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MENLO PARK

Update: Caltrain will return whistles to underside of trains to lessen noise

After moving train whistles to the tops of its engines, then installing a muffler to quiet them, Caltrain is now working...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Sep 19, 2009 at 7:20 am | 10 comments | 1583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Gunn High junior William Dickens, 16

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 16, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Bill, on Oct 24, 2009 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 2043 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Citizens need to do their homework

<I>(This letter was submitted by Peter Carpenter of Atherton, who is retiring after nine year on the board of the Menlo Park...

Original post made by News Guy on Oct. 28, 2009
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 31, 2009 at 3:15 pm | 10 comments | 1661 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo College and Menlo School PA System too Loud

Curious as to whether other Menlo Park and Atherton residents think the public address system at Menlo College and Menlo...

Original post made by too loud on Nov. 14, 2009
Last comment by wow, on Nov 17, 2009 at 12:47 am | 10 comments | 2109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Siegel appointed to fill vacant Las Lomitas district school board seat

Jay Siegel, who has a child at La Entrada School and has been an active volunteer on the Las Lomitas Education Foundation,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2009
Last comment by Fed LE Parent, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:39 pm | 10 comments | 2197 Views

MENLO PARK

Rich Cline, new Menlo Park mayor, promises measured approach to contentious land-use debates

New mayor Rich Cline looks to guide Menlo Park with a steady hand through emotional debates over 30-year downtown plan and...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2009
Last comment by seriously, on Dec 12, 2009 at 10:07 pm | 10 comments | 1678 Views

MENLO PARK

Church lights 40-foot-high Christmas cross

Bethany Lutheran Church, at the corner of Avy and Cloud avenues in Menlo Park, has set up a 40-foot-high lighted cross on...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Jon Coyne, on Dec 23, 2009 at 12:38 am | 10 comments | 1581 Views

MENLO PARK

Purpose of Bohannon polls questioned

A polling effort by land developer David Bohannon has elicited "grave concern" from some Menlo Park city officials, and little...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2010
Last comment by Gunslinger, on Jan 31, 2010 at 9:07 am | 10 comments | 1465 Views

MENLO PARK

Cargill e-mails: Red flag, or red herring?

A Cargill spokesman has accused a Menlo Park official of crafting a "backroom deal," but some local activists say the food...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by R. GORDON, on Jan 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 1240 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo council takes up Cargill resolution

Menlo Park council members will consider tonight (Feb. 9) a resolution calling for "full restoration" of salt ponds owned...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Kristopher Plumber, on Feb 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm | 10 comments | 1827 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Mountain lion attacks pygmy goat

A mountain lion attacked a pygmy goat in San Mateo County's Portola Valley area last week, a sheriff's lieutenant said...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by pv rez, on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm | 10 comments | 1574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Election roundup: Sheriff Greg Munks faces no opposition in his bid for re-election

With the closing of the filing period for the June 8 election, it's almost a certainty that incumbent Sheriff Greg Munks...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jun 11, 2010 at 6:43 am | 10 comments | 1457 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Carol Smith's residency questioned

A member of Atherton's General Plan Committee said she has resigned her post after moving out of town earlier this month....

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by mtn View resident, on Jan 6, 2012 at 11:24 am | 10 comments | 1367 Views

MENLO PARK

Is Peter Carpenter Untouchable on This Forum?

Wow - it now appears that any post interpreted as criticing Peter Carpenter is now not just being deleted, it is being wiped...

Original post made by Just Wondering on Mar. 27, 2010
Last comment by just a thought, on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 10 comments | 1097 Views

MENLO PARK

Water worries: City nudges, rather than pushes, consumers to conserve water supply

As climate change sparks concerns of dwindling water supply, Menlo Park is trying to encourage people to conserve through...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Joseph E. Davis, on Apr 3, 2010 at 9:28 am | 10 comments | 1394 Views

MENLO PARK

Eshoo testifies on impact of Lehman collapse

U.S. representatives Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, and Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, testified before the House Financial Services...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Peter Caryotakis, on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 1042 Views

ATHERTON

DDA Steve Wagstaffe is protecting R.E.A.C.T. Task force warrant.

The world is interested and watching this one. The search warrant that was issued to San Mateo County Sheriff and R.E.A.C.T....

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jon Buckheit, on May 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm | 10 comments | 1566 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand jury: fire agencies can significantly reduce costs through consolidations

The San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury is recommending that the Woodside Fire Protection District and several cities in San...

Original post made on May. 27, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 29, 2010 at 5:35 pm | 10 comments | 1628 Views

MENLO PARK

Service cuts, but no tax hike in Menlo Park budget

A preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year released by the city of Menlo Park calls for reductions in city services...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm | 10 comments | 1428 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton's legal costs in Johns case, including settlement, total $619,500

The town of Atherton paid a total of about $393,200 in attorney fees to investigate former finance director John Johns, and...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by Thelma, on Jun 9, 2010 at 11:24 pm | 10 comments | 1641 Views
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