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AROUND TOWN

Democrat Lobbyist predicts substantial gains for the GOP

Neil Dhillon, a Democratic lobbyist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Government Affairs at the U.S. Department of...

Original post made by Mid Term Elections on Apr. 26, 2014
Last comment by Fact Checker - GOP LIES, on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm | 95 comments | 3375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water rationing goals may drop dramatically

Cal Water has recommended that customers' water rationing goal be reduced from 36 percent to 10 from 2013 usage. If the state...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Unexpected Consequences, on Jun 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 3 comments | 2148 Views

OTHER TOPICS

FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise

The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Tired of Cronyism, on Jun 28, 2016 at 2:29 pm | 2 comments | 1788 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Polls: Trump not trustworthy - no trust in judicial picks

Perhaps because he declared an accomplished American federal judge of Mexican descent to be unfair? Called him a "hater"?...

Original post made by Trump trolls GOP on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Pietra RC, on Jun 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 289 Views

MENLO PARK

Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Tuesday because of expected unhealthy air...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by David Roise, on Jun 28, 2016 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 1184 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley home burglarized Monday morning

Someone burglarized an unoccupied residence on Granada Court in Portola Valley at about 11:45 a.m. Monday (June 27), the...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:52 pm | 2 comments | 1546 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump hails Rumsfeld endorsement despite criticizing Iraq War, The Hill

You can't make this stuff up, folks. http://thehill.com/policy/defense/284606-trump-hails-rumsfeld-endorsement-despite-criticizing-iraq-war...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Yay beer, on Jun 27, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 5 comments | 370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seven locals receive Merit scholarships

One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by Phoebe, on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 2137 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook expansion could exacerbate housing issues, report says

Facebook's expansion – a project that would add two office buildings and a hotel, totaling more than a million square...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nancyh, on Jun 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 2930 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Burglars hit Dish parking lot again

Burglars got away with personal items and cash valued at $7,100 in a series of auto burglaries on Friday and Sunday, Feb....

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by member, on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 12 comments | 4379 Views

MENLO PARK

Suspected home burglar nabbed after police see strange activity

An attempt by Menlo Park police to talk to the driver of a vehicle whose occupants appeared to be scoping out homes to burglarize...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 8 comments | 3654 Views

ATHERTON

PG&E to covert 229 Atherton street lights to LEDs

Pacific Gas & Electric will spend two or three weeks converting 229 utility-owned street lights in Atherton to LEDs this...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by MenloMom, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:14 pm | 10 comments | 2371 Views

WOODSIDE

Reporter's Notebook: Respect for the cows and the horses, but the pigs? No.

Respect seemed the order of the day at the junior rodeo in Woodside. If the cows and horses were stressed, they weren't...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jun 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 3 comments | 2718 Views

AROUND TOWN

School district says budget has $900,000 in cuts

The proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget of the Menlo Park City School District shows slightly more spending than revenues,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 896 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump on Brexit: your Pound drops, my golf course will make more money

Offending many on his vacation from his flagging campaign (!) Trump claims the weakening pound is good - for Trump. “If...

Original post made by von Trumpenstein on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by von Trumpenstein, on Jun 24, 2016 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police report second home burglary in two days

The Atherton Police Department has reported the second home burglary in two days, both taking place during morning hours...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 3050 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

The Menlo Park City Council passed a $113 million budget Tuesday and agreed to a higher pay for city employees that will...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 2069 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton, Caltrain squabble over train horns

Atherton's quiet zone, where trains aren't to blow their horns near the Fair Oaks Lane crossing except in an emergency, went...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 9 comments | 3014 Views

OTHER TOPICS

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sexual-assault crimes

In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Two Wrongs, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 1534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impact

Residents question a draft environmental impact report that says adding about 6,550 employees and no housing will have a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 15 comments | 3764 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,103 views