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MENLO PARK

Letter: Council on right track with high-speed rail lawsuit

Unlike Mickie Winkler, I applaud the "high-speed rail chutzpah" of the Menlo Park and Atherton councils for joining a lawsuit...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2008
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 5, 2008 at 12:27 am | 12 comments | 2115 Views

MENLO PARK

City to spend $900,000 on 'vision' study

The status of Menlo Park's budget projections is uncertain, but that didn't stop the City Council from deciding unanimously...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2008
Last comment by Pilar, on Dec 31, 2008 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 2237 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: Start the year with transparency

Three cheers for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board, which decided two weeks ago to require that tentative labor...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2008
Last comment by Joanna, on Jan 3, 2009 at 8:44 am | 12 comments | 2084 Views

MENLO PARK

UPDATE: Assault victim out of the hospital; alleged assailant leaves Menlo College

Donte Snyder, the Menlo College student who was assaulted by a member of the school's football team and another man early...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Eli, on Feb 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm | 12 comments | 2293 Views

MENLO PARK

Church seeks expanded use of meeting hall

Menlo Park Presbyterian Church is looking to expand its use of a space in the back of the building that houses the ACE hardware...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2009
Last comment by Got it right!, on Feb 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm | 12 comments | 2032 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Reflective dome over hockey rink irks neighbors

The dome enclosing Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy's 7,000-square-foot hockey rink is reflecting too much sunlight,...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ian, on Aug 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 12 comments | 3527 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-Speed-Rail Authority extends deadline

The state agency responsible for building a high-speed rail system has extended its deadline for comments after requests...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Martin Engel, on Feb 23, 2009 at 4:41 pm | 12 comments | 2129 Views

MENLO PARK

Hillview school: Report details traffic, noise

A study of plans to rebuild the Hillview Middle School campus in Menlo Park shows significant traffic and noise, but the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2009
Last comment by Rosie, on Mar 12, 2009 at 10:57 am | 12 comments | 1780 Views

MENLO PARK

Huge office/retail complex goes to commission

A proposal to build a 110,000-square-foot office/retail project at the site of the former Cadillac dealership on El Camino...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by another view, on Apr 8, 2009 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 2006 Views

MENLO PARK

City opens dialogue with police unions

Following calls from residents and City Council members alike for city employees to share the burden of the economic downturn,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2009
Last comment by concerned citizen, on May 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm | 12 comments | 1931 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Fare increases, cut in service likely for Caltrain

Caltrain riders are facing the possibility of a fee hike, a new fee for bringing a bicycle on board, and the elimination...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Joan, on May 18, 2009 at 10:26 am | 12 comments | 1955 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Library supporters fear impact of new gym

The Friends of the Menlo Park Library and the library community learned last week that the preferred building site of the...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2009
Last comment by Still Not Buying What You're Selling!, on Jun 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm | 12 comments | 2334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Escalating cost of firefighters unsustainable

Cities and counties can no longer afford the salaries and pensions of our firefighters. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=8399...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 8, 2009 at 4:21 am | 12 comments | 2655 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Tuesday: City eyes tobacco ordinance

Should Menlo Park ban smoking in apartment and condominium units? In parks and gardens? Everywhere within city limits? Read...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2009
Last comment by Wheezy, on Nov 2, 2009 at 7:52 am | 12 comments | 1977 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park district fire board: Ianson, Nelson win; Nachtsheim likely to take third seat

Semi-official results reported by the county elections office in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District board race show...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 10, 2009 at 7:15 am | 12 comments | 2127 Views

AROUND TOWN

Consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies - Yes or No?

In another discussion the issue of consolidation of San Mateo County Fire Agencies was raised. I promised to post your Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by Rob Silano, on Nov 13, 2009 at 4:52 pm | 12 comments | 3197 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Eshoo opposes Afghan troop surge

Calling Afghanistan "the graveyard of nations," Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, announced Wednesday her opposition to President...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by Alan Rockman, on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:34 pm | 12 comments | 1977 Views

MENLO PARK

Overnight parking WILL be relaxed, briefly

Menlo Park's police department brings us the final word on overnight holiday parking (we hope): Enforcement will be relaxed,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by ticked off, on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm | 12 comments | 1946 Views

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Eshoo bill targeting loud ads passes House

For decades, loud TV commercials have been among the leading complaints to the Federal Communications Commission, says Rep....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2009
Last comment by Willy, on Dec 18, 2009 at 11:50 am | 12 comments | 2309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are cameras for red-light runners working?

Red-light violations down 27 percent at notoriously dangerous Willow/Bayfront intersection, but accidents haven't fallen. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2010
Last comment by Simon, on Apr 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm | 12 comments | 1813 Views
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