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MENLO PARK

Editorial: High-speed rail running off track

Even if the state budget wasn't $20 billion or more in the hole, California has no business spending $10 billion now and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2009
Last comment by Kathy Hamilton, on Jan 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 25 comments | 2197 Views

MENLO PARK

Big issues at play in Menlo Park debate over new restrictions on lawn sizes and watering

Debate in Menlo Park over a revised water-efficient landscaping ordinance has centered around questions of environmental...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2010
Last comment by Dude, on Jan 13, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 25 comments | 2050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ax falls on Las Lomitas School District budget

Just as Las Lomitas School District board members were preparing to begin the painful process of cutting the district budget...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jose, on Jun 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 25 comments | 2141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent search limited to insiders

The field of candidates for the next superintendent of the Sequoia Union High School District has significantly narrowed...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm | 25 comments | 2490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park faces $1.3 million city deficit

Menlo Park is facing a $1.3 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and cuts to city services could be on...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by truth, on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 25 comments | 1983 Views

MENLO PARK

Pension poll hints at marketing campaign

Menlo Park residents have reported receiving phone calls in an apparent marketing poll concerning a "pension reform" initiative...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2010
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Apr 28, 2010 at 10:16 am | 25 comments | 1650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: Atherton protest lasted 30 minutes

Today's protest organized by the California Nurses Association in front of the Atherton home of Republican gubernatorial...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Interested, on Jul 18, 2010 at 11:29 am | 25 comments | 4601 Views

MOVIES

Brad Pitt sighted in Sharon Heights

Actor Brad Pitt was spotted at the Sharon Heights Shopping Center on Tuesday afternoon (July 27) while on a break from filming...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2010
Last comment by Mitch L, on Aug 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 25 comments | 8743 Views

ATHERTON

Three file for Atherton council race so far

Incumbents Jim Dobbie and Jerry Carlson, and town Audit Committee member Bill Widmer have filed papers to run for a seat...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 25 comments | 3612 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton Lawyers Caution Me Against Exercise of My Freedom of Speech

I received a letter yesterday (that was sent to my attorney) from lawyers representing the Town of Atherton stating, in part: "We...

Original post made by Jon Buckheit on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by falling dominos, on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:50 am | 25 comments | 2274 Views

ATHERTON

Voter's Guide: Atherton candidates offer ideas for fixing town

Four residents vying for three seats on the Atherton City Council address issues ranging from eliminating the town budget's...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by curious, on Oct 17, 2010 at 10:13 am | 25 comments | 1701 Views

MENLO PARK

Cohen withdraws request for tree reconsideration

The fate of a heritage redwood tree on University Drive may -- or may not -- return to Menlo Park City Council. Without explanation,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by defensive?, on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:44 pm | 25 comments | 1956 Views

MENLO PARK

Updated: City Manager Glen Rojas announces retirement

Calling it a tough decision, Menlo Park City Manager Glen Rojas announced this morning (March 22) that he is retiring, effective...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Mar 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 2555 Views

ATHERTON

Court rejects order to halt Atherton layoffs

The San Mateo County Superior Court this morning denied an injunction to halt the layoff of Atherton employees. The town...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by Dharma, on Aug 12, 2011 at 3:09 pm | 25 comments | 1779 Views

OTHER TOPICS

New York Times article bashes U.S. Constitution

Talk about bait and switch. The title of the article says "We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World". The...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:43 pm | 25 comments | 2838 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Realtors: Facebook IPO is talk of the town

UPDATE with correction: What will happen to the local real estate market when Facebook goes public? Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by PD, on Feb 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 25 comments | 2408 Views

AROUND TOWN

The North Peninsula Democratic Club endorse Keith for Board of Supes

Kirsten Keith beat out a heavily contested field to capture the prize endorsement of the North Peninsula Democratic Club...

Original post made by Menlo Park Resident on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 1458 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton threatens to sue Menlo Park, Facebook

Atherton has threatened to sue Menlo Park and Facebook to get Facebook to pay at least part of the cost of widening Marsh...

Original post made on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 25 comments | 2947 Views

SPORTS

Wimberly's exit from coaching not what she envisioned

It could have been an ending to any other school year for Pam Wimberly, who handed out some diplomas at Menlo-Atherton's...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by MA Alum '79, on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 25 comments | 16549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest opinion: Court needs chance to overturn Citizens United

On June 14, the United States Supreme Court will have its first opportunity to revisit the infamous Citizens United decision,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm | 25 comments | 4038 Views
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