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MENLO PARK

Spreading the Menlo Spark

The nine founding members of Menlo Spark -- a small group with a big goal -- are setting out on a mission to guide Menlo...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Go ask Alice, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 13 comments | 3335 Views

MENLO PARK

County creates veterans commission

Veterans of military service who live in San Mateo County will have a representative body that speaks directly to the county...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 5 comments | 1106 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford plans to add housing, reduce offices in Menlo Park complex

In addition to revamping the design for a public plaza at Middle Avenue, Stanford University is looking at adding housing...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 2257 Views

MENLO PARK

Photos from Menlo Park block party

Almanac photographer Cristian Ponce shot these photos at the ninth annual Menlo Park Block Party on Wednesday night, June...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Support Downtown, on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:26 am | 3 comments | 1616 Views

MENLO PARK

Atherton praises Phil Lively's civic contributions

Many involved in Atherton civic activities say the town would not be the place it is without the contributions of Philip...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Condolences, on Jun 22, 2015 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, Woodside

Rudy W. Driscoll Jr., 47, a Woodside resident who served until last week on the local school board, died on June 16. He was...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Vraphael2000, on Jun 22, 2015 at 5:42 am | 3 comments | 14151 Views

MENLO PARK

Irish student tragedy

Regarding the Irish students who died and were injured in the Berkeley balcony failure. Has anyone from the MP City Council...

Original post made by whatever on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Great question, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 1 comment | 182 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Drivers, stay calm -- give plan a chance

The city's project to put traffic safety measures into place in the Ravenswood-Alma area, near the train tracks, is a welcome...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Early Results?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 4 comments | 1254 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Motorcyclist dies after crash at Skyline Blvd. near Alpine Road

A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Sad news , on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 7 comments | 3215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park sued over car's collision with train

The aftershocks of a late April afternoon collision continue to ripple through Menlo Park a year later: Two women who had...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Result?, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 36 comments | 5271 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton schools, neighbors face off over use of playing field

Menlo School and Menlo College, which share use of the athletic field known as Cartan Field, want Atherton to allow them...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 21, 2015 at 7:24 am | 17 comments | 2306 Views

AROUND TOWN

California DMV Computer Hacked, Sheriff Deputy Juan Lopez case.

August 4, 2014 San Mateo County District Attorney Inspector Jordan Boyd ordered Deputy Juan Lopez to give him his California...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jun 20, 2015 at 8:22 am | 39 comments | 1378 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Allen P, on Jun 19, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 59 comments | 9608 Views

ATHERTON

Roadwork closes Atherton streets

Road work will close parts or all of Atherton Avenue, Fair Oaks Lane and Middlefield Road in Atherton from Monday through...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Formerly orinda, on Jun 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 1194 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Children's Health Initiative website highjacked!

Yesterday, I had occasion to visit the Children's Health Initiative(CHI) website smcchi.com, from a link on the Sequoia Healthcare...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by big ol' park, on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 1 comment | 150 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Motorcyclist killed in U.S. 101 crash is identified

A motorcyclist killed in a crash in San Mateo on Sunday has been identified as 45-year-old Belmont resident John Stark,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Rider, on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 2 comments | 1163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Up to a year in jail ahead for seminary's former finance director

A San Mateo County judge is considering a sentence of up to a year in county jail for Jennifer Margret Morris, the former...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Chance, on Jun 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 1187 Views

FICTION

Rudy Driscoll to resign from Woodside school board

The board of the Woodside Elementary School District will appoint a new board member to replace Rudy Driscoll, who is resigning...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3498 Views

WOODSIDE

A look back

The Woodside mansion of San Francisco coffee baron James A. Folger shows a slight dusting of snow in this undated photo....

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Dave, on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 2488 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council sends budget back for redo

The Menlo Park City Council on Tuesday night sent a proposed deficit budget back to the city manager with a request that...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Grasping at Straws, on Jun 18, 2015 at 9:07 am | 12 comments | 1703 Views
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