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Police calls: Arsonist sets roadside couch on fire

Crime and accident reports from Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton and Menlo Park Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/09/29/police-calls-arsonist-sets-roa...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Keerer, on Sep 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 3 comments | 2264 Views

MENLO PARK

How Ray Mueller got involved in preserving memory of Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

Menlo Park Councilman Ray Mueller, board members with the Menlo-Atherton Little League, and other residents have rallied...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by measure m supporter, on Sep 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 8 comments | 3829 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New plan for Stanford project's Middle Avenue plaza

Organizers said about 150 people attended workshops on May 28 and May 30 to participate in redesigning a public plaza planned...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, but not that one, on Sep 28, 2015 at 10:20 am | 3 comments | 4142 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford's Latest ECR Plan

I received the following link via the Stanford Report email newsletter -- the new plan will be presented to the city of Menlo...

Original post made by Gern on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 28, 2015 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 377 Views

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Consultants: Delays add $2.8 million to cost of Atherton civic center

It took five tries, but the committee charged with advising Atherton's City Council about the plans for the town's new civic...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Disclosure, on Sep 27, 2015 at 8:07 am | 6 comments | 2514 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should federal employees furloughed by the shutdown receive back pay for their time off?

This would be idiotic! What are those Republicans thinking? http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2013/10/07/shutdown-will-cost-taxpayers-more-than-government-stayed-open-congress...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by Goes to show, on Sep 26, 2015 at 11:11 pm | 7 comments | 1201 Views

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Students lead tour of JobTrain facilities

In a blur of activity, beaming students led visitors through an open house Sept. 17 at the Menlo Park JobTrain facilities...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 26, 2015 at 11:04 pm | 1 comment | 1560 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire chief says response to fatal crash was delayed by traffic

A collision on southbound U.S. 101 left a motorcyclist dead in Palo Alto on Monday evening after emergency crews headed...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 25, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 45 comments | 5047 Views

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Bradley's Funky Franks: new hot dog joint in Menlo Park

Bradley's Funky Franks, a gourmet hot dog restaurant owned by award-winning Chef Bradley Ogden, opened its doors to customers...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Sep 25, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 3 comments | 1224 Views

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Arizona man sentenced to 13 years for Woodside home burglary

A man accused of flying to the Bay Area from Arizona to burglarize a Woodside home in 2012 was sentenced to 13 years in...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by welp, on Sep 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 3 comments | 1872 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former Selby Lane School coach arrested on suspicion of sex crimes

A former coach from Selby Lane School in Atherton was arrested on Friday, Sept. 18, by officers from the California Highway...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Tobruk, on Sep 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm | 2 comments | 2817 Views

ATHERTON

A cafe in new Atherton civic center?

Atherton, which now has no commercial zoning, may soon change that so locals can buy a cup of coffee when the town gets its...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Sep 24, 2015 at 11:45 am | 18 comments | 3482 Views

MENLO PARK

Community rallies to save Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

News of the imminent closing of Fosters Freeze on Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park has given birth to a groundswell of support...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by V. Host, on Sep 24, 2015 at 11:36 am | 29 comments | 5854 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail shifts focus back to the Bay Area

After gaining some momentum in the Central Valley, California's beleaguered high-speed rail project is now hoping for a fresh...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by time to under ground, on Sep 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 45 comments | 3278 Views

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Arrested deputy sues, claims retribution

The year 2014 had some tough stretches for Deputy Juan Lopez of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, according to the lawsuit...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Wait a minute, on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:49 am | 31 comments | 4118 Views

MENLO PARK

Why is morning traffic south on El Camino so heavy this year?

I have commuted in the area fifteen years. For the last several years I have driven south with kids on El Camino. With the...

Original post made by Menlooldtimer on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Robert Cronin, on Sep 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 8 comments | 1058 Views

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Atherton says PG&E can start process to remove 16 trees

Atherton's City Council has agreed to let PG&E begin the process to remove 16 trees on private property in the town that...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 2241 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Embracing our past and our neighbors

This past week news stories have circulated relating to the closure of Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park, and a group of residents...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by different, on Sep 23, 2015 at 1:24 am | 1 comment | 706 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton council member swims from Alcatraz to San Francisco

Atherton City Council member Bill Widmer on Sept. 13 swam from Alcatraz to the San Francisco's Aquatic Park in under 40 minutes....

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by SFist, on Sep 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm | 5 comments | 2355 Views

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It's all but over for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

For almost 30 years, Sung Lee has been managing his Fosters Freeze burger and ice cream joint, a Menlo Park landmark at...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Mary Leslie Fehrt, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 27 comments | 4910 Views
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