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Police videotape crowd at rail meeting

Tipped off by blogs that there would be a big crowd at the Aug. 26 high-speed rail meeting, a Menlo Park police officer videotaped...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Roxie, on Sep 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm | 22 comments | 2181 Views


Passionate boos, cheers mark Eshoo meeting

A vocal crowd of nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a town hall meeting with Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ethan, on Sep 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 22 comments | 2143 Views


Atherton city manager wins big raise

Jerry Gruber, Atherton's city manager, has been on the job fewer than two years, but clearly, he's won the whole-hearted...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2009
Last comment by Jim Blake, on Jul 27, 2010 at 11:23 am | 22 comments | 5640 Views


Reconsiderations, accusations, recriminations, insinuations ... just another council meeting

In a Menlo Park City Council term that has enjoyed its share of strange, puzzling, and temperamental behavior by council...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Oct 30, 2009 at 12:43 pm | 22 comments | 6186 Views


Is Menlo Park's downtown plan doomed to failure?

This was posted in the Menlo Park City Council e-mail log. Couperus <> | Sat, Nov 21, 2009...

Original post made by News Guy on Nov. 22, 2009
Last comment by get modern, on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:11 pm | 22 comments | 2794 Views


School board edges M-A closer to night games

The long tradition of daytime-only football games at Menlo-Atherton High School is under intensifying scrutiny. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 31, 2010 at 8:41 pm | 22 comments | 1933 Views


Atherton shelves police oversight idea

A push to create a citizen oversight committee for the Atherton Police Department ran out of steam last night, as four of...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Gloria A, on Nov 30, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 22 comments | 2118 Views


Bohannon agrees to public benefits, emission reductions for huge office/hotel project

Menlo Park and the Bohannon Development Co. have concluded preliminary negotiations over a proposal for a massive office/hotel...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by reality bites, on Apr 3, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 22 comments | 2229 Views


Like it or not, costs for services are rising

As Menlo Park residents struggle to cope with the effects of the economic recession, fees for basic and not-so-basic city...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Roy Thiele-Sardina, on Apr 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm | 22 comments | 1809 Views


Councilwoman scuffles with resident over report

Elizabeth Lewis became entangled in a brief scuffle with an Atherton resident this evening upon closure of the hearings on...

Original post made by newsbeat on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by spectator, on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:29 pm | 22 comments | 1860 Views


Time to kill off the Downtown visioning process

A letter urging Council to rethink the visioning process was suggested. This downtown visioning process needs much more...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by Was it "Political" - NO, on Jun 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 22 comments | 3977 Views


Gateway ballot measure argument criticized

Menlo Park City Council candidate Chuck Bernstein inspired a look at how ballot measure arguments get written last week when...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Paul Collacchi, on Sep 8, 2010 at 12:34 am | 22 comments | 2301 Views


Menlo Park smoking ban: it's coming back

For all those holding their breath until Menlo Park's newest smoking ban gets approved, the wait may be almost over. The...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Steve C, on Sep 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | 22 comments | 2078 Views


Menlo Park mayor addresses state of city

Drawing a larger crowd than attends most City Council meetings, Menlo Park Mayor Rich Cline delivered his state of the city...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Outside Looking In, on Sep 28, 2010 at 11:54 pm | 22 comments | 2265 Views


Atherton: Assistant city manager resigns

In the wake of Atherton City Manager Jerry Gruber's resignation, Assistant City Manager Eileen Wilkerson has announced her...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm | 22 comments | 1904 Views


Update: Retired cop hired to investigate report-alteration case

==BI This is an expanded version of a previously posted story.== Pete Peterson, an outside investigator and retired police...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2010
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Dec 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm | 22 comments | 2379 Views


Fergusson ponders whether to ask for D.C. trip reimbursement

It was past bedtime even for night owls by the time the Menlo Park City Council got to the staff reports section of the March...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 22 comments | 2221 Views


Tap well water to irrigate golf course?

The Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club would like to keep its greens well-watered; Menlo Park would like to help, it seems....

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Sep 1, 2011 at 7:16 am | 22 comments | 3294 Views


Initiative responses to over-reaching by public employee unions

Here are three initiatives being proposed for the consideration by California voters: ELIMINATES COLLECTIVE BARGAINING...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm | 22 comments | 1266 Views


Menlo Park council to select next mayor

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, the Menlo Park City Council is taking a couple weeks off to prepare (and possibly...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2011
Last comment by Archie Cox, on Dec 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm | 22 comments | 2030 Views
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