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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mark Box resigns from school board

The superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District is recommending that the school board avoid a costly election and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Not our MPCSD, on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm | 29 comments | 11629 Views

WOODSIDE

Friendly persuasion

If films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Holly W, on Dec 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 27 comments | 11621 Views

WOODSIDE

Sprinkler system douses home office fire

An interior sprinkler system extinguished a home-office fire on Buck Court in Woodside before firefighters arrived and before...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Satire, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | 46 comments | 11614 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Anonymous ethics complaint filed against City Council candidate

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has received an anonymous complaint against Menlo Park City Council candidate...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm | 6 comments | 11607 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton venture capitalist Michael Goguen and former mistress sue each other

The dueling lawsuits filed recently by an Atherton venture capitalist and his former mistress paint a sordid tale with accusations...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Mar 19, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 8 comments | 11595 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 8 comments | 11581 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Hanretty gets pension despite his conviction

Tim Hanretty, the former Woodside and Portola Valley school official who was recently released on probation from state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Dec 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 11566 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obituary: Bruce Halperin, M.D., Woodside resident

Woodside resident Dr. Bruce D. Halperin died unexpectedly from cardiac arrest on Sept. 8 while hiking in Montana with his...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Karla House, on Apr 22, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 11564 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter to the editor: Closing Santa Cruz Avenue to make space for restaurants is a bad idea

In a letter, a Menlo Park resident writes why she's opposed to a proposal to close Santa Cruz Avenue to allow restaurants...

Original post made on May. 17, 2020
Last comment by George Fisher, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm | 78 comments | 11557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Using state funds, San Mateo County purchases two hotels to shelter unhoused and senior people near Redwood City

San Mateo County will soon be able to provide long-term shelter to more people who are or are at risk of experiencing homelessness...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by Dominic DiMenna, on Nov 8, 2020 at 2:28 pm | 2 comments | 11543 Views

AROUND TOWN

Butterflies and Edgewood Park

Bill Korbholz is an Edgewood Park volunteer who leads tours and works to advance the survival prospects of the endangered...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 21, 2016 at 10:57 am | 54 comments | 11539 Views

MENLO PARK

Good news (kind of) for Willow Road drivers

If you're like many local drivers, the words "Willow Road" may conjure flashbacks of time spent in powerless gridlock trying...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by willows neighborhood resident, on Sep 11, 2016 at 9:52 am | 38 comments | 11536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge arrested for alleged DUI; D.A. reviewing case

A San Mateo County judge was arrested on U.S. 101 in Redwood City during Memorial Day Weekend on suspicion of driving...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 42 comments | 11519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school colleagues honor Diane Tavenner with statewide award

Diane Tavenner, co-founder of Summit Prep and Everest public charter high schools, received a leadership award from the state...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Mar 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 27 comments | 11512 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Bikers deserve a trail

The San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department is in the middle of a nasty dispute pitting hikers and equestrians against...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by jim sullivan, on Oct 16, 2013 at 7:23 am | 4 comments | 11500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Private plane lands on I-280, strikes car

That there were no injuries in a Sunday evening incident in which a pilot landed his small plane on I-280 is probably more...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm | 68 comments | 11496 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County inmates win demands after 10-day hunger strike

Rodrigo Prieto and other inmates in a San Mateo County jail didn't eat for 10 days, striking in protest of unfair food prices...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2020
Last comment by Dora C, on Jul 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm | 14 comments | 11495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may remove bike lane parking on Laurel Street

Some parents pick up their children from school using bikes; others use cars. This has launched a quest by the city of Menlo...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by Common Sense, on Oct 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm | 33 comments | 11481 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man, 22, arrested in La Honda fatality; motorcyclist identified

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Tomrey, on Feb 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm | 4 comments | 11479 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Guide 2016

Links to election stories, endorsements and campaign finance reports. Polls close at 8 p.m. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/10/25/voter-guide-2016...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 11476 Views
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