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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: To retreat or not to retreat?

Trips by Menlo Park city staff to Half Moon Bay and Napa during the past two months came as a surprise to at least one council...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private schools treated unfairly

Private schools are at a severe disadvantage in the education marketplace. Private schools wishing to build new facilities...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm | 6 comments | 1071 Views

AROUND TOWN

New director for human services

Iliana Rodriguez, the current director of child support services in San Mateo County, will take over as director of the Human...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Business Owner, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 2, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 9940 Views

AROUND TOWN

New law protects mountain lions

A celebration of a new law authored by state Sen. Jerry Hill that protects mountain lions is set for 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 2 comments | 3624 Views

AROUND TOWN

High Speed Rail project proceeding is questioned

In an unusually frank interview with State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, when asked on a scale of 1 to 10 the chances of the project...

Original post made by morris brown on Dec. 1, 2013
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 2 comments | 693 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Group to grapple with aircraft noise

Guaranteed: The snappy response to someone living close to San Francisco International or any other major airport who complains...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 1, 2013 at 2:36 am | 9 comments | 1651 Views

ATHERTON

M-A's growth won't diminish 'excellence,' superintendent says

The more that enrollment grows at Menlo-Atherton High School, the more the school district and M-A administrations will be...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2013
Last comment by concerned , on Dec 1, 2013 at 1:05 am | 4 comments | 1944 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton makes #1 on Forbes list

Congratulations to Atherton, #21 most expensive zip code in the USA according to the November 18, 2013 edition of Forbes. Unfortunately,...

Original post made by Snap! on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by Stella, on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police calls: Thieves abscond with desk, rug and dining room table

Crime reports from Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2013/11/27/police-calls-thieves-abscond-with-desk-rug-and-dining-room-table...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm | 2 comments | 4001 Views

MENLO PARK

Software valued at $500,000 stolen in home burglary

A laptop computer containing proprietary software that the owner says is worth $500,000 was part of the take in a residential...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 6057 Views

MENLO PARK

Lawsuit filed against driver who struck 6-year-old twins

A Menlo Park family has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a car that reportedly jumped a curb and pinned two 6-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by javaplace, on Nov 28, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 7 comments | 3894 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Kitchen brings Italian cuisine to Ladera

In five weeks time, Mike Wallau has transformed Mike's Cafe, into a rustic Italian restaurant featuring farm-to-table food,...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by Jim, on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:36 am | 3 comments | 3786 Views

ATHERTON

Memorial Mass for William Walsh of Atherton

A memorial Mass is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, for William Desmond Walsh of Atherton. Mr. Walsh died Nov. 16 at Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Marhy O'Riordan, on Nov 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 15415 Views

AROUND TOWN

Investigation done in bus vs. railroad crossing gate probe

A SamTrans bus entered a railroad crossing as lights were flashing, but before the gate lowered, according to an internal...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by gina, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 3699 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Happy Thanksgivukkah!

This year, Hanukkah is a once in a lifetime event. For the first time since 1888 — and the last time for tens of thousands...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 6573 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Second housing plan update takes shape

Menlo Park is deep into a housing plan update for the second time in as many years, this time to develop a framework for...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 2101 Views

ATHERTON

New technology promises less noise from jet engines, but to whose ears?

Commercial aircraft pass over Woodside, Portola Valley and parts of Atherton every day on their way into major Bay Area airports,...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jetman, on Nov 27, 2013 at 12:09 am | 1 comment | 1456 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Where do your property taxes go?

Our property tax bill does not provide us with a breakdown of where the taxes go. Oh sure, they give us a pie chart with...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 4585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election: Clarke releases answers to union questions

How much influence the labor unions should have on the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board is the hot-button issue...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 26, 2013 at 1:16 am | 19 comments | 26670 Views
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