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MENLO PARK

New leader in Menlo council campaign financing

The six Menlo Park City Council candidates again disclosed the state of their campaign finances this week, reporting donations...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2010
Last comment by Angelo Dundee, on Oct 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm | 9 comments | 1475 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Supervisors knew suit on elections was coming

The class action suit against San Mateo County and its "at large" voting system for electing members of the Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 15, 2011 at 6:59 am | 4 comments | 1643 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park BevMo robber is suspect in 20-plus crimes

A man suspected of robbing the Menlo Park BevMo store at gunpoint may have carried out at least 20 similar crimes throughout...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ol' Homeboy, on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1339 Views

MENLO PARK

Plan for 'blended' rail system gains steam

A proposal by three lawmakers to blend high-speed rail and Caltrain on the Peninsula received a boost Friday when a panel...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2011
Last comment by Morris Brown, on Sep 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm | 10 comments | 1551 Views

AROUND TOWN

How it all started

In 1949 the Peninsula Housing Association began the development of Ladera as a cooperative community. Here the first structures...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on Oct 31, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1210 Views

MENLO PARK

Blue Garden Cafe opens at Allied Arts

It's a little early for the agapanthus, asters, salvia and hydrangeas to bloom in the Blue Garden at Allied Arts, but the...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by the answer, on Mar 16, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 2072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook goes public

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and employees at the Menlo Park campus applaud the company's public debut on NASDAQ...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Civilized Debate, on May 22, 2012 at 9:26 am | 17 comments | 2199 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Plastic bag ban meeting

Menlo Park will hold an informational meeting about the proposed single-use plastic bag ban on Wednesday (July 25). The meeting...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2012
Last comment by Sue, on Jul 25, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 2 comments | 1304 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Owner challenges Menlo Park dog-bite lawsuit

A dog rescue organization and a German shepherd owner named in a lawsuit filed over an alleged Menlo Park dog park biting...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by , on Feb 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 3434 Views

MENLO PARK

County seeks comment on rehabbing Alpine Road trail

Repaving and creek-bank reinforcement are under consideration for the aged and poorly maintained trail that follows the path...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2013
Last comment by Ginger in SWA, on Sep 2, 2013 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 3096 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Obituary: Joe Whelan, developer of Portola Valley Ranch

The community of Portola Valley Ranch lost Joe Whelan over the weekend, the property developer who took the concept of living...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by member, on Nov 6, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 1 comment | 2034 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park releases first annual report on complaints made against police

A score of 0.066 percent on an exam would usually equal one big red "F" and a possible reconsideration of majors. As for...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Oversight, on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:09 am | 3 comments | 6043 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park starts drafting response to Caltrain electrification report

The Menlo Park City Council weighed in on the draft environmental impact report for Caltrain's electrification project, and...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 5304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Midpeninsula residents need to wake up

Many residents of the Midpeninsula are about to witness the destruction of hundreds of mature trees lining the Caltrain corridor....

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by vandie, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 15 comments | 1693 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Potentially hazardous trees may be downed by year's end

While the exact number of trees living in Portola Valley is not known, there is now one tree-related number that is: 31. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 4, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park police propose changes to body-worn camera policy

After the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect by three Menlo Park officers in November went unrecorded by their body-worn...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by curiosities finally answered, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 2 comments | 2813 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo fire district renews SLAC contract

When Stanford University's National Accelerator Laboratory calls, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District will still come...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:36 am | 4 comments | 1590 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside gives Stanford habitat award

In Woodside's fourth year of recognizing residents who allow their properties to be open and accessible to wildlife, the...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm | 7 comments | 2982 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consultants: Delays add $2.8 million to cost of Atherton civic center

It took five tries, but the committee charged with advising Atherton's City Council about the plans for the town's new civic...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Disclosure, on Sep 27, 2015 at 8:07 am | 6 comments | 2481 Views

MENLO PARK

Former Menlo Park mayor and councilman Andy Cohen dies

Andy Cohen, former Menlo Park mayor and two-term council member, was found dead in his Menlo Park home yesterday, Dec. 29,...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jan 3, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 14 comments | 1785 Views
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