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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board places two tax measures on May ballot

It's official. Two parcel taxes will go to voters in the Menlo Park City School District in a special May 3 mail-in ballot....

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by JU, 3 hours ago | 134 comments | 3895 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police arrest two in home burglary

Police arrested a 22-year-old man and a juvenile on suspicion of burglarizing a home Thursday morning, Feb. 11, in Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Destiny, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 461 Views

ATHERTON

Obama in Atherton today for fundraiser

With tickets costing up to $25,000 each, Atherton was an unsurprising choice as the location for a Democratic Party fundraiser...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Rand Paul, 8 hours ago | 7 comments | 861 Views

MENLO PARK

Schools: Enrollment study shows low-income families leaving area

A new report shows the Peninsula's high cost of living driving low-income families away from elementary school districts...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 10 hours ago | 111 comments | 5653 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton sends civic center architects back to the drawing board, again

A public meeting scheduled to unveil the design for Atherton's new civic center has been postponed for a month, after the...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Apple, 14 hours ago | 11 comments | 1550 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Builders pay $10.5 million for one-acre lot with teardown

It's a sign of the times. A one-acre lot in Atherton recently sold for $10.5 million to builders who say they plan to replace...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by James, 16 hours ago | 16 comments | 3481 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: City Council to discuss Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalks

Menlo Park's City Council will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9, to discuss what to do next about the Santa Cruz Avenue sidewalk project....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by millions, 16 hours ago | 3 comments | 735 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obama asks Congress for $125M for Caltrain electrification

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by San Bruno, San Carlos, Belmont, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 629 Views

WOODSIDE

Editorial: Why is Caltrans still spraying toxics along roadside?

Opponents of roadside herbicide spraying in San Mateo County are watching closely as Caltrans reviews its weed-removal policies...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Rhea Sampson, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 465 Views

FICTION

App aims to make friendly messages more personal

Your phone buzzes. You look down and see you have a new audio message. You hit play, but instead of a nagging "Hiiiii, call...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Nevet, 20 hours ago | 4 comments | 972 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Hampshire claims 1st victim - Fiorina quits

She posted her notice on Facebook. Does this make her a lead VP candidate for Jeb? Why did a person who rarely bothered...

Original post made by Bernard on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 10, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 1 comment | 79 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Feldman's Books, Gentry magazine buildings up for sale, redevelopment

Two of Menlo Park's oldest commercial buildings – the current locations of Feldman's Books (1170 El Camino Real) and...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by srsly, on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 17 comments | 2253 Views

WOODSIDE

Don't change name of Sellman Auditorium, crowd urges Woodside school board

Two dozen people showed up at a Woodside Elementary School District governing board meeting yesterday with a clear message...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Denise Terry, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:41 am | 13 comments | 2614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Woodside council considers limits on basements

With a significant uptick in 2015 in the number of applications to build basements, and with designs that are increasingly...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Donna, on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park school board may put two parcel tax measures on ballot

The board of the Menlo Park City School District is considering asking voters to approve two parcel tax measures in a special...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Ballot Argument, on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:25 am | 83 comments | 3715 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Renovation plans for Malaysian restaurant approved

Menlo Park is one step closer to getting a new Malaysian restaurant. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/02/09/menlo-park-renovation-plans-for-malaysian-...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by MP Resident, on Feb 10, 2016 at 6:41 am | 7 comments | 1557 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Who wins in New Hampshire - Trump?

And will Donald Trump be the presumptive nominee by the time our primary rolls around?...

Original post made by Shawn on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 7 comments | 137 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton takes step toward railroad quiet zone

Atherton plans to hire a consultant this week to help the town make the stretch of the town's railroad tracks near the Fair...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by Marina, on Feb 9, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 2208 Views

AROUND TOWN

People vs. Miguel A. Cisneros is in the hands of the Jury

As I observed the trial I was hoping things have changed for the better in San Mateo County. Some of you know about my interest...

Original post made by Michael Stogner on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Feb 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 134 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton dance champions

Winston and Lilly Chow of Atherton successfully defended their title as U.S. National Amateur Senior Ballroom Champions in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Andrew Axelrod , on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm | 1 comment | 1326 Views
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Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls
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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
By Steve Levy | 29 comments | 1,903 views

Foods of Love
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,807 views

A day for reading
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 566 views

Feelin’ the Bern … (or, A bad year for Party Establishments )
By Stuart Soffer | 2 comments | 183 views