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MENLO PARK

Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board

Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 14 minutes ago | 8 comments | 851 Views

ATHERTON

How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by hmmm, 1 hour ago | 29 comments | 2379 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wall St Journal compares Trump to 'Drunk with an Empty Gin Bottle'

How does the 13% of Menlo that voted for Trump feel theses days? Abandoned? Dejected? Driven to Gin? If the Murdoch owned...

Original post made by Cocktail Hour with Murdoch & his WSJ on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by rupert, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 54 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man charged with attempting to kill police officer at hotel

A man employed by a vendor performing maintenance work at the Stanford Park Hotel has been charged with the attempted murder...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by James Madison, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 961 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday (March 14), it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by NOT tired, 4 hours ago | 24 comments | 2704 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by WoodsideWoodside, 4 hours ago | 47 comments | 3778 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say

Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 988 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Man with car in ditch pleads no contest to felony DUI

Redwood City resident Duncan Crawford Burr entered a no-contest plea to one count of felony drunken driving last week in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jean, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 651 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1640 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 10 hours ago | 16 comments | 1753 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Snapshot on JoAnn Loulan: Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Stephen Dunne, 12 hours ago | 5 comments | 184 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City manager gets second bonus in six months

A $4,400 cash bonus for Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre was approved by the City Council last week following a closed...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Love Big Government, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 4 comments | 916 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Spy, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 893 Views

MENLO PARK

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm | 9 comments | 1900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm | 65 comments | 5319 Views

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 Any update?, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 99 comments | 9740 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Suspect in January residential burglary pleads no contest

One of the two Redwood City men charged in an attempted residential burglary in Portola Valley in January have entered a...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1274 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District President Art Faro responds to Grand jury.

In a follow-up response to a request by the Continuity Committee of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, Board President...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 775 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Local restaurateurs battle labor challenges

Last year, Omar PiƱa's Menlo Park restaurant, Mama Coco, was so short staffed, he had to return to the kitchen for several...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by My 2 cents, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm | 19 comments | 4331 Views
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