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AROUND TOWN

How much should nonresidents pay to play in Menlo Park?

How much should people who don't live in the city pay to participate in Menlo Park's recreation programs? The Parks and Recreation...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Park Supporter, on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 9 comments | 1728 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Residents near Portola Valley school asked to shelter in place during police search

Residents in the area of Alpine Road and Indian Crossing in Portola Valley are being asked to shelter in place during an...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Angela Hey, on Apr 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm | 1 comment | 2104 Views

MENLO PARK

A house, piece by piece

The home going up at 455 Yale Road in Menlo Park will have three modules on the first floor and four on the second, with...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2014 at 10:38 am | 11 comments | 5040 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park commission: 'Just say no' for now to golf club well

In the two years since it first considered the idea of allowing a private club to tap an aquifer in a public park, Menlo...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Ol' Hacker Homeboy, on Apr 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm | 3 comments | 2026 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Appeals Court rejects Galligan's legal challenge in controller's race

The California Court of Appeals has denied a request by Joe Galligan, a candidate in the June 3 election for county controller,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Sally Grimsley, on Apr 3, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 1 comment | 3568 Views

FICTION

Defamation suit brought by Menlo Park fire board director settled

Six days before the trial in one defamation case involving a local fire board director is set to begin, a second defamation...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter's service, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:38 am | 36 comments | 47217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday: Exotic cars and croissants in Menlo Park

Menlo Park may seem like an odd location for an exotic car show, given the city's predilection for biking, walking and other...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Jun 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm | 6 comments | 3735 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Proposed office complex would bring traffic plus revenue

The Menlo Park Planning Commission recently took a look at the draft environmental and financial impact analyses for a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by uneasy, on Apr 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 3262 Views

WOODSIDE

Charges being weighed in weekend weapons incident at Woodside Elementary

Probation department authorities in San Mateo County are weighing whether to charge two teens with a misdemeanor for having...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:36 am | 10 comments | 5795 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mt. Tam search ongoing for missing Menlo Park woman

A large-scale search launched Saturday (April 5) for a 33-year-old Menlo Park woman last seen on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by HikerWoman, on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 1 comment | 2414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A orchestra takes the Gold

Menlo-Atherton High School's music director, Kent Kurrus, was not surprised that his student orchestra captured a coveted...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by Tim Goode, on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 2 comments | 3083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Search suspended for missing Menlo Park woman

With no new evidence or leads as to the location of a missing Menlo Park woman believed to have been hiking on Mt. Tamalpais,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Apr 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 31507 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial delayed in defamation suit against Menlo Park fire board directors

In a ruling that one party to the lawsuit compared to the last-minute cancellation of an anticipated baseball game, a judge...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Whatever, on Apr 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 19 comments | 5892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Environmental report opens door for comment to FAA about aircraft noise

For some residents of Portola Valley, Woodside and nearby communities, the current level of commercial aircraft noise in...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 1 comment | 8915 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 10633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body of Menlo Park hiker found on Mt. Tamalpais

Authorities used fingerprints to identify a body found this morning (April 12) on a slope of Mt. Tamalpais as the body...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2014
Last comment by Julie, on Apr 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 31 comments | 7374 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sued over student injured by piano on playground

In the land of earthquakes, even IKEA has kits to bolt heavy indoor furniture to the walls just in case. Turns out, securing...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by MPCSD Teacher, on Apr 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm | 16 comments | 6927 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: $34,500 in losses in Woodside residential burglary

Crime reports from Woodside, Portola Valley and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2014/04/08/police-calls-34500-in-losses-in-woodside-residential...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm | 1 comment | 2362 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council requests more data before voting on animal shelter funding

Animal control services are important -- no one on the Menlo Park council disputes that -- but what they are disputing is...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Uh-oh, on Apr 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 5 comments | 2196 Views

MENLO PARK

Carburetors and carbohydrates

Downtown Menlo Park may seem like an odd location for an exotic car show, given the city's predilection for "green" modes...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Marc, on Apr 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 3 comments | 3300 Views
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