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MENLO PARK

Fire district disputes Facebook EIR

Lessons learned from the draft environmental impact report for Facebook's upcoming campus development: (1) 9,400 employees...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm | 52 comments | 6229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District raises concerns about school site

Officials from the Sequoia Union High School District are criticizing the efforts of Everest Public High School to set up...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by concerned parent, on Jun 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm | 52 comments | 4317 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 5988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Superintendent's actions roil school district

For a superintendent who is reputed to be fond of applying the latest business techniques to improve the performance of local...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by former Ghysels colleague, on Feb 24, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 52 comments | 614370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 8276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Candidate for sheriff in June election arrested in Alameda County last night

Juan Lopez, a deputy in the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and a candidate for sheriff in the June 2014 election, was...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 17, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 52 comments | 6785 Views

MENLO PARK

Neighbors appeal Oak Knoll School permit

Plans for construction on the campus of Oak Knoll elementary school have hit a snag. A group of neighbors is asking the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Geezer Smasher, on Jan 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm | 51 comments | 4898 Views

MENLO PARK

Big divide over pay, benefits for firefighters

Menlo Park firefighters have been working for over a year without a contract, and a new one seems nowhere in sight as negotiations...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by Sustainable Activist, on Jul 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 51 comments | 7506 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board president Peter Ohtaki takes out papers for Menlo Park City Council race

Peter I. Ohtaki, a member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board since 2007 and its current president, took out...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jul 30, 2010 at 5:31 am | 51 comments | 5496 Views

MENLO PARK

First look at Arrillaga's Menlo Park development

An eight-acre span of car lots on El Camino Real will turn into a mixed-use complex of medical offices, offices, retail and...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by crony capitalism, on Nov 1, 2012 at 11:53 am | 51 comments | 4254 Views

MENLO PARK

YES on Measure M

The #1 reason why I'm voting YES on Measure M is to stop the developers (and the city council) from counting balconies and...

Original post made by Jen Mazzon on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 13, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 51 comments | 6995 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: On Caltrain's 'downward path' with high-speed rail

A look at history reveals the downward path which Caltrain is now headed since its involvement with the California high-speed...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:20 pm | 51 comments | 3468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Everest opens auspiciously, despite Sequoia district's obstacles

The founders and leadership team of the area's new charter high school should take a bow. In spite of all the obstacles placed...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 51 comments | 3545 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school board OKs shift of East Palo Alto students to M-A

If Menlo-Atherton High School has room, students from East Palo Alto (in the Ravenswood City Elementary School District)...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm | 51 comments | 20208 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Public pension costs on the rise

With the fund for the California Public Employees' Retirement System dropping 23 percent in the 2008-09 fiscal year, local...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by RHine@AlmanacNews.com, on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:01 am | 51 comments | 3274 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Locals sue FAA over aircraft noise

For years, residents in Portola Valley, Ladera and along Skyline Boulevard have complained to Northern California aviation...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 6931 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Bummed out by Menlo parking tickets

I attended a reunion luncheon with five friends at Carpaccio in Menlo Park recently. We all received parking tickets and...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by janice, on Feb 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | 50 comments | 5310 Views

MENLO PARK

Community activist tells of terrifying night

A Saturday drive for Chinese takeout turned into a terrifying night in Menlo Park, said Vicki Smothers. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Brian_12, on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm | 50 comments | 2594 Views

MENLO PARK

Ballot initiative would target large office complexes in Menlo Park

After Menlo Park's specific plan survived its first annual review mostly unscathed, opponents weren't ready to give up. Save...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2014 at 9:52 am | 50 comments | 11543 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Specific plan initiative goes to ballot

Voters will have a chance to determine the fate of a grassroots group's proposed changes to Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm | 50 comments | 31416 Views
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