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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park voters to decide whether hotel tax gets a boost

Voters will be asked to consider raising the hotel-occupancy tax in Menlo Park from 10 percent to 12 percent after the City...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 12 comments | 1608 Views

ATHERTON

Those were the days

The Atherton Town Council and staff posed for this photograph in 1952. From left, they are: City Clerk Howard Boren, council...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 1680 Views

MENLO PARK

Mayor Cline - don't bother me with facts or public input

Menlo Park Mayor Cline has just held another secret meeting - with himself. Such a meeting is perfectly legal but unwise....

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 23, 2010 at 8:49 am | 56 comments | 2724 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Renegotiate labor contracts for garbage service

Garbage rates for Menlo Park have increased dramatically in recent years, rising 18 percent in 2009 and 28 percent in 2010. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by A voter who has changed her mind., on Jul 22, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 1218 Views

MENLO PARK

Gutless Council punts again

It is time for either direct democracy in Menlo Park where the voters take on the responsibility of managing the City or...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments | 1176 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters sue over overtime, extra trips

Surprised is how Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District said he felt upon learning that...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm | 9 comments | 1654 Views

OTHER TOPICS

How To Build a Proper Bridge

While the SILICON VALLEY and BAY AREA struggle with bridges and tunnels along the coast, you can see how hard hit nations...

Original post made by R.GORDON on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by OpenMind, on Jul 22, 2010 at 7:10 am | 5 comments | 1369 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension initiative group seeks legal defense funds

The grassroots group that sponsored the Menlo Park pension reform initiative is trying to raise at least $35,000 in private...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:43 am | 41 comments | 2662 Views

MENLO PARK

County tries new locations for sidewalk trees

The San Mateo County Public Works Department is adjusting the locations of sidewalk planter boxes along Alameda de las Pulgas...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Plotter, on Jul 22, 2010 at 6:17 am | 2 comments | 1446 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Emerald Lake: Another mountain lion spotted

A mountain lion was seen feeding in the Emerald Lake Hills area Monday night - the third such sighting in the area this...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by Renee F., on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 1902 Views

AROUND TOWN

Six cited for sale of alcohol to minors

Six adults were cited Friday (July 16) for the sale of alcohol to a minor in Menlo Park, police reported. A seventh was cited...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by one-fisted, on Jul 21, 2010 at 3:46 pm | 19 comments | 2356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming programs at Atherton Library

Thursday, July 22 at 4 pm: Musical storytime for all ages. Friday, July 23 at 10:30 am: Yoga for kids with Surfer Mike....

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jul. 21, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1268 Views

MENLO PARK

City poised to settle lawsuit involving former Cadillac site on El Camino Real

The Menlo Park City Council is poised to approve a settlement agreement with a group called Concerned Citizens of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by fascism in MP, on Jul 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 9 comments | 4362 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Beyond Yosemite

While Yosemite's day hikes are world-class, the truly stunning vistas and solitude of California's high country wilderness...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Jul 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 1773 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain adds new features to website

Caltrain has revamped its website with a more user-friendly design and other various features, spokeswoman Christine Dunn...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by David M, on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 3 comments | 1654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisors oppose ballot measure

In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, July 13, a majority on the Board of Supervisors decided not to place a measure on the November...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:38 am | 9 comments | 1662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - July 18, 2010

Hardcover Fiction 1 Cookbook Collector Allegra Goodman 2 Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest Stieg Larsson 3 Red Hook...

Original post made by Pam Grange on Jul. 19, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1195 Views

ATHERTON

Another Brown Act Violation in the Making

Dear Readers, The following is the text of an e-mail I sent to the Town of Atherton. Due to the apparent lack of attention...

Original post made by John P Johns on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm | 4 comments | 1611 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Editorial: High-speed rail off track

With state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, adding his voice to the growing criticism of the California High-Speed Rail Authority,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2010
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Jul 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 6 comments | 2287 Views

MENLO PARK

Local athletes qualify for national JO track and field

The competition was as hot as the weather, but a handful of local track and field athletes survived both during the Region...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by MENLO, on Jul 19, 2010 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 1503 Views
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