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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board discusses spending cuts after tax measures fail

A week after two parcel tax measures failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority in the May 3 election, the board of the...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am | 44 comments | 3006 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Red-light runners: Cameras up on El Camino at Glenwood

Another camera system to catch red-light runners has been installed in Menlo Park -- this time at the intersection of El...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by Pizza Eater, on Sep 23, 2008 at 7:19 pm | 44 comments | 6459 Views

OTHER TOPICS

High-speed rail wins legal battle

An effort by Peninsula cities to stop California's high-speed-rail project came to a screeching halt this week when a Sacramento...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by POGO, on Mar 9, 2013 at 8:07 am | 44 comments | 6218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Press Support for Eric Holder waning

Eric Holder has scheduled an off the record press conference regarding the abuse of the IRS that is being boycotted by: 1....

Original post made by Menlo Observer on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barney, on Feb 22, 2014 at 10:42 am | 44 comments | 2712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peter Carpenter running for Menlo Park fire board

Peter Carpenter has qualified for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District election on November 5, 2013. Peter Carpenter...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm | 44 comments | 8540 Views

AROUND TOWN

More outdoor dining coming to Menlo Park

A pilot program that tested an expanded outdoor dining area at Left Bank went so well that the Menlo Park City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Feb 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 44 comments | 5816 Views

AROUND TOWN

A few bumps as Marsh Road closure begins

Police say there were a few start-up problems as Atherton began a planned 10-week closure of Marsh Road on Tuesday as the...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by JBCHAM, on Jun 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 44 comments | 3944 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Special meeting on Marsala allegations set for April 7

A second special Atherton City Council meeting to discuss "alleged improper official conduct and allegations that council...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2010
Last comment by Bill, on Apr 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 44 comments | 3131 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton OKs settlement deal with developer

The Atherton City Council has approved a tentative agreement to settle a lawsuit with the development firm Pacific Peninsula...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Draper/ King neighbor, on Oct 17, 2011 at 5:25 am | 44 comments | 3610 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Parcel tax opponents miss deadline for ballot argument

There will be no ballot argument against Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure in November — but not for lack of trying...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by real deal, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:05 pm | 44 comments | 3266 Views

ATHERTON

President Obama to return to Atherton Feb. 11 for fundraising visit

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by L&D, on Feb 2, 2016 at 9:59 am | 44 comments | 4529 Views

FICTION

A walk into ... adventure, fame, love, heartbreak -- you be the guide.

This is the beginning of a story, but only the beginning. It is your role, if you choose to accept it, to add a paragraph...

Original post made by Mr. Man on Dec. 15, 2006
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 6, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 44 comments | 6036 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Councilman Cohen responds to charge on union fund

In response to a letter from Mary Gilles last week, I received no contribution from any union anticipated or likely to be...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2009
Last comment by one more, on Feb 2, 2009 at 7:35 pm | 43 comments | 2764 Views

MENLO PARK

Updated: Menlo fire board gains two newcomers

As of 1 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 9), a razor-thin margin separated the two top vote-getters in the election for two open seats...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Let's move forward, on Nov 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm | 43 comments | 2907 Views

MENLO PARK

Residents denied appeal to change school districts

Woodside residents who wanted to have their two streets on the edge of Menlo Park and Redwood City transferred from the Redwood...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2012
Last comment by Trip, on Feb 29, 2012 at 9:34 pm | 43 comments | 3477 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Commission to review specific plan

Those demanding that Menlo Park review the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan can take heart -- the Planning Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm | 43 comments | 5329 Views

MENLO PARK

Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Downtowner, on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 43 comments | 4810 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves specific plan changes

Menlo Park now allows less medical office space within the boundaries of the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, following...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by formerly undecided on M, on Nov 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 43 comments | 3332 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park plans next steps to improve rail crossing safety

People disagree on whether railroad tracks should be elevated above the street or buried underground in Menlo Park, and whether...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Carab1n3r, on Mar 29, 2015 at 5:16 pm | 43 comments | 4042 Views

MENLO PARK

Cars gone wild: Menlo Park trial street barriers lead to unusual driving

After Menlo Park installed barriers to limit turns at the Ravenswood Avenue and Alma Street intersection, some drivers apparently...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 43 comments | 6048 Views
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