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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Don Brawner, slow growth advocate, dies at 84

Don Brawner, a longtime advocate for slow growth in Menlo Park, died on Dec. 10 at age 84. A memorial service is set for...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:58 pm | 11 comments | 1573 Views

MOVIES

Portola Valley doctor adept with scalpel and chisel

For Portola Valley resident and notable plastic surgeon Dr. Burt Brent, the letters BG and AG -- in the manner of BC and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by gregg brent, on Jan 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm | 3 comments | 2610 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton mulls regulating private gates into park

Fifteen homes on Felton Gables Drive in Menlo Park have an unusual asset on their property: a back gate leading directly...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Apple, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 1582 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton has construction ahead, and cash flow problems

Atherton officials project they will have the funds to build a new civic center, but also cash flow problems, as the project...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:06 am | 11 comments | 1053 Views

AROUND TOWN

Experts to talk quake predictions, social media in disasters

The ground's brief 4.4-magnitude jolt on Jan. 4 was a reminder that Bay Area residents are sitting on top of a potential...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm | 2 comments | 1124 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Tonight: Portola Valley council considers fate of utility users tax

The Portola Valley Town Council meets tonight to consider the fate of the 4.5 percent utility users tax in a ballot measure...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 11, 2018 at 10:11 am | 5 comments | 694 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Affordable housing a priority for new planning commissioner

Active town volunteer and retired high-tech executive Craig Taylor of Portola Valley starts a four-year term on the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Where's the love?, on Jan 10, 2018 at 7:34 pm | 9 comments | 2742 Views

MENLO PARK

Star power

The Michelin stars hold enormous sway in local kitchens -- one chef said he thinks about the rating "constantly" -- while...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2018
Last comment by menlores, on Jan 10, 2018 at 2:19 pm | 3 comments | 1937 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: The story behind Belle Haven's new bus shelters

How hard can it be to build a couple of bus shelters in Menlo Park? Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2018/01/09/menlo-park-the-story-behind-belle-havens-n...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:31 am | 4 comments | 3235 Views

AROUND TOWN

Multiple painkillers found in the late actor John Heard's body

Actor John Heard, who was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room last July, had numerous potent painkillers in his system,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Clunge, on Jan 9, 2018 at 7:19 pm | 3 comments | 1368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Restaurant review: Modern melting pot at Black Pepper

The menu at the new Black Pepper in Menlo Park is exotic and enticing, with variations of South Asian staples like satay,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by MPer, on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:51 pm | 4 comments | 1286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge dismisses cellphone smuggling case against former deputy sheriff

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge today (Dec. 1) dismissed two counts of conspiracy brought by the county against...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by De Paula, on Jan 9, 2018 at 9:42 am | 26 comments | 2816 Views

FICTION

Year in review: Fire district fights fires and controversies

The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has had a busy year, and not just in responding to fires and medical calls in the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Roy D, on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:48 am | 12 comments | 2107 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton 'park whisperer' Steve Tyler has retired

Steve Tyler, who for 17 years with the town of Atherton has been officially the public works superintendent, but unofficially...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Jan 9, 2018 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1169 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Application deadline today to help draw district boundaries

The city of Menlo Park is on a tight deadline to draw voting district boundaries for the 2018 election cycle, and is having...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2018
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Jan 8, 2018 at 5:47 pm | 3 comments | 1645 Views

WOODSIDE

Filoli reaches employee lawsuit settlement

Filoli has reached a confidential settlement to a lawsuit alleging age discrimination brought by four employees who were...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by J. Tisch, on Jan 8, 2018 at 4:06 pm | 23 comments | 4096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Blood donors urgently needed

Stanford Blood Center officials say the center is in urgent need of blood donations, especially from O-negative donors, to...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Bradley , on Jan 8, 2018 at 7:50 am | 3 comments | 2977 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park's first recycled water system to keep golf course green

A project by West Bay Sanitary District to build the first recycled water system in Menlo Park could enable the district...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Roy Thiele-SardiƱa, on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:21 pm | 5 comments | 2146 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Night construction, highway closures at Willow/101 project

People who live near the Willow Road/U.S. 101 interchange should prepare for noisy nights as demolition work continues overnight...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by mike, on Jan 7, 2018 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 2348 Views
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