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Aircraft noise over Atherton

Atherton residents have been making some noise of their own over the increase in aircraft noise that's resulted from a start-up...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 18, 2014 at 7:00 am | 497 comments | 62852 Views


Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 13841 Views


Rally opposing Prop 8

Several community leaders in San Mateo County, including Supervisor Rich Gordon, will speak at a rally to oppose Proposition...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Pledge, on Nov 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | 248 comments | 10334 Views


Judge's order nixes M-A plans for night football

A San Mateo County judge, in a preliminary injunction issued Tuesday, Oct. 5, agreed with a group of Atherton neighbors of...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by Lani, on Oct 12, 2010 at 11:06 am | 230 comments | 5266 Views


Did Menlo Park fire district chief put TV show ahead of accident response?

There is little or no disagreement from Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman on the facts in an...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 228 comments | 10452 Views


A Measure M debate: council control

Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 202 comments | 5958 Views


Teacher layoffs ahead as MP district plans cuts

More than 17 teaching jobs are on the line as the Menlo Park City School District struggles to close a $2 million shortfall...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steve, on May 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 198 comments | 7391 Views


Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 7754 Views


Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 14336 Views


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 Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 9547 Views


Public employees and Social Security

How do public employees escape the inequities of the Social Security system to which most of us have been subjected? Why...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 2, 2013 at 11:43 am | 179 comments | 7200 Views


Romney in Woodside for fundraiser

Drivers and cyclists may encounter delays of a few minutes Sunday afternoon, July 22, on Portola Road between Woodside and...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by romney cowers from assualtromneyb , on Aug 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm | 175 comments | 7733 Views


25 bicyclists cited for running stop sign

San Mateo County Sheriff's deputies cited 25 bicyclists on charges of failing to come to a stop at a busy intersection in...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by La Hondan, on Sep 24, 2010 at 10:47 am | 173 comments | 28007 Views


Menlo voters defeat Measure M

Measure M, the resident-sponsored initiative to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, has been the center of...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 159 comments | 7920 Views


Can anyone tell me: why Mitt Romney?

Looking at the polls, President Obama is ahead by larger margins in key battleground states than he was at this time 4 years...

Original post made by Ed Treller on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by funny guy, on May 8, 2013 at 9:46 am | 155 comments | 14757 Views


Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 153 comments | 45750 Views


Homeowners: Building department negligent

In the midst of a legal battle with her building contractor, Kimberly Sweidy is also taking on the town of Atherton's building...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Dick Seibert, on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:44 pm | 148 comments | 15739 Views


Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 17972 Views


Big changes in firefighter work practices, benefits

Major changes are coming in work practices and benefits for firefighters with the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm | 139 comments | 8660 Views


County will look into San Carlos Airport noise problems

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has created a subcommittee to look at noise and other problems caused by the steadily...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 137 comments | 3425 Views
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