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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 | 1594 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 | 7932 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 | 1627 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 | 1412 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 | 1378 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 | 12885 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 | 11118 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 | 1332 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 | 1242 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 | 1635 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Corrupt Programs

The failed farm bill and its food stamps program reminds me of the perverse corruption behind our foreign aid programs, which...

Original post made by Virgil Stevens on Jul. 13, 2013
Last comment by crown, on Jul 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 12 comments | 1594 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand jury: County misled public on finances; county manager calls its conclusion 'bizarre'

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury issued a report Monday that says the county did not publicly report the true condition...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Aug 4, 2013 at 8:20 am | 12 comments | 6945 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park police plan to expand surveillance

Four surveillance cameras will be added to the Menlo Park Police Department's arsenal if city officials agree. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2013
Last comment by where is the LINE, on Jul 25, 2013 at 11:41 am | 12 comments | 1462 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: DeGolia files candidate papers, Ruggeiro takes them out in City Council race

Two residents who each came within one vote of taking a seat by appointment on the Atherton City Council earlier this month...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 28, 2013 at 11:26 am | 12 comments | 1943 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to start Stanford project traffic study

The Menlo Park City Council subcommittee on the Stanford Arrillaga project has finished its work, but it's still only a good...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 2, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 12 comments | 1563 Views

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 | 3036 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 | 5858 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 | 8266 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 | 15382 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 | 6403 Views
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