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AROUND TOWN

Flea Street Cafe, a 'sanctuary restaurant'

While debate persists in online forums and emails to the City Council about whether Menlo Park should become a "sanctuary...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2017
Last comment by Chip, 3 minutes ago | 7 comments | 457 Views

MENLO PARK

Congrats to all Menlo/Athertonian/Woodsider/PV-ites on their contributions to Trump's 30 day defeat of ISIS

"I have a plan, a very secret plan, to defeat ISIS in 30 days" Day 31 - he could not have done it without all our work,...

Original post made by New Deal Home on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by New Deal Home, 4 minutes ago | 13 comments | 397 Views

ATHERTON

How a Menlo Park man, out on a walk, wound up handcuffed in Atherton

Menlo Park's Dick Winant said he was out to get a better view of the night sky on the Sharon Hills golf course. Soon, though,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by common sense, 20 minutes ago | 41 comments | 3396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tuesday: Menlo Park may take stand on Trump executive order

When Menlo Park's City Council meets Tuesday (March 14), it may take a stand on President Trump's Jan. 25 executive order,...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by NOT tired, 1 hour ago | 27 comments | 2758 Views

MENLO PARK

Trump aide Manafort implicated in pro-Russian protests against US troops

Pelting US Marines with rocks? Trump's personal judgement is so flawed - just this example disqualifies him from even running...

Original post made by Conservative American Home on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Blue Board, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 382 Views

MENLO PARK

Plan to expand Belle Haven fire station is back to drawing board

Residents of the Belle Haven neighborhood filled the Menlo Park Fire Protection District's meeting room Tuesday night, protesting...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Pot meet Kettle, 2 hours ago | 12 comments | 1379 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park library should double in size, consultants say

Menlo Park's main library in the Civic Center should more than double in size to add rooms for studying, tutoring, meetings...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Belle Haven needs library, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 1149 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Snapshot on JoAnn Loulan: Portola Valley's powerhouse fundraiser

If you are running for political office in Northern California, chances are you have met JoAnn Loulan, a Portola Valley psychotherapist...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Brad Hall, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 266 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside pig scramble: Opposing views

A group of Woodside residents is calling on the Town Council to ban the traditional pig scramble, when kids chase and capture...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by WoodsideWoodside, 15 hours ago | 48 comments | 3906 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Man charged with attempting to kill police officer at hotel

A man employed by a vendor performing maintenance work at the Stanford Park Hotel has been charged with the attempted murder...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sometimes, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 1301 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Wall St Journal compares Trump to 'Drunk with an Empty Gin Bottle'

How does the 13% of Menlo that voted for Trump feel theses days? Abandoned? Dejected? Driven to Gin? If the Murdoch owned...

Original post made by Cocktail Hour with Murdoch & his WSJ on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by rupert, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 82 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Man with car in ditch pleads no contest to felony DUI

Redwood City resident Duncan Crawford Burr entered a no-contest plea to one count of felony drunken driving last week in...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Jean, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 784 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley creates new sustainability and environmental committee

Sustainability is a key component of the ethos of Portola Valley government, so it might seem surprising that it's 2017 and...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2017
Last comment by Caroline V, on Mar 22, 2017 at 12:32 pm | 6 comments | 1702 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

School board examines cost-reduction options

Although voters overwhelmingly approved a parcel tax for the Menlo Park City School District on March 7, the budget woes...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 728 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton not happy being left out of fire station study

Atherton's City Council has unanimously approved a strongly worded letter to the fire district, berating it for not including...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:24 am | 16 comments | 1858 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: City manager gets second bonus in six months

A $4,400 cash bonus for Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre was approved by the City Council last week following a closed...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Love Big Government, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 4 comments | 1007 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Portola Valley: Town may install license-plate-reading cameras

The sense of privacy that Portola Valley residents and visitors have when driving into or out of town may be in the balance...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by I Spy, on Mar 21, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 943 Views

MENLO PARK

Six years in prison for E. Gary Smith of Menalto Cleaners

After being postponed five times, the sentencing hearing for former Menalto Cleaners owner Edwin Gary Smith was finally...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by pogo, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm | 9 comments | 2019 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park fire district hires 20 firefighters this year

The Menlo Park Fire District hired 20 firefighters and firefighter paramedics this year, marking "the largest, single most...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm | 65 comments | 5338 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cause for alarm? How Menlo Park Fire Protection District pays its employees

The employees of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District had the highest average wages of any California government agency...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Any update?, on Mar 21, 2017 at 3:37 pm | 99 comments | 9761 Views
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