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AROUND TOWN

Teen punched and robbed in Menlo Park

A 14-year-old boy walking in the vicinity of Willow Road and Newbridge Street in Menlo Park was punched and robbed Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Aug 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm | 13 comments | 3031 Views

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 Maxine Terner, on Oct 9, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 2374 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Con men scam local author and physician

It can happen to the best and the brightest, apparently. Physician, author, speaker and world traveler Walter Bortz of Portola...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Glenn, on Aug 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 5477 Views

MENLO PARK

'Grandmother' gives 'grandson' scammer a piece of her mind

A would-be confidence man tried the grandson-impersonation scheme on Menlo Park travel consultant Carolyn Bakar with an early...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by fwiw, on Aug 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 13 comments | 3684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorcycle cops issue 82 tickets for 'distracted driving' in Atherton, Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycle patrols in Atherton and Menlo Park issued 76 tickets to drivers using cellphones illegally and six...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by JGB, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 13 comments | 3385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officers issues 252 traffic tickets on Wednesday in Atherton and Menlo Park

Officers on motorcycles from agencies around San Mateo County spent Wednesday (Sept. 17) patrolling parts of Menlo Park and...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Disillusioned, on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 13 comments | 3815 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2014 at 7:56 am | 13 comments | 2543 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure M raises concerns

As long-term owners of Menlo Park family-owned businesses, we — along with representatives from Alys Grace, Borrone's,...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by Draegers?!, on Nov 4, 2014 at 8:10 am | 13 comments | 961 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police release names of officers involved in fatal shooting

The three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect are veterans with more than a decade...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Doug Dietz, on Nov 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 13 comments | 3974 Views

WOODSIDE

Facebook shuttle drivers vote to form union

After presenting a petition and holding a rally at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, the 87 drivers who take Facebook...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiņa, on Nov 22, 2014 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 2490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 3718 Views

MENLO PARK

Bohannon's Menlo Gateway hotel project moving forward

A new full-service luxury hotel is on Menlo Park's horizon: Developer David Bohannon said he has found a "very capable, very...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 13 comments | 4135 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district to train six teams to use camera-equipped drone

If you're flying a remote-control plastic helicopter, even one with four rotors, one thing you probably want to avoid is...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 19, 2015 at 9:50 am | 13 comments | 2841 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Motorcyclist killed in collision with dump truck

A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a dump truck in Woodside on Monday afternoon (Feb. 16), a San Mateo County...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by Freebug, on Feb 26, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 13 comments | 6776 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Filoli board relents on volunteer agreement, lets volunteers opt out of 'release clause'

Filoli's governing board on Thursday morning sent an email to all volunteers telling them that they would be allowed to "opt...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by volunteer, on Feb 20, 2015 at 4:36 pm | 13 comments | 4954 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Woodside may block construction of 'super basements'

Construction of super-sized basements in Woodside in recent years has been disrupting land formations, drainage and ground...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Status Quo, on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:02 am | 13 comments | 2060 Views

MENLO PARK

New mixed-use complex finished in Menlo Park

Construction has finished on a 16-unit townhouse complex with a two-story office building of approximately 26,800 square...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:38 am | 13 comments | 2010 Views

MENLO PARK

Spreading the Menlo Spark

The nine founding members of Menlo Spark -- a small group with a big goal -- are setting out on a mission to guide Menlo...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Go ask Alice, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 13 comments | 3355 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City manager awaits contract renewal

City Manager Alex McIntyre's employment contract is scheduled for a renewal vote on June 2, prompting residents to offer...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Faint praise, on Jun 3, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 13 comments | 2341 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Guest opinion: 'National conversation on race' must begin among the young

I attended a fundraiser for Sen. Barbara Boxer at the home of Rep. Anna Eshoo in Atherton c. 2005. Sen. Boxer made an unsolicited...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jun 25, 2015 at 4:40 pm | 13 comments | 588 Views
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