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THE LOCAL DISH

Atherton installing pedestrian-activated stoplight where man was killed

A pedestrian-activated stoplight should be operating on El Camino at Almendral Avenue by the end of the summer, Atherton...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Slow Crosser, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 12 comments | 2954 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Fatigued council debates dog park, again

Fatigue appeared to weigh on City Council members Tuesday as they heard a presentation by city staff, asking for advice...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:08 pm | 19 comments | 2241 Views

AROUND TOWN

He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named dragged out of closet to help GOP

Desperate Republicans pull George W. Bush from mothballs because Trump is a train-wreck for down-ticket candidates. Clinton...

Original post made by Beating around the Bushes on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Star light star bright, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 130 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside School board refrains from putting tax measure on November ballot

Unless there's a last minute change of mind, the Woodside Elementary School District won't have a parcel tax on the November...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by WES Parent, on Jun 17, 2016 at 9:58 am | 4 comments | 1313 Views

FICTION

Strong fundraising by Berman, Veenker in state Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
There are no comments yet. 383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside: Man fined $212K for cutting down mature trees

The previous owner of a vacant 3.2-acre parcel at 205 Mountain Wood Lane in Woodside was assessed a fine of $212,500 on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 19 comments | 4609 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Gas line break repaired, roads reopened

A gas line main break on Encinal Avenue near Laurel Street reported by the Atherton Police Department at about 1 p.m. was...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Jun 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 1332 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: How zoning changes could affect traffic, water

An environmental impact report says that if the proposed zoning changes are made, the city's M-2 area – located east...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by BadMath, on Jun 16, 2016 at 7:30 am | 1 comment | 1392 Views

MENLO PARK

A parking garage for Menlo Park? Talks begin again

Building a parking structure in Menlo Park could cost from $4.6 million for a two-level garage to $9.3 million for a four-level...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Michael Levinson, on Jun 16, 2016 at 6:13 am | 39 comments | 2802 Views

SPORTS

Sports Editor Keith Peters says farewell after 49-year career

The past 49 years have seen many historic achievements by local athletes and teams. The state championships by the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Bill Rayburn, on Jun 16, 2016 at 4:03 am | 5 comments | 1481 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fire officials rescue woman from creek at Foothills Park

A woman who fell into a creek at Foothills Park was rescued on Saturday morning by Palo Alto and Woodside fire personnel...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by PlaneSense, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:37 am | 1 comment | 2049 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woodside, Portola Valley, Menlo Park

Unlocked doors figure in two residential burglaries, in Woodside and Portola Valley, and a house is ransacked in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Alzan, on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 1 comment | 2263 Views

WOODSIDE

Tuesday: Woodside council hears appeal of $212,500 tree-felling fine

The Woodside Town Council will hear an appeal from a resident on Tuesday, June 14, requesting relief from a fine of $212,500...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Woodsider Lifer, on Jun 15, 2016 at 10:04 am | 17 comments | 4019 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Truth, on Jun 15, 2016 at 4:49 am | 4 comments | 2420 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Armed men invade occupied home, take cash and jewelry

Three armed men invaded an occupied house on Golden Oak Drive in Portola Valley around 10:30 p.m. Sunday (June 12) and stole...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:28 pm | 6 comments | 6759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Facebook to move employee health clinic to new location

Rehearsing for a rock band at an employees-only health clinic? That's what Facebook plans to allow its employees to do...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 14, 2016 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 2262 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump comes out against First Amendment's Freedom of Press

Today: "The press should be ashamed of themselves," he said, telling reporters, "You make me look very bad." No, sir,...

Original post made by Grand, Wallace on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by fiber, on Jun 14, 2016 at 9:19 am | 5 comments | 373 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump congrats Trump on Orlando massacre, hints Obama involved

Trump first tweets self-congratulatory brag about 50 dead; now Trump implies that the president is possibly in league with...

Original post made by Lancelot on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 14, 2016 at 8:18 am | 9 comments | 291 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Johnson-Weld is the right ticket!

Original post made by Hersch, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park, on Jun 12, 2016 "Menlo Park Republicans: please vote libertarian...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Jun 13, 2016 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 280 Views
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