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PORTOLA VALLEY

School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 957 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:24 am | 16 comments | 2150 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Spy, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 1165 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Any update?, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 99 comments | 9849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Suspect in January residential burglary pleads no contest

One of the two Redwood City men charged in an attempted residential burglary in Portola Valley in January have entered a...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1513 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sequoia Healthcare District President Art Faro responds to Grand jury.

In a follow-up response to a request by the Continuity Committee of the San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury, Board President...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same, on Mar 21, 2017 at 2:24 pm | 6 comments | 798 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in...

Original post made by Michael Binyon on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Meals-on-Wheels, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 19432 Views

MENLO PARK

Briefs: Should Menlo Park build a new library?

The Menlo Park Library is undergoing a "space needs study" and, according to city documents, three schemes to expand the...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MP Resident, on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 301 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

To prevent crime, Portola Valley may change its residential design guidelines

Darkness at night has long been a Portola Valley treasure, but with the town experiencing a couple of high-profile and ruthless...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Mar 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 8 comments | 1722 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Obamacare vs shutdown

The negative impact of shutting down our national government is far greater than any negative impact which might result from...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Pitt, Cherie, on Mar 20, 2017 at 5:15 pm | 66 comments | 3199 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Police calls: Woman's purse stolen from carport while her back was turned

Crime reports from West Menlo Park and Menlo Park. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2017/03/14/police-calls-womans-purse-stolen-from-carport-while-her-back-...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2017
Last comment by Tax paying resident, on Mar 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm | 1 comment | 2221 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Carlos Airport Association head speaks out against curfew plan

The president of the San Carlos airport users group said the members doubt the legal validity of San Mateo County's proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 57 comments | 3170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park voters grapple with Donald Trump's election

Eighty-seven percent of Menlo Park's voters picked a candidate other than the country's president-elect, Donald Trump. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by clinton cnn=corruption, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:57 pm | 116 comments | 4399 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

War hero Carl Clark dies at 100

Carl Clark of Menlo Park, who for 66 years was denied official recognition as a World War II hero because of the color of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Rose Bickerstaff, on Mar 18, 2017 at 7:22 am | 5 comments | 4914 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City awards $600K contract for Middle crossing

Somehow, this doesn't appear worthy of making news on Town Square: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/15/menlo-park-city-awards-600k-contract-for-middle-crossing/ Score...

Original post made by oldtimer on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:59 am | 53 comments | 6797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park council supports lawsuits challenging Trump's executive order

The Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to sign on to "friend of the court" brief supporting lawsuits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Stats, on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 2296 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park: Woodside Bakery & Cafe reopens -- in Sharon Heights

The Woodside Bakery & Cafe -- the bakery element, anyway -- opened for business today (Thursday, Sept. 1) at the Sharon...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Woodside Bakery, on Mar 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm | 22 comments | 15620 Views

MENLO PARK

Report: How Stanford project may add to Menlo Park traffic woes

A draft environmental impact report on Stanford University's proposed 459,000-square-foot mixed-use development on El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm | 17 comments | 2763 Views

MENLO PARK

Malaysian restaurant opens in Menlo Park

Black Pepper, the second restaurant from a longtime Malaysian chef-owner in Milpitas, is now open at 1029 El Camino Real...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by MEMBERONE, on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2350 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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