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MENLO PARK

Editorial: A troubling trend in public employment contracts

The departure of the Portola Valley School District's superintendent spotlights a problem: the lack of openness and public...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 2540 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Chan to open new local school

Philanthropist couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are investing in yet another educational venture, this time in their...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Moderate Republican, on Oct 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm | 10 comments | 3186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan to become first-time parents

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a baby girl, according to an announcement...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Caol, on Oct 25, 2015 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 3969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Shopping Center announces 10 new retail stores

Stanford Shopping Center is entering its final phase of renovation, and on Tuesday, Simon Property Group, which owns the...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:39 pm | 1 comment | 2332 Views

WOODSIDE

Community Spirit. Caring for our common values as part of an extended family

I knew from the moment I moved to the SF Bay Area, that I wanted to live in Woodside. It took 30 years to make that happen....

Original post made by luvwoodside on Oct. 25, 2015
There are no comments yet. 486 Views

WOODSIDE

Speedier home-design reviews for Woodside?

An ordinance that would reduce the size of Woodside's Architectural and Site Review Board to five members from seven comes...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2015
Last comment by Local, on Oct 25, 2015 at 4:14 pm | 4 comments | 2530 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Rural character and freedom to build clash in council election

With just two weeks remaining in the fall election, Woodside voters suddenly have a choice of candidates in the race for...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by Vexatious Litigant?, on Oct 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 23 comments | 3659 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter Guide: Raising fire district's spending limit

Measure Y on ballots in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will ask voters to raise the district's annual appropriation...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 6 comments | 637 Views

WOODSIDE

Does Woodside Town Hall make it too difficult to build or remodel?

For years, Woodside Town Hall has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism over how it reviews plans to build or renovate...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by rural resident, on Oct 23, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 25 comments | 3760 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodsde: Changes in architectural review process may start soon

The ways and means of Woodside's Architectural & Site Review Board (ASRB) are headed for change. By consensus, the Town Council...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Lifelong resident, on Oct 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm | 14 comments | 1145 Views

MENLO PARK

Free parking hours in downtown Menlo Park extended

Parking in downtown Menlo Park will be extended on the street from 1 hour to 90 minutes and in parking plazas from two...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cmon, on Oct 23, 2015 at 4:55 am | 8 comments | 2812 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Combating bullies in Menlo Park

Did you see an unusual number of people wearing orange yesterday? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/10/22/combating-bullies-in-menlo-park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sonya Doernberg (Tyler and Arielle's Mom), on Oct 22, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 2301 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Changes in architectural review process may start soon

The ways and means of Woodside's Architectural & Site Review Board (ASRB) are headed for change. The Town Council will be...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Poster, on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:42 am | 1 comment | 1313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton gets permit for new stoplight

Atherton has finally received the encroachment permit it has been waiting for from Caltrans to install a pedestrian-activated...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by alpio barbara, on Oct 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 2216 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park may increase free parking time downtown

Visitors to Menlo Park's downtown area may no longer have to race against the clock to complete their business before their...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Cindy Welton, on Oct 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 16 comments | 2857 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park Martial Artists are World Champions

Students from Kuk Sool Won™ of Menlo Park travelled to Houston, TX this month to compete in the WKSA World Championship...

Original post made by Richard Quintana on Oct. 21, 2015
There are no comments yet. 428 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Write-in candidate adds some heat to Town Council race

With three candidates running for three seats, the Nov. 3 election for the Woodside Town Council had been looking to be...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Julie White, on Oct 21, 2015 at 10:15 am | 17 comments | 3258 Views

MENLO PARK

'Best-Looking' Pumpkin comes to Menlo Park

Menlo Park's own pumpkin patch on El Camino Real at Valparaiso Avenue, owned by Ronald Pantano of San Mateo, just got...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2015
Last comment by MPer, on Oct 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 2579 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Independent analysis of aircraft noise is on

Portola Valley has taken another step along a hard road. The Town Council is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 20, 2015 at 9:50 am | 23 comments | 3390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Woodside council to consider streamlining residential building reviews

Changes to the processes in Woodside for government review of residential building and remodeling plans are set a discussion...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2015
Last comment by Blown Away, on Oct 19, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 4 comments | 1280 Views
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