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ATHERTON

(No) show time

If you build it, they might not come. That is the quandary facing Menlo Park as the city tries to figure out how to use the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:30 am | 12 comments | 1528 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Political newcomer leads busy life

Listening to Dave Bragg, 34, reel off the many demands on his time is dizzying: A father of three young children, Mr. Bragg...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 10, 2012 at 10:37 am | 12 comments | 1521 Views

MENLO PARK

El Camino facelift begins with housing project

A lot left vacant at 389 El Camino Real when a car dealer abandoned Menlo Park will now come to life again as a housing development. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2012
Last comment by Ranch Gal, on Aug 4, 2012 at 10:47 am | 12 comments | 1534 Views

MENLO PARK

Caltrans won't finish Menlo Park repairs until mid-November; traffic jammed on El Camino

The Caltrans paving project that inadvertently snarled Menlo Park traffic along the El Camino corridor won't be complete...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by ron, on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm | 12 comments | 2724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hanretty expresses 'extreme remorse' for stealing from schools; heads to state prison

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted article.) Tim Hanretty, former Portola Valley School District Superintendent...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by still reeling, on Oct 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm | 12 comments | 3204 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stogner recall threat with Horsely leads to San Mateo taxpayers saving $$$

Thank you Michael Stogner. Because Michael Stogner had the courage to take on Supervisor Don Horsely, and threaten to...

Original post made by Thank you Michael Stogner on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Michael G Stogner, on Jan 13, 2013 at 8:41 am | 12 comments | 1707 Views

MENLO PARK

CalPERS rules that contract work by retired city of Menlo Park personnel director is illegal

The state's retirement agency took a hard line against a retired city employee collecting a pension while working as a contractor...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by concerned, on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments | 3204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by presentation, on Feb 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 12 comments | 1405 Views

ATHERTON

Waiting for Backup? It's arrived in the form of George Rodericks.

The Atherton city manager who thinks it's beneath him to live in the city manager's house, George Rodericks, recently included...

Original post made by Election purchased on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Mar 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 12 comments | 1224 Views

ATHERTON

Result of Atherton Destroying Police Complaints

Ed Flint was brought in to Atherton to clean up the police department. Granted, DeVlught is gone. But he wasn't the only...

Original post made by Kristallnacht on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kristallnacht, on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:15 am | 12 comments | 1711 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Traffic enforcement in Menlo Park

Today is not the day to be chatting on a cellphone while driving -- not that any day is -- but on Wednesday (March 20), a...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Donald, on Mar 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 12 comments | 1525 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Priory gets green light for artificial grass field

They were eloquent in their opposition to artificial grass. Defenders of a natural grass infield for the new oval running...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 12 comments | 6012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private school faces eviction in Menlo Park

Menlo Park City School District staff is recommending that the school board terminate the German-American International School's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 12 comments | 1559 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Police Negotiations – Status is right here

Is this "through the looking glass" or what? A letter just received from John Mattes. Cops expect the parcel tax to INCREASE....

Original post made by Wow on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm | 12 comments | 1379 Views

MENLO PARK

Editorial: City has bargaining chips on Stanford project

The protracted debate over the Stanford/Arrillaga application to build up to 450,000 square feet of offices, housing and...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 12 comments | 1311 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Can 'green' Portola Valley coexist with artificial grass?

In a town whose general plan puts determined and repeated emphasis on preserving the natural environment and the town's rural...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ref, on May 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | 12 comments | 12273 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo commission votes that turning over city property to neighbors follows general plan

The Menlo Park Planning Commission voted 4-2 on May 6 that the proposal to have the city turn over a piece of land in the...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by grammar, on May 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 10857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday shooting: Victim probably shot himself

A 19-year-old man injured in a shooting in East Palo Alto Friday afternoon probably shot himself, Police Chief Ronald...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by LMGTFY, on May 20, 2013 at 10:08 am | 12 comments | 1263 Views

MENLO PARK

City clerk leaving Menlo Park

Menlo Park needs to break out the recruitment ads once again. City Clerk Margaret Roberts gave two weeks' notice that her...

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by Whoa, on May 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 1158 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park hires assistant for city manager

Update: Not to be confused with the assistant city manager, Clay Curtin has been hired to be Menlo Park's new assistant to...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Jun 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 12 comments | 1557 Views
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