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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park transportation commissioner resigns, criticizing city staff

Menlo Park Transportation Commissioner Charlie Bourne resigned on May 21 after nearly six years of service, citing Brown...

Original post made on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm | 25 comments | 2091 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should Menlo Park stop or expand its red-light camera program?

Should Menlo Park add a fifth red-light camera, or shutter the program altogether? That question comes before the City Council...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by James C. Walker, on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm | 25 comments | 4609 Views

MENLO PARK

Roger Reynolds Nursery closes after 97 years

After 97 years in the same location in Menlo Park, Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop "has closed its doors for the last...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Digger, on Sep 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 25 comments | 4836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What to do about enrollment growth, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School

Changes to open-enrollment policies for the Sequoia Union High School District and tentative revisions to the map assigning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by oldtimer, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 25 comments | 5680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heaton named to Las Lomitas school board

Christine Marie Heaton, a high school teacher who has two children in the Las Lomitas School District, has been appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 5523 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Freedom and vigilance

Menlo Park recently purchased several surveillance cameras and roving license-plate readers. Let's try putting the argument...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 20, 2013 at 9:22 am | 25 comments | 17417 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park proceeds with logo, graphic redesign

Since work is already underway and other cities paid more than Menlo Park did for similar projects, the City Council decided...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by LOCO LOGO, on Feb 2, 2014 at 9:35 am | 25 comments | 13433 Views

MENLO PARK

Plans for Menlo Park's BBC restaurant are unveiled

A three-floor restaurant, including a rooftop deck, will replace the BBC in Menlo Park, if all goes according to plan. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Downtown supporter, on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:28 pm | 25 comments | 12405 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Developer in Facebook partnership wants fewer affordable units

Last fall, developer St. Anton announced a partnership with Facebook to build a 394-unit apartment complex on Haven Ave that...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Richard Vaughan, on Feb 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 25 comments | 7901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open space district puts $300M bond measure on ballot

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to put a $300-million...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | 25 comments | 4684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:36 pm | 25 comments | 9430 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton moves toward study of reducing lanes on El Camino

Atherton's City Council has asked firms to propose how they would study the effects of reducing El Camino Real in Atherton...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 23, 2014 at 10:00 am | 25 comments | 2894 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should Portola Valley allow deputies to deploy license-plate-reading cameras?

In June, sheriff's deputies asked Portola Valley for permission to place license plate reading cameras in town and were...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 25 comments | 2587 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district asked to avoid possible Brown Act violation

The Almanac has asked the board of the Menlo Park City School District not to hold a closed session meeting it had scheduled...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 25 comments | 3837 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chronicle story: Deputy Lopez's attorney Stuart Hanlon Accuses DA Wagstaffe of Retaliating against Lopes for Running Against Sheriff Munks

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/San-Mateo-deputy-in-smuggling-case-accused-of-6089967.php Lopezís attorney, Stuart...

Original post made by Holly L. on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Feb 26, 2015 at 8:46 am | 25 comments | 920 Views

MENLO PARK

Enough with the "New" Menlo Park Already

We all know Menlo Park has a wonderful standard of living, goods schools, etc., but enough with the "new" Menlo Park already!...

Original post made by B. William on Jan. 12, 2007
Last comment by Rebecca, on Jul 20, 2013 at 7:06 pm | 24 comments | 6192 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Andy Duncan says dance studio is back on the table

Menlo Park resident Andy Duncan said Monday his plan to restore the Park Theatre and convert it into a dance studio is back...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2007
Last comment by Sue Kayton, on Sep 4, 2007 at 9:23 pm | 24 comments | 3372 Views

MENLO PARK

Linfield Oaks residents fume over demolished building

It's not a secret that residents of Menlo Park's Linfield Oaks neighborhood are fed up with construction in their part of...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2007
Last comment by cynic, on Sep 12, 2007 at 2:16 pm | 24 comments | 3444 Views

MENLO PARK

Letter: Neighbors oppose big house on Olive Street

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the Menlo Park City Council will hear the appeal of a use permit for a 5,400 square foot spec house...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by Another Menlo Resident, on Oct 26, 2011 at 6:43 am | 24 comments | 3326 Views

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LETTERS

Bring back the big yellow school bus Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=5350 posted...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2007
Last comment by Gauratbob, on Oct 25, 2008 at 1:07 am | 24 comments | 2870 Views
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