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ATHERTON

Ex-Atherton town employee pleads no contest to embezzlement

Former Atherton town employee Lois English pleaded no contest in San Mateo County Superior Court on May 2 to charges of embezzlement...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Stu Slessinger, on May 18, 2011 at 9:23 am | 24 comments | 2376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Board has no issues with new superintendent

The trustees of the Menlo Park City School District have apparently looked Maurice Ghysels in the eye and found everything...

Original post made on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 2, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 24 comments | 3669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested in alleged teen drinking incident

==B Menlo Park:== The presence of more than 40 teenagers, ages 16 and 17, possibly under the influence of alcohol, at a home...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Jan 24, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 24 comments | 1789 Views

MENLO PARK

Update: Two more booked in Menlo Park shooting

Menlo Park police were shot at early Sunday morning in front of a house in the 1100 block of Hollyburne Avenue east of U.S....

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm | 24 comments | 2549 Views

ATHERTON

Editorial: Atherton struggles without leaders

In what appears to be a complete meltdown in communications between the City Council and an interim city manager, Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2012
Last comment by John P Johns, CPA, on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm | 24 comments | 1907 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton attorney gets 30 percent pay hike

Atherton's city attorney is getting a $3,000 monthly raise pending a performance review that, according to his original contract,...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mary Turner, on Feb 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm | 24 comments | 3431 Views

MENLO PARK

Time for Menlo Park to reject outright High Speed Rail --- it is never going to be done right.

The present position of Menlo Park stating that Menlo Park is in favor of High Speed Rail "done right" should be revisited...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Al Neiman, on Mar 29, 2012 at 12:15 pm | 24 comments | 1978 Views

MENLO PARK

Guest opinion: Pall of lawsuit hangs over Downtown Plan

Many of us are excited about the possible renewal of a tired Menlo Park business district — a dozen vacant storefronts...

Original post made on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 2, 2012 at 10:23 pm | 24 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Su Hong's owner says it's closed for remodeling

Su Hong restaurant, a popular Menlo Park institution since 1977, closed suddenly June 13. The sign on the door at 1039 El...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 24 comments | 2973 Views

AROUND TOWN

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated

This is the way that public employee contracts should be negotiated - with the opportunity for public input BEFORE the process...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 8, 2012 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 12844 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire district and firefighters fighting in court

With both sides saying they hope for a fresh start, relations between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the firefighters...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm | 24 comments | 2207 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford-Arrillaga project grows

Is this a case of "be careful what you wish for"? The latest revision of the proposed Stanford-Arrillaga development in Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2013
Last comment by Neg impacts, on Jan 30, 2013 at 8:52 am | 24 comments | 1927 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arrillaga's latest gift to Stanford tops all others

Stanford University today announced a new gift of $151 million from Silicon Valley landowner and developer John Arrillaga,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Scholar, on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 24 comments | 1966 Views

ATHERTON

Grand jury: Cities like contracted police services

Three cities that have contracted with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office for police services report significant costs...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 24 comments | 1716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district's $60 million bond measure passes

Voters said yes to the Las Lomitas School District's construction plans for its two schools by approving Measure S, a $60...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Nov 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 24 comments | 17989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Plan emerges for M-A High boundaries

Much work is ahead as the Sequoia Union High School District ramps up to address a coming enrollment surge. In an early step...

Original post made by Poster on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by LL Homeowner, on Feb 14, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 24 comments | 2812 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park will hire consultant to evaluate specific plan initiative

"I want it to be unmerciful. I want the comparison to be unmerciful to the (specific) plan. And I want the comparison to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 24 comments | 15865 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Update: Feds unseal charges against Sen. Leland Yee

Federal authorities have unsealed a criminal complaint in San Francisco today charging state Sen. Leland Yee with crimes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sun Yat Sen, on Apr 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 24 comments | 6173 Views

MENLO PARK

Council asks if Menlo Park is 'too aggressive' with parking enforcement

How much efficiency is enough? When it comes to parking enforcement in downtown Menlo Park, the answer seems to be "a little...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Tunbridge Wells, on Jun 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 24 comments | 7881 Views

MENLO PARK

State commission declines to investigate Save Menlo classification

Saying that since a proposed initiative to modify Menlo Park's downtown/El Camino Real specific plan is not yet on the ballot,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2014
Last comment by JulieToo, on Jun 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 24 comments | 2514 Views
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