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ATHERTON

Jim Dobbie is Atherton's new mayor

Jim Dobbie was the Atherton City Council's unanimous choice for mayor when it voted on Dec. 15. Mr. Dobbie, who replaces...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm | 27 comments | 2907 Views

AROUND TOWN

Squirrels vanish from Bayfront Park

No, they're not nuts: Menlo Park residents who thought squirrels were vanishing from Bedwell Bayfront Park were right. The...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Michael Young, on Feb 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 27 comments | 4994 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo wants to stop traffic at Santa Cruz and Elder

The Menlo Park City School District and the city will each chip in $120,000 to add a new traffic light at the intersection...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2011
Last comment by Just Me, on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:29 am | 27 comments | 2400 Views

MENLO PARK

Idea: Move Menlo Park Downtown to Belle Haven

Since the current Menlo Park downtown is full of NIMBYs, I think we should consider moving the downtown to Belle Haven. With...

Original post made by sadfsf on Mar. 7, 2011
Last comment by NotAChance, on Mar 12, 2011 at 9:45 pm | 27 comments | 3518 Views

MENLO PARK

Fergusson leads Menlo Park council in travel expenses

Menlo Park's council members fall into two camps -- no, not development vs. no-growth -- more like, thrifty vs. profligate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by peter carpenter, on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:05 am | 27 comments | 2321 Views

ATHERTON

Fire Board to consider revising its compensation policy at 19 July meeting

MENLO PARK FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL SECTION 5.11 EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION...

Original post made by peter carpenter on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 17, 2011 at 5:20 am | 27 comments | 2524 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Police Foundation

This is a new non profit as in the last 6 months, does anyone know who is behind it and what is its purpose? There is not...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by Area observer, on Feb 19, 2012 at 4:38 am | 27 comments | 2079 Views

MENLO PARK

Opinion: Parking crunch at Menlo library, gym

What horrible news it is to have two of the most popular venues in Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Library and the new gym, creating...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2012
Last comment by Long Time Menlo Man, on Feb 24, 2012 at 11:30 pm | 27 comments | 1830 Views

OTHER TOPICS

the new Gov. Romney VP choice post

Months ago, Emerle created a post on suggested VP candidates for Mitt Romney. Quite a bit early as it turned out, the scrubs...

Original post made by Chuck Roofe on May. 6, 2012
Last comment by VP picker, on Aug 4, 2012 at 9:53 am | 27 comments | 10201 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton voters to determine whether new library will be built in Holbrook-Palmer Park

Atherton voters will be given the chance to say yes or no to a proposal to build a new library in Holbrook-Palmer Park. The...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:55 am | 27 comments | 1862 Views

ATHERTON

Two pedestrians seriously injured on El Camino

Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer has sent a strongly worded message to Caltrans demanding that improved safety measures be put...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 27 comments | 3849 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park senior home may become hotel

Casa on the Peninsula, formerly known as Glenwood Inn, may be reborn under a third name -- Marriott Residence Inn -- if the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Familiar, on Nov 3, 2012 at 9:37 pm | 27 comments | 2151 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park BBC deal falls through

Kill the social media buzz: A former Facebook executive's plan to reopen the landmark British Bankers Club in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm | 27 comments | 3442 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park approves Glenwood hotel plan

The Menlo Park council voted 4-0 Tuesday night in favor of a proposed hotel on Glenwood Avenue. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by WhoRUpeople, on Mar 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm | 27 comments | 1686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school campus: Bond measure on ballot as early as November

Although no formal action was taken, Menlo Park City School District board members agreed on two key issues they discussed...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Another TK Parent, on May 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 27 comments | 2188 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Watchdogs happy with high-speed rail ruling

High-speed rail watchdogs in Menlo Park were thrilled when a California judge ruled that the funding plan for the $68 billion...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Apex, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:25 am | 27 comments | 5769 Views

WOODSIDE

Friendly persuasion

If films and TV shows about the Old West are any guide, cowboys and ranchers back then persuaded a horse to perform on command...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Holly W, on Dec 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm | 27 comments | 6755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Design, name chosen for new school: A second-campus 'Laurel'

A single two-story building housing 16 classrooms and larger spaces for music, science and arts instruction will be built...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by confusion, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:13 am | 27 comments | 6702 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Election: Deputy challenges incumbent sheriff in write-in campaign

Greg Munks ran unopposed for re-election as San Mateo County sheriff in 2010. This time around, while the ballot for the...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 3, 2014 at 3:12 pm | 27 comments | 2254 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Accepting consultant's report a 'great disservice' to voters

By law, the city is not allowed to take sides in elections. All materials provided by the city must consider all important...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Aug 6, 2014 at 1:06 pm | 27 comments | 1037 Views
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