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MENLO PARK

Special Report: Waiting for backup

Swirling a cup of coffee in the break room of the Menlo Park Police Department on a September afternoon, Felicia Byars is...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2007
Last comment by The Last Word?, on Dec 8, 2007 at 2:33 pm | 66 comments | 5663 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford proposes more housing, less office space in Menlo Park development

Stanford University proposes to increase housing and reduce office space in its latest development plan for its 8.4 acres...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Oct 7, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 57 comments | 5662 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Saturday's candidate forum to be rescheduled

The Green Ribbon Committee's forum for Menlo Park council candidates will not take place on Saturday, Oct. 6. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by looking on, on Oct 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 5661 Views

MENLO PARK

Good news (kind of) for Willow Road drivers

If you're like many local drivers, the words "Willow Road" may conjure flashbacks of time spent in powerless gridlock trying...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Navin Johnson, on Jan 24, 2016 at 8:12 pm | 36 comments | 5659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Learning science, math and more in school garden

There's a lot more growing in the garden at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley than plants. The school garden has, for...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:03 am | 1 comment | 5659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Movie review: 'Gravity'

Life is one hell of a ride, as George Clooney's character puts it. So is "Gravity." -- ==I Peter Canavese== Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Connie, on Oct 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 3 comments | 5650 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by poster, on Nov 22, 2013 at 8:57 am | 1 comment | 5650 Views

MOVIES

Movie night at Atherton Library

Friday, September 11 at 7 PM: "Mamma Mia!" Sing-along movie night. Rated PG-13. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Refreshments provided...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Sep. 10, 2009
There are no comments yet. 5648 Views

MENLO PARK

Facebook buys 56 acres near its Menlo Park headquarters

Facebook has acquired another huge property near its main campus at Willow Road and Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Stats, on Feb 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm | 15 comments | 5644 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 | 5640 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 | 5628 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

40th Friends of Millard Fillmore Trivia Hunt could be the last

"This is it," says Robert Hunter, who is retiring after 40 years as the director and founder of the annual Friends of Millard...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2008
Last comment by Sally Gambol, on Feb 4, 2008 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 5628 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park expanding outdoor dining downtown

Not everything to do with Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan leads to months of debate, vitriol and battles...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by Roger Knopf, on Jun 6, 2014 at 9:34 am | 17 comments | 5627 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to revisit Circus Club tax hike

(An updated version of a previously published story.) With the clock ticking on the lifespan of Atherton's current parcel...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 48 comments | 5623 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Sen. Jerry Hill introduces bill requiring DUI offenders to use 'ignition interlocks'

First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 8 comments | 5621 Views

MENLO PARK

Group hopes to jumpstart 'revitalization' of downtown Menlo Park

Menlo Park is notorious for conducting endless studies of the same issues: Traffic. Downtown parking. Traffic. Downtown vibrancy....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 22 comments | 5615 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Troubled by two serious bike accidents

Last week's Almanac contained two more tragic stories of cyclist deaths due to apparently careless car driving. Beyond the...

Original post made by Tim Rochte on Jun. 11, 2007
Last comment by walker, on Jul 2, 2007 at 8:44 pm | 31 comments | 5615 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Member, on Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 pm | 33 comments | 5613 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Shots fired at officers during police chase

Shots were fired at officers in the Willow Road area of Menlo Park during a police chase tonight. No officers were injured,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm | 1 comment | 5611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Fee for paper bags is outrageous

Some too narrowly focused and overenthusiastic "protectors of the environment" have convinced many Peninsula city councils...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 5609 Views
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