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AROUND TOWN

College district puts $388 million bond measure on November ballot

The San Mateo County Community College District is going back to voters and asking them to approve a large bond measure for...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:24 am | 12 comments | 1512 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neighbors protest water waste at Corte Madera School

Portola Valley residents who live near Corte Madera School have become increasingly upset this summer as water continues...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Conservation Resident, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm | 12 comments | 2319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Acting locally on global warming

In September, the Town Council of Portola Valley unanimously approved a resolution to sign the U.S Mayors Climate Protection...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 11, 2006
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jan 4, 2007 at 7:12 am | 11 comments | 3711 Views

MENLO PARK

CAN'T MP PATROL OFFICERS TAKE THEIR COFFEE BREAKS AFTER 8AM WHEN THE KIDS ARE SAFELY IN SCHOOL?

I'VE NOTICED WITH REGULARITY THAT MULTIPLE SQUAD CARS ARE PARKED AROUND DOWNTOWN STARBUCKS ON WEEKDAYS AT 8AM. CAN'T WE GET...

Original post made by juswondering on Jan. 17, 2007
Last comment by jl, on Mar 2, 2007 at 2:41 pm | 11 comments | 2969 Views

MENLO PARK

Should Menlo Park drop the new tax because of the $3.5 million budget surplus?

Menlo Park City Councilman John Boyle is pushing for a public discussion and re-evaluation of the city's plan to enact, in...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Jan. 21, 2007
Last comment by Ship of fools, on Jan 29, 2007 at 10:05 am | 11 comments | 2968 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to the new Housing Commissioner ...

Dear Don Brawner, I am writing to congratulate you on being the newest member of the Housing Commission. I applaud you for...

Original post made by Marianne Quarre Dean on Jan. 24, 2007
Last comment by Marianne Dean, on Jan 28, 2007 at 8:04 am | 11 comments | 3145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A pitch to head off artificial turf in Woodside

By Patrick Noonan Am I the only person in Woodside who cares that soon two of our beautiful natural turf playing fields...

Original post made by Patrick Noonan on May. 16, 2007
Last comment by Angela Hey, on May 29, 2007 at 3:09 pm | 11 comments | 3229 Views

MENLO PARK

Who’s responsible for Allied Arts disaster?

My husband and I recently returned from a six-month trip to find that the Woodside-Atherton Auxiliary to the Packard Children’s...

Original post made by Mrs. S. on May. 29, 2007
Last comment by JANELLE A. ARMSTRONG, on Oct 2, 2008 at 9:44 pm | 11 comments | 3863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best place to see fireworks

Any secret tips on where to view fireworks in the area?...

Original post made by happyfourth on Jul. 1, 2007
Last comment by Editor, on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:29 am | 11 comments | 3315 Views

OTHER TOPICS

What's in the future for libraries?

On the bookcase in Victoria Johnson's San Mateo office is a lackluster librarian action figure dressed in a calf-length,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2007
Last comment by Downwardly mobile, on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:36 am | 11 comments | 2782 Views

MENLO PARK

Andy Duncan seeks $500,000 from city to restore theater

Menlo Park resident Andy Duncan says he still plans to restore the historic Park Theatre, but he needs the city's help to...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2007
Last comment by John K, on Aug 14, 2007 at 3:49 am | 11 comments | 2473 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Family of cyclist Rodney Smith files wrongful death lawsuit

A more detailed picture of the circumstances surrounding the car accident that killed cyclist and former Altera Corp. chief...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2007
Last comment by Peninsula Cyclist, on Jan 2, 2008 at 9:57 am | 11 comments | 2992 Views

OTHER TOPICS

The bells, my God, the bells!

Is anyone else aware of the severely out-of-tune qualities of the recorded bells that emanate several times a day from the...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 18, 2008
Last comment by laughing, on Jan 29, 2008 at 3:31 pm | 11 comments | 2639 Views

MENLO PARK

Safety measures approved for Oak Avenue

Neighbors' testimony trumped traffic statistics at the Menlo Park City Council's Feb. 26 meeting, as council members approved...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by or consequences, on Mar 6, 2008 at 7:50 pm | 11 comments | 2379 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: New vision is welcome for El Camino

Menlo Park officials who are making a major effort to get the public involved in a plan to spiff up El Camino Real, the city's...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2008
Last comment by Donald, on Mar 16, 2008 at 9:47 pm | 11 comments | 2148 Views

MENLO PARK

New Police contract -- Can the City afford this?

That whopping increase in the police department salaries is going to cost the city each year after the third year $2.3 million....

Original post made by just wondering on Apr. 11, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Apr 14, 2008 at 3:30 pm | 11 comments | 2090 Views

MENLO PARK

Remodeling Burgess Park for a full-sized soccer field

Menlo Park's Parks and Recreation Commission is set to decide what combination of lights, artificial turf, and natural grass...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by no on this idea, on Oct 8, 2008 at 9:41 am | 11 comments | 2222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff Greg Munks promotes two officers

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks has elevated Lt. Mark Wyss to captain, and Sgt. Ed Barbarini to lieutenant, the office...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Aug 10, 2008 at 9:10 am | 11 comments | 2236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district expects 'significant' loss

The Menlo Park City School District expects a "significant" loss in its funds that are deposited in the San Mateo County...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2008
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Oct 17, 2008 at 11:42 am | 11 comments | 2368 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Tunnel vision on proposed bike tunnel

Steve Schmidt's Guest Opinion last week highlights, yet again, his vision for a tunnel, and his vision only. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2008
Last comment by no tunnel, on Nov 8, 2008 at 4:52 pm | 11 comments | 2277 Views
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