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New Hotel Rooms Won’t Reduce Taxpayer Subsidies; Only Measure M Reduces Losses

Two major questions have been raised regarding the taxpayer subsidies required to support the Downtown Specific Plan (“DSP”)...

Original post made by Chuck Bernstein on Nov. 2, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 3, 2014 at 7:12 am | 15 comments | 863 Views


Menlo Park: Security camera helps capture alleged package thief

A few days after a security camera captured the theft of a package from the doorstep of a home in the Willows neighborhood,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 15 comments | 5083 Views


Menlo Park: New fire station downtown wins council's OK

This may be the only fire that Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman wishes had not been extinguished...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 7:58 am | 15 comments | 4391 Views


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 | 5847 Views


Menlo Park extends timeline for M2 zoning changes

After a lengthy discussion on March 31, the Menlo Park City Council opted to take a 60-day timeout before pressing forward...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Apropos, on Apr 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 15 comments | 3031 Views


Workshop: Stanford's Middle Avenue plaza design

Stanford University will host community workshops on May 28 and May 30 to talk about design options for a public plaza off...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on May 29, 2015 at 2:36 pm | 15 comments | 2828 Views


Stanford plans to add housing, reduce offices in Menlo Park complex

In addition to revamping the design for a public plaza at Middle Avenue, Stanford University is looking at adding housing...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 3087 Views


Sea level rise: A call for action

Picture this: the San Francisco International Airport is underwater. As many as 120,000 residents of San Mateo County have...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Eagle's Nest, on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:52 am | 15 comments | 3449 Views


Menlo Park Planning Commission approves Alma Street development

What should the city of Menlo Park require the developers of a proposed three-story office building on Alma Street to provide...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by really?, on Nov 11, 2015 at 8:36 am | 15 comments | 3457 Views


Downtown remodel idea

This is a random idea that probably won't fly for all kinds of reasons, but I thought I'd throw it out for feedback regardless. I'd...

Original post made by Menlo Park Promenade on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by change the plan?, on Jan 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 15 comments | 1251 Views


Menlo Park, school district reach consensus on Oak Court gate

Tensions between residents of Oak Court and parents of the soon-to-open Laurel School, Upper Campus, located at 275 Elliott...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by OConnor Resident, on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm | 15 comments | 2585 Views


Safe routes to Laurel School: Council sets special meeting

With a deadline for state funding approaching, the Menlo Park City Council will hold a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 16,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2007
Last comment by free oconnor school, on Nov 18, 2007 at 7:42 pm | 15 comments | 4823 Views


Budget cuts coming to high school district

The local impact of the state's budget crisis is beginning to get serious at local public high schools. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 18, 2011 at 3:56 pm | 15 comments | 3472 Views


Too many students, too few seats

Sequoia Union High School District officials have begun a conversation on the possible effects of enrollment growth on facility...

Original post made on May. 22, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on May 29, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 15 comments | 4378 Views


Young kitchen whiz competes for MasterChef Junior title

Mia Wurster, an 11-year-old fifth-grader from Menlo Park, is a competitor on this season's "MasterChef Junior" show, which...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Congrats!, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:15 am | 15 comments | 9055 Views


Cyclist responds to Portola Valley resident's Dec 6 letter

As a Portola Valley resident (Cherokee Way) and avid cyclist, I’d like to respond to Nancy Baglietto’s letter in the...

Original post made by Lloyd Chambers on Dec. 6, 2006
Last comment by Rae Taylor, on Sep 29, 2007 at 6:09 am | 15 comments | 5855 Views


Atherton police officer is suspended

An Atherton police officer was recently placed on paid leave, although police Chief Bob Brennan said he could not comment...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2008
Last comment by wow, on Feb 23, 2008 at 2:06 pm | 15 comments | 3750 Views


Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in...

Original post made by Michael Binyon on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Ronald Kessler, on Oct 13, 2009 at 7:53 am | 15 comments | 17869 Views


Newcomer takes funding lead in Assembly race

A venture capitalist from Menlo Park has surged past two political veterans in the race for campaign fundraising, all but...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Who Dat?, on Feb 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm | 15 comments | 2462 Views


Sequoia Healthcare District: Shefren, Hickey elected; third spot is close

Jerry Shefren and Jack Hickey were elected Tuesday to the board of the Sequoia Healthcare District. Art Faro leads in the...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by John J. "Jack" Hickey, on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm | 15 comments | 2555 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 12,272 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 21 comments | 2,106 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,046 views