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AROUND TOWN

An example of why poorly worded zoning changes can backfire

Imagine that there are 5 two acre adjacent parcels in a zone that has a FAR of 1.0 and set backs of 30 ft. and there is a...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 94 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown Parking - Grace Period Idea

I wonder what the result would be if the City, as a grand experiment, extended a one hour GRACE PERIOD for parking in the...

Original post made by Menlo Park Shopper on Oct. 4, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 10 comments | 694 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure M not needed to address large-scale El Camino development

As current chair of the Menlo Park Planning Commission, I'm concerned about the scale of development along El Camino. I'm...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 12 comments | 1048 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M is an attack on representative government and civic involvement

Measure M would destroy the ability of the elected City Council to negotiate better projects for the benefit of the entire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 101 Views

MENLO PARK

Moratorium on Medical Offices

The Los Altos town council is considering a moratorium on medical office projects. http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_26708697/los-altos-council-consider-moratorium-medi...

Original post made by whatever on Oct. 11, 2014
There are no comments yet. 85 Views

MENLO PARK

Vote Yes on Measure M --- videos....

You can view two videos on Measure M. Vote Yes on Measure M Kevin Vincent-Sheehan (menlo park resident) LInk: http://youtu.be/n7iKl3qz9T0 and Rebuttal...

Original post made by morris brown on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 11, 2014 at 10:56 am | 10 comments | 339 Views

MENLO PARK

Mandarin charter proposal scrutinized by community, district

In preparation for a public hearing on a proposed Mandarin immersion charter school, officials from the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Oct 11, 2014 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 2082 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police ask dry cleaner customers to review charges

Menlo Park police are asking customers who used Menalto Cleaners to review credit card statements and receipts for the past...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 1289 Views

MENLO PARK

Does Menlo Park fire district need drones?

Do firefighters need aerial drones to help them do their jobs? Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 19 comments | 1895 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Former President Clinton gives Governor Romney Glowing Praise

Last Thursday on CNN Bill Clinton praised Mitt Romney while he was the CEO of Bain Capital. Former President Clinton said...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Romney Rubio 2016, on Oct 10, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 64 comments | 3468 Views

MENLO PARK

LWV Candidate forum turnout dreadful

The League of Women Voters had its usual Menlo Park candidate forum last evening, and despite what one would expect with...

Original post made by I_was_there on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by interested, on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 156 Views

ATHERTON

Almanac endorsements: Atherton City Council

It's been tough going for the Atherton City Council, which has operated with only four members for much of the last 15 months...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Skeptical, on Oct 10, 2014 at 5:29 am | 7 comments | 533 Views

MENLO PARK

Intelligence or Insanity

Nowadays we hear a lot about Smart Phones, Smart Cars and a variety of innovative, creative methods of solving problems with...

Original post made by Observer on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Need for change, on Oct 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm | 1 comment | 102 Views

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 | 1356 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 | 2334 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 | 1857 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 | 951 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 | 2171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another chance to discuss airplane noise

Surf Air, the small commuter airline that began flying in and out of the San Carlos Airport in June 2013, has received more...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Oct 8, 2014 at 9:40 pm | 43 comments | 2643 Views

MENLO PARK

Why I Oppose Measure M

October 8, 2014 Dear Editor, As a long standing resident of Allied Arts and a Menlo Park business owner, I feel compelled...

Original post made by Rob Gould on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 4 comments | 155 Views
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Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 5 comments | 3,223 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 20 comments | 2,495 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,877 views

Charter School Proposal Steeped In Unintended Consequences
By Erin Glanville | 39 comments | 1,714 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheartís expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 8 comments | 458 views