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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park graffiti arrests lead to drug bust

Menlo Park police officers conducting a graffiti sting Wednesday night arrested two 18-year-olds who were caught allegedly...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm | 3 comments | 2098 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park elections: campaign finance reports

Here are links to campaign finance reports (PDF documents) for the Nov. 4, 2014, Menlo Park elections. They cover the period...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 23 comments | 3609 Views

AROUND TOWN

College district puts $388 million bond measure on November ballot

The San Mateo County Community College District is going back to voters and asking them to approve a large bond measure for...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Maxine Terner, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 2371 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley council backs removal of hazardous trees

Eucalyptus trees in Portola Valley on town-owned property received an evaluation of "no confidence" Wednesday night (Oct....

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 1537 Views

MENLO PARK

'We are changing the specific plan' - Menlo Park Planning Commission

Menlo Park planning commissioners are hoping to send "a positive message" with their unanimous action last night to support...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by so sad, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm | 11 comments | 16308 Views

MENLO PARK

Developer contributes $200K to defeat Measure M

Greenheart Land Co., which is proposing to build a 420,000-square-foot, mixed-use development on El Camino Real at Oak Grove...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 8, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 10 comments | 2493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

La Entrada named National Blue Ribbon School

For the second time in six years, La Entrada School in Menlo Park has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 2039 Views

MENLO PARK

Voter's Guide: Six vie for three Menlo Park council seats

Described by more than one candidate as a "battle for the soul of downtown" Menlo Park, this year's election will decide...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1449 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Post releases their election op ed

For those of you who love local politics, "The Post" has released their op -ed about the Menlo Elections and measure M. ...

Original post made by Scott on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Observer, on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:29 am | 3 comments | 474 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Planning Commission looks at medical office cap

The council's recommendation to cap medical office space within the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan area at 33,000...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:39 pm | 20 comments | 1961 Views

SPORTS

A tough climb behind him, Ross awarded top prize

Ross Fulkerson of Portola Valley is at the peak of his game and he's just 12 years old. But he is also on a path to encounter...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
Last comment by Climbinggurl, on Oct 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 457 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Oct 7, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 11 comments | 14557 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Tale of Two Web Sites - and a flagrant violation of the law

Here is the No on Menlo web site: http://menloparkdeservesbetter.nationbuilder.com Note the posting of the "Paid for...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 267 Views

MENLO PARK

Tasers, water and Belle Haven garden go before Menlo Park council

The agenda for Tuesday's (Oct. 7) council meeting in Menlo Park runs the gamut from police use of Tasers to hiring a consultant...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2014
There are no comments yet. 769 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Tale of Two Signs

Here are two yard signs: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/r99mpwo866s9yr8/AADRrMKToDs4onMnq-7qiv-Va https://www.dropbox.com/sc/alzn80rcvqua3wq/AACf3q5xHDFGXm7MiUHs0VZka The...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 7, 2014 at 9:44 am | 7 comments | 446 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Stanford 'conflicted' about continuing talks before Measure M is decided

Will they or won't they? Stanford University's abrupt announcement that it would postpone negotiations over its proposed...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Skip Hilton, on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:10 pm | 100 comments | 6386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent and tax payer, on Oct 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 62 comments | 21511 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park mayor calls for do-over of Stanford proposal

Saying that a recently released traffic analysis concluded that the Stanford Arrillaga complex proposed at 500 El Camino...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm | 38 comments | 4364 Views

AROUND TOWN

When disaster strikes

After many years of dealing with disaster response and disaster recovery one of the things I have learned is that a key to...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 6, 2014
There are no comments yet. 306 Views

MENLO PARK

Feature story: A walk through Holy Cross

Menlo Park's Holy Cross Cemetery contains much of the Midpeninsula's history within its gates. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2014
Last comment by Xipe Totec, on Oct 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 1414 Views
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