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THE LOCAL DISH

Protesters Become Violent at California Republican Convention

Professional protesters became violent yesterday morning causing violence and mayhem. They assaulted a fellow delegate with...

Original post made by California Republican Party Delegate on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Liberal, on May 1, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 9 comments | 432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 72 comments | 4568 Views

MENLO PARK

Wood-chipper program aims to cut wildfire risks in Woodside, Portola Valley

Crews from the Woodside Fire Protection District will be coming around to neighborhoods in Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Chuck Wood, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 1 comment | 1263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax backers raise $16K

The committee backing two parcel tax measures in the Menlo Park City School District has reported that it raised $16,241...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Drink your woes away, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 9 comments | 1943 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measures A and C - the unanswered questions

1- Will every new age eligible child moving into the MPCSD attend MPCSD schools? 2 - Will new out of district students...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 30, 2016 at 2:05 pm | 25 comments | 957 Views

MENLO PARK

Sunday: Water shutdown scheduled in Menlo Park

The Menlo Park Municipal Water District will shut down its Burgess Park pressure valve on Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 6 a.m....

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by retired teacher, on Apr 30, 2016 at 7:06 am | 1 comment | 1457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Electronic billboards on freeway? Kill this plan now

It's hard to know where to begin in trying to sort out the San Mateo County manager's ill-conceived plan to boost revenue...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by mr. mcleary, on Apr 30, 2016 at 5:44 am | 7 comments | 1674 Views

MOVIES

Fashion: Woodside inspires local designer's new collection of handbags

Normally the fashion industry thrives on constantly changing styles to keep it alive, so it comes as somewhat of a surprise...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2377 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thursday: Menlo Park fire district to dedicate new station

A fire station that was rebuilt at a cost of $7.6 million and that is nearly three times larger than the former station will...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm | 3 comments | 1352 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Cafe Zoe gets city permit to serve beer and wine, stay open later

For years, people who come to Cafe Zoe, a popular coffee shop in the Willows area of Menlo Park, have asked its owner, Kathleen...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 1684 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Attorneys call for city action on housing crisis

The city of Menlo Park needs to take action now to deal with a housing crisis that is driving low- to moderate-income families...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by MP Resident, on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:06 am | 48 comments | 3641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Twin sisters charged with defrauding county

A pair of Menlo Park psychologists are accused of bilking San Mateo County out of thousands of dollars by charging for therapy...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3020 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supporting a carbon pricing policy is the right thing to do.

Momentum is finally shifting towards mitigation of climate change. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)...

Original post made by Flavia Franco on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 5 comments | 536 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Menlo Park celebrates solar power installations

Solar panel installations at the Arrillaga Family Gymnasium and Gymnastics Center, the city corporation yard and the Onetta...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by which buildings?, on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:11 pm | 1 comment | 1383 Views

MENLO PARK

Office Hours This Saturday

This Saturday, April 30th, from 10:30am to 12:00pm, I will be co-hosting office hours with President of the San Mateo County...

Original post made by Ray Mueller on Apr. 28, 2016
There are no comments yet. 184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Math says Vote NO on Measures A and C

Dear open minded and undecided voters, As you may know, Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) is requesting from our...

Original post made by Train Fan on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 7 comments | 490 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: Board of Supervisors update on San Carlos Airport issues

An update on San Mateo County's study of "aircraft disturbance" at the San Carlos Airport is on the agenda for the Board...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 32 comments | 2793 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Neighborhood feathers ruffling over Cuckoo's Nest club

Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents living near San Francisquito Creek say a proposed bar at a private club for Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 20 comments | 4756 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Sharon Heights fire leaves 50 temporarily homeless

A structure fire reported just after midnight on Saturday (April 23) in a Sharon Heights apartment complex in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 26, 2016 at 9:02 am | 12 comments | 4985 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
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