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THE LOCAL DISH

How locals are responding to Trump presidency

Local public officials and residents are pledging to get involved to organize and act, locally and in concert with communities,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 29, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 36 comments | 3813 Views

ATHERTON

Debate over Atherton library heats up

Should the town of Atherton survey residents about where to rebuild the town's library? That's what a number of vocal residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2011
Last comment by Transparency, on Oct 17, 2011 at 5:11 pm | 36 comments | 3983 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton says it will sue Caltrain over electrification plan

Unhappy with Caltrain's response to a letter from Atherton requesting concessions on plans to electrify the rail system between...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Feb 9, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 36 comments | 5243 Views

WOODSIDE

The troubled beauty of Skyline Boulevard

The 26 miles of Skyline Boulevard between Highway 9 in Saratoga and Highway 92 in San Mateo is used by some as an adult playground...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bob Garner, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 36 comments | 17838 Views

FICTION

Defamation suit brought by Menlo Park fire board director settled

Six days before the trial in one defamation case involving a local fire board director is set to begin, a second defamation...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter's service, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:38 am | 36 comments | 59130 Views

MENLO PARK

New Mayor

Well, it did not take long for the new spirit of openness and cooperation touted by Menlo Park’s incoming Mayor Kelly Fergusson...

Original post made by Disappointed Resident on Dec. 20, 2006
Last comment by Finance Geek, on Jan 12, 2007 at 2:08 pm | 35 comments | 5612 Views

MENLO PARK

Massive two-story building proposed to dwarf Oak Knoll School neighbors

In its headlong rush to break ground on a monstrous NEW 2 story bldg. at Oak Knoll School, backing on Oak Avenue and dwarfing...

Original post made by BIGGER THE BETTER? on Mar. 21, 2007
Last comment by Concerned Menlo Park Neighbor, on May 9, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 35 comments | 5859 Views

MENLO PARK

Six candidates welcome fire district challenges

Labor talks are stalled, firefighters are working without a contract, morale is low, and financial concerns are causing capital...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by observer, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:40 am | 35 comments | 2655 Views

MENLO PARK

After covering mortgage payments, city takes possession of below-market-rate condo

An unusual case in which the city of Menlo Park paid mortgage installments and homeowners association fees on a below-market-rate...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2010
Last comment by pull the plug, on Feb 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm | 35 comments | 3328 Views

MENLO PARK

Tunneling dropped as Midpeninsula rail option

Deep tunnels and covered trenches have been dropped as alternatives for the Palo Alto/Midpeninsula portion of the state's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by martin engel, on Aug 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm | 35 comments | 2743 Views

MENLO PARK

Does Menlo Park really need Flood Park?

Despite a staff report questioning whether Menlo Park truly needs more open space, the Parks and Recreation Commission voted...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Jason Primuth, on Nov 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 35 comments | 2948 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park Planning Commission studies El Camino Real options

The Menlo Park Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight (March 23) to evaluate how to improve El Camino Real,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, on Apr 4, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 35 comments | 3679 Views

MENLO PARK

Separating roads from rails: Menlo Park examines options

Menlo Park council members said Tuesday night they need more information before they can pick preferred options for separating...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by reasonable, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:31 am | 35 comments | 5115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Special ed director faces ouster

A battle is brewing over the pending dismissal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education at...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by lessons learned, on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:29 am | 35 comments | 6464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas parents pepper high school district superintendent in forum

Had public comment been darts, Sequoia Union High School District Superintendent James Lianides would have had puncture wounds...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Educator, on May 20, 2013 at 9:27 am | 35 comments | 10047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside High student attacked after posting her support for Donald Trump

A Woodside High sophomore said that after she posted on social media her support of Donald Trump for president, she was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Nov 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 35 comments | 9179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Parcel tax a wise investment in community's future

Our Menlo Park City district schools are outstanding for a reason — this community consistently invests in our common...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Jan 25, 2017 at 11:46 pm | 35 comments | 2564 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Cops prepare for new cell-phone driving laws

Local law enforcement agencies are gearing up to begin enforcing the "hands-free" cell phone laws that go into effect Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by not laughing, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:16 am | 35 comments | 4304 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New law defines 'safe distance' for motorists passing bicyclists

A new state law sets 3 feet as a "safe distance" for vehicles passing bicyclists on the road. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by wcs, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 35 comments | 4008 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eshoo supports Occupy Wall Street protesters

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park, supports the Occupy Wall Street protests and said she is "surprised people weren't out...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Here come the haters, on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:06 am | 35 comments | 3483 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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