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MENLO PARK

DA: Menlo Park did not break law by hiring consultant, publishing info on Measure M

There was "no violation of the law" by the city of Menlo Park in hiring a consultant and producing materials, including a...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Two cents, on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 17 comments | 3403 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trial set over lawsuit involving driver who struck horse on I-280

A jury trial is set for April 27 on a lawsuit brought by a Menlo Park physician who was serious injured in December 2012...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on May 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 1834 Views

AROUND TOWN

Belle Haven residents don't like 'Bayfront' label for M-2 zone

Some residents of Menlo Park's Belle Haven neighborhood say they don't like the fact that the industrial district around...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Kielie, on Oct 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 1615 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park gets started on two major rail crossing projects

The city of Menlo Park has taken initial steps on two major transportation projects designed to improve east-west connectivity...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by reason, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 68 comments | 5381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 72 comments | 4148 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton fires its finance director

Atherton has fired its finance director following an investigation into charges that he created a hostile work environment....

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2007
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Nov 23, 2007 at 7:38 am | 23 comments | 4596 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Parkinson's: Not a death sentence

Lynn Fielder remembers the first time she accepted Parkinson's disease as an inseparable part of herself. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2008
Last comment by David DiBenedetto, on Jun 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 2926 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: McCain-Palin signs don't last on Westridge

What ever happened to free speech? I started the campaign season with one McCain/Palin sign near my mailbox. It was stolen...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Marty Arscott, on Oct 17, 2008 at 9:36 pm | 23 comments | 2917 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: disparate views on historic house

Steve Jobs' bid to tear down a historic mansion in Woodside generated a whole lot of testimony at the April 28 Woodside Town...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on May 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm | 21 comments | 3333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Naked man harasses residents, leads deputies on a chase

A couple of residents who live near Woodside High School got an unpleasant surprise when they answered the doorbell in the...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2009
Last comment by cougar408, on Jul 21, 2009 at 5:36 pm | 1 comment | 1719 Views

MENLO PARK

Buffet to Bestor: Let's share the pain if the Gov gets tough on Proposition 13

Jennifer Bestor didn't know what to expect last month when she mailed a rather whimsical letter to billionaire Warren Buffet...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Jackrabbit, on Apr 23, 2010 at 10:45 pm | 19 comments | 3399 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council members endorse candidates

Current City Council members, up for re-election or not, are starting to choose their favorites among the six candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by the willows, on Sep 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm | 9 comments | 1651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter's Guide: Las Lomitas school board candidates weigh in on issues

Four parents are vying for the chance to help lead the Las Lomitas School District forward at a time its enviable curriculum...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Liz, on Jan 20, 2011 at 2:23 am | 8 comments | 1937 Views

MENLO PARK

Holiday tips for dog owners

The holiday break affords us a little extra time with our canine companions. However, the holiday's also present a few risks...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2010
Last comment by Sybille, on Dec 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 2 comments | 2012 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Soaring garbage rates back on council agenda

How should the Atherton City Council proceed with an inevitable garbage rate increase -- earlier proposed at 63 percent to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm | 5 comments | 1623 Views

MENLO PARK

Environmental report: Road to spiffed-up downtown would be far more clogged

There's no getting around it — no mitigating measures to call upon: A developed downtown area as envisioned in Menlo...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by doppelganger, on May 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm | 2 comments | 1550 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Does Portola Valley need real bike lanes?

The Portola Valley Town Council on June 8 discussed a possible revision to the volunteer Traffic Committee's mandate to...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2011
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Jul 22, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 9 comments | 2525 Views

WOODSIDE

Barbara Wood's Dispatches from the home front: It takes a village to empty a nest

For the first time in 25 years my husband and I have no children in our house, and it would not have happened without the...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2011
Last comment by Catherine Lyman, on Sep 7, 2011 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 1954 Views

OTHER TOPICS

PG&E: Burst pipeline likely caused by backhoe

==B Update:== A PG&E natural gas pipeline that exploded during pressure testing on Sunday afternoon, causing a mudslide across...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:33 am | 3 comments | 2018 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today: Toxic chemicals and roadside weeds

A report recommending that San Mateo County start following its own guidelines in managing roadside weeds by using pesticides...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2012
Last comment by Sheilah B from Anchorage Alaska, on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:46 am | 2 comments | 1382 Views
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