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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

The Menlo Park City Council passed a $113 million budget Tuesday and agreed to a higher pay for city employees that will...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1836 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton, Caltrain squabble over train horns

Atherton's quiet zone, where trains aren't to blow their horns near the Fair Oaks Lane crossing except in an emergency, went...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 9 comments | 2587 Views

OTHER TOPICS

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sexual-assault crimes

In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Two Wrongs, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impact

Residents question a draft environmental impact report that says adding about 6,550 employees and no housing will have a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 15 comments | 3320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1683 Views

OTHER TOPICS

King of Debt announces he will renege on full faith and credit of America

Trump, again, shows ZERO economic sense: I'm the king of debt. I'm great with debt. Nobody knows debt better than me,"...

Original post made by Oswaldo on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 7 comments | 291 Views

AROUND TOWN

Probation Dept. Recommends Probation for Deputy SheriffColin Troy Smith, convicted of felony assault

What is wrong with San Mateo County? http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-12-20/former-deputy-gets-90-day-prison-evaluation/1776425135348.html Colin...

Original post made by Holly L. on Dec. 20, 2014
Last comment by Truth , on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 2422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1749 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Broke, and broken, Trump looks for graceful exit from race

Has given up on all swing states to 'speechify' only in friendly red states. The Trump campaign is flat broke (see below.)...

Original post made by Trump trolls conservatives on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Judge and Jury, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:15 am | 6 comments | 343 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Teacher arrested after physical altercations with students

George Karr, 42, a physical education teacher at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park, was arrested June 10 after a physical...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sounds minor, on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:15 am | 10 comments | 2929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest pair in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park mail theft

Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 7, for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Katie, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1761 Views

MENLO PARK

Aircraft noise forum in Redwood City

Those upset about commercial aircraft noise will have an opportunity on Wednesday, June 15, to sound off to the Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:21 am | 14 comments | 2736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 1207 Views

FICTION

Menlo Park: capital of commercial drones

Menlo Park has more registered commercial drones than any other U.S. city, according to a database released by the Federal...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Yarns, on Jun 20, 2016 at 11:10 am | 2 comments | 1165 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park man faces prison term for burglary of occupied home

A 24-year-old Menlo Park man, nabbed by police inside a 74-year-old woman's Menlo Park home in February with $5,000 worth...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by concerned resident, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 1816 Views

FICTION

Portola Valley talk: 'A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage'

Jeff Chu, a former Time magazine staffer and the author of "Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1885 Views

OTHER TOPICS

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner was disqualified...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Strange post above, on Jun 20, 2016 at 9:28 am | 3 comments | 2990 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission faces two huge reviews on same night

When Menlo Park's Planning Commission meets Monday, it plans to tackle environmental impact reports on two huge projects:...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by HarryB, on Jun 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 2594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5734 Views
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