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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Community examines rail-crossing hazards

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Ray Mueller, 40 minutes ago | 17 comments | 1753 Views

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Filoli statement: More than 1,000 volunteers sign new agreement

More than 1,000 Filoli volunteers have signed a new volunteer agreement, Executive Director Cynthia D'Agosta announced in...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Volunteer, 43 minutes ago | 40 comments | 2171 Views

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Menlo Park workshop examines options for El Camino Real

Should El Camino Real be a two-lane or three-lane route through Menlo Park? Should bike lanes be added to the roadway? These...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 764 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park meeting on fatal crash, railroad crossings

Worried about safety while crossing the train tracks in Menlo Park? A community meeting will be held tonight (March 2) to...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nathan Wind, 11 hours ago | 12 comments | 1409 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Obituary: Marcel Vinokur, folk dance teacher

A memorial in honor of Marcel Vinokur, who taught dance classes in Menlo Park for decades, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m....

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kathelen, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letter: Why is Wagstaffe prosecuting Lopez?

I am acquainted with sheriff's Deputy Juan Lopez, and DA Steve Wagstaffe. Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2015/02/25/letter-why-is-wagstaffe-prose...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Holly L., on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 9 comments | 425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park kickstarts redesign of Ravenswood train crossing

Thirteen years ago, Menlo Park decided to look at separating the railroad track crossings at Ravenswood, Encinal, Glenwood...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by John Onken, on Mar 2, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 40 comments | 4066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents upset with Caltrans' plans to spray herbicides on roadsides March 3, 10

Local residents say they are unhappy to hear Caltrans plans to spray herbicides along county roadways in March, despite a...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by Little Washing Bear, on Mar 2, 2015 at 9:21 am | 8 comments | 1771 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will consider financial aid for downtown hotel project

A proposed 63-room, four-story luxury hotel with rooms at $350 a night downtown could deliver Menlo Park up to $8.5 million...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by SJ, on Mar 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 1732 Views

WOODSIDE

Feature story: Saving Arthur the owl -- twice

Lee Ann Gilbert is very, very certain that she, with a lot of help from the Peninsula Humane Society's Wildlife Care Center...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on Feb 28, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 2 comments | 1760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district superintendent on medical leave

Maurice Ghysels, superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, is on a "short term medical leave," school board...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2461 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park holds workshop on reconfiguring El Camino Real

The city of Menlo Park will host a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, to discuss three alternative configurations for...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Forget Alma , on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 50 comments | 2121 Views

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President of Filoli volunteers explains origins of controversial agreement

Heidi Brown, president of Filoli's volunteer group, Friends of Filoli, said the volunteer agreement that has caused so much...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by member, on Feb 28, 2015 at 10:42 am | 46 comments | 5404 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside Elementary adds new principal

The Woodside Elementary School District's superintendent, who had also been the principal of the one-school district, has...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm | 2 comments | 1890 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside woman spots mountain lion on her porch

A Woodside resident said a mountain lion lingered for about 15 minutes on her porch this morning. When deputies arrived,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by La Hondan, on Feb 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 8 comments | 2177 Views

MENLO PARK

Meeting on Caltrain/Ravenswood Interchange

Like many residents, I found the horrible accident this past Monday at the Caltrain Intersection at Ravenswood, and the tragic...

Original post made by Councilmember Ray Mueller on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by better ideas, on Feb 27, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 283 Views

MENLO PARK

Immediate changes to make Ravenswood train crossing safer

While decisions are being made, plans approved and funding obtained for long term grade separation solutions what can be...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Feb. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Young entrepreneurs from India to train in Menlo Park

Menlo Park will launch an economic exchange program this spring, with 100 young entrepreneurs and students from India coming...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1090 Views

OTHER TOPICS

JobTrain adds coding classes

Starting in April, a new class will teach JobTrain clients the basics of computer programming. Students will earn college...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by Sammy, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 706 Views

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Kidnapper of Woodside High student may be paroled

After serving a little more than 25 years of a life sentence in state prison, parole may be ahead for Octavio Godinez Valdiosera...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by wwjd, on Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 15 comments | 2718 Views
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