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AROUND TOWN

County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by R Crumb, 25 minutes ago | 11 comments | 561 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 The Penguin, 26 minutes ago | 2 comments | 26 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 morris brown, 47 minutes ago | 8 comments | 322 Views

MENLO PARK

Who has bought and paid for Menlo Park's Zoning Rules?

The admission today by Patty Fry that she and Mike Lanza are not the authors of Measure M is absolutely stunning. This is...

Original post made by Mary Gilles on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by morris brown, 58 minutes ago | 4 comments | 93 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 108 Views

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 Corrections or Condemnation?, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 1409 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Person of Interest, 4 hours ago | 19 comments | 992 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 Menlo Voter, 5 hours ago | 148 comments | 4815 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Doesn't Win With Widmer

[Post removed. This strikes us as an over-the-top political hit piece, so we are taking it down.]...

Original post made by No more WMD on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 76 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 Henry Riggs, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 56 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Kopp endorses Healthcare trio

Superior Court Judge Quentin L. Kopp (Ret.), in a telephone conversation with Jack Hickey on Tuesday, endorsed the candidacies...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by pogo, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 44 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Texas Photo ID Ruling Prevents Voter Fraud

Everyone should hail Saturday's Supreme Court decision upholding the Texas Voter ID law for the upcoming elections. The photo...

Original post made by Ricardo Moresca on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Acres of Toes, 7 hours ago | 28 comments | 419 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo mayor asks council to study public benefit thresholds of specific plan

Mayor Ray Mueller plans to ask the rest of the Menlo Park council on Tuesday (Oct. 21) to schedule a study session on the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 9 hours ago | 17 comments | 1413 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I Oppose Measure M

October 8, 2014 Dear Editor, As a long standing resident of Allied Arts and a Menlo Park business owner, I feel compelled...

Original post made by Rob Gould on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Observer, 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 195 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, 11 hours ago | 17 comments | 2938 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Deja vu all over again?

Home prices along the Peninsula continue to rise with no indication of coming down any time soon, according to real estate...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 226 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 15 hours ago | 23 comments | 2055 Views

ATHERTON

Woodland students help schools in West Africa

McKenna Brown, 14, an eighth-grader at Woodland School in Ladera, recently organized two drives to collect classroom materials...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jasmine, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 493 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Letter: Don't split vote in health care district race

I hope by now enough voters are aware of how our taxes continue to go to what is renamed a health care district — renamed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:36 am | 28 comments | 731 Views

MENLO PARK

Is "No on M" Making Illegal Use of the Walmart Brand?

Given the metronomic frequency with which a certain Atherton resident is leveling baseless ethics accusations against Measure...

Original post made by Gern on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:16 am | 11 comments | 256 Views
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