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MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Sierra, 7 minutes ago | 165 comments | 5290 Views

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Construction firms heavy donors to bond measure for community colleges

It's a season of giving for construction interests from around the Bay Area. Contributions from architectural firms, builders...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 893 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M supporters have now resorted to stealing other people's names

Measure M supporters have now resorted to stealing other people's names (The original post on this topic made by Peter Carpenter,...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 58 Views

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Sheriff Munks Bans Half Moon Bay Reporter From Covering an Event

What a disgrace. Same old, same old. The reporter suggests that Munks didn't want him attending the meeting because of his...

Original post made by Here we go again on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 175 Views

WOODSIDE

Man, 27, convicted of Woodside burglaries, sentenced to 33 years in prison

Justin Ralph Mitchell, 27, of Redwood City, who was convicted in June of two Woodside residential burglaries, was sentenced...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by pogo, 13 hours ago | 38 comments | 2111 Views

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Five indicted in bid-rigging scheme at foreclosure auctions

Five real estate investors accused of rigging bids at foreclosure auctions in San Francisco and San Mateo counties have...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 797 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to study changing public benefits trigger in specific plan

The Menlo Park City Council agreed Tuesday night to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller's request to have the city schedule a time...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by wcs, 17 hours ago | 42 comments | 1353 Views

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Does Measure M freeze ALL the parcels in the Specific Plan area?

A new question has arisen regarding the unknown/unintended consequences of Measure M. Section 3.1 of Measure M states...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 95 Views

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Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 22 hours ago | 25 comments | 1542 Views

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San Mateo County Coastside

The Half Moon Bay Review needs to learn from "The Almanac". Currently, the HMBR's "Talk About" entries are delayed. "The...

Original post made by Ginny McShane on Oct. 24, 2014
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Did the drafter of Measure M even read the Specific Plan?

We now know that Measure M was not written by Mike Lanza and Patti Fry but by a Davis California environmental lawyer Keith...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 65 Views

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Three for reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District

In her recent letter, Betty Seckler hit the nail on the head – reform of the Sequoia Healthcare District will only happen...

Original post made by John McDowell on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | 15 comments | 149 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 Ginny, on Oct 23, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 4 comments | 655 Views

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County bans smoking in apartments, condos in unincorporated areas

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of "smoking" and "tobacco...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Sandy, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 12 comments | 1207 Views

MENLO PARK

Oak Knoll teacher John Fuller writes a book inspired by his long commute

Driving 100 miles each day back and forth from his home in Orinda to his job teaching at Menlo Park's Oak Knoll School gave...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Oct 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 1043 Views

MENLO PARK

Gift or Trade?

John Arillaga made a fortune converting some of the world’s finest farmland in the Santa Clara Valley into the urban sprawl...

Original post made by Susan Lacoste on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Blight, on Oct 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 105 Views

MENLO PARK

Who has bought and paid for Menlo Park's Zoning Rules?

The admission today by Patty Fry that she and Mike Lanza are not the authors of Measure M is absolutely stunning. This is...

Original post made by Mary Gilles on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by more litigation, on Oct 23, 2014 at 11:41 am | 6 comments | 218 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | 25 comments | 2315 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure M would take away council's negotiating power

As the vice mayor of Menlo Park and parent of two children at Las Lomitas, I have the opportunity to speak with a variety...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by No Easy Solutions, on Oct 23, 2014 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 153 Views

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Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park

Renowned chef Bradley Ogden's much-anticipated Bradley's Fine Diner, or BFD, is officially opening in Menlo Park the first...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Zorba, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 1 comment | 634 Views
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