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WOODSIDE

Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison

Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Agnes Brydges, on Oct 29, 2014 at 8:29 am | 60 comments | 2844 Views

MENLO PARK

Parade of Fire Engines and Police cars on El Camino

Does anyone know what was the reason for about 20 fire engine vehicles, many police cars and all with sirens blaring and...

Original post made by What was going on? on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by BamaKitty, on Oct 28, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 3 comments | 162 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure M would take away council's negotiating power

As the vice mayor of Menlo Park and parent of two children at Las Lomitas, I have the opportunity to speak with a variety...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Positive Reinforcement, on Oct 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent

When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 845 Views

MENLO PARK

School board examines law governing charter schools

An attorney led a study session Monday night for the board of the Menlo Park City School District about the details of charter...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 920 Views

MENLO PARK

Study session on Mandarin immersion charter

With only a few weeks before it must vote on authorizing a Mandarin immersion charter school in the district, the board...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Oct 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm | 6 comments | 699 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Hillary Clinton: Corporations and Businesses Don't Create Jobs

Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd...

Original post made by Ich Bin Ein Socialist on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:35 am | 22 comments | 255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voter info available to candidates, journalists

It may come as a surprise to voters that much of the information they provide when they register to vote (including name,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:10 am | 10 comments | 437 Views

MENLO PARK

Tech changes fuel new Project Read strategies

Guest article: Literacy education at Project Read-Menlo Park is evolving as quickly as the sweeping technology changes in...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 27, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 2 comments | 61 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by GinnyMcShane, on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 6 comments | 1004 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 6621 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community colleges

It's a season of giving for construction interests from around the Bay Area. Contributions from architectural firms, builders...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Dr. B., on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 1271 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Voter Guide: Incumbent faces challenger for open space district seat

After narrowly approving a $300 million bond measure for the MidPeninsula Regional Open Space district in June, local voters...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Haley Christopher, on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:35 am | 6 comments | 528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M supporters have now resorted to stealing other people's names

Measure M supporters have now resorted to stealing other people's names (The original post on this topic made by Peter Carpenter,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by mkeenly, on Oct 26, 2014 at 10:53 pm | 4 comments | 189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: More than 200 at hearing on Mandarin school

More than 200 people filled the Multi-Use Room at Encinal School on Tuesday (Oct. 14) for a public hearing on the proposed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mpcsd parent2, on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:46 pm | 21 comments | 3314 Views

AROUND TOWN

What kind of a committee is Save Menlo this week?

Save Menlo was originally established as a General Purpose Committee. Then on Oct 1, 2014 they filed an FPPC report stating...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 101 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure M -- Spreading the lies -- Bianca Walser

In a recently flyer from "Committee for a Vibrant Downtown -- No on M" (Greenheart), Bianca Walser, current chair of the...

Original post made by old timer on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 25, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 4 comments | 147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Oct 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm | 8 comments | 1839 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan

The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Oct 24, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 42 comments | 1725 Views

AROUND TOWN

Does Measure M freeze ALL the parcels in the Specific Plan area?

A new question has arisen regarding the unknown/unintended consequences of Measure M. Section 3.1 of Measure M states...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 121 Views
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