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ATHERTON

Man, 61, sentenced to 25 years to life for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

A 61-year-old man who dropped his cell phone and ID while being chased by police, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by June Curran, 22 minutes ago | 1 comment | 764 Views

FICTION

Wednesday at Kepler's: Armistead Maupin concludes 'Tales of the City'

With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by June Curran, 34 minutes ago | 2 comments | 650 Views

AROUND TOWN

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by CW, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may join lawsuit over Caltrain electrification EIR

As with two neighboring cities, Menlo Park is considering whether to challenge the environmental impact report for Caltrain's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 2 hours ago | 16 comments | 1157 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park prepares to take on downtown parking garage issue

Most people make their resolutions around Jan. 1. For cities, the process is a bit more involved, and Menlo Park is no exception....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 2 hours ago | 29 comments | 2026 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police propose changes to body-worn camera policy

After the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three Menlo Park officers in November went unrecorded by their body-worn...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by curiosities finally answered, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 1129 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside council should reject 'art cave' project

The Woodside Town Council should overturn the recent Planning Commission decision to approve a lot line adjustment (reported...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, 22 hours ago | 11 comments | 812 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mia competes in three episodes of 'MasterChef Junior' before elimination

Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by A cook, on Jan 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 1283 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down San Mateo bridge

Dozens of protestors, including Stanford students, were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:18 am | 24 comments | 2857 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big Snowstorm - is Frosty okay?

We usually get a "where's your so-called global warming, lookit all da snow!!!" post from Frosty or one of his alter egos...

Original post made by The Snowman on Jan. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 55 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Coroner IDs Caltrain fatality

A 64-year-old San Jose resident was struck and killed by a train at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Mark Simon, Caltrain, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:15 am | 2 comments | 1293 Views

ATHERTON

Tuesday: Atherton interviews architect finalists

Atherton will soon choose between two finalists bidding to design the town's new civic center, and is scheduled to sign an...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 965 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: iPhone heist alleged at Facebook headquarters

Approximately 30 iPhones ended up in a silver Lexus rather than remaining in storage at Facebook headquarters on Friday,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by KW, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 1699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reubens and brews

Menlo Park's Refuge specializes in an unlikely but tasty duo: pastrami and Belgian beer. The vibrant night spot is a welcome...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 26, 2015 at 11:05 am | 2 comments | 840 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park reports 10% drop in collisions

The police department's deployment of two fulltime traffic officers in 2014 contributed to a 10 percent drop in collisions,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jan 26, 2015 at 8:38 am | 1 comment | 495 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton considers lawsuit over rail electrification report

Atherton's City Council has asked for a closed-session meeting with the town's attorney to discuss suing Caltrain over the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Robert S. Allen, on Jan 26, 2015 at 7:19 am | 29 comments | 2696 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton unhappy about Caltrain electrification project

Caltrain's governing board has approved the environmental report needed to go ahead with electrification of the rail service...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 21 comments | 2853 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Saturday: Menlo Park conference to explore mental health stigma

Two well-known mental health advocates and individuals with mental illness will speak at a free conference in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1541 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park fire district, city to meet over development issues

The governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District on Tuesday night stepped back from a proposal that the district...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 23, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 18 comments | 1054 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - More Needs To Be Done

Nearly daily, one hears about what OTHER cities are doing about parking. For instance, in today's paper an article appeared...

Original post made by Christmas Shopper on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Downtown Shopper, on Jan 22, 2015 at 11:46 am | 65 comments | 2086 Views
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