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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 | 8950 Views


Bike Safety at Laurel Elementary School

Is bike safety for children really an issue? To many people it is not, because they feel it is not safe for children to bike...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Jun 14, 2007 at 9:57 pm | 70 comments | 8939 Views


Letter: What Measure M will mean for Menlo

As a member of the Planning Commission for six years and an active participant in the specific plan process, I am greatly...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2014
Last comment by Thomas, on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm | 60 comments | 8903 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 | 8893 Views


Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana restaurant opens in downtown Menlo Park

Mama Coco Cocina Mexicana, a family-owned Mexican restaurant, opened this month at 1081 El Camino Real in downtown Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 26, 2014 at 7:28 am | 12 comments | 8892 Views


The Valparaiso Bowl: football for a good cause

The 10th annual gridiron contest for a good cause -- raising money to assist motivated middle school students from low-income...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by with all due respect, on Nov 8, 2012 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 8879 Views


Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 8863 Views


Town hears Steve Jobs' bid to demolish mansion

Woodside's Town Council heard testimony but delayed a decision Tuesday night on whether to issue a demolition permit to...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by nieghbor, on May 4, 2009 at 8:31 am | 8 comments | 8852 Views


Parcel tax measures defeated in Menlo Park City School District election

Voters in the Menlo Park City School District appear to have defeated two parcel tax measures according to semi-official...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by menlo mom, on May 10, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 183 comments | 8834 Views


bicyclist killed by car in Woodside Sept 18

I heard a brief news report that a bicyclist was hit and killed by a car in Woodside this afternoon. Anyone have more details?...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm | 1 comment | 8829 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 | 8824 Views


Peter Carpenter running for Menlo Park fire board

Peter Carpenter has qualified for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District election on November 5, 2013. Peter Carpenter...

Original post made by Hank Lawrence on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm | 44 comments | 8813 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 | 8810 Views


Carpenter leaps into Menlo Park fire board race

Peter Carpenter, no stranger to the Menlo Park fire district board of directors, decided to enter this year's election with...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32 am | 16 comments | 8807 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 | 8788 Views


Sheriff's deputy charged with misdemeanor over gun brandishing

A San Mateo County deputy sheriff has been charged over allegations that he pointed a gun at a custodian in a Redwood City...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Et alia, on Jun 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 39 comments | 8773 Views


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 | 8770 Views


Review: 'Ruby Sparks'

"Ruby Sparks" proves it's something special by being unafraid to follow its premise to a dark place, the dream turning into...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Norman, on Aug 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm | 1 comment | 8757 Views


Public employees and Social Security

How do public employees escape the inequities of the Social Security system to which most of us have been subjected? Why...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jan. 23, 2013
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 2, 2013 at 11:43 am | 179 comments | 8739 Views


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 | 8734 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 7,352 views

Response to Arguments Against Measure B
By Steve Levy | 15 comments | 1,220 views

Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
By Laura Stec | 1 comment | 829 views