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ATHERTON

PG&E to covert 229 Atherton street lights to LEDs

Pacific Gas & Electric will spend two or three weeks converting 229 utility-owned street lights in Atherton to LEDs this...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by MenloMom, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:14 pm | 10 comments | 1941 Views

WOODSIDE

Reporter's Notebook: Respect for the cows and the horses, but the pigs? No.

Respect seemed the order of the day at the junior rodeo in Woodside. If the cows and horses were stressed, they weren't...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jun 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 3 comments | 2350 Views

AROUND TOWN

School district says budget has $900,000 in cuts

The proposed 2016-17 fiscal year budget of the Menlo Park City School District shows slightly more spending than revenues,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 24, 2016 at 5:08 pm | 2 comments | 503 Views

AROUND TOWN

BREAKING: Trump in 3,500 lawsuits (USA Today)

Trump involved in 3,500 lawsuits per USA Today. Looks like even faux-billionaires use the judicial system as a play toy. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections...

Original post made by Pearl on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by Court Abuse II - the home front, on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:14 am | 10 comments | 411 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Trump on Brexit: your Pound drops, my golf course will make more money

Offending many on his vacation from his flagging campaign (!) Trump claims the weakening pound is good - for Trump. “If...

Original post made by von Trumpenstein on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by von Trumpenstein, on Jun 24, 2016 at 9:14 am | 1 comment | 219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton police report second home burglary in two days

The Atherton Police Department has reported the second home burglary in two days, both taking place during morning hours...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm | 1 comment | 2774 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council raises staff salaries at cost of $430K

The Menlo Park City Council passed a $113 million budget Tuesday and agreed to a higher pay for city employees that will...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton, Caltrain squabble over train horns

Atherton's quiet zone, where trains aren't to blow their horns near the Fair Oaks Lane crossing except in an emergency, went...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:37 pm | 9 comments | 2404 Views

OTHER TOPICS

DA proposes mandatory prison sentence for sexual-assault crimes

In the wake of widespread outrage over the three months former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner will spend...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Two Wrongs, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 1259 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park: Residents skeptical Facebook expansion will have 'less than significant' housing impact

Residents question a draft environmental impact report that says adding about 6,550 employees and no housing will have a...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by really?, on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 15 comments | 3109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1573 Views

OTHER TOPICS

King of Debt announces he will renege on full faith and credit of America

Trump, again, shows ZERO economic sense: I'm the king of debt. I'm great with debt. Nobody knows debt better than me,"...

Original post made by Oswaldo on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jun 22, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 7 comments | 260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Probation Dept. Recommends Probation for Deputy SheriffColin Troy Smith, convicted of felony assault

What is wrong with San Mateo County? http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-12-20/former-deputy-gets-90-day-prison-evaluation/1776425135348.html Colin...

Original post made by Holly L. on Dec. 20, 2014
Last comment by Truth , on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 2377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1652 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Broke, and broken, Trump looks for graceful exit from race

Has given up on all swing states to 'speechify' only in friendly red states. The Trump campaign is flat broke (see below.)...

Original post made by Trump trolls conservatives on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Judge and Jury, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:15 am | 6 comments | 315 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo Park: Teacher arrested after physical altercations with students

George Karr, 42, a physical education teacher at Willow Oaks School in Menlo Park, was arrested June 10 after a physical...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sounds minor, on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:15 am | 10 comments | 2825 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest pair in connection with Atherton, Menlo Park mail theft

Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 7, for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Katie, on Jun 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1675 Views

MENLO PARK

Aircraft noise forum in Redwood City

Those upset about commercial aircraft noise will have an opportunity on Wednesday, June 15, to sound off to the Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 21, 2016 at 10:21 am | 14 comments | 2446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 1103 Views
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