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WOODSIDE

Grass fire near Facebook in Menlo Park is contained, chief reports

Firefighters from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District battled a grass fire late Monday afternoon and early evening that...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Request for better reporting, on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 7 comments | 3895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preschool gets priced out of Menlo Park

Casa dei Bambini, a preschool at 1215 O'Brien Drive in Menlo Park, is a hive of activity on weekdays. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:17 am | 8 comments | 3127 Views

MENLO PARK

Firefighters to get stipend to live near Menlo Park fire station

There's new incentive for employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District to stay near the action: Under a new agreement,...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Paul Di Loreto, on Mar 29, 2016 at 9:49 am | 17 comments | 3236 Views

MENLO PARK

City Councilmember Office Hours with Supervisor Horsley and Supervisor Slocum

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Friday, April 15th, from 8:00am to 9:30am, I will be co-hosting office hours with San Mateo...

Original post made by Ray Mueller on Mar. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 348 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Owner of Lobster Shack in Ladera pleads not guilty to sales tax evasion charges

Russell Howard Deutsch, owner of the Old Port Lobster Shack at the Ladera Country Shopper in Ladera and other restaurants,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Lan650, on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm | 19 comments | 5339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire chief signs on for another two years

Harold Schapelhouman, fire chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District since January 2007, has a new contract with the...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 3 comments | 1451 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside church ushers in 'Village Hub'

Pastries from the Woodside Bakery & Cafe are gone. A farewell party on March 15 observed the closing of the business with...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jim, on Mar 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 213 Views

MENLO PARK

MPPD named a top-three finalist in statewide police award

The Menlo Park Police Department was recognized on March 14 as one of the top three finalists for the 2016 James Q. Wilson...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm | 2 comments | 1203 Views

AROUND TOWN

$116K raised for school custodian injured in motorcycle accident

The Portola Valley School District community is rallying around one of its own, John Bamber, the custodian at Ormondale School...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Mar 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1816 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Survey: Most want above-ground parking facility

About two-thirds of Menlo Park residents support an above-ground parking facility, according to a new city survey by Godbe...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 4 comments | 400 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Former ABAG official sentenced in $3.9 million embezzlement

A former finance official with the Association of Bay Area Governments was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Mar 26, 2016 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 1127 Views

MENLO PARK

What 'public benefits' should developers provide in Menlo Park?

The Menlo Park community is invited tonight to weigh in on this question: In exchange for permission to build higher and...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2016
Last comment by No to Ohtaki, on Mar 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 8 comments | 1244 Views

ATHERTON

Police calls: Cameras stolen after three windows smashed

Crime and accident reports for Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Atherton and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/03/25/police-calls-cameras-...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by jackrabbit, on Mar 26, 2016 at 8:33 am | 2 comments | 1407 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Donald and Ted take aim at each other's wives

From Donald Trump's personal Twitter account: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/712457104515317764 "Lyin' Ted...

Original post made by donald on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Feel the Bern, on Mar 25, 2016 at 6:11 pm | 9 comments | 245 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Fair Oaks Lane rail crossing could become 'quiet zone'

Atherton residents who live near the Fair Oaks Lane railroad crossing may soon find their lives much quieter -- the town...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2016
Last comment by Reality Check, on Mar 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm | 19 comments | 2627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starting a new life

Easter Sunday, March 27, will be a day of mixed emotions at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley as the congregation...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by George C. Goodman, on Mar 25, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park literacy test

Stanley Roberts (from KRON TV news) and the Menlo Park Police test how well Menlo Park residents can read "NO LEFT TURN"...

Original post made by stan on Mar. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 185 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Rep. Jackie Speier would crack down on 'burner' phones

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, is trying to crack down on "burner" phones – unregistered pre-paid cellphones...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 2 comments | 752 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton civic center design unveiling

More than a 100 people gathered to see the recommended design for a new Atherton civic center, Monday night, March 21 in...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Mar 24, 2016 at 4:20 pm | 5 comments | 1314 Views

OTHER TOPICS

When will mail-in ballots arrive?

Does anyone know when the mail-in ballots arrive for the May 3, *MAIL IN ONLY* election? Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made by Train Fan on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Alex, on Mar 23, 2016 at 7:10 pm | 2 comments | 362 Views
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