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MENLO PARK

Stanford submits updated plans for 500 El Camino Real development in Menlo Park

Stanford told the Almanac it plans to submit updated plans for its 8.4-acre "Middle Plaza" development at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by really?, 8 minutes ago | 6 comments | 2049 Views

MENLO PARK

Officials: Rumors of local ICE sightings, arrests are false

Rumors of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent sightings that spread in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park over...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2017
Last comment by Tricia Barr, 54 minutes ago | 1 comment | 472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Woodside council faces decision on architectural review board seat

One seat is open on Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board and the Town Council on Tuesday (Feb. 28) is set to consider...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jane Gill, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by 4, 14 hours ago | 15 comments | 282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign

Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 15 hours ago | 30 comments | 3502 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Burglar breaks into and ransacks home

A burglar or burglars forced open a kitchen door and ransacked a home on Santa Maria Avenue in Portola Valley on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2017
Last comment by tiburonmike, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 2227 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
There are no comments yet. 106 Views

WOODSIDE

Armed man robs Woodside branch of Chase Bank

Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a man who robbed a Woodside branch of Chase Bank while brandishing a handgun and...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Runny Mead, on Feb 26, 2017 at 11:58 pm | 5 comments | 4015 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: People of color speak up about personal impact of police stops

In Menlo Park's Willows neighborhood, a spate of home burglaries since September has put residents on edge, leading to an...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2017
Last comment by Sabocat, on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm | 24 comments | 7454 Views

MENLO PARK

Despite surplus, Menlo Park fire district considers revenue-raising measures

On the same night that the governing board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District heard that it is expected to end the...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2017 at 5:23 pm | 7 comments | 1763 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm | 67 comments | 2872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memory-impaired man found in Menlo Park reunited with family

A man who was found wandering in Menlo Park near Santa Cruz Avenue at San Mateo Drive on Feb. 18 who did not know where...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by been there, on Feb 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 7027 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm | 55 comments | 5121 Views

WOODSIDE

Board member: Ethics investigation unmerited

A member of the Woodside Architectural and Site Review Board said Jan. 26 that she will resign from the board and accused...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 25, 2017 at 6:47 pm | 2 comments | 309 Views

WOODSIDE

Update: Woodside ethics probe: Mayor suggests council take 'no further action'

(Expanded version of story previously posted.) Woodside Mayor Tom Livermore said he will recommend that the Town Council...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 25, 2017 at 6:46 pm | 6 comments | 1150 Views

WOODSIDE

Tuesday: Woodside council faces decision on ethics code investigation

If the Woodside Town Council on Tuesday follows the mayor's recommendation and takes "no further action" on a long and costly...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm | 3 comments | 1351 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Carriage house demolished at former Roger Reynolds Nursery site

To clear the way for a new 24-condo complex at 133 Encinal Ave. in Menlo Park, the Victorian-style carriage house that was...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Bob, on Feb 25, 2017 at 8:18 am | 6 comments | 2311 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton approves plans for $37 million civic center

Atherton is on schedule to start construction of a new civic center by the end of the year, but first it will ask voters...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Atherton American, on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 1719 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump goes on Russian state owned TV to criticize America - speaks fondly of Putin

Trump claims he was tricked by 84 year old Larry King "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized U.S....

Original post made by S Grey on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Cover Up!!!, on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:55 pm | 23 comments | 572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: New, secure spot to dump unwanted medicine

A secured kiosk has been set up in the main lobby of the Menlo Park Police Department where people can drop off unwanted...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by fwiw, on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:33 pm | 9 comments | 1074 Views
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