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AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park debates body-worn camera policy

Changes to the Menlo Park Police Department's policy on how officers use body-worn cameras are not quite ready for prime...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by dashcam, on Feb 19, 2015 at 12:52 am | 3 comments | 2682 Views

MENLO PARK

In business: Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Memories , on Feb 18, 2015 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 3503 Views

MENLO PARK

Music program helps penetrate the fog of dementia

Inspired by the award-winning 2014 documentary "Alive Inside," Barbara Kalt is now adding "personalized music" — via...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by Louise68, on Feb 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 2333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Owner of vehicle in hit-and-run incident claims it was stolen

Crime and accident reports from West Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside and Menlo Park. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Feb 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 2820 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

New York Times Caught in Lie about Scott Walker

On Friday February 13 The New York Times published a Column by Gail Collins in which she blames Scott Walker for Wisconsin...

Original post made by News Hound on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by say what?, on Feb 17, 2015 at 8:19 am | 10 comments | 770 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Man, 22, arrested in La Honda fatality; motorcyclist identified

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a collision that killed a motorcyclist on...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2015
Last comment by Tomrey, on Feb 15, 2015 at 7:43 pm | 4 comments | 5813 Views

MENLO PARK

Catherine Carlton tells India 1 million square feet of office space for startups is coming to Menlo Park

According to these articles in two different newspapers in India, Catherine Carlton is running around India telling the press...

Original post made by Bamboozled on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by More Press More Questions, on Feb 14, 2015 at 11:05 pm | 4 comments | 728 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: When 'choice' undermines public health

There's little to celebrate about the measles outbreak now hitting the nation. But one positive outcome is the level of attention...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Feb 14, 2015 at 7:17 pm | 22 comments | 2595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why vaccinate?

With an outbreak of measles continuing to spread, the question of whether parents should be allowed to choose not to immunize...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 2839 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic disruptions expected for President Obama's visit to Stanford

President Barack Obama is at Stanford today (Friday, Feb. 13) for a cybersecurity summit, and local commuters should expect...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by SteveC, on Feb 14, 2015 at 8:33 am | 3 comments | 2266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Citations for selling liquor to a minor issued at three Menlo Park restaurants

A decoy operation on Friday, Feb. 6, in which a minor attempted to buy alcohol at 10 Menlo Park locations, resulted in citations...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Bill Weiss, on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 20 comments | 4387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jail smuggling defendants appear in court

Seven defendants including three San Mateo County sheriff's employees accused of a conspiracy to smuggle cellphones and drugs...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 15 comments | 2539 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton plans tighter right-of-way regulations

Atherton's current practice of allowing everything from wireless facilities to big rocks to be placed in the town's right-of-way...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Feb 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 9 comments | 2161 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Ed Wells, part of Portola Valley's loyal opposition, dies

Ed Wells, a Portola Valley resident since the town was incorporated in 1964, has died. An ardent opponent of the town's utility...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Danna Breen, on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3251 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obama at Stanford today for cybersecurity conference

President Barack Obama arrived in the Bay Area Thursday night for a trip that will include a speech at a cybersecurity...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by wages, on Feb 13, 2015 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 1143 Views

WOODSIDE

Council rejects private 'art cave' concept in Woodside

The Woodside Town Council on Tuesday reversed the Planning Commission's approval of the conceptual viability of an underground...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Chad, on Feb 13, 2015 at 8:53 am | 1 comment | 1655 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Menlo Park housing for homeless veterans

More than 100 people gathered at the Menlo Park campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs on a damp Monday afternoon to...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by August, on Feb 13, 2015 at 5:31 am | 5 comments | 3110 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction, building interests give $357K to pass community college bond measure

Construction and building interests were in a class by themselves in contributing $357,100 in 2014 to the campaign for Measure...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Sharon, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:14 pm | 1 comment | 1604 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook buys 56 acres near its Menlo Park headquarters

Facebook has acquired another huge property near its main campus at Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Stats, on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm | 15 comments | 4422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park district nearly ready to start building new school

Officials at the Menlo Park City School District say they are just a few months away from beginning construction on their...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by Neigbor, on Feb 12, 2015 at 6:13 pm | 4 comments | 2697 Views
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