateo County coast, it's never long before you find a farm stand. Part of the joy of visiting farm stands...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by amhey, on Sep 10, 2021 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 1759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park City Council Council denies Willow Road gas station a permit to sell beer and wine

The Menlo Park City Council last week denied the owners of the A&S Union 76 gas station on Willow Road a permit to sell beer...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Ray Mueller, on Sep 9, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 2914 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Getreu trial: Brother of victim testifies alleged serial killer murdered his sister in 1963

Evan David Williams, a pastor, said that Getreu killed his sister on June 9, 1963, when his family and Getreu's parents were...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Gcb, on Sep 9, 2021 at 9:34 am | 1 comment | 3235 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Voter ban on building housing at city parks proposed

To keep city parks from being considered for housing development or any other uses, Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by new guy, on Sep 7, 2021 at 1:37 pm | 12 comments | 4567 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Kings Mountain Art Fair offers virtual art show experience

The Kings Mountain Art Fair may be virtual again this year, but the online edition offers some interactive features for visitors....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2189 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Air quality advisories through Labor Day due to wildfire smoke

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has extended air quality advisories through Monday for wildfire smoke in the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2108 Views

FICTION

Life in a Peninsula hacker house helped inspire tale of techies vs. hippies in 'Burning Man: The Musical'

Bay Area native Matt Werner created "Burning Man: The Musical" as a show that's as much about Silicon Valley as it is the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newsom's stimulus left out many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians. Will they vote to recall him?

Many retirees, veterans and disabled Californians aren't getting the Golden State Stimulus. They could punish Gov. Newsom...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:32 am | 4 comments | 2669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals contribute over $3.4M to fight Newsom recall

With the California recall election less than three weeks away, the campaign fighting the effort to oust Gov. Gavin Newsom...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by Willy, on Sep 4, 2021 at 9:29 am | 10 comments | 3737 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Displacement from proposed Stanford Wedge housing project would be 'devastating,' says Alpine Rock Ranch horse boarder

Stanford University's Portola Terrace development would add 39 housing units to a Portola Valley site, but displace an equestrian...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2021
Last comment by MA parent, on Sep 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 4055 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley residents organize their own ad-hoc evacuation drill

A group of Portola Valley residents staged an ad-hoc evacuation drill, saying they want to be prepared if a major fire forces...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2021
Last comment by Liz Babb, on Sep 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 3139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jon Ferraiolo, tech entrepreneur, dies after battling Lou Gehrig's disease

Silicon Valley engineer, entrepreneur and author Jon Ferraiolo died on July 16 after a seven-year battle with amyotrophic...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Bonnie Lungberg, on Aug 30, 2021 at 5:40 pm | 2 comments | 3666 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Radical convenience' spurs East Palo Alto vaccination push

Last Saturday, East Palo Alto Mayor Carlos Romero tried a novel way to get more residents vaccinated against COVID-19 --...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 30, 2021 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 2869 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: To restore California's ecosystems, we must adopt smarter permitting

In a guest opinion, Letitia Grenier and Jeffrey Mount call on the state of California to address time-consuming permitting...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2021
Last comment by Yossi Levi , on Aug 29, 2021 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2314 Views

AROUND TOWN

State Sen. Josh Becker to speak at 'No on Recall' rally Saturday

California State Sen. Josh Becker, D-Menlo Park, and other Peninsula elected officials will speak at a noon rally in East...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2021
Last comment by Janice Selznick, on Aug 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 889 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

'Very scary, very frustrating': Portola Valley homeowners face nonrenewal of homeowners insurance

With all eyes on wildfire risk in California, especially in wildand-urban interfaces, residents like those in Portola Valley...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 27, 2021 at 11:45 pm | 6 comments | 7172 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Bill to allow more density in single-family zones passes Assembly

A housing bill that would loosen up restrictions in single-family zones by allowing subdivisions for up to four dwellings...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2021
Last comment by brent, on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:54 pm | 5 comments | 3505 Views

AROUND TOWN

Liquor company CEO agrees to plead guilty in college admissions case

A Hillsborough parent and the CEO of a California liquor distribution company has agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm | 2 comments | 2241 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Housing bill that allows cities to increase density clears state Assembly

A state bill that would allow cities to override voter-enacted zoning restrictions to construct housing developments eked...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2021
Last comment by Misha, on Aug 24, 2021 at 9:57 pm | 3 comments | 2061 Views
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