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AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Apple, 7 minutes ago | 64 comments | 6062 Views

MENLO PARK

Gunn, Menlo girls hoping to repeat some track history

The CIF State Track and Field Championships in 2005 was a special one for the local area as Gunn's Tori Tyler and Menlo School's...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Emmettrat, 44 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1172 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Small gains for cyclists; big losses for everyone else

Make a mental note: Dec. 6, 2016, will prove to be a more important date than most Menlo Park residents now realize. That...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrckson, 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 1966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Parcel tax a wise investment in community's future

Our Menlo Park City district schools are outstanding for a reason — this community consistently invests in our common...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jenson, 3 hours ago | 24 comments | 1580 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Through the fog

Cyclists and a runner were out in the fog in Portola Valley on Sunday morning, Jan. 15. These scenes were taken from a spot...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 652 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters deserve high pay, chief says

Firefighters, says Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman, deserve to be well paid. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jeff, 14 hours ago | 10 comments | 1384 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Which Trump policy will have the greatest effect on Menlo Park?

The wall? Repeal ObamaCare? Breaking apart the EU and NATO? Trade war (or worse) with China? Opening arctic...

Original post made by Labs on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by yeah, 14 hours ago | 15 comments | 246 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: One-way traffic likely for months on storm-damaged section of Hwy. 84

Erosion from recent storms has weakened part of Highway 84 in the hills above Woodside. A 75-to-100-foot section located...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Rich Lee, 19 hours ago | 8 comments | 3201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit

Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 913 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open around Thanksgiving

A new restaurant, for the present referred to as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:19 am | 12 comments | 6712 Views

AROUND TOWN

MPCSD Parent Education announces Winter/Spring Lineup

Welcome to the Winter/Spring Season of Menlo Park City School District Parent Education. We have four great events lined...

Original post made by MPCSD Parent Education on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 44 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: Where do your property-tax payments go?

Atherton is trying to help its residents better understand where their property tax payments go by adding a feature to the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 1895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside year in review: Openings, closings, and costly tree-felling

Woodside loves its heritage trees and protects them with large penalties meted out to people who cut them down without a...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by kimmy, on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1154 Views

ATHERTON

Wednesday: Atherton to discuss how to pay for civic center

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Atherton City Council will discuss ways to pay for the new civic center and putting a measure...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by More prudent, on Jan 18, 2017 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 663 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary principal explains her mid-year departure

A day after Woodside Elementary School District Superintendent Beth Polito announced Principal Pam Duarte's retirement, Ms....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Portola valley mom, on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:20 am | 5 comments | 2144 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Celebrity chef pulls out of Bradley's Fine Diner

About two years after taking over a large Menlo Park restaurant space to open Bradley's Fine Diner, renowned chef Bradley...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Brad Lee, on Jan 17, 2017 at 8:01 pm | 13 comments | 6294 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Conservatives Aghast as hypocritical GOP announces at least NINE Trillion in Deficit Spending

2009 deficit actual = $1,413 billion 2015 deficit actual = $438 billion GOP deficits for next ten years skyrocket to...

Original post made by Conservative Principles on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Sfoft, on Jan 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 10 comments | 240 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are contiguous parcels counted as one for MPCSD parcel taxes?

Many school districts which have levied parcel taxes on property owners have allowed "contiguous lots" to be counted as single...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 306 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Huge apartment complexes nearing finish

The 3600 block of Haven Avenue in eastern Menlo Park may look like a daunting mass of building frames, but it will soon become...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Why Affordable Housing Doesn't Get Built, on Jan 17, 2017 at 4:03 pm | 15 comments | 3677 Views

FICTION

Letter: Gateway should watch out for rising tides

If the Menlo Gateway project is built, it will be submerged under water when global warming causes sea and Bay levels to...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Mack Truck, on Jan 17, 2017 at 3:16 pm | 14 comments | 6134 Views
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