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THE LOCAL DISH

Times changed, Mervyns didn't, founder says

Mervyns founder Merv Morris of Atherton expressed 'great sadness for the several thousand employees' impacted by the final...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2008
Last comment by Angela k., on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:29 am | 7 comments | 6256 Views

MOVIES

Locked-in mind becomes a butterfly

This is always my favorite time of year for movies -- when most of the best are let out of the gate to contend for an Oscar...

Original post made by MovieGoer on Jan. 1, 2008
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 10, 2008 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 6254 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park works on 'granny unit' regs

The Menlo Park Planning Commission continued its quest to figure out how to encourage construction of secondary units, also...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 8 comments | 6248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Encinal School volunteers sued by coach

A conflict that originated on the Encinal School basketball court appears headed for a court of law after a father who was...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by A student at Hillview, on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 21 comments | 6245 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 | 6243 Views

MENLO PARK

Southbound El Camino at Selby in Atherton closed Friday after major accident

Another traffic snarl developed Friday (Sept. 27) afternoon in Atherton -- this one a major-injury accident that closed southbound...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 8 comments | 6241 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park starts drafting response to Caltrain electrification report

The Menlo Park City Council weighed in on the draft environmental impact report for Caltrain's electrification project, and...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 6241 Views

AROUND TOWN

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Feb 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 44 comments | 6240 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 | 6238 Views

FICTION

Con man Gann swaps plea for prison time

Simon Gann, who admitted sweet-talking a Menlo Park woman into a relationship and out of approximately $1,900 by pretending...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Glen Turner, on Jan 1, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 6232 Views

MENLO PARK

No punitive damages in lawsuit over crash that hurt 6-year-old twins on Menlo Park sidewalk

A judge has denied a second request to include punitive damages in a lawsuit filed against an elderly driver who crashed...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Apr 10, 2014 at 11:41 pm | 7 comments | 6231 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tyco Electronics in MP wins People Who Care award

Tyco Electronics in Menlo Park is one of the winners of the 2007 People Who Care Awards, recognizing people and organizations...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Sep. 20, 2007
There are no comments yet. 6228 Views

MENLO PARK

SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE - THE MENLO PARK MYTH

Imagine my surprise when I saw my daughter's picture in the Menlo Park activity guide under the page marked "School Age Child...

Original post made by beyond frustrated on Jul. 29, 2007
Last comment by Work is bad, on Sep 21, 2007 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 6216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside School gears up for kindergarten registration

Parents whose children are eligible to attend kindergarten or transitional kindergarten next fall at Woodside Elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sir Topham Hatt, on Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 6209 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclist injured in Alpine Road collision

A woman cyclist suffered a fractured skull and facial trauma in a bike-versus-car accident Saturday, June 30, on Alpine...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2007
Last comment by Moderate, on Jul 13, 2007 at 9:42 pm | 47 comments | 6205 Views

WOODSIDE

Good times at Day of the Horse

Woodside's Day of the Horse on Oct. 14 drew a steady stream of horse enthusiasts to Town Hall. A big thank you to everyone...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Oct. 16, 2006
Last comment by WHOA!, on Nov 11, 2006 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 6204 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 | 6203 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council will review Stanford plan April 16

Stanford University said it will have the latest revision of its proposed eight-acre mixed-used complex ready next week --...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 74 comments | 6202 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 | 6196 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park City School District ponders how cuts could affect looming deficit

After first recapping a bleak financial outlook predicting a $5.3 million operating deficit within five years, the Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Publius, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:13 am | 64 comments | 6194 Views
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