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ATHERTON

Fire damages Atherton home, kills two cats

For reasons still unknown, as many as eight smoke detectors failed to alert the occupants of an Atherton house to a fire...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by annac, on Aug 17, 2011 at 8:59 pm | 1 comment | 2017 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thursday: $400,000 in health grants for schools

A reception commemorating the awarding of $400,000 in grants by the Sequoia Healthcare District for health-related programs...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 17, 2011 at 5:42 pm | 4 comments | 2523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton set to hire firm to outsource services

The town of Atherton is poised to hire Interwest Consulting Group to provide services now performed by its building department...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by DumbBell Calif 94027, on Aug 17, 2011 at 3:40 pm | 4 comments | 1811 Views

MENLO PARK

Fourteen food vendors cited at block party

The county health department has issued 14 citations to vendors at the June 22 Menlo Park Block Party. Read the full...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by wap, on Aug 17, 2011 at 1:30 pm | 8 comments | 1809 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: Congressional district shift won't hurt Belle Haven

When the boundaries of congressional districts represented by Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier were released by the California...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 17, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 10 comments | 2930 Views

MENLO PARK

Public hears upate on Hillview Middle School construction

By next fall, sixth- through eighth-grade students in the Menlo Park City School District should have a brand new school...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2011
Last comment by Bob , on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 1592 Views

WOODSIDE

Sister, brother arrested in Woodside burglary

Authorities have arrested a sister and brother in connection with a burglary with losses in excess of $100,000. The burglary...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 16, 2011 at 11:24 pm | 2 comments | 2780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election 2011: Voters face election contests, bond measure

A half-billion-dollar community college bond measure is on the ballot in November, as are several local races that are now...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by scout, on Aug 16, 2011 at 8:45 pm | 1 comment | 1446 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Police calls: Assault at Portola Valley fire station

Crime reports from Portola Valley, Atherton, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=9472...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Aug 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 3188 Views

MENLO PARK

California redistricting commission makes it final: Menlo Park gets two congressional districts

The city of Menlo Park will have two representatives in Congress when the June 2012 election rolls around, a distinction...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm | 2 comments | 1713 Views

AROUND TOWN

Texting-while-driving bill gets Legislature's OK

The fines for texting on or holding a cell phone while driving in California could get much steeper if Gov. Jerry Brown signs...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Aug 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm | 2 comments | 1759 Views

ATHERTON

Mountain lion spotted near Old La Honda Road

A mountain lion was spotted walking near the 400 block of Old La Honda Road] in Woodside around 9:15 p.m. Monday, San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by Pete, on Aug 16, 2011 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1965 Views

OTHER TOPICS

District Attorney Drops Domestic Violence Charges Against Cop

District Attorney Drops Domestic Violence Charges Against Cop http://www.smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?id=165017&title=DA%20drops%20DV%20charges%20against%20cop San...

Original post made by Lurker on Aug. 12, 2011
Last comment by Lurker, on Aug 16, 2011 at 10:16 am | 7 comments | 2010 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ally Howe swims to gold medal in 100 backstroke

==B USA Junior Nationals:== A year ago, Sacred Heart Prep sophomore Ally Howe of Portola Valley was still working with her...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2011
Last comment by Hector Flamenco, on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 3611 Views

MENLO PARK

High Speed Rail interview with Assemblyman Jerry Hill

Jerry Hill was interviewed by Phil Matier on KPIX (CBS) TV this Sunday morning. It is about 5 minutes in length. You...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Bob, on Aug 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments | 1781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photos from Menlo Charity Horse Show

Here are photos from the 41st annual Menlo Charity Horse Show, held Aug. 9-14, at the Menlo Circus Club in Atherton. ==B...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 13, 2011 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 2531 Views

ATHERTON

Citizen's Complaint Filed Against Atherton Police Chief

Guerra had a choice. His choice was to be part of the solution or be part of the problem. He chose the latter. Accordingly,...

Original post made by John P Johns on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Even more grateful, on Aug 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm | 4 comments | 2439 Views

AROUND TOWN

DA Wagstaffe: FBI investigation 'manufactured'

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe isn't buying the allegation that his office is being investigated by the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Johnny Rocket, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 92 comments | 6527 Views

OTHER TOPICS

M. Kenneth Oshman, tech pioneer and Atherton resident, dies at 71

Silicon Valley pioneer and Jewish community center benefactor M. Kenneth Oshman has died at 71. An Atherton resident, he...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2011
Last comment by poster, on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm | 2 comments | 2573 Views

MENLO PARK

Making it safer to cross El Camino Real

Focusing on the El Camino Real portion of the proposed downtown specific plan for Menlo Park last night, the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by you're kidding, on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm | 12 comments | 2175 Views
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