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Guest opinion: How alcohol ruined a student's dreams

College students: As you prepare to start or return to college, there are a number of things on your mind. And while you...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by college, on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm | 44 comments | 7992 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 | 7989 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Should the YMCA be allowed to log Camp Jones Gulch in perpetuity, without further public review?

To manage fire hazards and gain some income, the YMCA has applied to the California Division of Forestry (CDF) for a timber...

Original post made by Andrea Gemmet on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Robyn Pierce, on Dec 12, 2006 at 4:20 pm | 7 comments | 7943 Views

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 Even hungrier .., on Nov 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 50 comments | 7930 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 | 7912 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park: Officer, mom disagree about letting child walk home alone

Everyone agrees on the basic facts: A fourth-grade boy was walking home alone from Encinal Elementary School on Sept. 11....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Victor B., on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:50 pm | 53 comments | 7879 Views

MENLO PARK

Fire board endorsements make strange bedfellows

You'd expect unions to get along with pension reform advocates about as well as cats get along with water. But this year's...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Nov 5, 2011 at 1:21 am | 5 comments | 7874 Views

ATHERTON

Atherton challenges Caltrain electrification report

Less than a mile of train tracks runs through Atherton, but that hasn't stopped the small town from making an outsized effort...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by peninsula resident, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:27 am | 11 comments | 7850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two school districts don't plan to offer transitional kindergarten

The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by cs, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:30 am | 7 comments | 7843 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park school district sets meetings on building school

Whether the $23 million bond measure on Nov. 5 the election ballot passes or fails, the Menlo Park City School District has...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2013
Last comment by Katie Ferrick, on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:05 am | 10 comments | 7822 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 | 7788 Views

THE LOCAL DISH

Update: Feds unseal charges against Sen. Leland Yee

Federal authorities have unsealed a criminal complaint in San Francisco today charging state Sen. Leland Yee with crimes...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sun Yat Sen, on Apr 5, 2014 at 3:53 pm | 24 comments | 7766 Views

OTHER TOPICS

Menlo-Atherton, Menlo take No. 1 seeds into CCS volleyball

The Menlo School and Menlo-Atherton girls received No. 1 seeds in their respective divisions for the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Nov 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | 1 comment | 7759 Views

WOODSIDE

Contentious hearing: horses vs. bikes at Huddart Park

With cheering, clapping and catcalls, it sounded more like a football game than an important public hearing, as equestrians...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by another trail runner, on Sep 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 5 comments | 7756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Circling the Wagons and Giving Change a Chance
Position Paper by Michael G. Stogner, Candidate for Supervisor

The SamTrans scandal is a perfect example to illustrate many of the issues that I have been campaigning about in San Mateo...

Original post made by Michael G. Stogner on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Michael G. Stogner, on May 14, 2014 at 7:31 am | 5 comments | 7742 Views

PORTOLA VALLEY

New and sturdy buttress for Ramona Road in Los Trancos Woods

A new and massive retaining wall of sturdy wooden and steel beams topped by concrete now rests alongside the 200 block of...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2013
Last comment by Ken Kormanak, on Sep 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 7740 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park council approves home loan for city manager

Menlo Park City Manager Alex McIntyre will receive a home improvement loan from the city and other benefits during the next...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Downtowner, on Dec 19, 2013 at 2:28 pm | 19 comments | 7718 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 | 7716 Views

MENLO PARK

Gaps in fire code endanger local schools

Menlo Park district firefighter Eric McGlennon rolls up a fire hose Sept. 13 after a fire destroyed a Beechwood School portable...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Oct 11, 2012 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 7708 Views

MENLO PARK

Menlo Park to buy surveillance equipment, but delay use until crafting privacy policy

After several hours of sometimes spirited discussion on Tuesday night, the Menlo Park City Council voted to approve the purchase...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 21 comments | 7677 Views
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Early Decision Blues
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What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
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Water Torture
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Are you considering a remodel?
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