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AROUND TOWN

Thursday meeting on downtown parking issues: Loosen time restrictions? Install meters?

People interested in the parking situation in downtown Menlo Park are invited to attend a meeting Thursday, March 11, at...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by MP shopper, on Mar 11, 2010 at 10:23 pm | 9 comments | 1462 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to hire high-speed-rail lobbyist

The city of Menlo Park has hired a lobbyist to make the city's case to Sacramento when it comes to the California high-speed-rail...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 1, 2010 at 2:55 pm | 9 comments | 1248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill introduced to restrict enrollment in kindergarten

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has introduced a bill that would restrict kindergarten enrollment to children who are...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by scorpio, on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:09 am | 9 comments | 1943 Views

MENLO PARK

Supervisor of Belle Haven child care center charged with harassing a minor

Police have arrested the supervisor of Menlo Park's child development center in the Belle Haven neighborhood, after the man...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2010
Last comment by 2538, on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm | 9 comments | 1637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood to close Stanford charter school

In a stunning rebuke to Stanford University, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to shut...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Albert B. Franklin, on Jul 6, 2010 at 11:54 am | 9 comments | 2037 Views

OTHER TOPICS

State audit blasts High-Speed Rail Authority

California's controversial high-speed-rail project risks major delays because of poor planning, a shaky business plan and...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on May 4, 2010 at 8:16 am | 9 comments | 1715 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo Park, Atherton file new legal challenge to California High-Speed Rail Authority

Menlo Park, Atherton and a coalition of environmental groups filed a new legal challenge against the California High-Speed...

Original post made on May. 7, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on May 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 9 comments | 3204 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bathroom remodeling starts house fire

A husband and wife who recently purchased a house in eastern Menlo Park will be forced to sleep elsewhere, following a Friday...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 1217 Views

MENLO PARK

Tuesday: Council to meet on lawsuit against El Camino development project

At its meeting Tuesday, May 11, Menlo Park's City Council will discuss in closed session a lawsuit against the city's review...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by do you really care, on May 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm | 9 comments | 1202 Views

ATHERTON

Stephen Wagstaffe: Almanac Got it Wrong

On April 21, 2010, The Almanac Editor Renee Batti wrote an article entitled "Atherton asks D.A. to investigate police misconduct...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by True Blue, on May 20, 2010 at 11:51 pm | 9 comments | 1777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State tests: Las Lomitas ranks first in state among K-8 districts; other local districts score high

Local elementary school districts are among the highest-ranked in the state based on the 2009 Academic Performance Index...

Original post made on May. 18, 2010
Last comment by Hawk, on Dec 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm | 9 comments | 2445 Views

ATHERTON

Cats being poisoned in Atherton

09:07 ANIMAL CALL 100524016 Occurred on Stockbridge Av. .Residents advises that pet cats are returning injured when they...

Original post made by Colleen Anderson on May. 28, 2010
Last comment by colleen Anderson, on Jul 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm | 9 comments | 1607 Views

AROUND TOWN

In the face of crisis why are local governments unwiling to change

For Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton and communities all over California this is the month in which they must adopt a budget...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jun. 21, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jun 24, 2010 at 11:59 am | 9 comments | 1815 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: A sad performance from Menlo council

Asking Menlo Park voters to bless the council's approval of a development agreement between the city and the Bohannon Co.'s...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2010
Last comment by Hank Lawrence, on Jun 28, 2010 at 7:13 am | 9 comments | 1454 Views

ATHERTON

4-star hotels for Atherton employees?

A very interesting post by John Johns that I saw last night now has somehow been deleted. In that post, Mr. Johns detailed...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by long memory, on Jul 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm | 9 comments | 1463 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino office complex slated for completion in six weeks

A new two-story, 9,852-square-foot medical and dental office complex at the former site of the Acorn restaurant should be...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Walker, on Jul 8, 2010 at 11:47 am | 9 comments | 1906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisors oppose ballot measure

In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, July 13, a majority on the Board of Supervisors decided not to place a measure on the November...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:38 am | 9 comments | 1520 Views

MENLO PARK

City poised to settle lawsuit involving former Cadillac site on El Camino Real

The Menlo Park City Council is poised to approve a settlement agreement with a group called Concerned Citizens of Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2010
Last comment by fascism in MP, on Jul 20, 2010 at 7:26 pm | 9 comments | 1922 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters sue over overtime, extra trips

Surprised is how Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District said he felt upon learning that...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jul 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm | 9 comments | 1492 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supes may put sales tax measure on ballot

Voters in San Mateo County may be asked to approve a quarter-cent increase in the countywide sales tax. The county Board...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jul 28, 2010 at 6:44 am | 9 comments | 1605 Views
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