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ATHERTON

Atherton drops permit fee for solar installations

Atherton's City Council made two moves toward becoming a more environmentally friendly town on Nov. 18 when it eliminated...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2025 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Business: Women entrepreneurs aim to take on Silicon Valley

"Three percent of startups succeed. But why can't we be part of that 3%?" Ari Horie, founder and CEO of Women's Startup Lab,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 5290 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire district director joins harbor district board

Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, about to begin her second four-year term on the board of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 25, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 3 comments | 1441 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ruth Anne Bortz, long-distance runner and Portola Valley resident, dies

Ruth Anne Bortz of Portola Valley, a long-distance runner of marathons and back-country races, died July 14 at her home....

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Carol Tolen, on Nov 25, 2015 at 10:11 am | 4 comments | 4938 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 7158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police prepare for Obama visit to Facebook for 'town hall'

Palo Alto police will beef up staff and work with neighboring law-enforcement agencies when President Barack Obama comes...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 25, 2015 at 2:04 am | 20 comments | 7764 Views

ATHERTON

Yes, Atherton still has the most expensive real estate, says Forbes

Atherton has, for the third year in a row, been named as the zip code with the most expensive residential real estate in...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Facts yup, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm | 7 comments | 2841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Steeped in coffee

You could say Oscar Nunez, the proprietor of High Note coffee, has coffee in his blood. "Coffee has always had a place in...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 2797 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Granny unit regulations approved

If you live on a lot in Menlo Park that's at least 6,000 square feet and meets some other requirements, including setbacks,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2014
Last comment by Joan, on Nov 24, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 12 comments | 5618 Views

AROUND TOWN

New affordable housing for homeless vets unveiled

For Veterans Day this year, local homeless veterans saw the completion of a brand new affordable apartment complex some may...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 4403 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Boutique hotel may produce $600K in city taxes its first year

"Public benefits" was a refrain at the Nov. 16 Menlo Park Planning Commission meeting, this time with regard to Pollock Financial...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Downtown-err, on Nov 24, 2015 at 8:39 am | 18 comments | 3004 Views

MENLO PARK

Galway, Ireland, to become Menlo Park's first 'Sister City'

Bo Crane, a former Menlo Park resident, held up his phone to the microphone at the podium of the Menlo Park City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Irish American, on Nov 23, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 1 comment | 2610 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silberman & Nibbelin join Munks & Wastaffe Tag TEAM against Deputy Lopez

November 10, 2015 the Civil Service Commission was seated to hear an appeal hearing of Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez suspension...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Nov. 23, 2015
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MENLO PARK

Why 'Menlo Pres' is now 'Menlo Church'

A local landmark known as Menlo Park Presbyterian Church for 142 years adopted a new name a few months ago. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by In the know, on Nov 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm | 23 comments | 4690 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Four changes the council wants in downtown plan

The Menlo Park City Council has given staff direction on a number of changes it wants to see in the El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by The facts, on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 11 comments | 3467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspended deputy denied appeal by commission

The county Civil Service Commission on Tuesday (Nov. 10) voted unanimously to uphold disciplinary action against Deputy...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:13 am | 15 comments | 1109 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why one Harvard MBA pursues career to narrow opportunity gap

Thirteen years ago, Peter Fortenbaugh, who holds a Harvard MBA and a Princeton bachelor's degree in economics, left the job...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2015
Last comment by Daniel, on Nov 21, 2015 at 3:02 am | 1 comment | 2058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 21 comments | 30448 Views

OTHER TOPICS

FAA vows to take fresh look at flight paths, altitudes

Responding to a rising volume of complaints about airplane noise, the Federal Aviation Administration has agreed to take...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 11 comments | 2833 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Fire Director - Double Duty

From the San Mateo Daily News Harbor "District appoints new commissioner: Menlo Park resident Virginia Chang Kiraly, fire...

Original post made by Bob on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Nov 20, 2015 at 11:55 am | 12 comments | 807 Views
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