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AROUND TOWN

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Outraged, 43 minutes ago | 33 comments | 2366 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Big Snowstorm - is Frosty okay?

We usually get a "where's your so-called global warming, lookit all da snow!!!" post from Frosty or one of his alter egos...

Original post made by The Snowman on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Sara, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 152 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - a Challenge and an Opportunity

Citizens are drawn to the downtown area for a variety of reasons. One sign of success is well occupied parking areas, both...

Original post made by Downtown Shopper on Jan. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 23 Views

WOODSIDE

Fire district plans to build new station in Woodside

A new and larger fire station on Woodside Road in Woodside is in the preliminary planning stages, according to officials...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by local WSFPD volunteer, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 391 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Feature story: Bob Sawyer of Woodside discovers his latent talent in forecasting

An experiment organized by the national intelligence community is attempting to demonstrate that reliable forecasts can be...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by gunste, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 1003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime school board member steps down

Olivia Martinez, who has served on the board of the Sequoia Union High School District since 1999, has announced she is leaving...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Board Observer, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, said the Rev. Jesse Jackson during events on Monday in the city...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 1372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may join lawsuit over Caltrain electrification EIR

As with two neighboring cities, Menlo Park is considering whether to challenge the environmental impact report for Caltrain's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 21 hours ago | 22 comments | 1725 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedestrian killed on Caltrain tracks south of Mountain View

A train struck and killed a pedestrian this afternoon on the Caltrain tracks just south of the Mountain View station, an...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 511 Views

ATHERTON

Man, 61, sentenced to 25 years to life for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

A 61-year-old man who dropped his cell phone and ID while being chased by police, left his DNA and fingerprints at the crime...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Robert, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 1726 Views

MENLO PARK

Menalto Cleaners owner pleads not guilty to 40 felony counts

Edwin Gary Smith, the owner of Menalto Cleaners, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Jan. 28, to 40 felony counts stemming from...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by pogo, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 1285 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain electrification: Menlo Park, Atherton examine litigation options

Now that the final environmental impact report for Caltrain's plan to electrify its rail service between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Edward Syrett, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 1869 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez and the alleged photo.

San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe told Dave Boyce "Mr. Lopez's cellphone had a photo of the inmate...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jan. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 89 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park property transfer tax revenue jumps

Menlo Park saw an increase in revenue garnered from the transfer of real estate during the first six months of this fiscal...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Abdominal Pain, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 1 comment | 750 Views

FICTION

Wednesday at Kepler's: Armistead Maupin concludes 'Tales of the City'

With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Exasperated reader, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments | 824 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park prepares to take on downtown parking garage issue

Most people make their resolutions around Jan. 1. For cities, the process is a bit more involved, and Menlo Park is no exception....

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:26 am | 29 comments | 2207 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police propose changes to body-worn camera policy

After the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three Menlo Park officers in November went unrecorded by their body-worn...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by curiosities finally answered, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 1289 Views

WOODSIDE

Guest opinion: Woodside council should reject 'art cave' project

The Woodside Town Council should overturn the recent Planning Commission decision to approve a lot line adjustment (reported...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nancy Reyering, on Jan 27, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 11 comments | 838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mia competes in three episodes of 'MasterChef Junior' before elimination

Menlo Park's Mia Wurster, the 11-year-old Oak Knoll School fifth-grader, competed in three episodes of the Fox TV show,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by A cook, on Jan 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 1561 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down San Mateo bridge

Dozens of protestors, including Stanford students, were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:18 am | 24 comments | 2913 Views
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