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MENLO PARK

Mr. Robinson went to Washington

Menlo Park Mayor Heyward Robinson traveled to Washington, D.C., the weekend before the presidential inauguration in a city-sponsored...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Feb 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 1602 Views

MENLO PARK

City to revisit tricky intersection

The Menlo Park City Council told city staff Jan. 27 to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to improve pedestrian...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by A Simple Solution That Will Be Ignored, on Feb 3, 2009 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 1827 Views

MENLO PARK

Man robbed at gunpoint in Willows area

A man and a woman in a car cut off a vehicle driven by a 45-year-old East Palo Alto man, then robbed him at gunpoint around...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Haha, on Feb 3, 2009 at 2:17 pm | 3 comments | 1751 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Park Theatre becoming a real eyesore

Each time I drive by what used to be the Park Theatre in Menlo Park I get mad. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7480...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by needs enforcing, on Feb 3, 2009 at 12:46 pm | 9 comments | 1909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kepler's Bestsellers - February 1, 2009

Hardcover Fiction 1. Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer 2. Hotel On The Corner Of...

Original post made by Susan Lider on Feb. 2, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2931 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Councilman Cohen responds to charge on union fund

In response to a letter from Mary Gilles last week, I received no contribution from any union anticipated or likely to be...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by one more, on Feb 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm | 43 comments | 2134 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Big pay hike a symptom of failed policy

Menlo Park's recent approval of a major pay increase for police sergeants has been roundly criticized by many residents,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Fair Witness, on Feb 2, 2009 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 1496 Views

MENLO PARK

Lee Duboc: Who is speaking for the taxpayer?

On Friday, former Menlo Park councilwoman Lee Duboc sent out the message below on the topic of rising public employee salaries...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 29, 2009 at 9:55 pm | 37 comments | 2336 Views

MENLO PARK

Rojas to pay Frank Benest $5,500 for running 2 "facilitation" meetings

Is there a listing of all the money that Rojas wants to spend, and where can I see it? So that I can sign up to get some...

Original post made by new guy on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Amazed, on Jan 29, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 1540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by WyldKat, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1842 Views

OTHER TOPICS

T.J. Rodgers seeks permit to install winery

Seven years after he got a permit to drill three caves 300 feet into Langley Hill for a winery, Cypress Semiconductor CEO...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hugh Bris, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 2205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Amici's pizzeria to move to downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is getting a new pizzeria. Amici's East Coast Pizzeria, which has 11 Bay Area locations, is setting up shop in...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2008
Last comment by Salvatore, on Jan 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm | 9 comments | 2278 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Watch: Rosewood Hotel may cut room rates by half

Despite the meltdown in the global economy, the Stanford University/Rosewood Hotel is still on track to open this spring. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1584 Views

FICTION

Two reports of mountain lion sightings

Two mountain lion sightings were reported in San Mateo County Wednesday afternoon -- one near Edgewood County Park and...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by Yomamma, on Jan 28, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 5483 Views

MENLO PARK

City revenues $3.1 million off pace

The books have closed on the first half of the current fiscal year, and the outlook isn't exactly rosy for Menlo Park --...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm | 6 comments | 1603 Views

MENLO PARK

Around Town: 'Civil Rights Tales' from those who lived them

"Civil Rights Tales," a collection of stories and songs by those who lived through the civil rights movement, will be presented...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Fred Zinnemann, on Jan 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 1482 Views

MENLO PARK

John Boyle left off rail subcommittee

Menlo Park Councilman John Boyle was a bit miffed when Mayor Heyward Robinson left him off a two-person subcommittee that...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by railroading, on Jan 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm | 15 comments | 2043 Views

MENLO PARK

Green parking lots in city's future?

In reviewing preliminary plans for renovation of a parking plaza between Crane and Chestnut streets at Oak Grove Avenue,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jan 27, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sage Santa visits Ladera Christmas fair

When Santa stops at the Ladera Christmas Fair, he arrives in a shiny, red fire engine. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=7349...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2009
Last comment by Austen, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm | 1 comment | 1636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP mayor urges schools to show inauguration in classrooms

Menlo Park Mayor Heyward Robinson, who is in Washington, D.C., for the inauguration, sent an e-mail to Menlo Park school...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2009
Last comment by Dawn, on Jan 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm | 3 comments | 1862 Views
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Getting High in Menlo Park
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 745 views