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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park letting ABAG dictate -- California Declares War on Suburbia

This article (copied below) which just appeared in the WSJ targets exactly what is happening here in Menlo Park. Our council...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by Dues and don'ts, on May 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 92 comments | 4955 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Bob Augsburger dies Dec. 31 at his Portola Valley home

Robert R. "Bob" Augsburger, a former vice president of Stanford University and the first executive director of the Peninsula...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 4, 2010 at 5:56 pm | 4 comments | 4954 Views

WOODSIDE

Winemaker Tom Mudd dies at 65

A celebration of the life of Cinnabar Winery founder and longtime Woodside resident Henry Thomas "Tom" Mudd is set for 5...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2007
Last comment by dean chavers, on Mar 6, 2014 at 9:47 pm | 2 comments | 4953 Views

MENLO PARK

High-speed rail lobbyist Ravi Mehta sticks around

Residents said 'nay', and so did the mayor, but the Menlo Park City Council voted 3-1 to retain high-speed rail lobbyist...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2012
Last comment by truth, on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm | 5 comments | 4952 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cal Water mails details of drought restrictions

Details of Cal Water's drought restrictions were mailed to customers on May 28, and the company has put a tool online with...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 5 comments | 4949 Views

OTHER TOPICS

John Tarlton tackles the Race Across America

As anyone who's flown to California from the East Coast knows, the daytime view of fly-over country west of Kansas reveals...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 4 comments | 4947 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body-worn cameras help, hurt law enforcement in Menlo Park

The fatal shooting by three Menlo Park police officers of a burglary suspect who reportedly drew a gun during a foot pursuit...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Dec 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 23 comments | 4941 Views

WOODSIDE

Sprinkler system douses home office fire

An interior sprinkler system extinguished a home-office fire on Buck Court in Woodside before firefighters arrived and before...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2009
Last comment by Satire, on Nov 29, 2009 at 7:17 am | 46 comments | 4940 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail: Palo Alto residents join revolt

It began with a series of casual chats between neighbors in the Southgate neighborhood before it spilled over to other parts...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Caballo de Ferro, on Feb 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm | 29 comments | 4939 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Submit ideas to Short Takes

The Short Takes editor can always use good ideas for her column. Amusing annecdotes, wacky coincidences, goverment officials'...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 2, 2006
There are no comments yet. 4933 Views

SPORTS

Woodside man rides to help hospital for Tibetan refugees

Jason Bradeen of Woodside will kick off Memorial Day Weekend by riding his bike from San Francisco, down the Peninsula, and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Tenzin, on May 25, 2011 at 11:54 pm | 1 comment | 4931 Views

SPORTS

Bike racer John Tarlton has crossed the Mississippi River

As of about 10:15 a.m. Pacific time, John Tarlton, a Menlo Park businessman who left Oceanside on June 10 in a time-trial-like...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 4924 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest Opinion: Council needs to set aside agenda for downtown Menlo visioning project

One thing I have learned over the years is that anyone who serves on the City Council has good intentions. They just have...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2008
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Jul 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm | 5 comments | 4923 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New Kaiser Permanente hospital in Redwood City to debut Tuesday

Kaiser Permanente's new 149-bed, seven-story Redwood City hospital is set to open Tuesday, Dec. 16. The nonprofit health...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 9 comments | 4923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax ballots due next Tuesday

Voters planning to mail in their ballots for the Menlo Park City School District or the Portola Valley School District parcel...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on May 4, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 63 comments | 4921 Views

AROUND TOWN

State law will require fire sprinklers in homes

After trying for several years to persuade the city of Menlo Park to adopt an ordinance requiring fire sprinklers in new...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2010
Last comment by Resident X, on Feb 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | 17 comments | 4910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

O'Connor Street residents ask for transfer into Menlo Park school district

Menlo Park residents on the north side of O'Connor Street, just about a block from where the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Support Public School, on Mar 17, 2015 at 12:34 am | 23 comments | 4909 Views

MENLO PARK

Local parents feel squeezed out of child care

As the city of Menlo Park works to greatly reduce its subsidy of the city-run West Menlo child care program, some parents...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2009
Last comment by Working Mom in West Menlo, on May 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm | 29 comments | 4903 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Local man sentenced for child pornography

Stephen Wolf, who pleaded no contest in March 2013 to possessing child pornography, now faces eight months in jail and three...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by fwiw, on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 2 comments | 4898 Views

MENLO PARK

City wasting our money again -- Green house offset

On Tuesday the City is going to consider purchasing offset credit for purchasing Green House Gas Emissions..... What a...

Original post made by disgusting on Mar. 22, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm | 27 comments | 4897 Views
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