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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, 10 minutes ago | 1 comment | 1805 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 Get it right please, 20 minutes ago | 36 comments | 3815 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, 24 minutes ago | 2 comments | 1117 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 Donny Dell, 44 minutes ago | 12 comments | 187 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, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 572 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, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 2035 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 Bob, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 845 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 Emma, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 2110 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, 14 hours ago | 13 comments | 6090 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, 14 hours ago | 10 comments | 233 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., 16 hours ago | 7 comments | 290 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 Excessive lobbying, 17 hours ago | 12 comments | 1468 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, 18 hours ago | 15 comments | 3538 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 Jennifer Bestor, 18 hours ago | 23 comments | 1468 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, 19 hours ago | 14 comments | 6123 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen car

Menlo Park Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old driver and his three passengers, whom officers detained on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Local, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 3109 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council to get reports on bills paid, as code requires

When the town of Woodside pays a bill, a check is cut in Town Hall and the transaction is recorded. So such records do exist,...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Alex, on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:09 am | 7 comments | 963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hartwig to head Portola Valley schools for two more years

Eric Hartwig, hired as interim superintendent of the Portola Valley School District when Superintendent Lisa Gonzales abruptly...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Dick Givens, on Jan 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm | 1 comment | 904 Views

MENLO PARK

Chef Elperin's cooking keeps Village Pub patrons coming back, and the Michelin star shining

Dmitry Elperin's TV-viewing habits as a child were hardly what you'd call typical: While most kids get revved up weekend...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2017 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: E. Gary Smith sentencing postponed again

The sentencing and restitution hearing for Edwin Gary Smith has been postponed once more, at the request of Mr. Smith's...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Srini, on Jan 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1499 Views
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Celebrity chef pulls out of BFD Menlo Park; to reopen as new concept
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“Housewife” a Journey of Transgender Marriage
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Holiday LEGO Show
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