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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park extends timeline for M2 zoning changes

After a lengthy discussion on March 31, the Menlo Park City Council opted to take a 60-day timeout before pressing forward...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Apropos, on Apr 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 15 comments | 1687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Recalling moment of panic on the train tracks

In the aftermath of the recent death of a young driver on the Ravenswood Avenue train tracks, a Menlo Park resident recalls...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Apr 8, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 34 comments | 2484 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Human remains not found at scene of house fire

Investigators searching for possible victims in the abandoned single-story house at 29 Shearer Drive in Atherton that was...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by O, on Apr 13, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 4 comments | 2122 Views

AROUND TOWN

Retreat center sues county over plan to reorganize as drug, alcohol rehab facility

The owners of the Stillpath Retreat Center at 16350 Skyline Blvd. in the unincorporated woods above Woodside are suing San...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Wilbur, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1771 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Mass-market hydrogen-powered car at Earth Fair

Of the several factory-manufactured cars parked with their hoods up at the 2015 Earth Fair in Woodside on Saturday, electric...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Keith Malone, California Fuel Cell Partnership, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:31 am | 14 comments | 2373 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Greening up the dinner table

Like most people, Menlo Park resident Julie Shanson knows that eating healthy is no great mystery. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Susannah, on Apr 6, 2015 at 10:23 am | 1 comment | 1391 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Facebook forges ahead with renovation of new site

Facebook's real estate dealings are a constant feature of news headlines of late. Fresh off the opening of the Gehry building...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on Apr 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 8 comments | 2730 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Menlo Park Planning Commission studies El Camino Real

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (April 6) to consider how to improve El Camino Real....

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 9 comments | 1116 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton not willing to give up library tax revenue without a fight

Atherton's City Council members made it clear at an April 1 study session that they have some major concerns about a county...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Carab1n3r, on Apr 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 3 comments | 1253 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 | 824 Views

MENLO PARK

Local schools score high in academic decathlon

Can you answer these questions? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2015/03/25/local-schools-score-high-in-academic-decathlon...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Truth seeker, on Apr 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 1 comment | 211 Views

MENLO PARK

Saturday: Portola Valley, Woodside hold Earth Fair

With a theme of "Carbon: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" for the 2015 Portola Valley and Woodside Earth Fair on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:23 am | 1 comment | 1308 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Caltrain to remove ballast rock piles by October

When public agencies embark upon projects, delays are -- unfortunately -- expected. Caltrain, however, has turned that expectation...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by cleanup, on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 8 comments | 1922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Governor's water-reduction mandate could hit hard locally

Gov. Jerry Brown's new order to reduce water consumption by 25 percent could have an unusually high impact on local households....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Apr 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm | 48 comments | 4746 Views

MENLO PARK

Tonight: Fees, city hall remodel and staffing go to Menlo Park council

The theme of the April 7 Menlo Park City Council meeting appears to be money. Votes are expected on fee changes for some...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, on Apr 8, 2015 at 11:35 am | 4 comments | 679 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Increase the pressure on water wasters

Many individual area residents and our local water agencies have made tremendous efforts to save water in the face of the...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Water World, on Apr 8, 2015 at 5:47 am | 6 comments | 1497 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Opposition grows to herbicide spraying

The Committee for Green Foothills has joined the protest over recent roadside spraying of herbicides by the California Department...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Patty New, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School boards expected to oppose Menlo Park residents' attempt to change school districts

Residents of the 31 homes on O'Connor Street in Menlo Park who are attempting to transfer from the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by More to it, on Apr 15, 2015 at 11:50 am | 32 comments | 2874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by water saver 2, on Apr 13, 2015 at 9:48 am | 5 comments | 1335 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council budgets $1.3M for city hall remodel

The city also plans to add eight full-time positions and convert seven temporary positions to permanent ones. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Oscar, on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:18 am | 3 comments | 1319 Views
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