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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Changes underway at Ravenswood and Alma intersection

A six-month trial of changes to the Alma Street-Ravenswood Avenue intersection starts this week, according to the city of...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 6124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Pillowcase-toting bandit sighted in Ladera?

Crime and accident reports from Portola Valley, West Menlo Park, Ladera and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2015/06/02/police-calls-possible-si...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Yvonne Stent, on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tonight: County committee scheduled to vote on O'Connor Street transfer request

A county committee will decide tonight whether to allow some residents of O'Connor Street in Menlo Park to switch from the...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by any news?, on Jun 2, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 3 comments | 931 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City manager's contract renewed, salary increased 9%

With Ray Mueller casting the dissenting vote, the Menlo Park City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a new two-year contract...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Jun 6, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 17 comments | 1842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: O'Connor Street transfer request denied by county committee

Residents of Menlo Park's O'Connor Street who want to move their 31 homes from the Ravenswood to Menlo Park school district...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm | 43 comments | 2921 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sunset headquarters to move to Oakland

After more than a half-century of editorial and business operations based in Menlo Park, Sunset plans to launch a garden-research...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Alicia, on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 1 comment | 1707 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police investigate death threat to Atherton officer

Atherton police are investigating an emailed death threat they say a former Atherton resident now living in Florida sent...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Jun 3, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 2004 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: New plan for Stanford project's Middle Avenue plaza

Organizers said about 150 people attended workshops on May 28 and May 30 to participate in redesigning a public plaza planned...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Jun 4, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 2 comments | 2776 Views

AROUND TOWN

Women unite to ease return to workforce

Meeting some of the women who are part of a new local group trying to help women return to paid employment after a "career...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Diane , on Jun 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm | 1 comment | 2090 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton approves master plan for Holbrook-Palmer Park

A master plan for the future development of Atherton's Holbrook-Palmer Park was adopted by the Atherton City Council on May...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 2 comments | 1865 Views

ATHERTON

Firmly in the black, Atherton ponders the long term in its budget

Atherton's civic budget is looking so good that some long-time council members appear to be having trouble believing it can...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by No more parcel tax, on Jun 9, 2015 at 11:04 pm | 9 comments | 1489 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Grand jury to county: Get going on addressing rising sea levels

Bay Area experts on climate change have long been saying that sea-level rise between now and the year 2100 is a long-term...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by S Colbert, on Jun 7, 2015 at 11:47 am | 19 comments | 1907 Views

ATHERTON

Three arrested after car chase ends on foot in Atherton

The driver of a car attempting to evade a San Mateo County Sheriff's Department deputy chose the wrong Atherton street to...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 5, 2015 at 7:03 pm | 5 comments | 1584 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man who threatened to kill Atherton officer arrested in Florida after attacking officers there

A 35-year-old former Atherton resident who police say recently threatened to kill an Atherton officer was arrested yesterday...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Jason Gluz, on Aug 2, 2015 at 11:16 am | 4 comments | 2226 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Person struck, killed on Atherton train tracks

A person was struck by a train and killed shortly before 3 p.m. today (June 5) at the Atherton Caltrain Station, according...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by whatever, on Jun 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 4596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

End of an era: De Modderman retires

De Modderman, who guided the financial ship of both the Las Lomitas and Menlo Park elementary school districts as business...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2015
Last comment by Mara van der Pas, on Jun 7, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 1102 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council may agree to spend more than city takes in for three years

Menlo Park's proposed $78.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 may look upside down to some: The city's staff has asked...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Council Watcher, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 27 comments | 2589 Views

WOODSIDE

Cal Water proposes 21 percent rate increase

Cal Water has applied for a 21 percent rate increase to go into effect in July, passing on its increased costs for the water...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by menlo resident, on Jun 14, 2015 at 9:55 am | 16 comments | 2858 Views

WOODSIDE

For Woodside High's class of 2015, the future beckons

The class of 2015 at Woodside High School, following tradition, gave their alma mater a gift: funding for more signs to help...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by CJ, on Jun 8, 2015 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2411 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Police surround house with burglary suspects inside

As recommended by public safety advocates, residents of Lexington Drive in Menlo Park saw something on the morning of Monday,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Harriet, on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:08 am | 5 comments | 3099 Views
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