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Menlo voters defeat Measure M

Measure M, the resident-sponsored initiative to change the downtown/El Camino Real specific plan, has been the center of...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 159 comments | 7935 Views


Attorney scrutinizes Menlo hotel parking approval

The Menlo Park council voted 4-0 last week in favor of a proposed hotel on Glenwood Avenue, but that won't be the last time...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 7925 Views


Molestation retrial ends in conviction for Menlo Park man

A second trial on multiple charges of child molestation ended with a conviction for a 50-year-old Menlo Park man on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Seeker of truth, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:44 pm | 4 comments | 7917 Views


Feature story: Envisioning a 'frontier of possibility'

Hillview Middle School Principal Erik Burmeister blazed new trails during his first year on the job, and promises to continue...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Setting the record straight, on Jul 22, 2013 at 9:14 am | 17 comments | 7899 Views


Judge strikes down state teacher tenure laws in suit brought by Menlo Park nonprofit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:54 pm | 15 comments | 7887 Views


Atherton resident donates 65 percent of Save Menlo funding

One Atherton resident donated 65 percent of the funding during the first half of this year for grassroots coalition Save...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:22 pm | 33 comments | 7883 Views


Presidential visits: Atherton plans to charge hosts for costs of extra police protection

Here's a heads-up for Atherton residents: If you plan to host a fundraiser for Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or any other future...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveC, on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 6 comments | 7879 Views


Today: Candidate forum for supervisor's race

Candidates running for San Mateo County supervisor for District 1 have been invited to participate in a free public forum...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by R.Gordon, on Apr 8, 2011 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 7845 Views


High-speed rail issue draws a crowd

How do you pack the room at the annual Atherton Civic Interest League meeting? Put a discussion of the California High Speed...

Original post made on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by confused, on Jul 8, 2009 at 2:33 pm | 45 comments | 7842 Views


Will Menlo Park go nuts for new mascot?

The choice may seem a little odd for a city that once covertly hired an exterminator to take out the squirrels at Bedwell...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 22 comments | 7841 Views


Portola Valley: Rights, responsibilities and interests of cyclists are key in new committee

The question "What's in a name?" could not be more relevant in the matter of the Portola Valley Town Council's deciding recently,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by Karam, on Nov 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 7 comments | 7820 Views


Menlo Park rescue team member describes grim search for mudslide victims

A Menlo Park firefighter and another member of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District-based search and rescue team are working...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 7814 Views


Bill Lane, publisher, philanthropist, Portola Valley fan, dies at age 90

Bill Lane, a member of Portola Valley's first Town Council, the town's first mayor, and a philanthropist, longtime environmentalist,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2010
Last comment by David Boyce, on Aug 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | 6 comments | 7811 Views


The correct standard for falsifying documents under perjury "I...

Original post made by Penalty of perjury on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Penalty of perjury, on Mar 12, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 7808 Views


Fragile comity unwinds between Everest, district

Board president's disclosure of charter school enrollment data in proposed guest opinion and to selected school board candidates...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Fred, on Oct 23, 2009 at 6:34 pm | 104 comments | 7804 Views


Letter: Revised calculations on the Derry project

In a recent city-wide e-mail, Menlo Park City Council member John Boyle writes of the newly proposed Derry project: "...our...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2007
Last comment by 50 year resident, on Dec 28, 2007 at 11:07 am | 15 comments | 7800 Views


Can we rise to the challenge of rising sea levels

Imagine a darkened bedroom around midnight. You're lying there in the silence waiting for sleep to come. From the direction...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by early blossoms, on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:59 am | 61 comments | 7785 Views


Atherton: Parcel tax opponents miss deadline

There will be no ballot argument against Atherton's parcel tax renewal measure in November -- but not for lack of trying...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 34 comments | 7770 Views


Unions sue Menlo Park over pension initiative

Two labor unions filed a lawsuit in San Mateo County Superior Court on Sept. 15, challenging the legality of Measure L, the...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 3, 2011 at 10:38 am | 198 comments | 7767 Views


Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by WHAT??, on Dec 4, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 9 comments | 7767 Views
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