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MENLO PARK

Community activist tells of night of terror

A Saturday drive for Chinese takeout turned into a terrifying night in Menlo Park, said Vicki Smothers. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Vargas, on Apr 26, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 5 comments | 1644 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Critics say Corte Madera controversy is about teaching style, not technology

Teachers, parents, administrators and others in the Portola Valley School District are sharply criticizing an article in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm | 26 comments | 4495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - 4/25/2011

Hardcover Fiction 1 Quicksilver - Amanda Quick 2 Swim Back To Me - Ann Packer 3 Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party - Alexander...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Apr. 26, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: 22,000 jobs lost in county since 2007

Nearly 22,000 jobs have been lost in San Mateo County since 2007, according to a report by the nonprofit Sustainable San...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm | 3 comments | 1685 Views

AROUND TOWN

County Supervisors Approved 3% raise to Sheriff Deputies.

For those residents who don't know it the deputies contract includes a 1% higher pay clause. The raises will cost the county...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Home Sick Today, on Apr 26, 2011 at 11:55 am | 43 comments | 2599 Views

AROUND TOWN

When mountain lions enter residential areas

Local public safety agencies should work with experts on mountain lion behavior to develop contingency plans for cases when...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Brian, on Apr 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm | 11 comments | 18581 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Atherton meeting on 'grandparent scam'

The Atherton Police Department is holding a Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 21) to discuss a phone scam that...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2011
Last comment by Maryann, on Apr 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1609 Views

WOODSIDE

President dines in Woodside with tech elite

President Obama dined in Woodside on Thursday night with high-tech leaders. He arrived around 5:40 p.m. at San Francisco...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Apr 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm | 9 comments | 3729 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Two more mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported near Woodside within 12 hours of each other on Friday night and this morning. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2011
Last comment by Mike H., on Apr 23, 2011 at 8:38 pm | 2 comments | 2265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photo gallery: President Obama visits Facebook

President Barack Obama visited Facebook in Palo Alto Wednesday (April 20) to take part in a "town hall" meeting entitled...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by al norte sm, on Apr 23, 2011 at 11:56 am | 3 comments | 2040 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Road work to last through June

The stretch of Alpine Road that enters Portola Valley from Ladera is on deck for resurfacing, part of the annual road repair...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Apr 22, 2011 at 9:34 pm | 1 comment | 3366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools featured in 'Superman'

Woodside High School and Summit Preparatory Charter High School now have something in common with former Yankees superstar...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jordan, on Apr 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm | 8 comments | 3217 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain eyes providing 'initial' high-speed-rail service

With California officials looking toward Central Valley as the launching point for the state's controversial high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by caltrain supporter, on Apr 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm | 6 comments | 2194 Views

SPORTS

Menlo Atherton Bears Varsity win it all at Cordova Tournament

The Menlo Atherton Bears Varsity brought home the trophy from the Cordova Easter tournament beating Cordova High School 6-2...

Original post made by Linda Lange on Apr. 22, 2011
There are no comments yet. 3178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Don't forget to vote for supervisor

Many residents of southern San Mateo County might be surprised if they were told that there is an election going on right...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Thomas (Sharon Heights), on Apr 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm | 4 comments | 1669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford hospital expansion: Menlo Park not happy with traffic mitigation measures

Everyone seems to agree that an expanded Stanford hospital will be a boon to the community. Nevertheless, the project's final...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by EchoChamber, on Apr 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm | 17 comments | 2731 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Caltrain to keep all trains running -- for now

Caltrain will keep all of its 86 weekday trains running in the next fiscal year, though riders will have to shell out a little...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by CaltrainCommuter, on Apr 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm | 1 comment | 2202 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Reps: High-speed rail should merge with improved Caltrain system on Peninsula

Saying that government funding for California's High-Speed Rail program will be "severely limited ... for the foreseeable...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by sadfsf, on Apr 21, 2011 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

HSR is having a Closed Door meeting.

High Speed Rail is meeting today in San Mateo.....The public is not invited, this is a closed door session. http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo-county/ci_17885223...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 1637 Views

MENLO PARK

Reps: High-speed rail should merge with improved Caltrain system in San Jose

Saying that government funding for California's High-Speed Rail program will be "severely limited ... for the foreseeable...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alfred E Newman, on Apr 21, 2011 at 9:47 am | 21 comments | 3013 Views
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