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AROUND TOWN

New sheriff appoints new undersheriff

Assistant Sheriff Trisha Sanchez will be the county's new undersheriff, effective Sunday, July 17, as Acting Sheriff Carlos...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 14, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 12 comments | 1310 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Salon.com interview with Camille Paglia

Salon.com is a progressive magazine enjoyed by many people in the Bay Area and across the country. Camille Paglia is a noted...

Original post made by Salon.com Reader on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm | 47 comments | 3257 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Are drones a threat to privacy?

After discussing a number of safety, noise and privacy concerns — including that drone technology could allow would-be...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Jul 14, 2016 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 3418 Views

MENLO PARK

What is the purpose of the pop up parks again?

To date I've seen remnants of two broken (plastic) chairs strewn about, lots of garbage, one homeless person completely passed...

Original post made by MenloRes on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by Town involvement vs uninvolved , on Jul 14, 2016 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 143 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park relaxes water restrictions

After being named one of the most successful cities in California at curbing water use last year, Menlo Park is relaxing...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2016
Last comment by hiker, on Jul 14, 2016 at 6:20 am | 3 comments | 2083 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: If pigs could talk, what would they say about 'pig scramble'?

If animals could talk, not just with each other but across species, it might be interesting to hear their views on being...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Laurie Powell, on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:11 am | 29 comments | 2816 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Santa Cruz Avenue closed near Hillview school

Santa Cruz Avenue in the vicinity of Hillview Middle School is closed for the next two hours due to a traffic collision,...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Jul 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 5 comments | 2840 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park extends comment deadline on general plan update

People have an additional 15 days to submit in writing what they think about the draft environmental impact report on the...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2016
Last comment by EIRs, on Jul 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 1127 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Decision on new sheriff up to county supervisors

Sheriff Greg Munks announced recently that he will retire due to health reasons on July 16, with more than two years left...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 8 comments | 1071 Views

OTHER TOPICS

GOP NATIONAL platform draft declares pornography 'public health crisis'

7,239 people killed by porn this year already. Whoops - 7,239 people killed by GUNS this year already. Yet the GOP...

Original post made by Louis on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Kitchen table, on Jul 13, 2016 at 7:41 am | 3 comments | 130 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marsh Road drainage channel project moving ahead

Atherton officials say the contractors are making significant progress in installing a new drainage channel along Marsh Road. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jul 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 5 comments | 2391 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park says 'no thanks' to state affordable housing bill

Menlo Park "agrees that California is facing a housing affordability crisis; however, this is not the solution." Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by no more, on Jul 12, 2016 at 12:22 pm | 20 comments | 4725 Views

AROUND TOWN

NRA statement on Dallas missing usual Gun Canard content

Today's statement did not include the usual NRA comments when another mass shooting takes place: - the usual "if only...

Original post made by Stop the insanity on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sophie, on Jul 12, 2016 at 7:56 am | 4 comments | 277 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton to rebuild Marsh Road drainage channel, but faces traffic challenges

Atherton finally has what it needs to repair the crumbling Atherton Channel drainage culvert next to Marsh Road -- funding...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by FZ, on Jul 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 12 comments | 3464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Dry cleaner pleads no contest to fraud charges

Edwin Gary Smith, the former owner of Menalto Dry Cleaners in Menlo Park, pleaded no contest on July 8 to eight felonies:...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on Jul 11, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 6 comments | 1488 Views

OTHER TOPICS

County attempts to take on housing crisis

San Mateo County is attempting to take on the housing crisis on several fronts, including the creation of a $10 million fund...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2016
Last comment by Joan, on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 20 comments | 4026 Views

MENLO PARK

Study on displacement of residents raises eyebrows

The Menlo Park Housing Commission and community members who attended its June 29 meeting, were dubious at best at conclusions...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by pdj, on Jul 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm | 7 comments | 3586 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Still the Worst (Caltrain Electrification Edition)

The Merc reports that Athertonians are yet again uniting the Peninsula, specifically by making everyone else hate them. The...

Original post made by SP1863 on Jul. 10, 2016
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 11, 2016 at 10:57 am | 3 comments | 289 Views

OTHER TOPICS

SEQUOIA HOSPITAL PAVILION GRAND OPENING MAY 2

Had it not been for my referendum petitioning effort in 2003, which derailed the effort of those who advocated relocating...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 11, 2016 at 9:53 am | 1 comment | 3985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton council: Lewis and Wiest say they will run for re-election

Atherton Mayor Elizabeth Lewis and Councilman Cary Wiest, whose council terms end this year, have told the Almanac they plan...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 11, 2016 at 8:25 am | 3 comments | 1593 Views
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