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ATHERTON

Atherton council still working to save civic center trees

There are 85 heritage trees on the site where Atherton plans to build its new civic center, and although the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2018
Last comment by Dunno about that, on Jan 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 839 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside's top topics: larger homes, traffic jams, free speech

Depending on your point of view, the year 2017 in Woodside was arguably good in terms of property rights and arguably bad...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by PV Res, on Jan 1, 2018 at 6:11 pm | 3 comments | 1422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Aaron, on Dec 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 1561 Views

ATHERTON

Year in review: A year of wins and losses for Atherton

Atherton moved ahead with its plans for a new civic center in 2017, receiving voter approval for public financing for the...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2017
Last comment by Another big loss, on Dec 31, 2017 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 180 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man arrested in connection with robbery, assault at party

An East Palo Alto man is in jail after being arrested by officers of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office on suspicion of...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2938 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Eric Reed, local boy who did well for himself and others

Eric Laurence Reed grew up in Portola Valley, graduated from local schools and came to public service somewhat late in his...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Loverine Taylor , on Dec 30, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 2466 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Improving communication is priority

The duty of the online monitoring of PV Forum and engaging Portola Valley Town Hall with the public has occasionally been...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Dec 30, 2017 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 928 Views

MENLO PARK

Year in review: Development, traffic top Menlo Park agenda

For people in Menlo Park, the past 12 months have likely involved, in one way or another, watching new buildings take shape,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by Rightsizing, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:50 am | 2 comments | 1455 Views

MENLO PARK

Project to rebuild Menlo Park gates moving ahead

Following the deaths of not one, but two project chairmen in the past year, an initiative by the Menlo Park Historical Association...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Yes Bird, on Dec 29, 2017 at 9:38 am | 7 comments | 3787 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Squirrel thought to be culprit in house fire

A retired Menlo Park assistant fire chief on a walk with his dog before daylight this morning (Dec. 24) sounded the alarm...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Clunge, on Dec 28, 2017 at 4:26 pm | 6 comments | 2189 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Fire destroys home on Skyline Boulevard

Fire destroyed an unoccupied two-story home at 17507 Skyline Blvd. in unincorporated Woodside early on the morning of Saturday,...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2017
Last comment by edward, on Dec 28, 2017 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 2085 Views

MENLO PARK

Living with uncertainty

Imagine growing up in the shadows in Silicon Valley. Your parents work long hours and are terrified of the police, but you...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by beatrice fioretti, on Dec 27, 2017 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 2596 Views

MENLO PARK

Bats find shelter with patron saint of animals

A Menlo Park resident discovered some unexpected neighbors after a crew hired to power wash her home on Dec. 26 found a...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by whatever, on Dec 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 3321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicycling children hit by cars in two separate incidents

Four children riding their bicycles were struck by cars in two separate collisions roughly a mile away from each other in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter F Carpenter , on Dec 27, 2017 at 8:40 am | 23 comments | 4226 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton battling Caltrain over electrification poles

It was clear at a Dec. 20 meeting of the Atherton City Council that Atherton and a number of its residents don't want Caltrain,...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 26, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 30 comments | 3175 Views

SPORTS

Panthers get the better of Tigers in girls hoops event

Ila Lane recorded her third consecutive double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds and the Priory girls basketball team...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Amy, on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bidding wars: Midpeninsula homes sell for $1M over asking prices

Realtors say low inventory combined with sales strategies from the dot-com boom are playing a role in bidding wars. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 3 comments | 3807 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Murderer denied parole for the seventh time

Stanley Bockman, convicted of a Menlo Park murder in 1985, was denied parole at a Dec. 20 parole hearing at a state prison...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2017
Last comment by Rational, on Dec 24, 2017 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 1969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Spare the Air alerts in effect through Christmas Eve

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Spare the Air alerts through Christmas Eve. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Dec 23, 2017 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 1311 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Dave Bertini named interim police chief

When Menlo Park Police Chief Bob Jonsen departs to head Palo Alto's police department on Jan. 5, Menlo Park will have in...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by Citizen, on Dec 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm | 1 comment | 1553 Views
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