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4 hrs ago | Almanac
Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six tickets for texting during a special "distracted driving" enforcement event in those two towns on Friday, Sept. 9. Other violations, such not stopping at a limit line and driving without a license, contributed to the total of 95 citations and 17 warnings, Corporal Brett Murphy of the Burlingame Police Department told the Almanac.
4 hrs ago | The Campbell Reporter
The California treasurer acts as the state's banker and has substantial influence over management of its enormous financial assets. Incumbent Treasurer Bill Lockyer has done a good job during the past eight years, but he is termed out.
The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a Friday night mountain lion sighting in Portola Valley. Deputies said residents in the 500 block of Crest Vista Lane called the Sheriff's Office on Saturday morning to report that they saw a mountain lion in their backyard around 11:15 p.m. There have been several reports in recent weeks of mountain lion sightings in the area, including in Woodside, Atherton and Portola Valley.
This highly coveted property is now available for the first time in 20 years and is a truly rare opportunity to own a flat 1.36+/- acre property surrounded by exquisite estates in a premier West Atherton location.
Ever wonder how the tiny town of Atherton got a institution of higher learning and what goes on behind its gates? A new book about Menlo College filled with over 100 archival photos and reminiscences of staff and alumni reveals the answers. Titled Through the Gates: Eighty-five Years of Menlo College and its Times , the book sets the history of the college in the milieu of each decade.
Police will be keeping an eye out for distracted drivers in Menlo Park and Atherton today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The goal of the so-called Distracted Driving Enforcement program is to "increase traffic safety in problem areas and intersections," according to the Menlo Park Police Department. The National Safety Council estimates that distracted drivers cause about 1.4 million traffic accidents a year.
Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton was next in line to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on a participant's head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and encourage donations to research. Director of Schools Richard A. Dioli and his senior administrative staff completed the challenge after Than Healy, Menlo School's head of school, and his administrative staff issued the challenge to the neighboring school's staff.
The 6th annual Ride & Yoga for Ravenswood will be held Sunday, October 5th. Proceeds support Ravenswood Family Health Center services such as prenatal and postpartum mental health care for low-income moms as well as baby essentials such as car seats.
It had to be tough enough to take over for the legendary Butch Cattolico, but after the first two weeks of the season the Wildcats were still winless under their new head coach. Krail got over that in a hurry, though, leading the Cats to a 10-3 season and the Central Coast Section Division II championship.
The German-American International School, which must move off the campus it had leased on the former O'Connor School site in the Willows neighborhood by May 2015 to make way for a new public school there, has found a temporary home, and bought some time to make permanent arrangements for a new school site.
Ryland Kelley, a 55-year Ladera resident before moving to Woodside, died on Aug. 30 at age 88. Photo courtesy of Virginia Bacon Palo Alto native and Stanford graduate Ryland Kelley, a prominent real estate developer who with his brother was responsible for such planned communities as Lindenwood in Atherton and Ladera in Portola Valley, died on ... (more)
Caltrans will open a carpool lane Friday on northbound Highway 101 that will stretch from the San Marin Drive/Atherton Avenue offramp to the Birkenstock building 1.3 miles to the north, a move that should aid Novato commuters.
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Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:34 pm
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