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THE LOCAL DISH

What are your memories of Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park?

Kenneth H. Pruitt, who became known as the "Pancake Man" after opening his first Ken's House of Pancakes in Menlo Park in...

Original post made by Memorie Man on May. 9, 2007
Last comment by Cyndi , on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:54 am | 57 comments | 9054 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton to outsource two departments

The town of Atherton is preparing to outsource its entire building and public works departments, handing 13 of 16 non-management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm | 129 comments | 9034 Views

MENLO PARK

Almanac editorial: No on Measure M

When they vote on Measure M this fall, Menlo Park residents will be participating in what may be the most consequential ballot-box...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 188 comments | 9026 Views

ATHERTON

Officers again target traffic-law violators in Atherton, Menlo

Motorcycle officers return to Atherton and Menlo Park on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to ticket traffic violators in another special...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:22 am | 11 comments | 9003 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Menlo bans smoking in public places

Menlo Park's City Council at its March 2 meeting approved an ordinance banning smoking in some public places, including ATM...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2010
Last comment by e. grimley, on Mar 10, 2010 at 10:55 am | 56 comments | 8978 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

Priory gets green light for artificial grass field

They were eloquent in their opposition to artificial grass. Defenders of a natural grass infield for the new oval running...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Old MP, on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:07 pm | 12 comments | 8935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo school district board to appoint new trustee

The Menlo Park City School District board will appoint a replacement for member Mark Box, who announced his resignation from...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by POGO, on Jun 9, 2011 at 8:00 pm | 83 comments | 8908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surf Air pilots trying different strategy to mitigate noise

Pilots flying Surf Air planes into the San Carlos Airport have begun trial use of a visual approach technique in an attempt...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Bertha Rodriguez, on Jun 4, 2014 at 9:14 am | 20 comments | 8902 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Why the Censorship

Early this morning I read a post regarding the 44th anniversary of the tragedy at Chappaquiddick. Later this morning I saw...

Original post made by Sharon Heights Resident on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Wendy Baldwin, on Jul 26, 2013 at 11:05 am | 6 comments | 8897 Views

MENLO PARK

Measure L headed for second court challenge

Even though Menlo Park's pension reform initiative was approved by 72 percent of the voters, opponents of the measure said...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by POGO, on Nov 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm | 114 comments | 8886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by accuracy counts!, on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 8861 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside to discuss next steps for its downtown plan, including community workshops

Downtown Woodside can be a tough place to find a parking spot, make your way around town, have a picnic, or put on an art...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2013
Last comment by Torsten Zeppenfeld, on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:33 am | 7 comments | 8858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wood burning banned

Put away the chestnuts; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that wood burning will be banned in...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jan 4, 2014 at 9:44 am | 46 comments | 8841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview playing field woes continue with lawsuit

The problem-plagued project to construct, then reconstruct, Hillview Middle School's playing field may finally be finished,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by stats, on Dec 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 6 comments | 8814 Views

WOODSIDE

Woodside report: Mountain lion and three cubs spotted in Wunderlich park

Deputy sheriffs and park rangers are patrolling the woods at Wunderlich county park in Woodside after the reported sighting...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Old timer, on Sep 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 24 comments | 8810 Views

MENLO PARK

Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Menlo Park

Train #258 struck and killed a pedestrian north of the Encinal Avenue crossing in Menlo Park around 4:22 p.m. Monday, according...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe67, on Oct 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 20 comments | 8807 Views

MENLO PARK

Stanford drops medical offices from proposed mixed-use complex in Menlo Park

Stanford has agreed to make several changes to its proposed eight-acre complex on El Camino Real, Menlo Park council subcommittee...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2013 at 11:34 am | 69 comments | 8783 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council votes to raise fees, touches on nonresident surcharge

The usual process of increasing fees for city services each year in Menlo Park goes like this: Staff compiles a new list...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on May 4, 2014 at 10:58 pm | 33 comments | 8757 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton: Police arrest two in separate burglary incidents

Atherton police have arrested two people over the last two days on suspicion of burglary and other crimes, the town reports. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on Oct 30, 2013 at 7:21 am | 3 comments | 8747 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 | 8725 Views
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