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AROUND TOWN

Election: Union influence key issue in Menlo fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Double Standard, on Sep 10, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 12 comments | 2932 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Supervisors reject part of amendment allowing Sheriff's Office to sell old guns

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment today that would have allowed the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Willis Barnes, on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 12 comments | 5228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain lions roam Woodside: Don't be alarmed, experts say

It was around 3 a.m. on Sept. 18 when strange noises roused residents of Audiffred Lane in Woodside, a small cul-de-sac off...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 7, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 12 comments | 7570 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside council acquiesces to complaints about ideas for downtown's future

An observer looking in on the Woodside Town Council meeting in Independence Hall last night would have picked up on an atmosphere...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 1, 2013 at 10:22 am | 12 comments | 14775 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Aerial view of food truck event

Bruce Deal sent us this aerial view of the food truck event at the Caltrain parking lot in Menlo Park on Wednesday night,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by fun, on Feb 22, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 12 comments | 6085 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park may hire $150,000 consultant to study specific plan initiative

The tab for Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan keeps rising, even though the $1.7 million plan was approved...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm | 12 comments | 1657 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Initiative supporter explains why she supports a vote

Predictability about development in Menlo Park is important. Developers want as much certainty as possible about what they...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:50 am | 12 comments | 2501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school board meets on 'Mandarin immersion'

A Mandarin-language immersion program for the Menlo Park City School District will be one of the topics on the agenda when...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by watchful eye, on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 12 comments | 5153 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Mateo County Supervisor Carole Groom lied says Ling La

Sam Trans Whistleblower Ling La responds to Carole Groom's comment from a candidate interview this week. San Mateo County...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Thank you, on May 11, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 12 comments | 3459 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside: Residents seek right to build larger homes

Woodside Heights, though within the borders of Woodside, is a community apart: It sits east of Interstate 280 and it is adjacent...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Long time Woodsider, on Jun 2, 2014 at 4:09 pm | 12 comments | 2899 Views

AROUND TOWN

Almanac refines its Terms of Use

The Almanac has now publicly declared that "Posters are allowed to post anonymously on this forum, and the comment on a public...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by pogo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 327 Views

MENLO PARK

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana restaurant opens in downtown Menlo Park

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana, a family-owned Mexican restaurant, opened this month at 1081 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:28 am | 12 comments | 5001 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure M freezes Menlo Park into the past

Measure M freezes these definition: ECR SPECIFIC PLAN AREA VOTER-ADOPTED DEVELOPMENT DEFINITIONS AND STANDARDS. 1 - ECR...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:37 am | 12 comments | 492 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Neighbors protest water waste at Corte Madera School

Portola Valley residents who live near Corte Madera School have become increasingly upset this summer as water continues...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by PV Conservation Resident, on Aug 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm | 12 comments | 2706 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 Mike Keenly, on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 2938 Views

MENLO PARK

Key Market closing after 20 years at Marsh Manor

Dehoff's Key Market, part of Marsh Manor in Redwood City for about 20 years, is in its last week at that location, according...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Member, on Oct 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm | 12 comments | 3570 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Measure M not needed to address large-scale El Camino development

As current chair of the Menlo Park Planning Commission, I'm concerned about the scale of development along El Camino. I'm...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 12 comments | 1106 Views

OTHER TOPICS

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 Dr. B., on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 1286 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 1516 Views

AROUND TOWN

Acting locally on global warming

In September, the Town Council of Portola Valley unanimously approved a resolution to sign the U.S Mayors Climate Protection...

Original post made by David Boyce on Dec. 11, 2006
Last comment by Gail Slocum, on Jan 4, 2007 at 7:12 am | 11 comments | 3794 Views
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