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MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Former mayors endorse downtown plan initiative

We the undersigned are former Menlo Park mayors who have served Menlo Park for a total of 64 years. We come together to...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 10, 2014 at 11:54 am | 263 comments | 8798 Views

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Did Menlo Park fire district chief put TV show ahead of accident response?

There is little or no disagreement from Menlo Park Fire Protection District Chief Harold Schapelhouman on the facts in an...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 228 comments | 8322 Views

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Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 6748 Views

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Menlo council set to impose two-tier pension system

As the bureaucratic gears start turning to verify a citizen-led "pension reform" ballot initiative, Menlo Park's City Council...

Original post made on May. 4, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | 196 comments | 10686 Views

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Pounding the pavement for pension reform

Lenny Ayyangar walks door-to-door in her Sharon Heights neighborhood, collecting signatures for an initiative drive aimed...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm | 153 comments | 44529 Views

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Scientist sees dire climate-change impacts

If worldwide carbon emissions continue at the present rate, rising temperatures could cause the Sierra Nevada to lose...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Frosty the Snowman, on May 2, 2012 at 8:58 am | 141 comments | 5376 Views

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Stanford-Arrillaga project: Boon or doom?

What's worse than a string of empty car lots? Eight acres of mixed-use office space, retail and apartments, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | 129 comments | 100230 Views

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Fergusson resigns as Menlo mayor; revote delayed

Council member Kelly Fergusson has resigned as the mayor of Menlo Park as a consequence of Brown Act violations she committed...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 128 comments | 5442 Views

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City to oppose pension-initiative lawsuit

Menlo Park's city attorney will file an opposing argument to the legal challenge by two public employee unions of the citizen-driven...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by Blue Collar Public Worker, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm | 121 comments | 8055 Views

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Guest opinion on Louise Street dispute: Don't destroy our neighborhood

On July 16 the City Council will vote on an issue that raises fundamental questions about the nature of our community, and...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:37 am | 115 comments | 4686 Views

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Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 7253 Views

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ClimateGate ---

The following message from respected scientists should be noted here in our local paper. It is time to reassess climate change...

Original post made by old timer on Dec. 4, 2009
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Dec 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 113 comments | 5352 Views

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Update: Menlo council forms subcommittee to guide Stanford project on El Camino

After a discussion that started on Tuesday night and stretched into Wednesday morning, the Menlo Park City Council decided...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 107 comments | 8181 Views

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Council members express 'grave concern' to David Bohannon over focus groups

Two members of Menlo Park's City Council met with land developer David Bohannon Tuesday to express their "grave concern"...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm | 106 comments | 4436 Views

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Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Interested Party, on May 26, 2012 at 6:16 pm | 104 comments | 9451 Views

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Guest opinion: Can Menlo Park recover what it lost in specific plan?

With the recent downtown Menlo Park project submitted by Stanford University, residents are waking up to the reality of a...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Gern, on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 103 comments | 4665 Views

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Menlo Park: To sign or not to sign, that is the question

As Menlo Park waits for a consultant to analyze an initiative to downsize the city's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 8, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 102 comments | 75158 Views

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Menlo mayor election will be voided

Menlo Park council member Kelly Fergusson said in an e-mail today that the election of mayor and vice mayor two days ago...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Dec 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm | 101 comments | 2618 Views

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Menlo Teen has advice for Republicans

Sequoia High school student Paul Kiraly of West Menlo Park and 10 other youth delegates to the Republican Convention had...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 99 comments | 4139 Views

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Menlo Park Police want to know all about you!

It has come to my attention that the Menlo Park Police are contemplating the purchase of equipment and capacity for capturing...

Original post made by Martin Engel on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 95 comments | 4712 Views
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