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SCHOOLS & KIDS

EPA sports field approved amid heated debate

Despite residents' concerns about traffic impacts, the East Palo Alto Planning Commission approved a $3 million playing field...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Nov 24, 2010 at 8:22 am | 1 comment | 2115 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Too many regulations for profiability

We all know that, correct? It's a BRUTAL anti-business atmosphere. Conventional wisdom all says it, like President Obama...

Original post made by anonymous on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 1641 Views

MENLO PARK

City responds to downtown plan concerns

In response to concerns raised about the potential release of the draft environmental impact report for the El Camino Real/downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2010
Last comment by Progress now!, on Nov 24, 2010 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 1306 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making merry with the arts

Seasonal concerts, ballets, plays and other creative endeavors abound on the Midpeninsula. Audiences will hear voices and...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2010
Last comment by Grace, on Nov 27, 2010 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1398 Views

MENLO PARK

No Menlo council meeting tonight

Menlo Park's City Council won't meet again until Tuesday, Dec. 7. That will be the final night on the dais for council members...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Nov 30, 2010 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 1329 Views

MENLO PARK

Another car crash on ECR near Menlo Park/Atherton border

While driving on El Camino Real this afternoon at around 2:15 PM (11/30/10) I saw a vehicle that had crashed into the business...

Original post made by KMeyers on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:26 am | 1 comment | 1359 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrain to add baby bullets on weekends

Caltrain will be adding express service to its regular schedule of trains traveling between San Francisco and San Jose on...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 1253 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail delay may benefit Peninsula

Local high-speed rail watchdogs think recent announcements by the rail authority will give Peninsula residents more time...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 1247 Views

ATHERTON

Where chickens may safely hunt and peck

Menlo Park resident Jesse Taylor has five chickens in his backyard on East Creek Drive. They produce eggs, about three dozen...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by Maeve Knoth, on Dec 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 1647 Views

ATHERTON

Caltrain to add baby bullets on weekends

Caltrain will be adding express service to its regular schedule of trains traveling between San Francisco and San Jose on...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Sammy, on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:17 am | 1 comment | 1191 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Some rail critics hope to save Caltrain

The critics of high-speed rail I know, including myself, want to save Caltrain because it provides a vital service. Our children...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 8, 2010 at 8:30 am | 1 comment | 1442 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park firefighters' union says it will reject 'last, best and final offer'

SJMN Updated: 12/08/2010 12:21:08 AM PST Tension between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and its firefighters...

Original post made by Bob on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm | 1 comment | 1214 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Tourist'

Saying what we're all thinking, Johnny Depp turns to Angelina Jolie and sighs, "You are the least down-to-Earth person I...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2010
Last comment by Norman, on Dec 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 13797 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District "morphing" update

As a result of my postings on Town Square, counsel for the District has issued a Memorandum stating his "...opinion...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1692 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: big drop in East Palo Alto crime

East Palo Alto -- once regarded as the murder capital of the country -- has seen a 56 percent decrease in violent crime since...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2010
Last comment by Marty, on Dec 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 1 comment | 1442 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Second quake shakes Midpeninsula Sunday

Two earthquakes shook parts of the Midpeninsula Sunday, the first occurring at 9:28 a.m. and the second at 6:38 p.m. according...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2010
Last comment by Scott Barnum, on Dec 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Cyclist has a message for the man in blue car

On December 5, I was riding my bicycle in Menlo Park on University Drive between Santa Cruz Avenue and Valparaiso. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2010
Last comment by Gen X, on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1225 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 4406 Views

ATHERTON

Jill, John Freidenrich give $25 million to Stanford School of Medicine

The Stanford University School of Medicine will receive $25 million, one of the school's largest contributions to date, from...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by Random, on Jan 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1943 Views

MENLO PARK

Mail fraud - coming to a mailbox near you

If you're like most people who get letters out of the blue promising wealth in exchange for just a little help, you wonder,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2011
Last comment by how to report this crime?, on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm | 1 comment | 1122 Views
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Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,138 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,049 views

What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
By Erin Glanville | 37 comments | 1,467 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,271 views

Water Torture
By Paul Bendix | 1 comment | 458 views