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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 | 1307 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 | 1678 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 | 1636 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 | 7167 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 | 1519 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 | 1994 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 | 1599 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 | 3091 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 | 5978 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 | 8567 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 | 15527 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 | 6485 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 | 1809 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 | 2945 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 | 5412 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 | 3083 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 | 394 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 | 5915 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 | 646 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 | 3038 Views
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