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MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Council may agree to spend more than city takes in for three years

Menlo Park's proposed $78.1 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 may look upside down to some: The city's staff has asked...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Council Watcher, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 27 comments | 3723 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by slight abdominal bulge, on Nov 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm | 27 comments | 4167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school colleagues honor Diane Tavenner with statewide award

Diane Tavenner, co-founder of Summit Prep and Everest public charter high schools, received a leadership award from the state...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Mar 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 27 comments | 8210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP school board OKs teacher layoffs

Teachers in the Menlo Park City School District could start seeing preliminary layoff notices in their inboxes this week....

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Publius, on Mar 16, 2010 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 4173 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 | 3440 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 | 9088 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 | 11531 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 | 7321 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 | 3376 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Stanford students arrested after protest shuts down San Mateo bridge

Dozens of protestors, including Stanford students, were arrested Monday night after they shut down traffic for more than...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 4, 2015 at 4:11 pm | 27 comments | 5526 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Atherton: 500 guests expected at Super Bowl-related fundraiser Saturday

There's a big party coming to Atherton on Saturday night, but the town is working to make sure the "Big Game Give," an annual...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm | 27 comments | 7721 Views

AROUND TOWN

M-A moves ahead on lights and expands usage hours

From The Daily Journal: "On Wednesday, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees will consider adopting a...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by Central Menlo, on Sep 3, 2010 at 7:59 am | 27 comments | 2323 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 | 6442 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's all but over for Fosters Freeze in Menlo Park

For almost 30 years, Sung Lee has been managing his Fosters Freeze burger and ice cream joint, a Menlo Park landmark at...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Mary Leslie Fehrt, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm | 27 comments | 5417 Views

AROUND TOWN

New affordable housing for homeless vets unveiled

For Veterans Day this year, local homeless veterans saw the completion of a brand new affordable apartment complex some may...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Nov 24, 2015 at 10:35 am | 27 comments | 5169 Views

AROUND TOWN

New York Times: The 281 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List

Unreal. The whole list for those too Moral to folow or link to "the short fingered vulgarian." http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/01/28/upshot/donald-trump-twitter-insults.h...

Original post made by Windy City Tres Cubs on Oct. 24, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Oct 27, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 27 comments | 882 Views

ATHERTON

UPDATE: Councilman's 'improper' conduct on agenda for special Atherton meeting April 7

(This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.) A second special Atherton City Council meeting to discuss "alleged...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2010
Last comment by Willy, on Apr 9, 2010 at 8:25 am | 27 comments | 2435 Views

ATHERTON

Funeral March for a Marionette

The Marionette: Jerry Carlson The Puppeteer: Elizabeth Lewis The Funeral: The end of Carlson's political career in...

Original post made by Civic Interest on Jun. 5, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm | 27 comments | 2303 Views

ATHERTON

Selecting a City Attorney

Wynne Furth has gotten some bad press lately. This is both unfortunate and unfair to Ms. Furth. Wynne Furth was put in...

Original post made by John P Johns on Oct. 16, 2010
Last comment by name game, on Oct 17, 2010 at 8:25 am | 27 comments | 1944 Views

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 | 3583 Views
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