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MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor asks council to study public benefit thresholds of specific plan

Mayor Ray Mueller plans to ask the rest of the Menlo Park council on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to schedule a study session on the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 7 minutes ago | 17 comments | 1353 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 8 minutes ago | 139 comments | 4606 Views

AROUND TOWN

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, 10 minutes ago | 5 comments | 304 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Texas Photo ID Ruling Prevents Voter Fraud

Everyone should hail Saturday's Supreme Court decision upholding the Texas Voter ID law for the upcoming elections. The photo...

Original post made by Ricardo Moresca on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by pogo, 14 minutes ago | 23 comments | 359 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 20 minutes ago | 18 comments | 894 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I Oppose Measure M

October 8, 2014 Dear Editor, As a long standing resident of Allied Arts and a Menlo Park business owner, I feel compelled...

Original post made by Rob Gould on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Observer, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: More than 200 at hearing on Mandarin school

More than 200 people filled the Multi-Use Room at Encinal School on Tuesday (Oct. 14) for a public hearing on the proposed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by MPCSD Parent2, 2 hours ago | 17 comments | 2872 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deja vu all over again?

Home prices along the Peninsula continue to rise with no indication of coming down any time soon, according to real estate...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 103 Views

WOODSIDE

Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison

Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, 4 hours ago | 14 comments | 1272 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 7 hours ago | 23 comments | 2000 Views

ATHERTON

Woodland students help schools in West Africa

McKenna Brown, 14, an eighth-grader at Woodland School in Ladera, recently organized two drives to collect classroom materials...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jasmine, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 456 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Don't split vote in health care district race

I hope by now enough voters are aware of how our taxes continue to go to what is renamed a health care district — renamed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 28 comments | 720 Views

MENLO PARK

Is "No on M" Making Illegal Use of the Walmart Brand?

Given the metronomic frequency with which a certain Atherton resident is leveling baseless ethics accusations against Measure...

Original post made by Gern on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 am | 11 comments | 251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Plan allows huge tax reduction for Stanford

It does not seem to be widely understood, but the 8.4 acres of land along El Camino that Stanford owns and which is part...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 24 comments | 422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

A newcomer aiming for his first public office is running against a 14-year-veteran for a seat on the board of the Mid-Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 5 comments | 946 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Second units key to 'affordable housing'

Portola Valley Town Council members had a lively and generally upbeat discussion recently on what is usually a difficult...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by ann haley, on Oct 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 4 comments | 1132 Views

AROUND TOWN

Does Measure M freeze ALL the parcels in the Specific Plan area?

A new question has arisen regarding the unknown/unintended consequences of Measure M. Section 3.1 of Measure M states...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 65 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Open space district acquires 79 acres

Already rich in open space, the town of Portola Valley is richer still with the gift Tuesday (Nov. 15) to the Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Mr. Patrony's Pony's neighbor , on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:26 am | 16 comments | 3779 Views

OTHER TOPICS

First water from new Bay Tunnel reaches Crystal Springs

The first water to come through the newly completed Bay Tunnel reached the Crystal Springs Reservoir on Wednesday (Oct. 15)...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mr Bubble, on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:27 am | 5 comments | 1700 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial endorsement: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2014 at 8:53 pm | 36 comments | 1325 Views
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