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New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists

A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Ernie chilberg, 5 minutes ago | 19 comments | 803 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 How many, 32 minutes ago | 6 comments | 425 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Measure M debate: council control

Measure M includes a provision requiring voters to approve any changes to what the measure puts into place, as well as any...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Gern, 58 minutes ago | 18 comments | 440 Views

MENLO PARK

Downtown - Aggressive Parking Citations

The topic of downtown - aggressive parking citations is an old topic that deserves a fresh review. The City Council had...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 40 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M is a gamble - with very poor odds

The Specific Plan involved 6 years of community wide input and discussion. Measure M was written by two people and unnamed...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 21 Views

AROUND TOWN

Legal battle erupts over Panzer tank from Littlefield collection

A Seattle company led by Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in in a dispute over ownership...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 309 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter from Stanford development to delay postphone meeting with Menlo Park

The following was just posted in the Menlo Park email log. =========== Dear Ms. Jerome-Robinson: Attached please find...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardiña, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 84 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, 5 hours ago | 11 comments | 1559 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone

Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Robert, 5 hours ago | 52 comments | 5477 Views

ATHERTON

Aircraft noise over Atherton

Atherton residents have been making some noise of their own over the increase in aircraft noise that's resulted from a start-up...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, 7 hours ago | 497 comments | 37346 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: What Measure M will mean for Menlo

As a member of the Planning Commission for six years and an active participant in the specific plan process, I am greatly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Thomas, 15 hours ago | 60 comments | 1719 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, 18 hours ago | 13 comments | 2168 Views

MENLO PARK

The best of all worlds

What's a "marketbar?" Please, let it be not another pricey, erratic new eatery that's trendier than thou and louder than...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 20 hours ago | 5 comments | 1997 Views

AROUND TOWN

Democrat Lobbyist predicts substantial gains for the GOP

Neil Dhillon, a Democratic lobbyist and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Government Affairs at the U.S. Department of...

Original post made by Mid Term Elections on Apr. 26, 2014
Last comment by ol MacDonald, on Sep 17, 2014 at 9:00 am | 83 comments | 1581 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Reverse outsourcing, at least for two employees?

Atherton's City Council will consider making two current part-time contract jobs into full-time town positions when it meets...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Expect More?, on Sep 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 7 comments | 868 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Measure M is in the spirit of democracy

Definition of an Initiative: allows the people to bypass the legislators and propose a new statute, ordinance, or constitutional...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 138 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Measure M and balanced development

Contrary to what Mickie Winkler claims in her September 3 letter to the Almanac's editor, Measure M does, in fact, uphold...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:45 pm | 10 comments | 194 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Menlo Park council may buy duplexes for city

Menlo Park may pay $1.12 million for two duplexes, at 1175 and 1177 Willow Road, to potentially use as below-market-rate...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by xy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin immersion charter school petitions Menlo Park district for approval

Supporters of a new charter school in the Menlo Park City School District that would teach many of its classes in Mandarin...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:38 am | 3 comments | 592 Views

MENLO PARK

Keith losing endorsements

Not only was Kirsten Keith, who is running again for MP council, unable to obtain the endorsement of the local Democratic...

Original post made by lost endorsements on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Good for her, on Sep 16, 2014 at 9:16 am | 4 comments | 217 Views
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