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Design teams imagine a different Menlo Park

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (center) checks out the emerging new vision of Belle Haven as the yellow team turns the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2568 Views

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Guest opinion: Menlo Park still lacks official position on high-speed rail

As the saying goes: you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. The latest Menlo Park kerfuffle puts City Council...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:29 am | 5 comments | 2718 Views

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Guest opinion: Redevelopment agencies siphon funds from schools

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=8504 posted Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 10:51 AM <B>...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:57 am | 20 comments | 4384 Views

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Fergusson leads Menlo Park council in travel expenses

Menlo Park's council members fall into two camps -- no, not development vs. no-growth -- more like, thrifty vs. profligate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | 27 comments | 2918 Views

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Fergusson ponders whether to ask for D.C. trip reimbursement

It was past bedtime even for night owls by the time the Menlo Park City Council got to the staff reports section of the March...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 22 comments | 2521 Views

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Editorial: Council's travel policy woefully lacking

The brouhaha set off when Menlo Park City Council member Kelly Fergusson announced that she was traveling to Washington,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by perry mason, on Mar 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm | 2 comments | 1763 Views

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Report calls Stanford traffic mitigation for Menlo Park 'intolerable'

A report drafted by the transportation commission calls the inequity between the $8.3 million Stanford has proposed giving...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:34 am | 53 comments | 3864 Views

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Updated: City Manager Glen Rojas announces retirement

Calling it a tough decision, Menlo Park City Manager Glen Rojas announced this morning (March 22) that he is retiring, effective...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 3327 Views

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Editorial: Scramble for city's redevelopment funds

With the future of redevelopment agencies hanging by a thread in Sacramento, a new concern has been raised about the distribution...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm | 4 comments | 2163 Views

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Letter: Former council member sticks up for Fergusson

Last week's Almanac story (and accompanying editorial) on council travel implies that some Menlo Park City Council members...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm | 20 comments | 2737 Views

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County to Menlo: Please take Flood Park

Needing to slice 10 percent off San Mateo County's general fund operating budget, administrators scrambled to find ways to...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by park supporter, on Apr 4, 2011 at 8:36 am | 65 comments | 5485 Views

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Guest opinion: City defends use of redevelopment agencies

There is another side to redevelopment that is absent in Jennifer Bestor's Guest Opinion last week on redevelopment agencies...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Roxie Rorapaugh, on Mar 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 1675 Views

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Fire chief's new contract reflects economic climate

Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman will continue receiving $191,616 per year through 2016, without...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:12 am | 65 comments | 4937 Views

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Menlo Park BBC sexual assault trial ends abruptly

Although the prosecution was no longer offering a deal, a man charged with committing sexual assault at the British Bankers...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 27, 2011 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 1774 Views

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Film strikes chord

The 2009 documentary "Race to Nowhere," a biting critique of the culture of overachievement in schools, played to a nearly...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
There are no comments yet. 2061 Views

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Beginning tonight: Cantor Arts Center 'Treasure Market' benefit

"Treasure Market 2011," Stanford's Cantor Arts Center fundraiser, begins tonight (March 25) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by , on Mar 25, 2011 at 6:52 pm | -9 comments | 2559 Views

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Menlo council looks at $1.3 million in budget cuts

The $1.3 million in cuts proposed for Menlo Park's general fund will largely come from reducing personnel costs, according...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 31, 2011 at 6:30 pm | 5 comments | 1759 Views

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What's your frequency? Menlo library plans upgrade

A desire for faster checkout and fewer literary thefts lies behind a proposed Menlo Park public library upgrade. As part...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Hello 2011!, on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:37 am | 2 comments | 1914 Views

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Planner envisions alternative future for Bay Area rail travel

There are rumors of electric trains coming to San Mateo County. If high-speed trains someday travel between San Francisco...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by Mikeorama, on Mar 31, 2011 at 8:53 am | 4 comments | 1973 Views

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Investment consultant agrees to SEC fines

Mark Duffell, a former consultant for the Menlo Park-based private investment firm Accel-KKR LLC, agreed to penalties of...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by mere, on Mar 30, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1808 Views
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